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I am looking to study medicine starting in September 2025, however I have only recently been made aware that my GCSEs may be a problem. I am currently taking A level maths biology and chemistry and am predicted A*A*A however I feel my GCSEs may hold me back. Any feedback on whether this is the case or not would be appreciated, and if so any suggestions on universities to avoid or favour would be great. My GCSEs are:
Chemistry - 9
Biology -9
Physics - 9
Maths - 8
Geography - 9
Statistics - 8
Business - 8
English language - 6
English literature - 6
Computer science - 6
Further Mathematics - B
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Original post by Ethan.Marvin
I am looking to study medicine starting in September 2025, however I have only recently been made aware that my GCSEs may be a problem. I am currently taking A level maths biology and chemistry and am predicted A*A*A however I feel my GCSEs may hold me back. Any feedback on whether this is the case or not would be appreciated, and if so any suggestions on universities to avoid or favour would be great. My GCSEs are:
Chemistry - 9
Biology -9
Physics - 9
Maths - 8
Geography - 9
Statistics - 8
Business - 8
English language - 6
English literature - 6
Computer science - 6
Further Mathematics - B

Your GCSEs are good. Advice would be to apply strategically... look how each uni uses GCSEs and UCAT to shortlist applications for interview. Some will only want a minimum grade in maths and english, then just look at UCAT, others weight more heavily towards GCSEs. https://www.medschools.ac.uk/studying-medicine/how-to-apply-to-medical-school-in-the-uk/entry-requirements-for-2024-start

And focus on smashing the UCAT. Medify is an excellent resource for this.
Original post by Ethan.Marvin
I am looking to study medicine starting in September 2025, however I have only recently been made aware that my GCSEs may be a problem. I am currently taking A level maths biology and chemistry and am predicted A*A*A however I feel my GCSEs may hold me back. Any feedback on whether this is the case or not would be appreciated, and if so any suggestions on universities to avoid or favour would be great. My GCSEs are:
Chemistry - 9
Biology -9
Physics - 9
Maths - 8
Geography - 9
Statistics - 8
Business - 8
English language - 6
English literature - 6
Computer science - 6
Further Mathematics - B

Looking at your GCSEs, i'm not sure why they would be a problem. Different medical schools will have different entry requirements and look at GCSEs differently (including minimum requirements for certain subjects and also a contextualisation process).

I would look into the entry requirements for a few different medical schools you might be interested in applying to and see what they are asking for specifically 🙂

These are the 2024 entry requirements for The Kent and Medway Medical School as an example (assuming you fall under Group A).
https://kmms.ac.uk/entry-requirements-2024/
Original post by Ethan.Marvin
I am looking to study medicine starting in September 2025, however I have only recently been made aware that my GCSEs may be a problem. I am currently taking A level maths biology and chemistry and am predicted A*A*A however I feel my GCSEs may hold me back. Any feedback on whether this is the case or not would be appreciated, and if so any suggestions on universities to avoid or favour would be great. My GCSEs are:
Chemistry - 9
Biology -9
Physics - 9
Maths - 8
Geography - 9
Statistics - 8
Business - 8
English language - 6
English literature - 6
Computer science - 6
Further Mathematics - B

You smashed your GCSEs bro. As a med student, that's definitely good enough. Just get those a level grades and focus on your interview prep.
Original post by Ethan.Marvin
I am looking to study medicine starting in September 2025, however I have only recently been made aware that my GCSEs may be a problem. I am currently taking A level maths biology and chemistry and am predicted A*A*A however I feel my GCSEs may hold me back. Any feedback on whether this is the case or not would be appreciated, and if so any suggestions on universities to avoid or favour would be great. My GCSEs are:
Chemistry - 9
Biology -9
Physics - 9
Maths - 8
Geography - 9
Statistics - 8
Business - 8
English language - 6
English literature - 6
Computer science - 6
Further Mathematics - B

These are good grades! You need to look at universities that have a minimum requirement for gcses and don't really look beyond that. You already meet the requirements most of them are 6's in English and maths for example. Focus your energy on the admissions exams

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