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For GCSE I got 2 6s, 4 7s, 2 8s, 1 9,
Maths- 8
Bio - 8
Chem- 9

I’m now taking maths bio and chem for a level. I would like to do medicine but now wondering if my dream is unrealistic given my less than stellar results.

I did two weeks in a stroke ward at a hospital so have some work experience.

The dream is Cambridge but seems very unlikely at the moment.

Please tell me if I can still do medicine?
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Hi, ofc u can still do medicine. Just make sure your personal statement, work experience and entrance exams are as strong as possible because the competition is fierce -- many candidates will have straight 8s and 9s. Don't be disheartened however, you should be very proud of them results
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Can you still do medicine even if you got 7's and couple 6's
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11 A*'s, any less than that and Oxbridge won't accept!!
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https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...-for-medicine/
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Can you still do medicine even if you got 7's and couple 6's
yep, like i said above, the rest of ur application needs to be as strong as possible
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okay thank you very much, I guess with mainly 7's you couldn't apply to imperial or kings or oxbridge?
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okay thank you very much, I guess with mainly 7's you couldn't apply to imperial or kings or oxbridge?
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As far as I’m aware imperial don’t look at your GCSE’s when selecting for interview (but you might want to double check this). Also Cambridge look at the application as a whole so if other aspects are strong like BMAT you could still be interviewed although you would have to do very well. Oxford select for interview using GCSE (need about 10 A* so I wouldn’t there). Same for Kings.

Be proud of your results as they’re still very good and keep working hard as there will be other med schools you can apply to. At the end of the day all med schools should be seen as equal.
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Hi,

As far as I’m aware imperial don’t look at your GCSE’s when selecting for interview (but you might want to double check this). Also Cambridge look at the application as a whole so if other aspects are strong like BMAT you could still be interviewed although you would have to do very well. Oxford select for interview using GCSE (need about 10 A* so I wouldn’t there). Same for Kings.

Be proud of your results as they’re still very good and keep working hard as there will be other med schools you can apply to. At the end of the day all med schools should be seen as equal.
Thank you very much, you have made me feel much better !
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(Original post by Suhanaa)
For GCSE I got 2 6s, 4 7s, 2 8s, 1 9,
Maths- 8
Bio - 8
Chem- 9

I’m now taking maths bio and chem for a level. I would like to do medicine but now wondering if my dream is unrealistic given my less than stellar results.

I did two weeks in a stroke ward at a hospital so have some work experience.

The dream is Cambridge but seems very unlikely at the moment.

Please tell me if I can still do medicine?
You’ll be completely fine with them grades. Just get your A levels up to scratch and apply strategically, you’d be fine to apply any uni (depending on your English Language grade).

Maybe excluding very GCSE heavy unis.

Good luck
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Thank you so much for the replies, you’ve definitely helped calm me down! My English language was 7 but teacher is looking at a remark
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I got 3 a* 5 A’s and a b so similar to you and I am starting medicine next week at Lincoln. It it definitely possible if you research the med schools that don’t tend to be as gcse focused
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(Original post by Suhanaa)
For GCSE I got 2 6s, 4 7s, 2 8s, 1 9,
Maths- 8
Bio - 8
Chem- 9

I’m now taking maths bio and chem for a level. I would like to do medicine but now wondering if my dream is unrealistic given my less than stellar results.

I did two weeks in a stroke ward at a hospital so have some work experience.

The dream is Cambridge but seems very unlikely at the moment.

Please tell me if I can still do medicine?
They're pretty good GCSE results. You did well in the relevant ones and honestly if you finish your A levels and do well in those your GCSEs really won't matter as much as you think they well, as long as you got all A*-Cs or equivalent (which you did). Obviously you'd need to do very well in your a-levels to get into Oxbridge or any of the other top unis but if I were you I'd just be proud of those results, go through sixth form and work really hard on the rest of your application in the future. Good luck!
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