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    I haven't sat the UKCAT exam yet but is there a timer on the screen while you're doing it?
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    There's two routes that don't use the UKCAT - ones which use the BMAT, and ones which don't use any entrance exams.

    Of the BMAT ones there's Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL, and of the no exams ones there's Birmingham (although your GCSEs aren't really good enough for there), and some others I think including Bristol? This isn't a definitive list by any stretch of the imagination, someone will know more than me.
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    Try Liverpool and the BMAT universities. I can't remember which other unis dont use the UKCAT
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    I haven't sat the UKCAT exam yet but is there a timer on the screen while you're doing it?
    :yep:
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    I did horribly awful in my UKCAT, looking through threads with people's UKCATs no one has yet seemed to get a lower score than mine
    I got:

    Average - 558

    Total - 2230

    700 - QR
    660 - DA
    530 - VR
    340 - AR !!!!!!!!!!!! i have literally lost sleep over this score for the past 4 days [though it feels like its been 2 weeks of no sleep.]

    It went AWFULLY i think i did 3 exercises out of the 13! i lost track of time completely, and anything i did manage to answer was obviously wrong.

    You honestly don't know how upset this has made me, I'm a gap year student and got 680 on AR last yr with an average of 609, but this yr its gone even worse!

    Where can I apply? I know to avoid:
    Kings, Newcastle, Sheffield, Durham, Leicester, Southampton

    I want to reapply to Keele and Leeds? and I'm thinking Lancaster and Liverpool as they don't use the UKCAT, but I'm not sure if I can do that?

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    GCSE's:
    4A*s, 4As, 1B (B in ICT)
    A levels:
    Chemistry - A, Biology - A, RE - B (one mark of A so has been sent for a remark)
    AS levels:
    Maths - A

    Thanks.
    Has soton raised their UKCAT cut off?
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    I did horribly awful in my UKCAT, looking through threads with people's UKCATs no one has yet seemed to get a lower score than mine
    I got:

    Average - 558

    Total - 2230

    700 - QR
    660 - DA
    530 - VR
    340 - AR !!!!!!!!!!!! i have literally lost sleep over this score for the past 4 days [though it feels like its been 2 weeks of no sleep.]

    It went AWFULLY i think i did 3 exercises out of the 13! i lost track of time completely, and anything i did manage to answer was obviously wrong.

    You honestly don't know how upset this has made me, I'm a gap year student and got 680 on AR last yr with an average of 609, but this yr its gone even worse!

    Where can I apply? I know to avoid:
    Kings, Newcastle, Sheffield, Durham, Leicester, Southampton

    I want to reapply to Keele and Leeds? and I'm thinking Lancaster and Liverpool as they don't use the UKCAT, but I'm not sure if I can do that?

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    GCSE's:
    4A*s, 4As, 1B (B in ICT)
    A levels:
    Chemistry - A, Biology - A, RE - B (one mark of A so has been sent for a remark)
    AS levels:
    Maths - A

    Thanks.
    Leeds use UKCAT after interview last time i checked
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    I did horribly awful in my UKCAT, looking through threads with people's UKCATs no one has yet seemed to get a lower score than mine
    I got:

    Average - 558

    Total - 2230

    700 - QR
    660 - DA
    530 - VR
    340 - AR !!!!!!!!!!!! i have literally lost sleep over this score for the past 4 days [though it feels like its been 2 weeks of no sleep.]

    It went AWFULLY i think i did 3 exercises out of the 13! i lost track of time completely, and anything i did manage to answer was obviously wrong.

    You honestly don't know how upset this has made me, I'm a gap year student and got 680 on AR last yr with an average of 609, but this yr its gone even worse!

    Where can I apply? I know to avoid:
    Kings, Newcastle, Sheffield, Durham, Leicester, Southampton

    I want to reapply to Keele and Leeds? and I'm thinking Lancaster and Liverpool as they don't use the UKCAT, but I'm not sure if I can do that?

    -----
    GCSE's:
    4A*s, 4As, 1B (B in ICT)
    A levels:
    Chemistry - A, Biology - A, RE - B (one mark of A so has been sent for a remark)
    AS levels:
    Maths - A

    Thanks.

    aw hun, don't beat yourself up about it too much, it isn't exactly the end of the world:console:

    Avoid the ukcat unis but ensure the rest of your application is strong which by the looks of things-grades-wise- it is!

    goooood luck.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    I haven't sat the UKCAT exam yet but is there a timer on the screen while you're doing it?
    Yeh there is It tells you how much time you have left, not the elapsed time.
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    aw hun, don't beat yourself up about it too much, it isn't exactly the end of the world:console:

    Avoid the ukcat unis but ensure the rest of your application is strong which by the looks of things-grades-wise- it is!

    goooood luck.
    Thankyouuu, I'll need the luck.. lol.
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    (Original post by It could be lupus)
    Try Liverpool and the BMAT universities. I can't remember which other unis dont use the UKCAT
    If i did this awfully in the UKCAT i can''t imagine what i'll get in the BMAT! but yeh i might have to do that, though im disinclined towards the thought because all the BMAT Universities seem to be London ones, which are way to hard to get into!
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    (Original post by Nutta!)
    Leeds use UKCAT after interview last time i checked
    Yeh they do, as do Keele, i rang both universities up, but besdies Bham, lancaster and Liverpool I can't think of any others that do not use the UKCAT, so I'm thinking Keele because it's close and they don't put that much emphasis on UKCAT? And Leeds coz i got feedback from them last year and know what they want me to improve.. But if there are any other universities that people can think of that don't use UKCAT then i'll apply there.
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    If i did this awfully in the UKCAT i can''t imagine what i'll get in the BMAT! but yeh i might have to do that, though im disinclined towards the thought because all the BMAT Universities seem to be London ones, which are way to hard to get into!
    But at least with BMAT you will have more choice and more chances?
    Best of luck in any case
    And BMAt is defferent from UKCAT, so its not a given that you will do bad at it
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    Bristol doesn't require the UKCAT at all

    UEA, does require it, however they barely look at it when selecting candidates for interviews
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    There's two routes that don't use the UKCAT - ones which use the BMAT, and ones which don't use any entrance exams.

    Of the BMAT ones there's Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL, and of the no exams ones there's Birmingham (although your GCSEs aren't really good enough for there), and some others I think including Bristol? This isn't a definitive list by any stretch of the imagination, someone will know more than me.
    OML thankyou! Bristol don't use the UKCAT/BMAT (i just double checked lol)
    And 20% get an interview, Do you think i'll stand a better chance there than in keele/leeds then?
    Last year for keele i think 50% got an interview, and of the 50%, 25% got an offer.. But i live close to keele so I'd love to re-apply there! And Leeds gave me feedback so that would be helpful to re-apply.. Gosh it's so confusing.
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    BMAT = Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and UCL

    No exam = Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Belfast
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    (Original post by 2009er)
    BMAT = Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and UCL

    No exam = Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Belfast
    Thankyouu
    So was Bristol hard to get into? I looked at the website and I meet the grade requirements but I've always had the impression thar its really hard to get into.
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    (Original post by _Andrew_)
    Bristol doesn't require the UKCAT at all

    UEA, does require it, however they barely look at it when selecting candidates for interviews
    Thanks UEA are like Keele then, All these posts make me feel better, it means I still kinda have a chance.. [an extremely small one lol]
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    If i did this awfully in the UKCAT i can''t imagine what i'll get in the BMAT! but yeh i might have to do that, though im disinclined towards the thought because all the BMAT Universities seem to be London ones, which are way to hard to get into!
    You may have to try for the BMAT universities. If you practice the BMAT you could get a decent score in it
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    (Original post by CoffeeAtStarbucks)
    Thankyouu
    So was Bristol hard to get into? I looked at the website and I meet the grade requirements but I've always had the impression thar its really hard to get into.
    Only because its lack of entrance exams tends to attract an unusually high number of applicants.
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    (Original post by ShinyShiny)
    Only because its lack of entrance exams tends to attract an unusually high number of applicants.
    Me being an example of those people lol OML the hardest part of re-applying is definately thinking about where you can apply. Mayyn I wish I hadn't messed up my two interviews last year! :/
 
 
 

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