Oxford medicine GCSEsWatch
I’m predicted 3A*s at a-level (bio,chem and psych) and have 999999877 at GCSE, which is only a 77% proportion of A*s.
How likely would it be that those grades are good enough for an interview? Other students at my school do 8 GCSEs and on average receive grade 4/5s. However, my POLAR-4 quintile is still quite high.
I know lower end GCSE grades can be compensated by a good BMAT score, but I’m still not sure whether it would just be a waste to apply.
I would recommend avoiding Oxford as the average applicant has 10.6 A*s (8s and 9s) but for the best advice please ask here:
There are plenty of medical schools that don't put as much emphasis on GCSEs you can target instead. For medicine given the aim is to qualify as a doctor rather than get into this or that medical school (since all will get you to that end point) I think it's best to be practical and focus on the medical schools you have the best profile for (which in your case would probably be those that emphasise A-level predicted grades more than GCSEs) to give yourself the best chance of achieving your aim.