Hello... I know that these are the most awful posts which every one does, but it's really distressing me. I want to go to Oxford more than anything else, but after work experience at a hospital and Medlink I found that I loved it so much I now have an ambition to do medicine. However, I do not know whether it would be worth applying for medicine AT Oxford, because I'm not exactly top of my year. I could do biomedical sciences. but then regret not doing medicine, or I could do medicine, but regret not having a chance at Oxbridge!! Here's a little about me... Qualifications GCSEs: 10 A*, 1 A ( I was supposedly "gifted and talented" at this subject so really disappointing- business studies. Would I be at a disadvantage for not getting straight A*s?) CREST awards: 1 Bronze, 1 Silver AS Predicted: Biology- A Chemistry- A Physics- A Maths- A Further maths- A A2 Most of my teachers think I should be able to get A*s Interests & Extra-curriculars Animation (currently working on one on embryonic development and another on mitosis) Selected to be on school leadership team Academic mentoring Writing letters for Amnesty International Judo (but only a beginner!) Work experience I have some idea of what the job entails from Medlink and a Medical Careers day. I've had work experience at a vet when I was too young to do medical, and at a Hospital which was one of the best weeks of my life! I'll be spending a week at a different hospital in October, starting volunteer work in a care home next week and a biomedical engineering company invited me to see what they do for a day. I also want to apply for a Nuffield Science bursary. ALSO after Medlink I'm writing a research paper on applications of Nanotechnology in medicine. I saw a lecture on nanotechnology at a g&t day last year and it blew me away! I'm also quite interested in embryology. Ok, so tell me, is it worth applying? I only know one other girl who wants to apply for medicine at Oxford, and she got 12 A*s and 2 As at GCSE!! I go to a grammar school too, so I don't know how that might affect things. My other concern is that because I'm so busy, I only have a small amount of time a day to do extra reading. Also, everyone I hear of who went to do medicine at Oxford for medicine did 6 A levels and got straight A's, whereas I'm doing 5 and dropping to 4! What's also put me off is all the other aspiring medics in my year are really popular pretty girls who I find a bit... yeah, whereas I'm a more introverted sort of person. Do you think there's a way I could edit my personal statement so I can apply for something less competitive at Oxford?