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Good enough for KCL medicine?

Sorry if this comes off as arrogant, but I'm a bit worried regarding KCL medical school admissions, particularly regarding GCSEs. I understand KCL looks at your application holistically, and I've recently received my predicted grades as well have sat my UCAT which I'll list below:

A-Levels:

History: A*
Biology: A
Chemistry: A

UCAT: 3020 Band 1

In regard to my GCSE I achieved the following;

9887777654

Additionally, my personal statement is quite good, I've had plenty of work experience and volunteering at my local hospital (largely thanks to my dad being a doctor) and I'm pretty indulged in extracurricular activities such as rugby & cricket (although I understand that there isn't much emphasis on this by unis).

p.s: before anyone asks kings is my top choice
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Original post by CptAshGU
Sorry if this comes off as arrogant, but I'm a bit worried regarding KCL medical school admissions, particularly regarding GCSEs. I understand KCL looks at your application holistically, and I've recently received my predicted grades as well have sat my UCAT which I'll list below:

A-Levels:

History: A*
Biology: A
Chemistry: A

UCAT: 3020 Band 1

In regard to my GCSE I achieved the following;

9887777654

Additionally, my personal statement is quite good, I've had plenty of work experience and volunteering at my local hospital (largely thanks to my dad being a doctor) and I'm pretty indulged in extracurricular activities such as rugby & cricket (although I understand that there isn't much emphasis on this by unis).

p.s: before anyone asks kings is my top choice


King's are always a bit ambiguous with how they shortlist for interview. However, an FOI from a couple years back indicated they look at UCAT Score and numbers of A*s (8s and 9s) at GCSE. Your predicted grades should be fine, your UCAT score is excellent, but you only have 3 A*s at GCSE, so unless you're contextual or King's announce a change this year, I would avoid applying if i were you.
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Original post by a._5
King's are always a bit ambiguous with how they shortlist for interview. However, an FOI from a couple years back indicated they look at UCAT Score and numbers of A*s (8s and 9s) at GCSE. Your predicted grades should be fine, your UCAT score is excellent, but you only have 3 A*s at GCSE, so unless you're contextual or King's announce a change this year, I would avoid applying if i were you.


Yeah I've realised that, but I was wondering if my UCAT and predicteds would be able to counteract the poor performance in my GCSEs? If I remember correctly UCAT accounts for 50% of the shortlisting process for interviews, with 40% being preds/GCSEs and the other 10% being widening participation.

On the website, it also states that I'm eligible for contextual admissions (although I'm not sure how reliable it).
Reply 4
Original post by CptAshGU
Yeah I've realised that, but I was wondering if my UCAT and predicteds would be able to counteract the poor performance in my GCSEs? If I remember correctly UCAT accounts for 50% of the shortlisting process for interviews, with 40% being preds/GCSEs and the other 10% being widening participation.

On the website, it also states that I'm eligible for contextual admissions (although I'm not sure how reliable it).


If you are considered contextual, then they will count your 7s as 8/9s, so that is key to whether you have a realistic chance with an application, so i would heck with them
Reply 5
Original post by GANFYD
If you are considered contextual, then they will count your 7s as 8/9s, so that is key to whether you have a realistic chance with an application, so i would heck with them


Cheers for the help!

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