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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
Yes your GCSEs are fine for most university. Avoid “heavy” gcse medical scores, by this I mean universities that use GCSEs in their selection process. Once you have more information, like your UCAT/BMAT score and predicted UCAS grade, post them on TSR, there is a thread for it but I’m not sure which one, and someone will advice you or you can look online yourself.
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Yes your GCSEs are fine for most university. Avoid “heavy” gcse medical scores, by this I mean universities that use GCSEs in their selection process. Once you have more information, like your UCAT/BMAT score and predicted UCAS grade, post them on TSR, there is a thread for it but I’m not sure which one, and someone will advice you or you can look online yourself.
is my 6 in maths bad? its my only B apart from arabic which no1 even cares about
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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
Imma be harshly honest with you it might be too low for GCSE based unis like Liverpool unless you are contextual they may let you off abit. Apply strategically by looking for the unis that look at the stronger aspects of your application or look at one's that take all aspects into account. You could definitely get into medicine with those grades though
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Imma be harshly honest with you it might be too low for GCSE based unis like Liverpool unless you are contextual they may let you off abit. Apply strategically by looking for the unis that look at the stronger aspects of your application or look at one's that take all aspects into account. You could definitely get into medicine with those grades though
i mean i could apply to unis that dont even look at gcses like newcastle and look at unis that just want minimum requirements met and dont take it further from there?
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i mean i could apply to unis that dont even look at gcses like newcastle and look at unis that just want minimum requirements met and dont take it further from there?
Yes, but there are not many that accept a 5 in Eng Lang, so resitting opens more options up and means you are not reliant on a very high UCAT
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You’ve previously made a thread about applying to do dentistry. Have you chosen to do medicine now or do you have no solid aim and are just applying to the course you think you’re most likely to get accepted into?
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i mean i could apply to unis that dont even look at gcses like newcastle and look at unis that just want minimum requirements met and dont take it further from there?
Yes, but as GANFYD said you will need an extremely high UCAT (Top 9-10% I think) to make up for it. If you were going for this type of uni I'd recommend only choosing 1 or 2 of its types because there's 0 guarantee you'll perform the same in the actual UCAT as the practice tests.
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Yes, but there are not many that accept a 5 in Eng Lang, so resitting opens more options up and means you are not reliant on a very high UCAT
i got an 8 in eng lang??
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Yes, but as GANFYD said you will need an extremely high UCAT (Top 9-10% I think) to make up for it. If you were going for this type of uni I'd recommend only choosing 1 or 2 of its types because there's 0 guarantee you'll perform the same in the actual UCAT as the practice tests.
all my gcses are 7’s and above? maths is the only 6
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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
The fact you did combined science and not triple science, and only a 6 in maths I will be honest is not very impressive for medicine, especially considering a heavily intense scientific course, I would expect 9s in maths and triple science or an 8 at the minimum. And do you only have 9 GCSEs? Most people I know did 11 or 12?
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i can't say much as i still have to get my results (fingers-crossed they are good) but they seem pretty good overall but yeah a-levels are more important it should be fine but I guess for medicine there are loads of factors to consider such as UCAT BMAT so don't worry too much
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The fact you did combined science and not triple science, and only a 6 in maths I will be honest is not very impressive for medicine, especially considering a heavily intense scientific course, I would expect 9s in maths and triple science or an 8 at the minimum. And do you only have 9 GCSEs? Most people I know did 11 or 12?
yes, my school only did this much, what if i get AAA+ at a levels? and a good ukat
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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
Your grades are really good but it really depends on the university. If you get As and A*s in college you could def do medicine
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Your grades are really good but it really depends on the university. If you get As and A*s in college you could def do medicine
this is what bothers me, i get people like you praising my grades, thank u btw, then i got other people criticising then saying there too weak, idk what to make out of em
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this is what bothers me, i get people like you praising my grades, thank u btw, then i got other people criticising then saying there too weak, idk what to make out of em
trust me they are good grades some people have views that you need super high grades in everything but I guess in the next stages of applying you have to try your best and then you will definitely get into at least on medical school those grades are absolutely fine some people get rejected from some medical schools with all 9s and a* because other parts of their application weren't that good
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GCSE results:
english language- 8
english literature- 7
history- 8
combined science- 7-7
maths- 6
arabic- 5
creative i- media- L2D (grade 8)
sports- L2D (grade 8)
are these a good strong set of grades to apply for medicine with? as people get 10 9’s, im kinda stressing lol, be blunt and straight up too please.
thanks in advance.
Your GCSEs are fine, you'll just need to apply to less GCSE heavy med schools - so avoid Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool etc.

Schools do not look at GCSEs outside of scoring or to check you meet minimum requirements so there is no need for them to be "impressive" - if you apply to a university like Imperial that only asks for a 6 in Eng Lang, you will be considered exactly the same as someone else with 10 9s.

You can see how med schools used GCSEs in 2021 here, but bear in mind some changes have since been made for 2022 https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/res...e-requirements
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i got an 8 in eng lang??
Sorry - got my threads mixed up, as there are now so many!

Your GCSEs are unlikely to be good enough for the very GCSE heavy med schools, like Cardiff, Leeds, Oxford and Liverpool, but may be enough for places that score them with UCAT, eg Nottingham, Leicester, Aston, if you have a good UCAT score. Otherwise, you can apply to places that only use them for minimum requirements, provided you make the likely cut off with admissions tests
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