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Hi there!

(I'm pretty new to TSR. I posted this in the medicine forum but I'm not sure which forum is more suitable for this so don't mind me posting this twice lol)

I just got my A Level Results and (I know this will sound like I'm ungrateful but) I'm a little disappointed ngl :/

A* - Chemistry
A - Maths
A - Biology
B - Physics

I expected an A* in Maths, I knew I hadn't done so well in Physics, and I did NOT expect A* in Chemistry. (I was predicted A*A*A*A, the A in Biology). I haven't applied for any course yet and I really REALLY want to do medicine in the UK.

I have a few questions:
1. Will A*AA only be considered? Or will all four A*AAB be considered and will the B bring me down?
2. Is it worth applying for medicine specifically with the B in Physics?
3. Should I retake A2 Physics to get an A (hopefully) ?

Thank you!
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Hi. Did you get your results online or from school? Or email?
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Hi there!

(I'm pretty new to TSR. I posted this in the medicine forum but I'm not sure which forum is more suitable for this so don't mind me posting this twice lol)

I just got my A Level Results and (I know this will sound like I'm ungrateful but) I'm a little disappointed ngl :/

A* - Chemistry
A - Maths
A - Biology
B - Physics

I expected an A* in Maths, I knew I hadn't done so well in Physics, and I did NOT expect A* in Chemistry. (I was predicted A*A*A*A, the A in Biology). I haven't applied for any course yet and I really REALLY want to do medicine in the UK.

I have a few questions:
1. Will A*AA only be considered? Or will all four A*AAB be considered and will the B bring me down?
2. Is it worth applying for medicine specifically with the B in Physics?
3. Should I retake A2 Physics to get an A (hopefully) ?

Thank you!
As far as I know, A*AA will be considered for medicine.
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Hi. Did you get your results online or from school? Or email?
I got it online on the CIE website
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As far as I know, A*AA will be considered for medicine.
Ah I hope so :') Thank you!
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Hey! Those are amazing results, well done! I'm pretty sure A*AA will be considered, especially since physics is not really needed for medicine you should be okay (had the B been in chemistry, it would have been a completely different story). However, if you want to be 100% certain on whether you'd be disadvantaged or not, I'd say you should email the medicine admissions of the universities you're interested in applying and asking them directly
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Ah I hope so :') Thank you!
So did you get your results online or email or from school?
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So did you get your results online or email or from school?
I got it online from the CIE website
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Hey! Those are amazing results, well done! I'm pretty sure A*AA will be considered, especially since physics is not really needed for medicine you should be okay (had the B been in chemistry, it would have been a completely different story). However, if you want to be 100% certain on whether you'd be disadvantaged or not, I'd say you should email the medicine admissions of the universities you're interested in applying and asking them directly
Thank you! I'm a little sad about the B, but I'm SO glad it's physics not any of the others. Will email the universities, thank you again
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I got it online from the CIE website
My school didn’t provide me with a username and say they will email the results. Should I ask them again for it?
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A*AA is all you need, or even AAA at some unis, so the B in physics doesn't matter.

Apply wherever you meet the entry requirements.
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And I don't think you should retake physics as there is no point. I've never understood why people opt to take 4 A level subjects anyway (unless your college forces you to obv). If you didn't do the additional physics then you'd have easily got 3A*s, which is more than enough for any university you want. However, now you might struggle to get into Oxbridge as a competitive applicant, if that was in your mind.
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Hi there!

(I'm pretty new to TSR. I posted this in the medicine forum but I'm not sure which forum is more suitable for this so don't mind me posting this twice lol)

I just got my A Level Results and (I know this will sound like I'm ungrateful but) I'm a little disappointed ngl :/

A* - Chemistry
A - Maths
A - Biology
B - Physics

I expected an A* in Maths, I knew I hadn't done so well in Physics, and I did NOT expect A* in Chemistry. (I was predicted A*A*A*A, the A in Biology). I haven't applied for any course yet and I really REALLY want to do medicine in the UK.

I have a few questions:
1. Will A*AA only be considered? Or will all four A*AAB be considered and will the B bring me down?
2. Is it worth applying for medicine specifically with the B in Physics?
3. Should I retake A2 Physics to get an A (hopefully) ?

Thank you!
Your results are fantastic. You'll definitely be a competitive applicant for Medicine at UK universities on just grades alone. The A* in Chemistry will be really impressive I think! :fluffy:

You don't have to retake anything for your application. Universities will not ask you for another grade You have 3 A level grades (A*AA) that meet most necessary boundaries and having another A won't make a difference, especially considering that you don't really need Physics for Medicine. If, however, your B was in either Chem or Bio, then a retake would probably be a good idea.

Focus on UCAT, BMAT, the personal statement and the interview.
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My school didn’t provide me with a username and say they will email the results. Should I ask them again for it?
I think you should, unless the email is coming soon
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A*AA is all you need, or even AAA at some unis, so the B in physics doesn't matter.

Apply wherever you meet the entry requirements.
Thank you!
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And I don't think you should retake physics as there is no point. I've never understood why people opt to take 4 A level subjects anyway (unless your college forces you to obv). If you didn't do the additional physics then you'd have easily got 3A*s, which is more than enough for any university you want. However, now you might struggle to get into Oxbridge as a competitive applicant, if that was in your mind.
Yeah, wish I didn't take Physics, but what's done is done I guess. I was planning on Oxbridge but now...
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Your results are fantastic. You'll definitely be a competitive applicant for Medicine at UK universities on just grades alone. The A* in Chemistry will be really impressive I think! :fluffy:

You don't have to retake anything for your application. Universities will not ask you for another grade You have 3 A level grades (A*AA) that meet most necessary boundaries and having another A won't make a difference, especially considering that you don't really need Physics for Medicine. If, however, your B was in either Chem or Bio, then a retake would probably be a good idea.

Focus on UCAT, BMAT, the personal statement and the interview.
Thank you so much, will do. Gotta start preparing for the entrance exams haha!
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I'm planning on doing History + Triple Science did you find that 4 A-Levels hindered you? Or what is that you found Physics hard?
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I'm planning on doing History + Triple Science did you find that 4 A-Levels hindered you? Or what is that you found Physics hard?
There is literally no advantage in doing 4 A levels. I'm sure the OP on this thread can even attest to the fact that doing 3 and getting better grades is better than doing 4 and spreading yourself too thin.
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My school forces us to do 4-A-Levels and statistically speaking students who do 4-A-Levels get better grade than people that do with 3-A-Levels as they tend to actually be good at the subjects they are taking.
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