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are the following GCSE grades good enough for medicine at Oxbridge
D* , 9 , 9 ,8 ,8 ,7 ,7 ,7 ,6 ,6 ,6
= (4 A* , 3 A , 3 B)
because usually people studying at Oxbridge have like 9a* but only have 4
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Unfortunately, no.

However, got good news for you, if you have any factors in which affected this, you can reference it. Your GCSE’s can be took into consideration.
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Possibly at Cambridge, not at Oxford. If you went to a state school and have extenuating circumstances they'd barely be a disadvantage.

Luckily, Oxbridge doesn't matter for medicine so you can go wherever.
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Unfortunately, no.

However, got good news for you, if you have any factors in which affected this, you can reference it. Your GCSE’s can be took into consideration.
I don't really have any factors , however these grades were predicted as we didn't sit the exams due to covid , however if i got 3 As or higher in my alevels then would i have a chance .
Do you have other uni recommendations for medicine with those GCSE grades , i'm predicted 3AS at the end of as-level
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Oxford care a lot about gcses but Cambridge not that much, so you may have a chance at Cambridge. But remember that a medical degree is a medical degree no matter where you study. Rankings don’t matter at all for medicine.
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(Original post by btsarmyy)
are the following GCSE grades good enough for medicine at Oxbridge
D* , 9 , 9 ,8 ,8 ,7 ,7 ,7 ,6 ,6 ,6
= (4 A* , 3 A , 3 B)
because usually people studying at Oxbridge have like 9a* but only have 4
I have seen a few people (accent on the "few") who have got into Cambridge medicine with about 5 x 8/9s.

However, you still need to ace the BMAT, do extra research and other supercurriculars. Your grades are just the start.
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Oxford care a lot about gcses but Cambridge not that much, so you may have a chance at Cambridge. But remember that a medical degree is a medical degree no matter where you study. Rankings don’t matter at all for medicine.
Thank you so much!
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Try this thread

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...t#post92588932

The "am I good enough for medicine Angst thread"

There is no wiser person to talk to about medicine than ecolier, himself a qualified doctor.
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I don't really have any factors , however these grades were predicted as we didn't sit the exams due to covid , however if i got 3 As or higher in my alevels then would i have a chance .
Do you have other uni recommendations for medicine with those GCSE grades , i'm predicted 3AS at the end of as-level
As someone said, Cambridge have 0 GCSE requirements, you could stand a chance (given you ace your BMAT, get A*A*A at A levels, and ace your interviews)
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As someone said, Oxbridge have 0 GCSE requirements, you could stand a chance (given you ace your BMAT, get A*A*A at A levels, and ace your interviews)
This was very helpful Thank you everyone
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This was very helpful Thank you everyone
If you have any more questions regarding medicine or the application, talk to ecolier like Oxford Mum said, he will be able to help you and give you better advice on it
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As someone said, Oxbridge have 0 GCSE requirements, you could stand a chance (given you ace your BMAT, get A*A*A at A levels, and ace your interviews)
With Cambridge, you are correct, but Oxford - the average number of 8/9s for successful candidates is 10.

One person got in with 3 x A* - in 2015 (Oxford).

Please do not try Oxford, OP as it would be a waste of space on your UCAS form. Also you cannot apply to both Oxford and Cambridge at the same time.
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If you have any more questions regarding medicine or the application, talk to ecolier like Oxford Mum said, he will be able to help you and give you better advice on it
Yes, ecolier is absolutely world class at this. We are very lucky to have him on TSR.
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With Cambridge, you are correct, but Oxford
As far as I’m aware, I was referring to Cambridge, not Oxford.
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Yes, ecolier is absolutely world class at this. We are very lucky to have him on TSR.
100000% agree. We are extremely lucky to have him :yep:
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As far as I’m aware, I was referring to Cambridge, not Oxford.
"Oxbridge" refers to both collectively.
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"Oxbridge" refers to both collectively.
I must’ve got muddled up, I meant Cambridge, not Oxford. (Edited post)
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are the following GCSE grades good enough for medicine at Oxbridge
D* , 9 , 9 ,8 ,8 ,7 ,7 ,7 ,6 ,6 ,6
= (4 A* , 3 A , 3 B)
because usually people studying at Oxbridge have like 9a* but only have 4h
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I must’ve got muddled up, I meant Cambridge, not Oxford. (Edited post)
thanks everyone! do you guys think i should apply for Cambridge then?
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thanks everyone! do you guys think i should apply for Cambridge then?
Yes, make sure you don’t overlook the A*A*A requirements though, it’s easier said than done. Plus, it doesn’t really matter if the university is high ranking/ Russel group, a medicine degree is the same and holds the same value.

What were your 9’s in?
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thanks everyone! do you guys think i should apply for Cambridge then?
Yeah you can but what are you doing for a levels? For medicine, most colleges at Cambridge want you to have Chemistry and 2 other sciences (Biology, Physics or Maths) so make sure you check the requirement for the college you want to apply to and make sure you have that and also make sure your predicted grades are A*A*A
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