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Just wanted to create this thread for people that got A*A*A - A*A*A* in A-Level and are not going to uni. I myself got A*A*A in Maths,Biology and Chemistry and didn't get an offer to medicine so I'm wondering what people in a similar position are doing now and your plans going ahead.
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Surely you can apply again this year? Those grades would definitely get you on a course if you interviewed well.
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who could you not get an offer?? confused
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Surely you can apply again this year? Those grades would definitely get you on a course if you interviewed well.
Hopefully, just have to make sure put a lot of hard work into this year (very easy to say) I've decided to take a gap year but Im just curious on what people in similar situations are doing.
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Hopefully, just have to make sure put a lot of hard work into this year (very easy to say) I've decided to take a gap year but Im just curious on what people in similar situations are doing.
make sure your gap year is medicine related or related to helping people.
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make sure your gap year is medicine related or related to helping people.
Could you give me any examples?
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who could you not get an offer?? confused
Applying for medicine means you have to showcase more than just your grades. First of all there's the admissions tests (UKCAT or BMAT) and then interviews which are done by every university.
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(Original post by jj.repinec)
Just wanted to create this thread for people that got A*A*A - A*A*A* in A-Level and are not going to uni. I myself got A*A*A in Maths,Biology and Chemistry and didn't get an offer to medicine so I'm wondering what people in a similar position are doing now and your plans going ahead.
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Could you give me any examples?
What feedback did you get from your universities? 60% of applicants don't get a medicine offer at all so it's not uncommon. But what about your insurance choice?

Also, I'm going to move this to the Medicine forum - it's really more relevant in there with a tweaked thread title
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Could you give me any examples?
also make sure it broadens your experience. eg volunteering abroad / with groups or people you aren't normally exposed to
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What feedback did you get from your universities? 60% of applicants don't get a medicine offer at all so it's not uncommon. But what about your insurance choice?

Also, I'm going to move this to the Medicine forum - it's really more relevant in there with a tweaked thread title
Two of my universities (Bristol and Southampton) were completely useless and didn't provide me with any feedback which seemed absurd. St George's created a UKCAT cut-off score about 2 weeks after I applied there for the first time which completely annoyed me because I wouldn't have applied there in the first place if I had known this. Then UCL reasoning was due to my poor interview and were actually helpful with their feedback. I did get an insurance choice to study Biomedical Sciences at UCL but chose to not take it.
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My friend got A*A*A* but didn't get into vet because she didn't have enough experience
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(Original post by jj.repinec)
Just wanted to create this thread for people that got A*A*A - A*A*A* in A-Level and are not going to uni. I myself got A*A*A in Maths,Biology and Chemistry and didn't get an offer to medicine so I'm wondering what people in a similar position are doing now and your plans going ahead.
Why?
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I did get an insurance choice to study Biomedical Sciences at UCL but chose to not take it.
Why not? So what *is* your plan instead?
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I scored A*A*A*AAA (don’t ask why I did so many - completely pointless) and didn’t get a single offer for Medicine when I first applied. I’m now half way through Med School though after reapplying so don’t give up if that’s what you want to do. Let me know if you have any specific questions - I remember the frustration well.
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(Original post by jj.repinec)
Just wanted to create this thread for people that got A*A*A - A*A*A* in A-Level and are not going to uni. I myself got A*A*A in Maths,Biology and Chemistry and didn't get an offer to medicine so I'm wondering what people in a similar position are doing now and your plans going ahead.
Wait which unis did you apply to??? How the hell did you not get any offers
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Why not? So what *is* your plan instead?
Planning to take a gap year and reapply, I want to know what other people in a similar position are doing.
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Hi, just wanted to say I was in this position this time last year (got A*A*A but no med offers) and as said above it's very common. I've spent the year working as a carer at a nursing home and am about to start studying medicine in a few weeks. Can 100% recommend trying to get a job as a carer/ HCA if you can and seeing how it goes with reapplication-lots of people are successful the second time with more experience/ maturity. Well done on your grades and good luck!
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(Original post by jj.repinec)
Planning to take a gap year and reapply, I want to know what other people in a similar position are doing.
But how will you improve your application?

And I'm not an expert in Medicine but I wonder if the A in Chem will still limit your options.
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(Original post by jj.repinec)
Applying for medicine means you have to showcase more than just your grades. First of all there's the admissions tests (UKCAT or BMAT) and then interviews which are done by every university.
i start year 12 tomorrow so i didn't know much about that , is that just for medicine?
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Hi, just wanted to say I was in this position this time last year (got A*A*A but no med offers) and as said above it's very common. I've spent the year working as a carer at a nursing home and am about to start studying medicine in a few weeks. Can 100% recommend trying to get a job as a carer/ HCA if you can and seeing how it goes with reapplication-lots of people are successful the second time with more experience/ maturity. Well done on your grades and good luck!
Appreciate your post a lot, thank you. I just want to ask what universities you applied to and the scores you got in either UKCAT or BMAT (and possibly your scores when you were applying first time).
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