Research Your Choices
If you are interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge, or for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Studies you will need to apply by early October in the first half term in the Upper Sixth and have A/A* passes at GCSE.
For vocational courses such as Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Science, Law and Teaching, work experience or shadowing is vital before you apply. Involvement in sport, drama, journalism and media is also important if you attend to apply for courses in these areas.
For some university degrees, the A level subject will be specified e.g. Biology or Human Biology for a degree course in Physiotherapy. For some degree courses such as Business Studies and Psychology, some universities require a GCSE pass in Maths at grade B or above. Make sure you check university websites early on.
Listed below are a few links to websites geared to helping provide information and help to students intererested in continuing their education at university. Please note these are all external websites and as such we have no editorial control over them.
Complete University Guide
The Russell Group
We cover all aspects of the UCAT, from what dates are best to sit the exam all the way to example questions and answers. The link to our free resources will allow students and teachers access to vital information which will lead to a successful medical application.