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    Hey guys, just found this on their up to date (2012 entry) version of their website regarding the interview situation:

    "Selected mature (non-graduate) and international applicants for BM5 and international applicants for BM4 will be interviewed. All selected BM6 applicants must also attend interview and satisfy two eligibility criteria. Graduate and international applicants are not eligible to apply for the BM6 programme. As part of the selection procedure, we may require selected applicants to take part in an interactive activity."

    so i guess most of you (incl me!) wouldn't be interviewed if we got through to the equivalent stage. Also, their apps per place is interesting:

    "Intake: 206 (BM5), 40 (BM4), 30 (BM6)
    Average applicants per place: 14 (BM5), 26 (BM4), 14 (BM6)"

    ........I'm going for BM4 entry - *GULP* :eek:

    Got it all from http://www.soton.ac.uk/study/undergr...medicine.shtml
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    (Original post by brighteyes1994)
    That's good - well done yeah, I can't blame you :P the UKCAT was stressful, but at least the BMAT has some science in it and it has some ethics too, so my A levels are kind of relevant aha

    I can't wait to hear back from any of the unis, but Bham are already giving out interviews which kinda scares me :eek4: ...I just hope I get one

    ahh, hopefully you'll get some familiar questions then Best of luck with it
    I'm just glad it's one less thing I have to worry about
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    do i stand a chance
    dissapointed with ukcat got 603
    7 a*, 2a and 2b at gcse
    4a's at AS and a b in CT
    predicted 3a* and 1 A for a2
    also doiNG EPQ.
    I am just scared my ukcat will let me down...so do i stand a chance
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    (Original post by paul272)
    do i stand a chance
    dissapointed with ukcat got 603
    7 a*, 2a and 2b at gcse
    4a's at AS and a b in CT
    predicted 3a* and 1 A for a2
    also doiNG EPQ.
    I am just scared my ukcat will let me down...so do i stand a chance
    You stand a good chance as long as your personal statement is good/great.
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    Hey guys - I am applying to the BM4/BM5 here. Panicking.
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    Can I get some help to make up my mind, and be perfectly honest please!

    A-levels
    Chemistry- Predicted A
    Biology- Predicted A
    ICT- Predicted A*/A
    Maths- Predicted A*

    GCSEs - 4 A*s, 6 A's and a B

    UKcat score of 625

    Work Experience in hospital/GP/nursing home. Also got good extra curricular...DoE, etc.

    Would I have a good chance of getting in? Applying on Monday so need to make up my mind!
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    How long do Southampton take to get back to BM5 applicants?
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    How long do Southampton take to get back to BM5 applicants?
    Offers sent out Feb/March
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    (Original post by oldbatty)
    Offers sent out Feb/March
    Okay thank you!
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    (Original post by oldbatty)
    Offers sent out Feb/March

    so does this mean we won't hear if we'd been rejected until February/March?
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    On the website it says that in a class of 100, 85 will be from state (non-private) schools. So this means going to a private school is a disadvantage?
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    Anyone heard from Southampton or Manchester yet? Sent application 30 Sept
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    On the website it says that in a class of 100, 85 will be from state (non-private) schools. So this means going to a private school is a disadvantage?
    No, it's probably because more people attend non-private schools, so more people from non-private schools apply, so more non-private schools get places. If that makes sense.
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    No, it's probably because more people attend non-private schools, so more people from non-private schools apply, so more non-private schools get places. If that makes sense.
    Oh that makes sense! Thanks
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    (Original post by Erotas)
    On the website it says that in a class of 100, 85 will be from state (non-private) schools. So this means going to a private school is a disadvantage?
    Well considering only 7% of pupils go to private schools, yet 15% of Southampton medics went to private schools it looks unlikely to be a disadvantage... :rolleyes:
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    im thinking of applying to southampton.
    GCSEs- 4A*s 5As
    AS- AAAA Maths chem bio geog
    Predicted A*AA in Geog Bio Chem
    UKcat: 660 average
    Work exp: 2 weeks at a hospital. 3 days at a gp surgery.
    NO long term volunteering (care) work.

    do i stand a chance here?
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    (Original post by Organ)
    Well considering only 7% of pupils go to private schools, yet 15% of Southampton medics went to private schools it looks unlikely to be a disadvantage... :rolleyes:
    Ohh okay I didn't know about those stats - just making sure!!
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    (Original post by pharrison1)
    im thinking of applying to southampton.
    GCSEs- 4A*s 5As
    AS- AAAA Maths chem bio geog
    Predicted A*AA in Geog Bio Chem
    UKcat: 660 average
    Work exp: 2 weeks at a hospital. 3 days at a gp surgery.
    NO long term volunteering (care) work.

    do i stand a chance here?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by pharrison1)
    im thinking of applying to southampton.
    GCSEs- 4A*s 5As
    AS- AAAA Maths chem bio geog
    Predicted A*AA in Geog Bio Chem
    UKcat: 660 average
    Work exp: 2 weeks at a hospital. 3 days at a gp surgery.
    NO long term volunteering (care) work.

    do i stand a chance here?
    Do you have any worthy extra-curricular to talk about? If you do and your personal statement is great then yeh I think you should give it a shot.
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    (Original post by cricketcoach)
    Anyone heard from Southampton or Manchester yet? Sent application 30 Sept
    I think Southampton make offers in feb/march (what someone else told me).

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