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Hi, if you check the University of Birmingham gcse entry requirements, it says something like “need grade 7 in 7 subjects”, does this mean they only grade you on 7 subjects so say I got grade 8 in the 7 subjects including the English maths etc, if I flop the other 2 like R.S or History do they count that?

What my point is, for history And R.S I’m quite bad at it if I want to get the 8 or 9 would have to spend a lot of the time that, instead could I just focus on the others and get the 8s and get like a 6 in those?

Thanks
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Original post by og-iconx
Hi, if you check the University of Birmingham gcse entry requirements, it says something like “need grade 7 in 7 subjects”, does this mean they only grade you on 7 subjects so say I got grade 8 in the 7 subjects including the English maths etc, if I flop the other 2 like R.S or History do they count that?

What my point is, for history And R.S I’m quite bad at it if I want to get the 8 or 9 would have to spend a lot of the time that, instead could I just focus on the others and get the 8s and get like a 6 in those?

Thanks


They only score you for 7 subjects, of which 5 must be double science or chemistry and biology, English language, English literature, and maths. The remaining two subjects can be any (but are weighted less).

They won't consider any GCSEs beyond that (although other medical schools might so, you should try and do as well as you can to give yourself the widest range of options!).

Note though how medical schools score applicants is always subject to change - sometimes this may be small changes (e.g. they might give you 3 "elective" GCSEs to score you on instead of 2 and only require 4 of the 5 specified subjects currently), and other times may be large ones (they may stop scoring GCSEs, or score you on 9 GCSEs, or all your GCSEs, for example)
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Original post by artful_lounger
They only score you for 7 subjects, of which 5 must be double science or chemistry and biology, English language, English literature, and maths. The remaining two subjects can be any (but are weighted less).

They won't consider any GCSEs beyond that (although other medical schools might so, you should try and do as well as you can to give yourself the widest range of options!).

Note though how medical schools score applicants is always subject to change - sometimes this may be small changes (e.g. they might give you 3 "elective" GCSEs to score you on instead of 2 and only require 4 of the 5 specified subjects currently), and other times may be large ones (they may stop scoring GCSEs, or score you on 9 GCSEs, or all your GCSEs, for example)


Does that mean if I get grade 8 in the 7 subjects, I have a high chance of getting? and 6 in the other?
Reply 4
Original post by og-iconx
Does that mean if I get grade 8 in the 7 subjects, I have a high chance of getting? and 6 in the other?


No, it means that under current scoring, you will have full GCSE marks - but then most non-contextual applicants who interview do have. It would then depend on your UCAT score. But 6s in other subjects would not affect your application
Reply 5
Original post by GANFYD
No, it means that under current scoring, you will have full GCSE marks - but then most non-contextual applicants who interview do have. It would then depend on your UCAT score. But 6s in other subjects would not affect your application

Thank you so much, so if I get a high UCAT and all A stars I get in right?
Original post by og-iconx
Thank you so much, so if I get a high UCAT and all A stars I get in right?


No. gcse and ucat is for Interview selection only.
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Original post by og-iconx
Thank you so much, so if I get a high UCAT and all A stars I get in right?


No, as the lovely @Kevinyang points out, you would still have to get through the interview.....

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