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Why is Med AAB in most unis if it is a really competitive degree? For example Law and Economics are very competitive and so are AAA at many of the top unis.
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Maybe to encourage more people to apply?
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it is AAA at a lot of unis (imperial, kings, QMUL, edinburgh, newcastle)

with the introduction of the A* grade, some unis are putting their requirements up as well
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Depends where you're looking. All the London med schools are now AAAb.
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Quite a lot of unis are now offering solely AAA. I'm sure in the not so distant future, offers from med schools with either be AAA nationally, or the A* will come into play.
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You don't just need to be academically strong to be a good doctor, so perhaps they want to widen the range of applicants to seek out the best potential doctors.
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it is AAA at a lot of unis (imperial, kings, QMUL, edinburgh, newcastle)

with the introduction of the A* grade, some unis are putting their requirements up as well
Also can someone explain what some of the medical schools are? What is Barts - is it Kings? And St Georges - UCL? Or are they just different unis?
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I heard that they have less requirements in Asian countries.
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Also can someone explain what some of the medical schools are? What is Barts - is it Kings? And St Georges - UCL? Or are they just different unis?
Eh?

Barts and the London = parent institute is QMUL
UCLMS = UCL
Kings College School of Medicine & Dentistry = Kings College
St George's = St George's
Imperial College School of Medicine = Imperial College London
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Maybe because science topics required like chemistry are harder to do really well in?
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(Original post by coren111)
Also can someone explain what some of the medical schools are? What is Barts - is it Kings? And St Georges - UCL? Or are they just different unis?
They are all separate; well they're linked by their 'University of London' status. They are different medical schools though; in London there's Barts and The London, King's College London Medical School, St. George's medical school and UCL medical school (Royal Free University Medical School I think :p:). Imperial college have a med school too but they are no longer included in the University of London.

Also, and I mean no offence to anyone by this, by medicine may be AAB as the subjects required for medicine at A-level are some of the toughest e.g. chemistry. I'm not saying subjects for law and economics are easy but some people I know got into good law schools with subjects such as photography, sociology and media; subjects that wouldn't be considered very suitable for medicine.

EDIT: Democracy explained it far better than this post does
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Eh?

Barts and the London = parent institute is QMUL
UCLMS = UCL
Kings College School of Medicine & Dentistry = Kings College
St George's = St George's
Imperial College School of Medicine = Imperial College London
thanks a lot. So how do you know where to apply/which uni is better. EG imperial is better than QMUL for science, but does that mean it is also better for medicine, or is it different?
Or are all unis equal for medicine (and if so how can that be true? Sure oxford is better than newcastle/keele etc) So what are the rankings for medicine if there are any.
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It's probably also to do with the requirement for an A in chemistry and an A in Biology. The third A-level is likely less applicable to the course so given less weighting.
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(Original post by coren111)
Also can someone explain what some of the medical schools are? What is Barts - is it Kings? And St Georges - UCL? Or are they just different unis?
Barts=QMUL

SGUL is St georges university of london (it is a separate UoL college just for medically type subjects)
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(Original post by coren111)
thanks a lot. So how do you know where to apply/which uni is better. EG imperial is better than QMUL for science, but does that mean it is also better for medicine, or is it different?
Or are all unis equal for medicine (and if so how can that be true? Sure oxford is better than newcastle/keele etc) So what are the rankings for medicine if there are any.
Here we go......
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(Original post by coren111)
thanks a lot. So how do you know where to apply/which uni is better. EG imperial is better than QMUL for science, but does that mean it is also better for medicine, or is it different?
Or are all unis equal for medicine (and if so how can that be true? Sure oxford is better than newcastle/keele etc) So what are the rankings for medicine if there are any.
If you want league tables,google's your friend :rolleyes:
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Eh?

Barts and the London = parent institute is QMUL
UCLMS = UCL
Kings College School of Medicine & Dentistry = Kings College
St George's = St George's
Imperial College School of Medicine = Imperial College London
I thought GST = KCL and Royal free = UCL?

Btw, I'm no expert ....I'm asking

or are GST and RF not affiliated to the above mentioned
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If you want league tables,google's your friend :rolleyes:
Don't go just by league tables though
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Depends where you're looking. All the London med schools are now AAAb.
oh wow i didnt know that!

do you know why they did this?
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