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Could someone tell me whether A-level entry requirements for Medicine are just a matter of reaching the threshold? For instance, will they look at an A*A*A* candidate the same as an AAA candidate (in terms of the academic assessment) if entry requirements are set at AAA minimum? Is it more of 'ticking the boxes' at having at least AAA (unless you get conditional offers of higher standard)?

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Could someone tell me whether A-level entry requirements for Medicine are just a matter of reaching the threshold? For instance, will they look at an A*A*A* candidate the same as an AAA candidate (in terms of the academic assessment) if entry requirements are set at AAA minimum? Is it more of 'ticking the boxes' at having at least AAA (unless you get conditional offers of higher standard)?

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Do you mean gap year applicants? or predicted grades? Because most Year 13 applicants apply with predicted (not achieved) grades and receive a conditional offer.

And of course there's the small matter of BMAT / UKCAT scores, and various other things.

You are right though, as long as you meet the minimum you should be invited to interviews.
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Do you mean gap year applicants? or predicted grades? Because most Year 13 applicants apply with predicted (not achieved) grades and receive a conditional offer.

And of course there's the small matter of BMAT / UKCAT scores, and various other things.

You are right though, as long as you meet the minimum you should be invited to interviews.
Predicted grades, yes.

Alright, I see. Thank you.
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Could someone tell me whether A-level entry requirements for Medicine are just a matter of reaching the threshold? For instance, will they look at an A*A*A* candidate the same as an AAA candidate (in terms of the academic assessment) if entry requirements are set at AAA minimum? Is it more of 'ticking the boxes' at having at least AAA (unless you get conditional offers of higher standard)?

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A few medical schools use A level grades as part of their selection criteria for interview, eg Exeter, Barts, Leeds, Cambridge to a degree, Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen (and Leicester and Cardiff if they are achieved rather than predicted), so for these med schools higher predicted (or achieved) grades mean you are more likely to achieve an interview, but in terms of the offer, it is just a case of first past the post. Whilst you may have predictions of A*A*A* which help you get an interview at Barts, their offer will still be A*AA, ditto for Exeter and for the Scottish med schools, AAA.
For those that do not use A levels in selection, you just need to meet their minimum requirements and then that box is ticked, though again your offer may vary, eg Liverpool will accept an applicant with AAB predicted, but an offer would be for AAA; Keele do not care what your predictions are, but an offer is likely to be A*AA, etc.
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A few medical schools use A level grades as part of their selection criteria for interview, eg Exeter, Barts, Leeds, Cambridge to a degree, Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen (and Leicester and Cardiff if they are achieved rather than predicted), so for these med schools higher predicted (or achieved) grades mean you are more likely to achieve an interview, but in terms of the offer, it is just a case of first past the post. Whilst you may have predictions of A*A*A* which help you get an interview at Barts, their offer will still be A*AA, ditto for Exeter and for the Scottish med schools, AAA.
For those that do not use A levels in selection, you just need to meet their minimum requirements and then that box is ticked, though again your offer may vary, eg Liverpool will accept an applicant with AAB predicted, but an offer would be for AAA; Keele do not care what your predictions are, but an offer is likely to be A*AA, etc.
Thanks for the information.
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