(Original post by Nottingham Medical Admissions Rejection E-mail)
We have updated UCAS with an unsuccessful outcome for your application to study medicine. We would like to explain how we come to our decisions of who we should call for interview.
The first stage is to look at all applications to see that they meet our minimum academic requirements.
For A level candidates this means that you have at least 6 grade A's at GCSE at first sit, taken at one sitting, to include all the sciences (biology chemistry and physics) or the double award (science and additional science) with at least a B in maths and English language AND at A-level have or are predicted three A's at A2 to include biology and chemistry again at first sit. Further information on other accepted academic qualifications are on the web site below.
If you are from other than the UK we would be looking for the equivalent of the above qualifications.
If you are a degree applicant we require a 2:1 in a relevant science degree and A-levels in biology, chemistry and another subject at grade A at first sit. Again if you are applying with other than UK qualifications we would be looking for this equivalent.
If you have not met the minimum academic requirements we would not consider your application further.
We require the UKCAT test unless you have applied for and been given exemption. We do not have a cut off for any particular score but for information the average score was 2480 total.
We require that you have completed our on line questionnaire.
For applicants who have met our academic requirements we then score the application taking into account the following areas:
· Highest 8 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including biology, chemistry, physics (or the science double award), maths and English language;
· UKCAT test results from each of the four components;
· Personal statement and reference;
· Results from the on-line questionnaire.
The above scores are then totalled.
Applicants who completed qualifications other than GCSE’s, or who were exempt from the UKCAT test are considered in separate groups.
We invite the 800 applicants, whose total scores are the highest from each group, for interview.
It is a cumulative score and therefore if you were not selected for interview, it could be that one or more of the sections we scored were just below other applications.
Most of the applications we receive are very strong and this year was no exception. We received over 2700 applications for 246 places.
If you request further feedback we regret that we will not be able to respond until after the interviews are completed in April and it will be general and perhaps only indicate which area was less good than other applications.
We are sorry to disappoint you. If you are not interviewed here this year and meet our academic requirements you would be welcome to apply next year when your application will be considered as a new application and scored again against all others we receive. Please bear in mind that we do not accept applications from A-level re-sit students or applications from student who have started a different degree.
Students who start a degree course, other than medicine, may be eligible to apply for our graduate 4 year programme on completion of that programme. Further information on other accepted academic qualifications are on the web site below.