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What are some of the lowest grades people have received and have still gotten into good medical schools?
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What are some of the lowest grades people have received and have still gotten into good medical schools?
I don't see how knowing that people went into medical schools with BBB at A-Levels will help you, and it certainly happened back in the 80s / 90s.

Nowadays the standard offers are AAA, some Unis have A*AA or even higher. As far as you are concerned, read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf (2019 entry requirements, will be similar for 2020). There may be lower requirements for foundation medicine (scroll to page 70 of the above PDF).

Meanwhile, if you really wanted to know what past applicants (now med students) were like, read https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=865511

One more, most important thing. There are no "good or bad" medical schools. All are the same, regardless whether it's Cambridge or Keele, Oxford or Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge has consistently got less competition (relatively, it's not the bottom but it's lower than many - see https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...etition-ratios).
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I don't see how knowing that people went into medical schools with BBB at A-Levels will help you, and it certainly happened back in the 80s / 90s.

Nowadays the standard offers are AAA, some Unis have A*AA or even higher. As far as you are concerned, read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf (2019 entry requirements, will be similar for 2020). There may be lower requirements for foundation medicine (scroll to page 70 of the above PDF).

Meanwhile, if you really wanted to know what past applicants (now med students) were like, read https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=865511

One more, most important thing. There are no "good or bad" medical schools. All are the same, regardless whether it's Cambridge or Keele, Oxford or Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge has consistently got less competition (relatively, it's not the bottom but it's lower than many - see https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...etition-ratios).
When I said grades, I should’ve specified because I didn’t mean a levels. I actually meant some of the lowest gcse grades and i know there aren’t any ‘bad’ medical schools I just mean the more popular ones that are known for being harder to get into.
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When I said grades, I should’ve specified because I didn’t mean a levels. I actually meant some of the lowest gcse grades and i know there aren’t any ‘bad’ medical schools I just mean the more popular ones that are known for being harder to get into.
The point still applies - read the official entry requirements because they will tell you what the minimum grades are. You won't get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements.

If you read the competition ratio page, you would realise that Cambridge has a lower competitive ratio (relatively), whereas Brighton Sussex has one of the highest.
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The point still applies - read the official entry requirements because they will tell you what the minimum grades are. You won't get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements.

If you read the competition ratio page, you would realise that Cambridge has a lower competitive ratio (relatively), whereas Brighton Sussex has one of the highest.
Thanks for the help, the link to the university requirement listings will be very useful
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I don't see how knowing that people went into medical schools with BBB at A-Levels will help you, and it certainly happened back in the 80s / 90s.

Nowadays the standard offers are AAA, some Unis have A*AA or even higher. As far as you are concerned, read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf (2019 entry requirements, will be similar for 2020). There may be lower requirements for foundation medicine (scroll to page 70 of the above PDF).

Meanwhile, if you really wanted to know what past applicants (now med students) were like, read https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...d.php?t=865511

One more, most important thing. There are no "good or bad" medical schools. All are the same, regardless whether it's Cambridge or Keele, Oxford or Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge has consistently got less competition (relatively, it's not the bottom but it's lower than many - see https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...etition-ratios).
Why quote competition ratios which are up to seven years old? Surely they'll be a hell of a lot different to todays figures??????
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notts takes people with BBC for their 6 year course, although i imagine the average successful applicant has grades significantly higher
Yes, and also for OP's bobsteven information, foundation medicine with lower grade requirements tend to be more competitive. In fact anything other than standard undergraduate medicine is relatively more competitive.

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Why quote competition ratios which are up to seven years old? Surely they'll be a hell of a lot different to todays figures??????
I am not responsible for that page, the page was updated by TSR staff in May 2018. Perhaps you can help us locate this information?

The information is as up to date as possible. Remember, medical schools only release this information after a cycle has finished - this means that all these numbers are at least a year behind, mainly because medical schools can't predict the future and tell you how many people will apply before people have actually applied!
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