What GCSE and A-level subjects and grades are needed for your students to get into medicine?
For GCSE, medical schools typically require English, maths and sciences with a grade of 6 or higher. However, the exact GCSE varies significantly between the medical schools so it is advisable to refer to the full entry requirements.
At A-level, usually AAA is required including chemistry/biology.
Here are some tips that you can provide to your students on choosing A-level subjects for medicine.
As seen in the timeline above, there are many different elements to consider for getting into medicine.
The #1 tip is to prepare early, which helps spread out the different commitments and provides students with more time to focus on their A-level assessments.
Starting preparation early also means students won’t miss out on medical school places due to not selecting the required subjects, or not having certain GCSE grades.