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Aberdeen Medical School Applicants 2012

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    (Original post by sgeorge11)
    can yr 12s who will have done AS levels get an unconditional offer?
    No. The offer is conditional on A2s. Scottish students can get unconditionals after S5 though.
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    Just wondering whether Aberdeen are still giving out interviews? I haven't heard squat from em, along with 2 other of my choices. Dundee at least just rejected me quickly
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    (Original post by ChemClues)
    Just wondering whether Aberdeen are still giving out interviews? I haven't heard squat from em, along with 2 other of my choices. Dundee at least just rejected me quickly
    There are interviews until mid-March, and they give 1-2 weeks notice, so you still have another week or so before they'll stop handing out invites.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    No. The offer is conditional on A2s. Scottish students can get unconditionals after S5 though.
    What are S5s and why is that?
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    (Original post by sgeorge11)
    What are S5s and why is that?
    s5 is the year you sit highers.
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    (Original post by sgeorge11)
    What are S5s and why is that?
    The fifth year of secondary school, roughly equivalent to AS in age but not quite equivalent academically. They take 5 Highers, which are non-modular, so no resits, and if they get AAAAB or above they get an unconditional, but are still expected to complete S6 (Advanced Highers). AS levels aren't the same, because they're modular, you can resit bits, and generally you're only taking 4, so they want to see what you get overall at A2. Scottish students who get less than AAAAB at Higher can get Conditional offers based on 2 or 3 (I can't recall which) Advanced Highers, which are supposedly slightly beyond the scope of A2.
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    (Original post by NMx11)
    What makes you think that?
    I really hope you're right, this waiting is getting too much for me!
    I have no idea. Call it gut feeling. Yeah i hope I'm right too. Good luck to you
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    (Original post by DrWannabe)
    For some reason i've had it in my head from the start that offers will come out week beginning the 12th March. So just over 2 weeks to wait


    I think
    Naaah, they are still interviewing until mid-march, and handing out invites at the start of March (with two week's notice). My guess would be the week beginning 19th but possibly 26th

    Hoping your guess is right though!
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    Hey, does anyone know roughly how many interviews are left? Aberdeen's my only choice left and I'm kind of stressing out
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    Hello everyone,

    As for myself, I received my second and third rejections from Edinburgh and Southampton. I asked for feedback from Edinburgh and they said my academic score was very good but the non-academic score was below average. As for SOTON, I'll ask for feedback tonight. However, Edinburgh offered me to apply for the medical sciences program, to which I agreed. I'm still waiting to hear from them. The problem is that where I live, they don't let non-nationals do clinical work and such, and there aren't many extra-currics usually in this country as well. AGHH. So my last hope is Aberdeen in the UK, and I have a plan B in Ireland. But now I'm starting to think a plan B for my plan B (i.e. a plan C :P ) It's just so frustrating, especially the fact that the two rejections came almost two to three weeks apart. Oh, well, c'est la vie (Edit: Translation: This is the life.). Oh, and a quick question: Do they usually have the A100 in extra if anyone gets all rejections?

    Regards,
    Hisham.
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    (Original post by spannerface)
    Hey, does anyone know roughly how many interviews are left? Aberdeen's my only choice left and I'm kind of stressing out
    BUMP
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    (Original post by HishamG)
    Hello everyone,

    As for myself, I received my second and third rejections from Edinburgh and Southampton. I asked for feedback from Edinburgh and they said my academic score was very good but the non-academic score was below average. As for SOTON, I'll ask for feedback tonight. However, Edinburgh offered me to apply for the medical sciences program, to which I agreed. I'm still waiting to hear from them. The problem is that where I live, they don't let non-nationals do clinical work and such, and there aren't many extra-currics usually in this country as well. AGHH. So my last hope is Aberdeen in the UK, and I have a plan B in Ireland. But now I'm starting to think a plan B for my plan B (i.e. a plan C :P ) It's just so frustrating, especially the fact that the two rejections came almost two to three weeks apart. Oh, well, c'est la vie. Oh, and a quick question: Do they usually have the A100 in extra if anyone gets all rejections?

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    Hisham.
    A100 does not go into Clearing or Extra. Aberdeen operates a waiting list, which is not an official UCAS policy, but allows them to give places much later in the cycle if they discover that they have spare places - this list is formed of people who just missed out on places earlier in the cycle, and places are given in rank order of score.
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    With regards to the geographical nature of their interviewing, I am Northern Irish and twenty out of the thirty people interviewed on my day were from Northern Ireland, three from my town!
    Also, I would look back through this thread but it is VERY long, anyone know what percentage of offers have been given out?
    Also, do they only contact by letter?
    Thaaanking you
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    (Original post by KateR94)
    With regards to the geographical nature of their interviewing, I am Northern Irish and twenty out of the thirty people interviewed on my day were from Northern Ireland, three from my town!
    Also, I would look back through this thread but it is VERY long, anyone know what percentage of offers have been given out?
    Also, do they only contact by letter?
    Thaaanking you
    As far as I am aware no offers for Aberdeen have been given out and at the interview they told us end of march!
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    do you mean the rest of applicants which aberdeen has not replied yet will be a rejection??????
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    (Original post by 2020durian)
    do you mean the rest of applicants which aberdeen has not replied yet will be a rejection??????
    Nooo they are still giving out interviews until the end of march as far as I am aware!
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    (Original post by 2020durian)
    do you mean the rest of applicants which aberdeen has not replied yet will be a rejection??????
    No no, they'll still be interview invites going out in the next week or so but since they usually give 2 weeks notice and the interviews finish mid-March I wouldn't think they'll be too many more after this. So never fear yet, still got time
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    Good luck to anyone with an interview today!

    How is everyone feeling that is waiting? I'm finding it increasingly difficult to focus on Uni work, just want to know!
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    (Original post by noregrets)
    Good luck to anyone with an interview today!

    How is everyone feeling that is waiting? I'm finding it increasingly difficult to focus on Uni work, just want to know!
    Well it's technically March so i can say this month you WILL know what you're doing with your life. Scary stuff hey Best of luck.
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    (Original post by KateR94)
    With regards to the geographical nature of their interviewing, I am Northern Irish and twenty out of the thirty people interviewed on my day were from Northern Ireland, three from my town!
    Also, I would look back through this thread but it is VERY long, anyone know what percentage of offers have been given out?
    Also, do they only contact by letter?
    Thaaanking you
    If you want to know who's got offers for what check the medicine stalking page.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...age_2012_Entry

    Noone's got any offers for Aberdeen as of yet.

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