Worst gcse to be doing medicine? Watch
I got the worst GCSEs possible 7-maths, 7-RS, 7-history, 6-Physics, 6-English lit, 5-Biology, 5-Chemistry, 5-English language, 5-computer science, 5-Art, 5-Statistics and c in further maths. So AAABBCCCCCCC. I’m getting my English Language, Biology and chemistry remarked as I was few marks off a 6. But I doubt I’ll get a 6. I’ve always wanted to do medicine now I’m giving up hope. But is there another option for me. Ive given a thought to retakes but some medical schools don’t like that. I’m so devastated. Please help and give me advice. If I get really good A levels and good BMAT/UKCAT, do I have a chance?
Possibly the biggest barrier will be getting those As and A*s in biology and chemistry at A-level.
@kkai thank you so much. Do you know anyone who got into medicine with really bad GCSEs?
I don't know much as i only did my gcses this year and i'm planning to study medicine in the future too but experts like ecolier may be able to offer u better advice.
Med schools do tend to be fine with GCSE resits. I certainly wouldn't resit more though - as I say, my biggest concern for you is how you will achieve AAA/A*AA at A-level.
@nexttime suppose I do get A level results like AAA/A*AA, above average BMAT/UKCAT, good personal statement and relevant work experience. Would I still stand a chance among those excellent academically students who have lots of A*s in their GCSEs?