Application Guide 2023:
UK Medical School GCSE & A Level Entry Requirements 2023
Dr. Akash Gandhi
Medicine Admissions Expert
Given how competitive medicine in the UK is, it is important to know what each medical school’s entry requirements are.
The most important thing to remember about medicine entry requirements is that they are different at each university, so you should check their individual websites to see what grades, subjects and entrance exams they require.
Each has attributes that will cater to different candidates’ strengths so it is worth considering which is right for you. This guide outlines the various general requirements to study for a medicine degree in the UK.
What GCSEs do I need to study medicine?
Every medical school has slightly different requirements, so you should check each of their websites when trying to decide which may suit your subject combinations best.
However, generally, they will ask for a 6 or above in GCSE Maths, English Language and Science. You should be taking Maths and English Language at GCSE, but there are no requirements for English Literature at any UK medical schools.
If you do not take specific Sciences at GCSE, then most universities will allow you to make up for it by taking them at A-level or taking Dual Award Science/Double Science instead. In particular, most medical schools require Chemistry or Biology to be taken with fewer requiring Physics as well.