Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

On a gap year hoping to do medicine - please help

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    As the title says, I'm on a gap year and want to apply for 2017 entry to med school.

    GCSEs: 5A's 5B's (my main concern)
    A-Levels: A*AA (History, Chemistry, Biology respectively)
    UKCAT: average score of 653

    I am unsure of where to apply to maximise my chances of getting offered a place (I know you have to do an interview). Could you please help!? I would really appreciate it. Do I even have a chance??

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: My situational judgement is Band 2
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kwaks)
    As the title says, I'm on a gap year and want to apply for 2017 entry to med school.

    GCSEs: 5A's 5B's (my main concern)
    A-Levels: A*AA (History, Chemistry, Biology respectively)
    UKCAT: average score of 653

    I am unsure of where to apply to maximise my chances of getting offered a place (I know you have to do an interview). Could you please help!? I would really appreciate it. Do I even have a chance??

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: My situational judgement is Band 2
    Have a look at Leicester. They give more points on their scoring system for achieved A levels. If your GCSE A*s are in the core subjects (maths English sciences) your score may be ok.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by newgirl66)
    Have a look at Leicester. They give more points on their scoring system for achieved A levels. If your GCSE A*s are in the core subjects (maths English sciences) your score may be ok.
    Okay, thank you for the advice


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kwaks)
    As the title says, I'm on a gap year and want to apply for 2017 entry to med school.

    GCSEs: 5A's 5B's (my main concern)
    A-Levels: A*AA (History, Chemistry, Biology respectively)
    UKCAT: average score of 653

    I am unsure of where to apply to maximise my chances of getting offered a place (I know you have to do an interview). Could you please help!? I would really appreciate it. Do I even have a chance??

    Thanks in advance


    EDIT: My situational judgement is Band 2
    Hiya I'm also applying for 2017 entry. Are you a reapplicant?
    You have to look at universities cut offs for ukcat for previous years as you will have to avoid ukcat heavy universities.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kings_queens)
    Hiya I'm also applying for 2017 entry. Are you a reapplicant?
    You have to look at universities cut offs for ukcat for previous years as you will have to avoid ukcat heavy universities.
    Hey, no this is my first time I'm applying for medicine. Oh okay thank you for the advice I will look into it


    Posted from TSR Mobile

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 24, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which would you rather be...?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.