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I just received my year 12 mock grades ABB can I still apply for medicine?

I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help
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Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help

That's what you got in your mocks, but it really depends on what your school predicts you for UCAS. Some schools predict one grade above the end of year mock grades, so if that's the case at your school, you will still have a shot at medicine, assuming all the other aspects of your application are very strong.
Reply 3
Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help

So are these your predicted grades? The school should not be basing them on one set of papers ...
Reply 4
Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help


So many possible variables there....
Are these your actual predictions? Do you have WP flags? Are there ExCircs?
If neither of the above, then you woul dhave to apply to med schools that do not look at predictions, though they would still make an AAA/A*AA offer.
Always aim for the highest UCAT possible - it would make no sense to aim for 2800, if that was a number given, if you are capable of 3200.
Reply 5
Original post by lalexm
That's what you got in your mocks, but it really depends on what your school predicts you for UCAS. Some schools predict one grade above the end of year mock grades, so if that's the case at your school, you will still have a shot at medicine, assuming all the other aspects of your application are very strong.

Thank you for your reply. I spoke to both my biology and chemistry teachers and it seems as though they will predict me a secure B... so i'm not too sure. It really just seems as though I need to just get my grades up in the coming chapter tests.
Reply 6
Original post by Muttley79
So are these your predicted grades? The school should not be basing them on one set of papers ...


Yeah they are pretty much my predicted grades
Reply 7
Original post by GANFYD
So many possible variables there....
Are these your actual predictions? Do you have WP flags? Are there ExCircs?
If neither of the above, then you woul dhave to apply to med schools that do not look at predictions, though they would still make an AAA/A*AA offer.
Always aim for the highest UCAT possible - it would make no sense to aim for 2800, if that was a number given, if you are capable of 3200.


Thank you!! do you know any useful tips that I could use in order to prepare for the UCAT. Im currently using this book that I bought from AMAZON and its quite helpful but i've relaised that my main problem with the ucat is the timing.
Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help

as longs as your contextual for the unis you will not get in with ABB predicted grades. most applicants will have AAA+ and the deciding factor for interview is then UCAT/BMAT
Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help


you could look into some foundation years/gateway to medicine courses
Reply 10
Original post by B7861
as longs as your contextual for the unis you will not get in with ABB predicted grades. most applicants will have AAA+ and the deciding factor for interview is then UCAT/BMAT


Or you apply to those that specifically say they do not consider predicted grades.

That said OP the higher you can get them the safer you will be.

Re UCAT. As it is an online test I really think that online resouces have the edge. Plenty of free stuff on youtube and even samples on the UCAT website. If ok to pay a small subscription then Medify is good and Medentry is rated by many. Read through the pros and cons of each. £30 or so for the last month will really reap benefits for improving your timing.

Practice QR on a numberpad keyboard or a calculator as it can buikd speed / accuracy.

Also join the UCAT thread for support / tips and read the 2023 thread for info.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7328835

Good luck.
(edited 10 months ago)
Reply 11
I got into medicine with ABB grades at a level. I applied to a a foundation course and would suggest doing that. I also got 2450 on my ucat which is not the best but did get me in.
Reply 12
Original post by LB2403
I got into medicine with ABB grades at a level. I applied to a a foundation course and would suggest doing that. I also got 2450 on my ucat which is not the best but did get me in.


Presumably you met some widening access requirements right, as I did not think foundation courses are open to everyone, and I don't think the OP said that they quality, unless I missed it.
Reply 13
Original post by lalexm
Presumably you met some widening access requirements right, as I did not think foundation courses are open to everyone, and I don't think the OP said that they quality, unless I missed it.


Yes, tbh the grade requirement is BBB at a level and then you must live in the north-west
there are also a few other requirements such as the area you live in being a low quantile area and also the school you went to having a low attainment score etc.
Original post by jjojo1_5
I just received my grades today where I got A in psychology, B in Biology and B in Chemistry. I really want to apply for medicine, what do I need to do now to still apply? Can I still apply? I'll be taking the UCAT test in August, in order to do well as my grades are relatively low for medicine, what score should I be aiming for for the UCAT test? Please help


Absolutely! Apply for Medicine with Foundation year if you want too...I mean nothing is definitive until you actually sit your exams, so on results day make sure to call up Medical Schools that you're interested in and let them know if you meet their requirements or even if you're a little off :smile:

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