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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: Yes
    GCSEs: 7A*, 3A
    AS Grades: aaac - Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, History respectively
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAA predicted, A*A*A results in Biology, Psychology, Chemistry respectively
    UKCAT (if applicable): 620
    BMAT: 5.2, 6.2, 9
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week GP, 1 week pharmacy, long-term volunteering at nursing home
    Extra Curricular: Water polo, swimming, cross-country running, orienteering.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford: Interviewed, Rejected
    Southampton: Rejected
    Cardiff: Interviewed, Offer: AAB FIRM
    Bristol: Rejected
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 2A*s 5As 4.5B 1C
    AS Grades: AAAAABD (June 2009)
    A2 Prediction/Results: A*A*A*A*A*AA / A*A*A*AAAc in chemistry, maths, further maths, biology, physics, chinese and as general studies
    UKCAT (if applicable): 490, 800, 630, 720 (avg=660)
    BMAT (if applicable): 4.1, 5.4, 6
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week at the GP surgery, 2 weeks w/e in 2 different hospitals, 1 year volunteering in my local hospital an WRVS
    Extra Curricular: grade 7 piano and grade 6 violin
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge - Unsuccessful (due to crap AS grades and crap BMAT scores)
    Imperial College London - Unsuccessful (BMAT)
    St. George's, University of London - Waiting List - Offer AAAb (Firm)
    Barts and the London - Unsuccessful (did not meet UKCAT cut-off)
    Biomedical Science at UCL - offer AAB (Insurance)
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    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 8A*, 3A
    AS Grades: aaaa (Biology, Chemistry, French, Psychology)
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAA predicted, AAA (Biology, Chemistry, French)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 642 average
    BMAT (if applicable): 4.7, 5.0, 10.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Hospital (1 week), GP (1 week), Care home voluntary work (long-term)
    Extra Curricular: Rugby (club/county), rowing (interregional), music (various)
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Imperial - Offer AAAb
    UCL - Rejection after interview
    Birmingham - Offer AAB
    Nottingham - Rejection after interview
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    Year of Entry: 2008
    GCSEs: 4A*, 7A
    AS Grades:AAAA
    A2 Prediction/Results:AAAB
    Previous Degree (if applicable): BSc Biomedical Science at The University of Sheffield, predicted 2.1
    UKCAT (if applicable): 660
    BMAT (if applicable): 20
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 4 Weeks in Various hospitals (Ophthalmology, ENT, Paediatrics, Plastic Surgery), 6 months volunteering in A&E.
    Extra Curricular: Choirs, Cross country, School drama department, Interfaith forum.
    Universities applied to and decisions:[/B]
    Cambridge - Straight rejection
    Sheffield - Interview then rejection
    Manchester - Interview then On Hold then rejection
    Newcastle - Interview then rejection

    Sheffield - Biomedical Science - Offer ABB - WHICH I HAVE ABSOLUTELY LOVED!

    And now it's time to try again - Graduate Entry, here I go!
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: NO
    GCSEs: 7 A* 3 A
    AS Grades: aaaa (bio, chem, physics, maths)
    A2 Predictions/Overall Results: A*A*A* / A*A*A*A*a :sexface:
    Previous Degree (if applicable): Bsc in Trolling (1st)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 580, 720, 690, 740 (682.5 avg)
    BMAT (if applicable): 5.2, 5.4, 6 (dam essay )
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week in A&E
    4 weeks in Microbiology Department
    Attended series of Medicine lectures
    1 week in Gastroenterology
    6 (ish) months hospital volunteering
    Old Folk's home (a must-have for PS)
    Extra Curricular: Football, tennis, basketball, part-time
    job (Tk Maxx + Zara= 1 yr 7 months)

    Universities applied to and decisions:

    Manchester- interview- Offer AAB (A in chem, AB in bio and physics (no preference)) FIRM
    HYMS- interview- Offer AAB (AA in bio/chem, B in physics) Insurance
    Liverpool- interview- Withdrew after interview (got too impatient-they took absolutely AGES to respond)
    OXford- Rejection `_` stupid bmat essay
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    Another reminder for people as we have a new influx of applicants.

    Please do NOT (that's NOT) post in this thread until you have received responses from ALL the places you have applied to. This means that anyone applying in Sept/Oct 2010 should not be posting yet
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    year: 2010
    GCSE's 2A* 4A 1B
    A-levels 2A* 2A
    UKCAT 650 710 600 650 AVG 652.5
    experience: 9 months at local hospice, had organised a week at hospital
    extra-curricular activities: attend fitness gym, AQA extended project A grade, Manchester access programme (fat lot of good!!)
    UNIS APPLIED: Manchester rejection after interview (i'm shy and suck at interviews)
    keele rejection without interview
    leeds rejection without interview
    applying again 2011
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10*s Triple Science, English lang+lit, Maths, Latin, History, French, Music
    Standard Grades Int2s (Scottish applicants): N/A
    AS Grades: Bio A Chem A Maths A French A (not strong As, roughly 85% UMS)
    A2 Prediction/Results: Bio A Chem A French A Maths B
    Higher grades (Scottish applicants): N/A
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT (if applicable): Just above average
    BMAT (if applicable): Just above average
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 2 weeks work experience in King's College Hospital, London / 2 Week expedition to Tanzania with a week spent helping at local primary school
    Extra Curricular: Head Boy, Rugby, Music, limited Drama
    Universities applied to and decisions: Oxford [AAA], Birmingham [AAA], Newcastle [Rejected], Edinburgh [Rejected]
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: 4A* 4As, 2Bs and a C
    AS Grades: AAAAB
    A2 Prediction/Results: AABCC (Maths, Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology
    UKCAT (if applicable):700-900-750-690
    Average - 760
    BMAT (if applicable): 8.3,7.6,4.5 (20.4 total)
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1year disabled care centre, one month hospital
    Extra Curricular: Charity shop work, did work with kids affected by Chernobyl
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford-rejected post interview
    Newcastle-rejected post interview
    St. Andrew's-rejected

    (I developed a psychotic disorder, and due to that my second year round up with something like 30% attendance, messed up my plans a bit :rolleyes:)
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    3 years post-16 education (A-levels). Due to change in career direction towards medicine (took up Bio + Chem in 2nd year)

    Year of Entry: 2010

    Deffered Entry? No

    GCSEs: A*A*AAAAABCCCCD (English Grade C)

    AS Grades: aaacu (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Music Tech, General Studies)

    A2 Grades: BD (Physics, Music)

    3rd Year Predictions: A*A*Aa (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Language AS)

    UKCAT: 625 Average - 650 VR, 690 QR, 500 AR, 660 DA

    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 month Hospice, 1 week GP surgery (arranged)

    Extra Curricular: Grade 7 Piano, Grade 6 Saxophone, Member of Youth Orchestra for 4 years, Steel Pan Band member 5 years, Gym

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Medicine (A100)
    Newcastle - Rejected (UKCAT)
    HYMS - Rejected after Interview (Due to my academics any offer made would be AAAa)
    Peninsula - Rejected
    Keele - Rejected

    Human Physiology (B120)
    Leeds - Offer AAB - Declined
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 9A 1B (longcourse) 2A 1C (short course)
    AS Grades: A A A A A C (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, General Studies, Critical Thinking)
    A2 Prediction/Results: A* A* A A (Biology, Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths)
    UKCAT: 720
    BMAT: N/A
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 Year St John Ambulance, nothing else (hence the rejections)
    Extra Curricular: Grade 7 Viola, Piano, Gym
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Manchester: Rejected after interview
    Sheffield: Rejected without interview
    Bristol: Rejected without interview
    Southampton: Rejected

    Biomedical Sciences at Southampton: Offer BBB, Declined

    Gap year.. Hopeful 2011 Medicine Entrant!
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    I failed to get into med school for 2010 but I didnt give up and I got in for 2011, below is a link to my 2011 medicine application:

    Link to 2011 Medicine Application Profile

    PM me for any help & advice!!

    Year of Entry: 2010

    Deferred: No

    GCSEs: A*A*A*A*AAABB (History, ICT, Additional Science, RE, Science, English Lit, English Lang, French, Maths)

    AS Grades:
    A - 96% (Psychology)
    A - 94% (Biology)
    B - 75% (Chemistry)
    A - 100% (Sociology)
    B - 75% (General Studies)

    A2 Prediction: A*A*A*A*A
    (Biology, Psychology, Extended Project, AQA Baccalaureate, Chemistry)

    UKCAT: 650 Average
    VR - 530
    QR - 680
    DA - 690
    AR - 700

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 Year Volunteering on geriatrics at hospital,
    1 week GP,
    1 week animal sanctuary.

    Extra Curricular:
    Grade 5 Piano,
    Aikido - dark blue belt,
    House official.

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Nottingham - Straight Rejection - Alternative Offer for Biochemistry - Declined
    Kings - Straight Rejection
    Barts - Straight Rejections - Alternative Offer for Biochemistry - Declined
    Leeds - Straight Rejection

    Oxford (Biology) - INTERVIEW - Rejection

    St Georges (Carribean) - OFFER - Declined
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    Year of Entry: 2009

    GCSEs: 7As 3Bs (GCE O/L A* not awarded)

    AS Grades: AAAAB

    A2 Prediction/Results:AAAA/ABBB

    Previous Degree (if applicable):

    UKCAT (if applicable): n/a

    BMAT (if applicable): 3.8 4.7 7.5

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    Shadowing doctors at local Hospital
    First AID course
    Elders home

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge(Trinity) - rejected w/o interview
    Imperial - rejected w/o interview
    UCL - rejected w/o interview
    Kings - rejected w/o interview

    Biomedical Engineering
    Imperial- ABB

    Planning to apply as graduate for 2012
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    Year of Entry: 2006
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: 2 A*, 6 A, 4 B
    Standard Grades Int2s (Scottish applicants): N/A
    AS Grades: AAABB (chemistry, psychology, critical thinking, biology, computing)
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAA/AAAA (biology, chemistry, psychology, general studies)
    Higher grades (Scottish applicants): N/A
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT (if applicable): N/A
    BMAT (if applicable): N/A
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Summer play scheme, 1 afternoon/week for a month of working as a TA in secondary sch, 1 afternoon/week for a month of working with physio caring for disabled adults, 2 days work exp in hospital
    Extra Curricular: Music, prefect, peer counselling service, part time job
    Universities applied to and decisions: Leeds (rejected), cardiff (rejected), keele (rejected after interview), liverpool (offer AAB)

    Might not be very useful now as it's rather old
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    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 11 A*s, A in Additional Maths
    AS Grades: AAAAAA (Maths, Chem, Bio, Phys, History, General Studies)
    A2 Grades: A*A*A*A*A* (Maths, Chem, Bio, Phys, History)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT: N/A
    BMAT: 3.8, 5.7, 3A.
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 week in Infirmary in India,
    6 months in Hospital, (volunteering as: porter and then Health Care assistant)
    1 week in GP surgery,
    1 year (ish) in elderly care home,
    1 week shadowing in hospital (London),
    1 month (ish) volunteering in Orphanage (S.E. Asia)
    4 months volunteering at Disabled Riding Centre
    1 month teaching assistant in India

    Extra Curricular:
    School prefect
    Tutoring Maths and English (at school)
    Swimming/horse riding/hockey (play for county)
    Grade 8 Piano and Saxophone

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge (Gonville & Caius) - Interviewed, Pooled - Re-Interviewed at Sidney Sussex and Murray Edwards - OFFER A*AA - Murray Edwards
    Birmingham - Interviewed, OFFER AAA
    Imperial - Rejected w/o interview (Bmat s1 too low)
    UCL - Rejected w/o interview (Bmat too low)

    Firm: Cambridge
    Insurance: Birmingham

    Good luck to future applicants!! if u want to ask anything about personal statements/Bmat/interviews, feel free to PM me
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    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: A*A*A*A*A*AAAAAB (taken in 2002)
    A2 Results: AAAB (taken in 2004)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): English Language and Literature at Oxford University, predicted 2:1/1st
    UKCAT (if applicable): 750
    BMAT (if applicable): N/A
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Two weeks volunteering in a care home, plus four years' experience as an auxiliary nurse (HCA)
    Extra Curricular: Editor of Oxford Uni's student newspaper, outreach work for Oxford access
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    King's College London (4 year GEP) - Interview 11/01/2011; withdrew application before interview
    Leeds (5 year) - Rejected without interview
    Newcastle (4 year GEP) - Interview 20/01/2011; withdrew application before interview
    Sheffield (5 year) - Interview 18/01/2011; offer, firm choice
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    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    AS Results: AAAAAA (Bio, Chem, Phys, Maths, F. Maths, Gen Stud.)
    A2 Predictions: A*A*A*A*
    UKCAT (if applicable): 665
    BMAT (if applicable): 4.9, 5.7, 4.5A
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 week at hospital
    3 months voluntary work on hospital wards
    3 months at Residential Home
    6 months with Children with special needs
    Nuffield Bursary
    Extra Curricular: Tennis, Drama, Guitar (all informally)
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge - Rejected post-interview
    Leeds - Withdrawn - then Interview invite (in that order)
    Birmingham - Offer (Insurance)
    UCL - Offer (Firm)
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    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs:5 A* 5 A
    AS Results: AAAAA (Bio, Chem, psychology, maths, art)
    A2: AAAA (Bio, Chem, Psych, Art)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 770 average - VR 730, QR 850, AR 800, DA 700
    BMAT (if applicable): N/A
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    Student Mentor 2 years
    Psychiatric placement, 1 day
    Maternity ward placement, 1 day
    Orthopaedics placement, 2 days
    A&E placement, 2 days
    Human Nutrition at SGH placement, 1 day
    volunteer with Autisitic child, 2 year
    volunteer at hospice, 9 months,
    work as Care Assistant in Nursing home, 9 months,
    other work at Care home, 18 months
    Work at GP surgery, 2 years
    Volunteer with learning disabled adults, just started (CRB took forever!)
    Extra Curricular:
    Voice, grade 8, studying for dipABRSM
    Piano, grade 5
    studying for BSL Level 1
    Universities applied to and decisions:BSMS: Rejection after interview
    Southampton: Offer, Firm choice
    Cardiff: Withdrawn, had invitation for interview
    Bristol: Withdrawn
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    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 12 A* 1A

    AS Grades: A A A A B (Biology, Maths, Psychology, German, Chemistry)

    A2 Prediction/Results: A* A* A (Biology, Psychology, Chemistry)

    UKCAT (if applicable): 742.5 average
    BMAT (if applicable): 4.4, 6.8, 4A
    Volunteering: 6 months volunteering at Hospital tea bar and shop (making drinks, serving customers, till), St John Ambulance
    Work Experience: 2 days A&E, 2 days Ophthalmology
    Extra Curricular: Violin (grade 7) and Piano (grade 5), playing in two orchestras and a quartet, Swimming, School - peer listener, gifted and talented mentor, prefect

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Birmingham - offer AAAa
    Imperial - rejected (BMAT)
    Oxford (Balliol) - interviewed - rejected after interview
    Kings College London - offer AAAb [FIRM]
    Warwick(Biomedical Sciences) - ABB
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    Year of Entry:2010
    GCSEs:8 A* 2 A
    AS Grades:AAAB
    A2 Results:A*AB
    UKCAT (if applicable):615
    Work Experience/Volunteering: One week in nephrology/urological surgery. Volunteered in respite for disabled children, travelled to india to teach english to slum children.
    Extra Curricular: senior prefect in school, member of school council, grade 7 voice/bassoon/clarinet, grade 6 theory, member of several bands/orchestras, part time job, won bursury to perform research into leukaemia in QUB.
    Universities applied to and decisions
    Glasgow - rejected due to UKCAT score (they had to raise baseline due to excess applicants)
    Dundee - rejected, same as above
    Aberdeen - interviewed, offer, AAB FIRM
    UEA - interviewed, offer, AAB

    QUB - Biochemistry, offer BBB/BBC + B


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