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    (Original post by Richyp22)

    whats an MMI format?

    This is too anybody who would know,

    Also does leeds specify anything on a fourth as-level grade?

    Lastly do you think theres any benefit sending in my ucas application early has any benefits, Because I know at birmingham they started doing interviews before the ucas deadline? Which makes me a bit worried as I doubt ill have everything ready before october.
    MMI is multiple mini interviews

    Typically there are 8-10 stations and each station is like a mini interview where you are posed with a question or challenge and evaluated on it.
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    (Original post by .eXe)
    MMI is multiple mini interviews

    Typically there are 8-10 stations and each station is like a mini interview where you are posed with a question or challenge and evaluated on it.
    uuhhhhhhh that sounds scary, dunno if you know but would any of these be medical/science based stations. Or still the usual ethics based and why stuff.

    Either way Ill find out next week at the open day
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    (Original post by Richyp22)

    whats an MMI format?

    This is too anybody who would know,

    Also does leeds specify anything on a fourth as-level grade?

    Lastly do you think theres any benefit sending in my ucas application early has any benefits, Because I know at birmingham they started doing interviews before the ucas deadline? Which makes me a bit worried as I doubt ill have everything ready before october.
    MMI is a pretty well recognised way of interviewing. Sending your application in earlier will not benefit you in any way.

    I applied as a science graduate so AS and A-Level results were not taken into consideration for me. Maybe one of the other medics would be best suited to answer.
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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Ive heard about the leeds cock up, But honestly i couldnt care less. Amazing med course/ Amzing social capacity.

    Im just going to put so much work into my personal statement to try and make this happen. Buzzing.
    Make sure you have other safer choices (if there is such a thing), because last year was horrific.
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    Just discovered somthing very intresting, The leeds policy on acedmics for selection has changed slightly.

    If You declare your As results and you can have them graded out of 16, Your gcses will also be graded out of 16. Both of them along with predicted grades will give you a score out of 16.

    But what it says is only your best score is taken forward to decide wether you get an interview.

    So if I understand it correctly, If you meet gcse requirments and get AAA at as-level you can get 14/16 for acedmics.

    http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi...ions.html#GCSE Thats the link to what ive looked into
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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Just discovered somthing very intresting, The leeds policy on acedmics for selection has changed slightly.

    If You declare your As results and you can have them graded out of 16, Your gcses will also be graded out of 16. Both of them along with predicted grades will give you a score out of 16.

    But what it says is only your best score is taken forward to decide wether you get an interview.

    So if I understand it correctly, If you meet gcse requirments and get AAA at as-level you can get 14/16 for acedmics.

    http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi...ions.html#GCSE Thats the link to what ive looked into
    Meeting the GCSE requirements might not automatically result along with AAA at AS as 14/16, many applicant exceed the minimum requirements.
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    (Original post by Leedsmedic2012)
    Meeting the GCSE requirements might not automatically result along with AAA at AS as 14/16, many applicant exceed the minimum requirements.
    Yes I know that from previous results, But on the link it says your As-results or gcse grade not both can be used to give your acedmic score. And your best one goes forward.
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    (Original post by Leedsmedic2012)
    MMI is a pretty well recognised way of interviewing. Sending your application in earlier will not benefit you in any way.

    I applied as a science graduate so AS and A-Level results were not taken into consideration for me. Maybe one of the other medics would be best suited to answer.
    Hi I just wanted to ask you do leeds take into GCSE grades for science graduates or is that something which is also not taken into account like A Levels? Btw what is ur degree classification? And what did you get in English language GCSE?
    Thx


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    (Original post by yum-yum)
    Hi there

    I've received an offer from Leeds for medicine this year so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Although it sounds like there's loads of competition, all i can say is if I managed to get in im sure many of you guys can :P

    I'm sure anyone applying to Leeds will find there links useful

    Academic Requirements: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi.../academic.html

    Personal Qualities: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi.../personal.html

    Advice on writing the Personal Statement for Leeds: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admissions/docs/ps.pdf
    Are the documents no longer available?
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    (Original post by bloomingblossoms)
    Are the documents no longer available?
    Sorry I think they must've changed/moved the top two since i posted them
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    I'm going to the Leeds open day tomorrow and expected Leeds to be one of my choices (with B'ham, Bristol and possibly Oxford) but yesterday my school advised me not to apply Leeds! I'm at an Independent school that offers a huge range of EC's and I am very involved, but I was told Leeds like to see non-school EC's, especially community work. My non-school EC's are all sport, although at quite a high level (County). Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
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    (Original post by HCubed)
    I'm going to the Leeds open day tomorrow and expected Leeds to be one of my choices (with B'ham, Bristol and possibly Oxford) but yesterday my school advised me not to apply Leeds! I'm at an Independent school that offers a huge range of EC's and I am very involved, but I was told Leeds like to see non-school EC's, especially community work. My non-school EC's are all sport, although at quite a high level (County). Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
    Ermm I dont see a problem with that, youll be at no disadvantage
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    And also roll on leeds 2013 application, went to the open day today and it was amazing!!!! ekk so excited definatly my number 1 school.
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    Don't do this. Don't apply to Leeds. You'll basically be going into UCAS with only 3 choices.
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Don't do this. Don't apply to Leeds. You'll basically be going into UCAS with only 3 choices.
    Advice rejected lemme geuss you got rejected from leeds 8 months after you sent your ucas form in?
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Don't do this. Don't apply to Leeds. You'll basically be going into UCAS with only 3 choices.
    Someone has to get in... :P (well, >200 people have to get in!). Ask me in a year, and I'll tell you whether this was good advice or not!


    So, I hear admissions is changing. More emphasis on UKCAT (apparently 650+ should be good enough), best academics out of GCSEs or AS (does that mean 4As means top marks? Admissions lady says that they don't look at module results!).
    I was so impressed with the USB! I think that sold Leeds to me
    And the food.
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    (Original post by Richyp22)


    Advice rejected lemme geuss you got rejected from leeds 8 months after you sent your ucas form in?
    Oh, I didn't really care about the time frame, not gonna give you any cliches about waiting because you'll have heard them all, but the point is that the type of people that I know that have got into Leeds have been;

    -Semi pro footballers
    -school rugby, cricket and house captains
    -national level hockey player
    -some guy in some next level orchestra

    (Original post by Holz888)
    Someone has to get in... :P (well, >200 people have to get in!). Ask me in a year, and I'll tell you whether this was good advice or not!
    See above. Not to put you off or anything I know a guy that was applying to, and then got into Cambridge, and when I told him I was applying to Leeds, he just laughed at me and was like '19 to 1 ratio of getting in? Come on, it's a good medical school and a great city but there's no way I could get in there'.
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Oh, I didn't really care about the time frame, not gonna give you any cliches about waiting because you'll have heard them all, but the point is that the type of people that I know that have got into Leeds have been;

    -Semi pro footballers
    -school rugby, cricket and house captains
    -national level hockey player
    -some guy in some next level orchestra
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    Omg the irony, Well i played Acedmy level football for 5 years for Nottingham forest football club(captain for 2 of them)

    And i also play americian football for great briton under 18's

    So thanks for boosting my confidence in getting into leeds
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    (Original post by Holz888)
    Someone has to get in... :P (well, >200 people have to get in!). Ask me in a year, and I'll tell you whether this was good advice or not!


    So, I hear admissions is changing. More emphasis on UKCAT (apparently 650+ should be good enough), best academics out of GCSEs or AS (does that mean 4As means top marks? Admissions lady says that they don't look at module results!).
    I was so impressed with the USB! I think that sold Leeds to me
    And the food.
    They only mark your top three A's and they gave me the impression that if you meet the requirments your through to the next stage(No threshold of anything like that) Which is abit useless cause 99% will meet the requirments

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