12-06-2009, 05:33 PM #1
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Predicted GCSEs and A levels for medicine?
Hi would either current medical students or doctors be able to tell me whether my predicted GCSEs will allow me to get into a medical degree?
My predicted GCSE's are:
English Language - B
English Literature - B
Maths - A
Additonal Maths - B
Science - A
Additional Science - A*
History - A
Expressive Arts (art and video) - A
Spanish - C
Engineering (BTEC) - Distinction* (equivalent to A* A*)
Functional Skills (No Grades, Just Pass or Fail) - Pass
So that's a total of 3 A*s 4 As 3 Bs 1 c
At a level i'm also thinking about doing a GCSE IT course as well as my A levels because i have to fill up 20 lessons but 3 A levels only fill up 18 so i need to do a GCSE course anyway,
I'm good with computers so i expect that i will get a distinction, so the IT course should get me the equivalent of A A A A
So that'll be 3 A*s 8 As 3 Bs 1C
For A level i'm going to do Chemistry, Biology (then either physics or maths) I was also thinking of doing all 4 for AS then dropping one for A level? I know that i can get AAA at A level with enough motivation
I'm also starting work experience at my local hospital this week, for the 3 months i now have off, and i should be continuing through Post 16.
So would you be able to help and tell me whether you think i'll get into medical school and if you can which ones?
Thanks a lot
12-06-2009, 08:20 PM #2
u got more the right grades, i dnt see wat the problem is? u should look at the unis websites, im sure u meet all the unis requirements, except maybe birminghamnewcastle 2010 !!!!!!
12-06-2009, 08:51 PM #3
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i think most of them expect you to do 4 AS levels then drop one. your gcses are similar to mine- i got 3A*s, 4As and 3Bs and got 3 offers and one reserve list place, so mine weren't a problem at all. have a look at the uni websites, they all treat gcses in different ways, like birmingham takes the people with the top gcses and just interviews them. i think cardiff rates them in a similar way. but at southampton, as long as you meet the minimum gcse requirements your then on the same level as everyone else. hope that helped!Southampton (BM5): Conditional (AAB) - firm
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18-06-2009, 11:58 PM #4
People get in with worse GCSE grades. Just avoid anywhere that puts major weighting on them. Go for universities that look strongly at A-level choices, the Personal Statement and your UKCAT/BMAT score. (take the UKCAT before October so you know if it's worth your time applying to unis with emphasis on it)LEICESTER FRESHER 2009
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19-06-2009, 01:28 PM #5
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Thanks guys, it's just the requirements are confusing because on UCAS, you see the GCSE grades not being that much of an issue but then ask anyone outside UCAS and they say "oh it's straight A*s and As"
19-06-2009, 03:13 PM #6
When I was in your position I went to the library/looked on line, and went through the grade requirements for every place I was interested in, and compared it to what I had or was predicted. Then I knew based on the right evidence what was accepted and where I could apply to.
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