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    (Original post by Erotas)
    I have 57/60 too but I don't know what position would be deemed as good because they haven't used it before :L

    Ah I see, didn't know it was the first year for this.

    I think it will be good because if the average UKCAT score is around 2400-2500 then 55 should be about average (providing most people are getting 6A*s)?
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    (Original post by chats4england)
    Ah I see, didn't know it was the first year for this.

    I think it will be good because if the average UKCAT score is around 2400-2500 then 55 should be about average (providing most people are getting 6A*s)?

    I think the assumption of the 6A*'s is abit excessive? Or is that what they are looking for in candidates :eek::eek:
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    (Original post by AmbitiousMedic)
    I think the assumption of the 6A*'s is abit excessive? Or is that what they are looking for in candidates :eek::eek:
    I sure hope so (that the assumption is excessive) :afraid:
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    I have 57/60 too but I don't know what position would be deemed as good because they haven't used it before :L
    (Original post by chats4england)
    I'm going to score 57/60.

    Does that put me in a good situation?
    Don't know if I'm applying yet, but I'd get 57/60 too, don't know what that means really :erm:
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    I have a score between 56 and 58, I'm not sure what it is yet

    For their GCSE requirements, do they count English lit and English language? And for science, do they count the double award, even if I did separate chemistry and physics? Because my score could be 27 for GCSEs, or it could be 29 :\
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    (Original post by Metastasis)
    anyone has any idea how the international applicants will be graded for their GCEs as not everyone will have taken them?
    Check the pdf on the medicine faculty website They should have some detailed descriptions there. I think they're going to score you based on the equivalent grades
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    (Original post by doctork2)
    Check the pdf on the medicine faculty website They should have some detailed descriptions there. I think they're going to score you based on the equivalent grades
    thing is, for singapore, we have this integrated programme thing which i am in. it's a 6 year course which skips O levels (sort of like the GCEs equivalent?) and goes directly to A levels. so unless they specifically ask for my year 4 end of year results (sort of equivalent to O levels hence GCEs?), i would have like no results to replace the UK GCEs
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    (Original post by Metastasis)
    thing is, for singapore, we have this integrated programme thing which i am in. it's a 6 year course which skips O levels (sort of like the GCEs equivalent?) and goes directly to A levels. so unless they specifically ask for my year 4 end of year results (sort of equivalent to O levels hence GCEs?), i would have like no results to replace the UK GCEs
    Oh you see, Canada doesnt even have a GCSE thing going on... nor A-Levels!!! I'm not sure if that just automatically puts me out of the equation, but I did contact them and they told me to send them my Year 11 transcript. They were extremely helpful!
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    (Original post by as_94)
    I have a score between 56 and 58, I'm not sure what it is yet

    For their GCSE requirements, do they count English lit and English language? And for science, do they count the double award, even if I did separate chemistry and physics? Because my score could be 27 for GCSEs, or it could be 29 :\
    Yes this is exactly what I want to find out, are you going to call them? I've emailed them twice this week but no reply...
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Yes this is exactly what I want to find out, are you going to call them? I've emailed them twice this week but no reply...
    Hey, could you let me know what they say if you find out? Would be much appreciated
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    Hey, could you let me know what they say if you find out? Would be much appreciated
    I will yeah if i find the courage to call, I hate calling people I don't know
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Yes this is exactly what I want to find out, are you going to call them? I've emailed them twice this week but no reply...
    I don't think it matters that much. It won't affect my decision to apply there, 56 is still is a good score right?
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    (Original post by as_94)
    I don't think it matters that much. It won't affect my decision to apply there, 56 is still is a good score right?
    Yeah that's pretty damn good, I've only got 52 and that's the best case scenario, however I think I'll still apply to Leicester as my 'risky' option, I love it so much.
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    Can't believe I'm not already subscribed to this thread! :O But yeah, Leicester is one of my 'definite' choices it managed to completely skip the 'definitely maybe' pile. ^-^
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    Hey, could you let me know what they say if you find out? Would be much appreciated
    I just called them and they weren't very clear, they just said that with regards to triple science, each subject would be scored individually, then just directed me to look at the website saying an A* is worth 5 points, A is 4 etc.

    So I have no idea, maybe someone else should call, and phrase the question differently?
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Yeah that's pretty damn good, I've only got 52 and that's the best case scenario, however I think I'll still apply to Leicester as my 'risky' option, I love it so much.
    Snap! I think I have 52 aswell, if I've counted correctly! Comparing it to others on the thread it seems pretty low, uh-oh
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    Does anyone know if they are going to have a cut off and then all the applicants above the cut off get an interview?
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    (Original post by AmbitiousMedic)
    Does anyone know if they are going to have a cut off and then all the applicants above the cut off get an interview?
    Theyll probably mark the personal statement out of 30, get a combined score out of 90 and use a cut off to interview people. They did a similar thing last year.
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    (Original post by AmbitiousMedic)
    Snap! I think I have 52 aswell, if I've counted correctly! Comparing it to others on the thread it seems pretty low, uh-oh
    I know I'm really worried now but I would love to go to Leicester so I guess I don't mind taking a risk :/
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    (Original post by hookguy)
    Theyll probably mark the personal statement out of 30, get a combined score out of 90 and use a cut off to interview people. They did a similar thing last year.
    Ah okay, thanks for that! On the website scoring of applications document, it says that after the UKCAT + GCSE score is combined, the lowest scoring applicants won't be considered further.. so with regards to last year, as you say, would you be able to say roughly what you would need out of 60 to be considered further? Thanks!!

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