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Congratulations on your results, they are amazing

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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Yeah, wish I didn't take Physics, but what's done is done I guess. I was planning on Oxbridge but now...
You may as well apply tho. 'Can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.'

A*AA might meet the requirements, just double check. My point is that youll be competing against people with 3A*s, but it's still worth a shot. 1/4 options
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The B won't disadvantage you, unis only look at 3 grades. The only reason to redo it would be to have A*A*A instead of A*AA, but if you were to do this you may as well just retake one of your A's instead...
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How come you already have your results when the rest of the country will have to wait until Thursday?

Congratulations BTW
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i thought results day was on thursday
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Its results day today for International A levels
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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?
I think it was a combination of both. I found AS Physics pretty easy tbh and I did well, but A2 is when things (the study material and questions) got harder. If I had taken 3 subjects I could have focused on them and done better than A*AA.

On the other hand, if I had done better for Physics (say I got an A*) it would've given me even better grades I guess :')
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Congratulations on your results, they are amazing

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
Thank you so much
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You may as well apply tho. 'Can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.'

A*AA might meet the requirements, just double check. My point is that youll be competing against people with 3A*s, but it's still worth a shot. 1/4 options
Yeah, I think there's no harm in applying.

The requirements are A*AA at Oxford and A*A*A at Cambridge (though I've heard of A*AA offers at Cambridge for medicine). Never know unless you try haha
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The B won't disadvantage you, unis only look at 3 grades. The only reason to redo it would be to have A*A*A instead of A*AA, but if you were to do this you may as well just retake one of your A's instead...
I really hope so, thank you!
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Its results day today for International A levels
Yup, my board is CIE
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i thought results day was on thursday
It's today for CIE A Levels

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How come you already have your results when the rest of the country will have to wait until Thursday?

Congratulations BTW
Thank you! It's today for CIE A Levels
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I think you should, unless the email is coming soon
Got the email. A* Biology B in Chemistry and Math.
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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!
Congrats remember only around 8% of grades are A* and 25% are A, do to get this across the board is an excellent set of results! These academics are absolutely solid and fine for medicine. Assuming your applying next year, i would just get ready BMAT, PS and everything else.

You've done the hard bit now try and smash the rest of the application.
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Oxford would be an option for you, but not Cambridge with the B in physics. Congrats on your results though!
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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.
Really? Do you have a reference for this?
For medicine applicants 3 A levels plus volunteering, work experience and supracurriculars are more than enough
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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.
Please don't tell me that's why your school makes everyone take 4 A-levels
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Wow I wish I was smart as u
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Please don't tell me that's why your school makes everyone take 4 A-levels
They are required by Ofsted to offer a diverse curriculum and so are other really high-achieving schools. They ask the students to do 4-A Levels with one being a facilitating subject.
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Really? Do you have a reference for this?
For medicine applicants 3 A levels plus volunteering, work experience and supracurriculars are more than enough
https://www.compare-school-performan...8&orderdir=asc

If you go on that link it shows Government Ranking of schools and filter it to A-Level Grade. The trend you'll see if you go on the school website and there Results Day. Is that the most of the students do 4-A-Levels with only a few dropping one. https://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/n...-results-2018/ - This link is to the 'best' Private School.

https://www.hbschool.org.uk/374/admissions/year-12 - This link is to the best 'state' school and in their admission policy it refers that everyone must take 4 A-Levels.

In summary, you can see the pattern. The best school do 4 A-Levels. Universities can't discriminate between students with three and four A-Levels. But they are aware of schools that are compulsed to do 4 A-Levels and that reference from their '4th subject' makes it blatant.
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They are required by Ofsted to offer a diverse curriculum and so are other really high-achieving schools. They ask the students to do 4-A Levels with one being a facilitating subject.
Lol, so you're telling me OP missed out on Cambridge because they went to a high performing school and shouldve 'statistically' done better as they did 4 A levels? What a joke lol. If OP did 3 A levels they could've easily got 3A*s as there are less subjects to focus on, thereby have a shot at Cambridge. Following on from what you said, OP would've done worse, had they done 3 A levels. What sort of BS logic are you spewing out? 😂😂😂.
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