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So, I received an offer to study medicine at Cambridge and King's College London with the entry requirements of A*A*A and A*AA respectively. What happened is that I got AAA so I missed my offer. Cambridge have a system where they might still give you a place if you're close enough to your offer (e.g. A*AA). If I resit, my chances of getting into Cambridge is lowered. I have no offers and I would prefer to resit than do a degree like biomedical science and apply for postgraduate entry. Also, my grades are roughly in the middle of their boundary so a good remark would be unlikely. What do I do?
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I know these are really competitive, but is a medicine foundation year an option at this point?
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(Original post by asdfghjkl88)
So, I received an offer to study medicine at Cambridge and King's College London with the entry requirements of A*A*A and A*AA respectively. What happened is that I got AAA so I missed my offer. Cambridge have a system where they might still give you a place if you're close enough to your offer (e.g. A*AA). If I resit, my chances of getting into Cambridge is lowered. I have no offers and I would prefer to resit than do a degree like biomedical science and apply for postgraduate entry. Also, my grades are roughly in the middle of their boundary so a good remark would be unlikely. What do I do?
What subjects did you do at A levels? and with AAA you could still apply to medicine at other medical schools... you wouldn't need to resit.

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I know these are really competitive, but is a medicine foundation year an option at this point?
I think because my A level results are high enough for most unis, I can't do the foundation year
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What subjects did you do at A levels? and with AAA you could still apply to medicine at other medical schools... you wouldn't need to resit.

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I've done Maths, Biology and Chemistry. Is there any way I could still get into Cambridge?
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Damn, life is over without Cambridge, get a grip.
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I've done Maths, Biology and Chemistry. Is there any way I could still get into Cambridge?
With resits and reapplication probably not. If two of your grades come up from remarks before August 31st you would still get into Cambridge and if one goes up you would still get into King's.

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With resits and reapplication probably not. If two of your grades come up from remarks before August 31st you would still get into Cambridge and if one goes up you would still get into King's.

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Alright, thank you
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GEM is more competitive than undergraduate entry. Why waste 3 years? Training to be a fully qualified doctor takes a very long time and you don't want to make it longer

Have you looked at clearing? A few people on here got into SGUL through clearing this year.

if that doesn't work, take a gap year and apply to med schools with AAA requirement.
I had an interview with St George's and failed it, so unfortunately can't enter through clearing with them
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Alright, thank you
Don't resit. Most universities don't accept A level re-sits for Medicine. If possible, take a gap year and apply to other unis (reapplicants for Medicines aren't usually considered by most unis). You don't HAVE to go to just cambridge or kcl. try other unis next year?
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I had an interview with St George's and failed it, so unfortunately can't enter through clearing with them
Have you thought about going to study in Europe?
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So, I received an offer to study medicine at Cambridge and King's College London with the entry requirements of A*A*A and A*AA respectively. What happened is that I got AAA so I missed my offer. Cambridge have a system where they might still give you a place if you're close enough to your offer (e.g. A*AA). If I resit, my chances of getting into Cambridge is lowered. I have no offers and I would prefer to resit than do a degree like biomedical science and apply for postgraduate entry. Also, my grades are roughly in the middle of their boundary so a good remark would be unlikely. What do I do?
Don't resit, spend the year exploring medicine and applying to medschools that ask for AAA.
Edit: also check out Clearing as per Anagogic below

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf

Most medicine applicants are unsuccessful first time around so applying to more suitable universities (not Cambridge/KCL in your case) in a gap year is completely normal.
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Apparently Keele has medicine in clearing and is looking for grades as low as ABB. So they'll snatch you up so long as all the places haven't already been filled.
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asdfghjkl88 Also ARU have just confirmed Clearing places.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=1640
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Hey,

I don't understand the current offer system as I did my A Levels a few years ago...

Saying that, I would go for what I desire! If that's a medicine degree, do that. You need to ask yourself what you really desire to do. In the past, I have been lazy about going after (or just too scared to pursue) what I'm capable of, and have regretted the decisions I've made.

Don't sell yourself short, only go after things you want to do, and be patient if it takes a bit of time to get what you want.

Good luck

(Original post by asdfghjkl88)
So, I received an offer to study medicine at Cambridge and King's College London with the entry requirements of A*A*A and A*AA respectively. What happened is that I got AAA so I missed my offer. Cambridge have a system where they might still give you a place if you're close enough to your offer (e.g. A*AA). If I resit, my chances of getting into Cambridge is lowered. I have no offers and I would prefer to resit than do a degree like biomedical science and apply for postgraduate entry. Also, my grades are roughly in the middle of their boundary so a good remark would be unlikely. What do I do?
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asdfghjkl88 Also ARU have just confirmed Clearing places.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=1640
They might have spacing for medicine, but they are way too low in the rankings; ~300+ in THE uni ranking system. It would be quite unpleasant and upsetting for OP to go from having Oxbridge medical offer to going to a relatively unknown ~300 ranked uni, in my opinion.

Although ranks dont matter as much for medicine, I'd personally feel humiliated to enter a ~300 uni when I had a uni in top 5 as firm and top 15 as insurance.
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The best bet for OP is to have priority remarks before 31st, as mentioned previously, hope for the best and if it does not happen then take a gap year and apply to medical unis which have AAA requirement, such as Exeter.
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They might have spacing for medicine, but they are way too low in the rankings; ~300+ in THE uni ranking system. It would be quite unpleasant and upsetting for OP to go from having Oxbridge medical offer to going to a relatively unknown ~300 ranked uni, in my opinion.

Although ranks dont matter as much for medicine, I'd personally feel humiliated to enter a ~300 uni when I had a uni in top 5 as firm and top 15 as insurance.
Medicine is a brand new course at ARU - world rankings are completely irrelevant!
You'd be the same doctor no matter if you graduate from Cambridge/KCL or ARU.
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There are certainly plenty of medical schools that would take those grades provided the rest of your application was also up to standard
Now more than ever seen as they're starting to fill shortages with less than capable candidates :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Doonesbury)
Medicine is a brand new course at ARU - world rankings are completely irrelevant!
You'd be the same doctor no matter if you graduate from Cambridge/KCL or ARU.
I wasn't aware of that so that's true though; in a couple of years the ranking for medicine should increase but generally the overall rank may be lower than the 'standard' OP would want with his/her grades.

I understand what you're saying. I just think it's more of an ego oriented issue with not willing to accept Anglia Ruskin or Keele for medicine, rather than thinking you'd be disadvantaged as an ARU doctor compared to a Cambridge doctor.
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