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Hi I’m applying to medicine this year but I’m not really sure which uni should I choose from oxbridge.

My predicted grades for a levels are: A* (eng lit), A* (bio) and A (chem).
I have four 7s for GCSE (eng language, bio, chem and physics) And one 8 (eng lit).
I still have yet done my BMAT but I’m leaning towards Cambridge because of my sort of weak GCSEs. But if I get a higher BMAT score I could apply for oxford. I’m not sure what my safest option is considering that I don’t take three sciences/mathematics for a levels (I only take two).

Which do you think is my safest option
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Hi I’m applying to medicine this year but I’m not really sure which uni should I choose from oxbridge.

My predicted grades for a levels are: A* (eng lit), A* (bio) and A (chem).
I have four 7s for GCSE (eng language, bio, chem and physics) And one 8 (eng lit).
I still have yet done my BMAT but I’m leaning towards Cambridge because of my sort of weak GCSEs. But if I get a higher BMAT score I could apply for oxford. I’m not sure what my safest option is considering that I don’t take three sciences/mathematics for a levels (I only take two).

Which do you think is my safest option
Welcome to TSR. Oxbridge "overrules" Medicine so your thread is best placed here.

The answer to your question is pretty straightforward - unless you have mitigating circumstances you'd have virtually no chance at Oxford. So Cambridge it is.

https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics

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^^ Most people with 7 or 8 A*s (that's defined as Grade 8+) are rejected.
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Hi I’m applying to medicine this year but I’m not really sure which uni should I choose from oxbridge.

My predicted grades for a levels are: A* (eng lit), A* (bio) and A (chem).
I have four 7s for GCSE (eng language, bio, chem and physics) And one 8 (eng lit).
I still have yet done my BMAT but I’m leaning towards Cambridge because of my sort of weak GCSEs. But if I get a higher BMAT score I could apply for oxford. I’m not sure what my safest option is considering that I don’t take three sciences/mathematics for a levels (I only take two).

Which do you think is my safest option
Cambridge, due to your GCSE results, but it's not a "safe" option.
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Hi I’m applying to medicine this year but I’m not really sure which uni should I choose from oxbridge.

My predicted grades for a levels are: A* (eng lit), A* (bio) and A (chem).
I have four 7s for GCSE (eng language, bio, chem and physics) And one 8 (eng lit).
I still have yet done my BMAT but I’m leaning towards Cambridge because of my sort of weak GCSEs. But if I get a higher BMAT score I could apply for oxford. I’m not sure what my safest option is considering that I don’t take three sciences/mathematics for a levels (I only take two).

Which do you think is my safest option
Are those your only GCSEs?! Don't most med schools require at least maths GCSE or an equivalent? Worth searching e.g. https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studyin...y-requirements

Yes as mentioned average Oxford entrant has 10.8A*s so... probably shouldn't apply there, unless there are major circumstances to explain why so few GCSEs and why not 8s and 9s.

And yeah I wouldn't phrase it as "safest option"! Are you a UK applicant? More than half of medical applicants get no offers at all. If international, the odds are about half that again.
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Are those your only GCSEs?! Don't most med schools require at least maths GCSE or an equivalent? Worth searching e.g. https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studyin...y-requirements

Yes as mentioned average Oxford entrant has 10.8A*s so... probably shouldn't apply there, unless there are major circumstances to explain why so few GCSEs and why not 8s and 9s.

And yeah I wouldn't phrase it as "safest option"! Are you a UK applicant? More than half of medical applicants get no offers at all. If international, the odds are about half that again.
Sorry for the confusion but I have all my GCSEs I just specified the ones from 7-8 grade
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Cambridge, due to your GCSE results, but it's not a "safe" option.
I guessed it wasn’t a safe option I think my chose of words were wrong, but I was thinking of Cambridge anyways. Thank you!
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Welcome to TSR. Oxbridge "overrules" Medicine so your thread is best placed here.

The answer to your question is pretty straightforward - unless you have mitigating circumstances you'd have virtually no chance at Oxford. So Cambridge it is.

https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics

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^^ Most people with 7 or 8 A*s (that's defined as Grade 8+) are rejected.
i've just had a mini mini panic jolt, students applying next year will have had GCSEs given by corona which turned out to be a significant degree higher than previous years in results. Should i be in the slightest worried/deterred?
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i've just had a mini mini panic jolt, students applying next year will have had GCSEs given by corona which turned out to be a significant degree higher than previous years in results. Should i be in the slightest worried/deterred?
There is no point worrying about things outside of your control, so no, you shouldn't be in the slightest bit worried.

Pick your choices next year, not now.
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i've just had a mini mini panic jolt, students applying next year will have had GCSEs given by corona which turned out to be a significant degree higher than previous years in results. Should i be in the slightest worried/deterred?
A significant degree higher than 94% A*? :lolwut:
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