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I know grades are not everythong but I got AAAAB at AS in bio, chem, physics, computing and gen studies. But I have got 3 rejections for medicine. Ihad done a lot of work experience 2hrs a week for nearly 18months. Hdd a great personnal statement and reference. But i have now got 3 rejections, one after interview and the other two rejected without even giving me an interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The last one is probably going to be a rejection as well.

I was so confident before. Now its probably going to be a waste of one year re-applying and theres also the higher fees.

Any one in the same situation or do they know any one in the same situation?
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Could I ask what unis did you chose, and where your interview was?

Try not to lose heart. It takes just one offer, so try to keep on going. Make sure you get the grades this year, although it looks like you will. Also ask for feedback from all the unis which have rejected you, especially the interview one.
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what are your GCSE grades?

and what subject was the B in? General Studies doesn't count so hopefully your B was in it and not one of your 4 AS.
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while its frustrating you have to remember that nearly everyone that applies to do Medicine have amazing results, great work experience, amazing personal statements and references etc which means undoubtedly that some candidates who should be a shoe in don't get accepted.

Its nothing to do you with you that means you've been rejected, you've just applied for an extremely tough and competitive degree and someone has to be unlucky

not much help I know
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Could I ask what unis did you chose, and where your interview was?

Try not to lose heart. It takes just one offer, so try to keep on going. Make sure you get the grades this year, although it looks like you will. Also ask for feedback from all the unis which have rejected you, especially the interview one.
Interview at cambridge. Unfortunately i mad an open application and was allocated to the most competitive college for medicine within cambridge (Gonville & Caius).
Leeds and newcastle rejected me without interview.
Leicsta left now.
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what are your GCSE grades?

and what subject was the B in? General Studies doesn't count so hopefully your B was in it and not one of your 4 AS.
GCSE 1A*, 6A, 4B, 1C
AS Bio B (predicted A), Chem A, Physics A, Computing A, Gen studies A
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Then it is the B, I was suspecting it...
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while its frustrating you have to remember that nearly everyone that applies to do Medicine have amazing results, great work experience, amazing personal statements and references etc which means undoubtedly that some candidates who should be a shoe in don't get accepted.

Its nothing to do you with you that means you've been rejected, you've just applied for an extremely tough and competitive degree and someone has to be unlucky

not much help I know
I understand what you are saying. I cant do much about it now so gna hav to accept it and hope for the best from leicster.

One of my friends got 4 rejetions. She got AAABB predicted AAA. She also got an award for best physics coursewrok in the country. She had a great PS and reference aswell.
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Then it is the B, I was suspecting it...
LOL. We had to gen studies at AS. The extra A makes it look so good to unsuspecting people.
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LOL. We had to gen studies at AS. The extra A makes it look so good to unsuspecting people.
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I meant a B in biology, have I missed something?
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Well fingers crossed that Leceister take you! And if in doubt there's always the choice of a good old fancied gap year lol
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The B could be a possible factor in your Cambridge rejection, but I don't see how it could affect your other unis too much as all of them give AAB offers anyway. Does your GCSE meet the minimum criteria for all the other unis?

Have you had any feedback yet? Also have you read your reference?
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The B could be a possible factor in your Cambridge rejection, but I don't see how it could affect your other unis too much as all of them give AAB offers anyway.

Have you had any feedback yet? Also have you read your reference?
Well even if the usual offers are AAB I'm sure they'd prefer one of the As to be biology?
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Oh, now i am really scared. Doing 5 (see sig.) this year and predicted 4 A;s and A/B in f. maths (i'll see what i got in M1 before committing to anything) But now i am scared. I may cry. Thats a real shame. Someone at my school got 4 rejections this year at AAAB As levels (3 sciences and maths i think) well at least if leicester take you then you can escape the high fees. I be stucked with them.

I doubt that helped. sorry.
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Then it is the B, I was suspecting it...
using the sort of statistical examples we have in this subforum..

my best mate got B in AS Biology.. in fact, she got ABBB at AS. & 4 medicine offers, so i'm not convinced it would have been.

gangsta1, if you got a Cambridge interview then obviously academically you're fine. but to be rejected from other medical schools without interview i'd be inclined to look towards your PS as i get the impression this is the key decider beyond whether the student is predicted the minimum grades.

i appreciate you thought your PS was 'great' - did you get much feedback from other people though? who've seen various medical PSs? did you look up the admissions criteria for your schools & make sure your PS demonstrated them? did you focus sufficiently on work exp., motivation & commitment?

I think sometimes perhaps oxbridge applicants might be a little overly academic rather than vocational in their PSs, which puts the more 'tomorrow's doctors' to the letter type schools off. e.g. PQ is on record here somewhere saying Southampton think all AAAA types will want to be researchers rather than clinicians, so are less inclined to accept them. :hmpf:

hope this may help.
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Oh, now i am really scared. Doing 5 (see sig.) this year and predicted 4 A;s and A/B in f. maths (i'll see what i got in M1 before committing to anything) But now i am scared. I may cry. Thats a real shame. Someone at my school got 4 rejections this year at AAAB As levels (3 sciences and maths i think) well at least if leicester take you then you can escape the high fees. I be stucked with them.

I doubt that helped. sorry.
Try not to worry. You have brilliant GCSE grades, and are predicted great AS ones. Make sure you try to get as much work experience as possible.
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I think sometimes perhaps oxbridge applicants might be a little overly academic rather than vocational in their PSs, which puts the more 'tomorrow's doctors' to the letter type schools off. e.g. PQ is on record here somewhere saying Southampton think all AAAA types will want to be researchers rather than clinicians, so are less inclined to accept them.
hehe you love Southampton really :p:
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hehe you love Southampton really :p:
those townies & inner city violence, the traffic jams, the pushchairs running you over while you try & shop, the green park areas with dubious teenagers & cigarette butts everywhere, the university miles from the centre of town, the sleazy older men.. ah, southampton.
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The B could be a possible factor in your Cambridge rejection, but I don't see how it could affect your other unis too much as all of them give AAB offers anyway. Does your GCSE meet the minimum criteria for all the other unis?

Have you had any feedback yet? Also have you read your reference?
Well I scraped an A in AS biology, with 244/300 and got in...

I did retake and get c.560 at A2 though.
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yo gangsta, dont worry about leicester, ull get an interview easily... they seem pretty desperate for students (even I got an interview :eek: ). all u need to do is PREPARE like hell for the questions, they seem to ask the same questions (why med? why lecester? etc) so keep yo hopes high
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