Tanyme
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I am a private candidate, hoping to achieve triple A* in Bio, Chem, Phys. But my GCSEs are really low, i mostly got 4s and 5s, 26s and one 8. I didn't sit the exams due to covid in 2020, they're all teacher assessed.

Most medicine courses ask for at least 6s in Maths and Eng Lang. Ive got a 6 in maths but a 4 in english. Should i resit english? And how would that affect my application?

I am thinking of taking a gap year, applying to university when i have my results for medicine.

Would i be able to get into a good university (russel group) to study medicine with A levels grades achieved to triple A*s, high Ucat/ BMAT score and a lot of work experience, good personal statement and really low GCSEs? Will my GCSE grades pull my application down?

Thank you.
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(Moved your thread to the medicine subforum.)

I strongly suspect that you need to retake GCSE English to be considered. That’s the way with most competitive courses, and I can’t imagine medicine being any different.
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Resit GCSE English language. Most medical schools require a 6. I’d suggest applying for deferred entry if you want to tale a gap year. Just avoid GCSE heavy medical schools such as Cardiff, Oxford, Leeds or Birmingham. Remember that you will graduate as a doctor so the prestige of the university does not matter.
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