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What medical unis to apply to (UK) with low UCAT score?

I was hoping to apply to Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham and was still deciding on my fourth option until I got my UCAT score.

I am predicted A*A*A at A-level and have 10 GCSEs all at grade 8 and 9 (four nines and six eights). I had personal circumstances that led to me not obtaining the UCAT score I was hoping for and only achieved 2650 B2. I'm starting to reevaluate my choices and I'm distraught because Edinburgh is my dream.

I have a meeting with my headmistress and I will ask her if it's possible for me to apply for 2024 entry at some unis I'm more likely to get into and try my UCAT again next year and apply to the ones I want to. If I don't get in, I'll go to one I (hopefully) got a place in. I don't yet know if this is possible but if it is, I want to do it.

Taking my grades and score into account, what universities could I apply to?

Sorry if this post is a bit messy, I'm feeling unwell and my mind is a bit foggy at the moment
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Original post by OrchidPetal
I was hoping to apply to Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham and was still deciding on my fourth option until I got my UCAT score.

I am predicted A*A*A at A-level and have 10 GCSEs all at grade 8 and 9 (four nines and six eights). I had personal circumstances that led to me not obtaining the UCAT score I was hoping for and only achieved 2650 B2. I'm starting to reevaluate my choices and I'm distraught because Edinburgh is my dream.

I have a meeting with my headmistress and I will ask her if it's possible for me to apply for 2024 entry at some unis I'm more likely to get into and try my UCAT again next year and apply to the ones I want to. If I don't get in, I'll go to one I (hopefully) got a place in. I don't yet know if this is possible but if it is, I want to do it.

Taking my grades and score into account, what universities could I apply to?

Sorry if this post is a bit messy, I'm feeling unwell and my mind is a bit foggy at the moment


Your UCAT isn't too bad, you may have a chance at interviews this year. I would suggest having a look at Universities that use more GCSE in their selection criteria as you have excellent grades. QUB, Sunderland and Keele are some you can consider. It can't hurt too much if you apply this year, as you're willing to take a gap year as well. Who knows, you might score a few interviews and it will help you prepare for next year :dontknow:

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