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Failed GCSE 7 years ago, A*AA predicted

To summarise I messed around in school:
6 gcse at C (4 in eng and maths) in 2017
did law business and history got CCC in 2019
decided to work in my dads business
fed up with my life I decided to give education a shot last year
studied all day long (active recall saved my life):
sitting a levels in chem bio and econ privately and conistently been getting A's in mocks (95% in bio paper)
things continue hopefully i'll be predicted A*AA in bio, chem, econ
do i even meet the entry requirements for med?, ive searched around most say 6 in maths and eng
im 22 (23 in aug) worried im getting too old for med.
Thank you.
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Have you done a degree yet? If so some universities just need to see you having minimum gcse requirements and then either getting a 2:2/2:1 in your degree combined with a high ucat/ gamsat.

If you haven't done your degree you would be classed as undergraduate, and most med schools in the uk look at your gcse's (for the academic screening part, so you would ideally need a minimum of grade 6's for core subjects).

However there are some medical schools that don't put a lot of emphasis- St Andrew's, Bristol and Exeter. This is taken from the medic mind website:

"Bristol and Exeter only require a grade 4 in English, while Leicester will accept candidates with a grade 4 in English. St Andrews medical school takes in students with a grade 5 in English."

But for these med schools you do need to make up for the gcse grades with either the ucat, high predicted a-level grades or both. Exeter needs 3 A*s and Bristol needs 2900+ ucat score to make it to the interview threshold.

Hope this helps, if I am wrong please do correct me.
if you are unsure about individual circumstances you should really email (or ideally call) the admissions teams at the unis you're interested in - they can give you concrete info whilst we're speculating and you'd also have a trail of x person told me y if they end up changing their tune

good luck!!
Original post by saavann
To summarise I messed around in school:
6 gcse at C (4 in eng and maths) in 2017
did law business and history got CCC in 2019
decided to work in my dads business
fed up with my life I decided to give education a shot last year
studied all day long (active recall saved my life):
sitting a levels in chem bio and econ privately and conistently been getting A's in mocks (95% in bio paper)
things continue hopefully i'll be predicted A*AA in bio, chem, econ
do i even meet the entry requirements for med?, ive searched around most say 6 in maths and eng
im 22 (23 in aug) worried im getting too old for med.
Thank you.

bio, chem econ girl here also offer holder for med you're starys are AMAZING btw!!

But do call up unis, as they have certain GCSE requirements and may not accept a-level resits

Good Luck, so happy to meet more people doing bio chem and econ
Just wanted to say I admire your perseverance, that is no small feat, you have done well and have over come a lot!
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Original post by RRandom_user
Have you done a degree yet? If so some universities just need to see you having minimum gcse requirements and then either getting a 2:2/2:1 in your degree combined with a high ucat/ gamsat.
If you haven't done your degree you would be classed as undergraduate, and most med schools in the uk look at your gcse's (for the academic screening part, so you would ideally need a minimum of grade 6's for core subjects).
However there are some medical schools that don't put a lot of emphasis- St Andrew's, Bristol and Exeter. This is taken from the medic mind website:
"Bristol and Exeter only require a grade 4 in English, while Leicester will accept candidates with a grade 4 in English. St Andrews medical school takes in students with a grade 5 in English."
But for these med schools you do need to make up for the gcse grades with either the ucat, high predicted a-level grades or both. Exeter needs 3 A*s and Bristol needs 2900+ ucat score to make it to the interview threshold.
Hope this helps, if I am wrong please do correct me.



Original post by jamsparkle
if you are unsure about individual circumstances you should really email (or ideally call) the admissions teams at the unis you're interested in - they can give you concrete info whilst we're speculating and you'd also have a trail of x person told me y if they end up changing their tune
good luck!!



Original post by halfharry
bio, chem econ girl here also offer holder for med you're starys are AMAZING btw!!
But do call up unis, as they have certain GCSE requirements and may not accept a-level resits
Good Luck, so happy to meet more people doing bio chem and econ



Original post by liveforweekends
Just wanted to say I admire your perseverance, that is no small feat, you have done well and have over come a lot!

Thanks!

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