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im trying to be a surgeon in the future and im one month away from GCSE's is there any advice for me as currently i dont know what to do after GCSEs and is there any specific requirmenets i need a GCSE i am wanting to take chem bio and maths
im in similar position to u. after gcses, im personally planning to take a 1/2 week break and then start on a level maths content (at a casual pace while still enjoying holiday). im personally very mathsy-minded so i feel self teaching maths would be fairly easy for me.

u can view the oxford admission statistics for medicine online, just look it up. it shows how many 8/9s successful applicant typically have as well as the proportion of gcse grades at 8/9
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Original post by ismaelishere
im in similar position to u. after gcses, im personally planning to take a 1/2 week break and then start on a level maths content (at a casual pace while still enjoying holiday). im personally very mathsy-minded so i feel self teaching maths would be fairly easy for me.
u can view the oxford admission statistics for medicine online, just look it up. it shows how many 8/9s successful applicant typically have as well as the proportion of gcse grades at 8/9. keep in mind not all unis consider gcses but it will definetly help to get good grades at gcse.

alright thank you good luck
Original post by Nekros
im trying to be a surgeon in the future and im one month away from GCSE's is there any advice for me as currently i dont know what to do after GCSEs and is there any specific requirmenets i need a GCSE i am wanting to take chem bio and maths

Hi, I’m currently an offer holder for
3 medical schools and will be starting at Leicester med school In September.

For GCSEs you need at least a 6 however due to the competetive nature of the application for medicine I would say you need higher. Ideally be aiming for 9/8 in your main subjects but 7s can suffice depending on where you apply. For a levels definitely pick biology and chemistry and for your third I would say pick a subject that you will be confident in that you can get an A/A*. Why do you want to do maths? I did A level maths and found it pretty hard, it’s very different to GCSE maths.

But what I would say at the moment is that focus on your GCSEs, and btw have you looked into what it takes to become a surgeon??? It’s a very long and difficult process. (Take this from someone who would like To be one)
Original post by Nekros
im trying to be a surgeon in the future and im one month away from GCSE's is there any advice for me as currently i dont know what to do after GCSEs and is there any specific requirmenets i need a GCSE i am wanting to take chem bio and maths

Hi there!

I'm one of the current medical students at UCLan so hopefully I can offer some advice on this! I would have a look at the entry requirements for a couple of the universities that you are looking at as some may have different entry requirements to others! For example, some may say. just achieving to a high standard whilst others may have specific grades they want you to achieve!

I have linked out MBBS entry requirements here for you to see!

I hope this helps,
-Rebecca, UCLan

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