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failing gcses and medicine

i am currently completing my gcses and i take 10 subjects.. what i think my results will be like is 9s or 8s in bio chem and physics and then a 6 in english lang and maths.. and then three 5s and two 4s.. not the best i know.. :frown:
im planning to take bio chem and psychology and maybe maths for alevel
i will strive from day 1 to get 3 A*..
is this bad? considering i want to study medicine at imperial..
what super/extra curriculars should i do over the summer and what work experiences should i do in order to maximise my chances of getting in?
also if my gcse maths score is below 6 should i retake this in november this year?
Why Imperial?
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Original post by flapjackjubilee
Why Imperial?

its just been a huge dream of mine.. and i know a few people that go there.. they say its really good.. the way of teaching and learning there is unique and engaging and a really nice community there aswell.. so
Original post by xjfrtr
i am currently completing my gcses and i take 10 subjects.. what i think my results will be like is 9s or 8s in bio chem and physics and then a 6 in english lang and maths.. and then three 5s and two 4s.. not the best i know.. :frown:
im planning to take bio chem and psychology and maybe maths for alevel
i will strive from day 1 to get 3 A*..
is this bad? considering i want to study medicine at imperial..
what super/extra curriculars should i do over the summer and what work experiences should i do in order to maximise my chances of getting in?
also if my gcse maths score is below 6 should i retake this in november this year?

Literally stop deeping it and don’t stress yourself with FOUR. A levels unless you KNOW your capable. a lot of the kids applying for medicine in my year were rejected because of poor performance on the ucat entry exam. Work experience isn’t necessary for medicine but it is definitely super important when it comes to your personal statement and with degrees like medicine u need to have some experience like that but don’t die about fitting loads of things in it’ll become too overwhelming. Hope this helps xx
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Original post by Fluffypanda708
Literally stop deeping it and don’t stress yourself with FOUR. A levels unless you KNOW your capable. a lot of the kids applying for medicine in my year were rejected because of poor performance on the ucat entry exam. Work experience isn’t necessary for medicine but it is definitely super important when it comes to your personal statement and with degrees like medicine u need to have some experience like that but don’t die about fitting loads of things in it’ll become too overwhelming. Hope this helps xx
thank youu.. ill probably drop maths or i might take core maths? i have no clue what it is but its equal to an as level.. i might take it externally for more ucas points? thank you for the advicee!!
Original post by xjfrtr
thank youu.. ill probably drop maths or i might take core maths? i have no clue what it is but its equal to an as level.. i might take it externally for more ucas points? thank you for the advicee!!
What are your gcse predictions? Maybe base it off that? If you do well in maths it’s advised not to take core
Original post by xjfrtr
i am currently completing my gcses and i take 10 subjects.. what i think my results will be like is 9s or 8s in bio chem and physics and then a 6 in english lang and maths.. and then three 5s and two 4s.. not the best i know.. :frown:
im planning to take bio chem and psychology and maybe maths for alevel
i will strive from day 1 to get 3 A*..
is this bad? considering i want to study medicine at imperial..
what super/extra curriculars should i do over the summer and what work experiences should i do in order to maximise my chances of getting in?
also if my gcse maths score is below 6 should i retake this in november this year?

If your gcse maths score is below 6 then definitely do resit - not trying to sound harsh just realistic, most medical unis requirement is a 6 in maths so if you don’t manage to achieve a 6 before you apply then you can’t go. BUT JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE I also reckon I would get 9s in science 8s in English, computing,Spanish 7s in maths, further maths and 6 in art. I will probably retake 4 subjects so I can get 99999998876 which is good for dentistry - so don’t worry and keep working hard
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Original post by Jasmine6789
If your gcse maths score is below 6 then definitely do resit - not trying to sound harsh just realistic, most medical unis requirement is a 6 in maths so if you don’t manage to achieve a 6 before you apply then you can’t go. BUT JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE I also reckon I would get 9s in science 8s in English, computing,Spanish 7s in maths, further maths and 6 in art. I will probably retake 4 subjects so I can get 99999998876 which is good for dentistry - so don’t worry and keep working hard

i just really dont know if i should retake non core subjects.. i know that the 4 med schools that im applying to dont look at gcses at all.. they just need the 6 in english lang... so should i just retake maths/ english depending on my grades and leave the rest?
Original post by xjfrtr
i just really dont know if i should retake non core subjects.. i know that the 4 med schools that im applying to dont look at gcses at all.. they just need the 6 in english lang... so should i just retake maths/ english depending on my grades and leave the rest?

If they don’t look at GCSEs at all - I would say retake Maths and English language if you don’t achieve a 6 and leave it at that. If they don’t look at GCSEs then don’t resit other subjects as there is no point. They probably focus more on a levels so start studying a tiny bit of a level content throughout the summer so you will be in a good position at sixth form

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