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    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10A*
    AS Grades: AAAAA (biology, chemistry, physics, geography, maths - I did this a year early)
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAAA (biology, chemistry, physics, geography)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): didn't do one. . .
    UKCAT (if applicable): 693
    BMAT (if applicable): didn't do one. . .
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    9 months volunteering in a old people's home
    4 days shadowing consultants at a hospital
    2 years volunteering with the visually impaired (mostly with children)
    Extra Curricular:
    public speaking, drama, saxophone, hockey, tutored a kid for about 6 months, also had a job working in a coffee shop for about 2 years
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Newcastle - AAA
    Birmingham - AAB
    Brighton - waiting list
    Cardiff - AAB
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    Year of Entry:2009
    Deferred?:no
    GCSEs: 8 A*s and an A
    AS grades: AAAAA
    A2 results:AAAA
    Previous degree: none
    UKCAT: 668
    BMAT: none
    Work Experience/volunteering: Residential home for a year, a week shadowing hospital doctors, am in touch with a junior doctor, volunteered around school e.g. helping the younger children in geography club, medsim
    Extra-curricular: D of E bronze and Gold, school council, first aider, spent a month in Kenya over the summer working with children
    Universities applied to and decisions:

    Nottingham: rejected without interview
    Newcastle: rejected after interview
    Sheffield: rejected without interview
    Leicester: rejected after interview
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    Another reminder for everyone, please do NOT post your profile in this thread until you have received decisions from ALL the places you've applied to. I can then add links in based on the decisions you have received.
    To repeat, this thread is only for people who have already applied and received decisions from everywhere they applied.

    Please do not post any questions or responses to profiles in this thread either - profiles only go here. For discussion, go to this thread
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    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 4A* 3A 2B 3C and 1A* short course of half GCSE
    AS Grades: 4A
    A2 Prediction/Results: 3A
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): in no particular order 700, 740, 760, 590 Av 682.5 (I get really annoyed with UKCAT as the 590 was for the maths section and given as every person who had to take it has to guess half. it is an unfair assessment tool and should be fixed)
    BMAT (if applicable): n/a
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Volunteered for 9months with the boys brigade +1week dissection, also have a job
    Extra Curricular: Dancing
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Bristol - interview - oh hold - offer AAB with A in chemistry
    Cardiff - rejected (academics)
    Leeds - rejected
    Leicester - interveiw - rejected
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    Year of Entry: 2006
    Deferred?: Nope
    GCSEs: 7 A*s, 5 As and 1B (which was ICT sat in Yr 9)
    AS Grades: AABB (+ A-gen studies)
    A2 Results: AAA (+A-gen studies)
    BMAT (if applicable): 5.5, 5.3, 7.5. TOTAL: 18.3.

    Work Experience/Volunteering: Started working as a HCSW at my local hospital on the nurse bank in my AS level year (still do it now in my holidays!). Also did a week of work experience at St Barts in the endocrinology dept. Medlink.
    Extra Curricular: School hockey, basketball and volleyball teams. Coaching roles in the junior teams too. House Captain at school. D of E bronze and silver

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Imperial - interview, offer AAB (Cond, FIRM)
    Keele (Manc) - interview, offer AAB (Cond, Ins)
    Liverpool - interview, offer AAB (with B only in Geography) (Withdrawn)
    Cambridge (Girton) - interview, rejected but encouraged to re-apply if I got 3 As at A level, because of the 2 Bs at AS-level.


    Extras: I had been v ill for the first term of AS-level year and only got BBCC in my first modules, all unis were understanding though and because I resat them in the summer or the following january it wasn't held against me anywhere except Cambridge!

    My experience as a HCSW seemed to impress most med schools and I'm pretty sure that was what helped me through...
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    Year of Entry: 2008
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: Scottish!
    AS Grades: Scottish! (ABBCC)
    A2 Results: BBB
    Previous degree: BSc Human Biology (2.1), MSc Medical & Diagnostic Virology (Merit)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 780
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Charity worker Romania, Care Assistant Hospice, other stuff, hospitals yadda yadda...
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Warwick GEP - accepted with 2:1
    Aberdeen - Offer
    HYMS - Offer
    Glasgow - Rejected (by my hometown )
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    Year of Entry:2008
    Deferred?:No
    GCSEs:10A* 1A
    AS Grades: AAAAA (Maths 290, F. Maths 271, Biology 284,Chemistry 276, French 243)
    A2 Prediction/Results: Predicted AAAA achieved AAAA (Maths 589, F. Maths 569, Biology 577, Chemistry 547)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): nope
    UKCAT (if applicable): 705
    BMAT (if applicable): 8.5+7.5+7.5=23.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week on hospital programme, 4 days in GP, 1 week in a dentists, volunteered 1 afternoon/week on a ward for about 3months
    Extra Curricular: Scouts, Fencing, Prefect, choir, chair environment society, International maths olympiad, international maths kanagarou and DoE Silver. Post application: national final for student investor.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge (King's), Interview and Offer- firm, AAA out of 4 A-levels
    Leeds, Interview and Offer- insurance AAA
    Nottingham, Interview then Rejected
    Bristol,Rejected without Interview
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 9A*s 2As
    AS Grades: As in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and German, A predicted in Maths
    A2 Prediction/Results: 4A*s
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT (if applicable): 740, 700, 540, 740
    BMAT (if applicable): 5.7, 5.4, 10.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    2 years volunteering in scouts
    2 days sitting in on GP consultations
    1 day in GP's waiting room taking blood pressures
    4 week Nuffield bursary
    1 day in local hospital's histopathology lab
    A few (8-ish) sessions talking to residents in nursing home
    Extra Curricular:
    School band/orchestra/choir
    Brass band outside of school
    Duke of Edinburgh Gold
    Ju-jitsu
    Chair of school council
    Head Boy
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Offers from Bimingham, Bristol, Cambridge(King's) and UCL
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    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: N
    GCSEs: 7A*'s 3A's
    AS Grades: AABB
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAA
    Previous Degree (if applicable): NA
    UKCAT (if applicable): No idea, average
    BMAT (if applicable): 23.3
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week in a hospital, 1 day with a sports doctor
    Extra Curricular: Tonnes of music, 1st XV rugby, shooting, captain of sailing, debating.
    Universities applied to and decisions: Oxford - Rejected after interview
    Southampton - rejected, St Andrews - offer (where I am now, AAB) Dundee - offer (AAA) Warwick Biomedical Chemistry ABB
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    Since I'm a dunce and forgot to post the link to this when I first did it... I have now adapted this thread to make it easier for people to use and find profiles from. I won't keep the summary posts updated anymore, instead I will update this page every month or so. Hope everyone finds it helpful!
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 5 A*s, 5 As
    IB Results: 42 points, 776 HL (Biology, English A1, Chemistry)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT (if applicable): 767.5
    BMAT (if applicable): 8.5, 6.7, 13.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 2 weeks shadowing hospital doctors, 1 month volunteering in physical/mental rehab centre, 2 weeks as part of a medical team in Cambodia
    Extra Curricular: School orchestra/choir, drama, student council, MUN
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) - unconditional offer
    UCL - interview; withdrawn
    King's - interview; withdrawn
    Southampton - interview; withdrawn
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10A* 1A
    UKCAT: 764
    AS Grades: AAAAAA (Maths, Chem, Bio, Geog, Philosophy, French)
    A2 Prediction: A*Bio A* Chem A Geog. Taken: FrenchA
    UKCAT (if applicable): 769.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 2 years hospital portering volunteer, help with disabled children, shadowing doctor 3 weeks, intro to NHS, various volunteer courses
    Extra Curricular: Grade 8 Piano, grade 7 Viola, County and National level hockey and lacrosse, Gold award LAMDA drama
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford (Corpus Christi) : interview - offer - AAA :woo:
    Imperial: offer - AAA
    Durham: Interview - Rejected
    UCL: offer AA
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 8A*, 3A, 1B
    AS Grades: AAAB
    A2 Prediction/Results: A*AA
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): 702.5 average
    BMAT (if applicable): n/a

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    3 weeks total hospital work experience.
    Around 3 or 4 months of volunteering (weekly commitment) at time of interviews.

    Extra Curricular:
    Gold D of E in the pipeline. Bronze completed.
    2 musical instruments w/ grades.
    Sports, mainly swimming (inc lifesaving).

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Birmingham, offer AAA
    Nottingham, offer AAB
    Cardiff, offer AAB
    Southampton, offer AAB
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10A*
    AS Grades: AAAAAA ~94% avg (Bio, Chem, Phys, Maths, F. Maths, French)
    A2 Prediction/Results: A (French taken early)/A*A*A*A* (predicted in Phys, Maths, Bio, Chem)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): n/a
    BMAT (if applicable): 6.2 6.2 12

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 week in a hospital - SEU/ICU/Shadowing a surgeon
    1 week with a GP
    1 week with a District Nurse (community)
    Some time spent at a pharmaceutical company
    2.5 years volunteering at a hospital (by interviews)

    Extra Curricular:
    Only mentioned a few on my PS - badminton, bioethics society etc.

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge (Caius) - Offer
    UCL - post interview rejection
    Imperial/Bristol - withdrawn
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 13A* 1A
    AS Grades: AAA (Physics, Chemistry, Latin in Year 11), AAA (Biology, Maths, Music in Year 12)
    A2 Prediction/Results: Achieved AAA (Physics, Chemistry, Latin in Year 12), Predicted AAAa (Biology, Maths, Music, Further Maths AS)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): 762.5 (700, 850, 730, 770)
    BMAT (if applicable): 5.7, 6.5, 9.0

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 week in Accident and Emergency
    1 week in Opthalmology
    Weekly volunteering in a nursing home (started this in September and continued until December)

    Extra Curricular:
    Self taught guitarist
    Music grades (8 piano, 8 flute, doing 8 saxophone), youth orchestra, school bands and choirs etc.
    Vocal coach for school musical
    Direct local church choir
    Play organ for weddings and funerals (saturday job)
    Debating society, competitions etc.
    Academic interests in neuroscience, neuropsychaiatry, medical ethics

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford (Keble): Offer ACC with A in Biology - FIRM
    University College London: Offer A in Biology
    King's College London: Offer A in Biology
    Imperial College London: Offer AAAC (any order) in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Music - INSURANCE
    University College London (Neuroscience): Withdrawn
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    IB Predicted: 40 points with 766 at HL
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): 627.5
    BMAT (if applicable): n/a

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 Week in a hospital doing general work
    3 days theatre
    2 days cardiology
    6 months care home
    2 weeks fertility centre

    Extra Curricular:
    Professional runner-sprinting, long distance etc, with school and outside school
    organise race for life for our school every year
    Netball
    I run an art club
    Artist
    Baby sitting
    MOCK trials
    some other stuff too...can't remember! :o:

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    BSMS->Rejected after interview
    HYMS->Offer 665 at HL with 34 points overall :woo: :yep: :eek3:
    UEA->Rejected before interview
    Dundee->Rejected before interview

    Let's hope I get the grades :rolleyes:

    Edit: Conditional offer met with 39 at IB and 765 at HL
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    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 7A*'s 3A's (plus 1A* and 1A short course GCSE's)
    AS Grades: AAABC (biology, maths, physics, critical thinking, chemistry)
    A2 Prediction/Results: (Was predicted AAB)
    A - Biology (96%)
    A - Chemistry (89%)
    A - Physics (82%)
    A - CT
    Biology AEA - Merit
    (AS Maths)
    UKCAT: 770 (680,870,770,760)
    BMAT: 21.7
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    Age Concern Befriender - 3 months
    Surgical ward work experience - 2 weeks
    Trained Phlebotomist
    Nuffield bursary - Gold CREST project on osteoporosis (took 6 weeks)
    Ward volunteer - 6 months
    Taught science workshops to y6's
    Extra Curricular: Reading, hockey, art etc
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Sheffield: Offer AAB (offer made through Extra)
    UCL: Rejected w/o interview
    Keele: Rejected w/o interview
    Southampton: Rejected
    (Imperial for biology - Offer AAB DECLINED)

    Just like to point out my AS's were what I applied with, although obviously aren't what I had when I did my chemistry retakes in y13 ( my school didnt have jan exams). Also, I was on the reserve list for sheffield and was made an offer through Extra in June.
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 7A* 5A
    AS Grades: History - B
    A2 Prediction/Results: Results: Chemistry, Biology, Music, General Studies - AAAA
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): 730 average
    BMAT (if applicable): n/a
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    2 weeks in a children's hospital
    Day with a GP doing home visits
    Day at a cancer research unit
    Day with a public health team
    8 months volunteering on a weekly basis at a geriatric hospital

    Working as a HCA in mental health and 2 adult hospitals during my gap year


    Extra Curricular:
    Music-
    Grade 8 Viola and Oboe
    Principal viola player in 2 pretigious orchestras where I live
    Member of 2 quartets
    Member of many school ensembles
    Violin teacher

    School council member
    Prefect
    Organised and ran CU at school
    Youth rep on the PCC at my church
    Leader at a youth club

    Windsurfing


    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Nottingham: Unconditional offer - FIRM
    King's College London: Unconditional offer - declined
    Cardiff: Unconditional offer - declined
    Leicester: Interview - withdrawn

    Cardiff (biomedical sciences): Unconditional offer - declined
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10A*s
    AS Grades: aaaa (biology, chemistry, latin, genstuds)
    A2 Prediction/Results: A* (maths - done a year early) A*A*A*A* (predictions) and predicted A* for EPQ.
    Previous Degree (if applicable): N/A
    UKCAT (if applicable): 792.5 (680, 880, 870, 740)
    BMAT (if applicable): 8.3, 5.1, 7.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: Volunteering weekly at a hospital and a hospice for nearly 18 months at time of application, 2 weeks shadowing doctors in a hospital, 1 week in another hospital w/ nurses etc
    Extra Curricular: erm... organising fundraising in school, prefect, crest award mentor for Year 7, Young Analyst competition, debating (ish), choir, piano (not particularly well), art (just as a hobby)
    (I basically don't have any 'high standard' extra curricular stuff :p:)
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford (LMH) - Interviewed - Offer - FIRM
    Queen's Belfast - Offer - INSURANCE
    Sheffield & St Andrews - offered interviews, but withdrew my app.
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    Year of Entry: 2010
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs 12A* 2A
    AS Grades:aaaaaac (biology, chemistry, maths, further maths, genstuds, crit thinking, spanish
    A2 Prediction/Results: Predicted A*A*A*B (biology, chemistry, maths, spanish)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): n/a
    UKCAT (if applicable): 665av
    BMAT (if applicable): 7.0, 5.1, 10.5
    Work experience/Volunteering: Volunteered weekly at a WRVS shop in a hospital for a year, spent a summer volunteering at a Leonard Cheshire care home, 1 week work experience at a GP's practice (2 days at one place and 3 at an other).
    Extra Curricular: St John Ambulance (was county cadet of the year), piano (not to a very high standard), paired reading scheme, model UN, Gold D of E, Highland Dancing, house captain.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford (Christ Church)- offer AAA- FIRM
    Nottingham- offer AAB- insurance
    Bristol- rejected w/o interview
    Edinburgh- rejected

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