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    (Original post by DGullis)
    Hi,

    Looking for some advice on applications based on my UKCAT score

    I got 2710 (677.5 avg) Band 1 which is obviously not as high as I was hoping for.

    I was looking at applying to Barts, Newcastle and Warwick as these are my only options due to a non science degree and a levels.

    Is it even worth applying with this score or should I forget about it this year.

    Outside of the UKCAT i've got a 1st in Biological Psychology, 2+ years working as a HCA, a weeks shadowing (psychiatrist), and hopes and dreams

    Any advice very welcome...
    Thanks
    For the sake of £20 you may as well apply. There could be a swing in UKCAT scores, and worst case scenario is you get rejected and have more familiarity with the application process for next year.

    Have you looked at 5 year courses?


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    Hey, I've been trying to find out the UKCAT cut offs for Warwick for the past few years, would be much appreciated if anyone knows these. On a side note, I have UKCAT this weekend, so would really appreciate some last minute tips, thanks
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    (Original post by xertyl)
    Hey, I've been trying to find out the UKCAT cut offs for Warwick for the past few years, would be much appreciated if anyone knows these. On a side note, I have UKCAT this weekend, so would really appreciate some last minute tips, thanks
    The lowest UKCAT score for an applicant with an undergraduate degree who was invited to selection centre was 2,800 for 2015 entry; 2,940 for 2014 entry and 2,810 for 2013.

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by x_meg_x)
    The lowest UKCAT score for an applicant with an undergraduate degree who was invited to selection centre was 2,800 for 2015 entry; 2,940 for 2014 entry and 2,810 for 2013.

    Hope that helps
    thank you so much
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    3rd stab at the UKCAT today and finally crack that elusive 700 barrier!

    VR - 640
    QR - 810
    AR - 740
    DA - 770

    Average - 740 !!

    Didn't get any interviews the past 2 years due to average UKCAT scores.
    I've a 1st class degree in biomedical science, been a HCA for nearly 4 years and starting a MSc in microbiology and infection next week! Fingers crossed I get an interview!
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    (Original post by christyriot)
    3rd stab at the UKCAT today and finally crack that elusive 700 barrier!

    VR - 640
    QR - 810
    AR - 740
    DA - 770

    Average - 740 !!

    Didn't get any interviews the past 2 years due to average UKCAT scores.
    I've a 1st class degree in biomedical science, been a HCA for nearly 4 years and starting a MSc in microbiology and infection next week! Fingers crossed I get an interview!
    Congratulations! You must be so pleased!


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    (Original post by tw781)
    Does anyone know where we can get a list of what our reference needs to say? Also, do they give it to us and we put it on UCAS or what?


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    It seems to vary by course - some don't say anything about the reference (and barely take it into account other than a general check) and others say a bit about what they expect the reference to cover. So I went through my options and basically came up with a few points (really not much) that I've asked my referee to cover, in addition to giving them the UCAS guidance form.
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    (Original post by Wanderlust&Tea)
    I graduated in 2011 and I can't find anywhere to put it in the form. Ugh. That's not going to be awkward to write about at all, particularly since I'm applying to 2 gamsat unis too. :P
    Yeah I've been wondering the same thing, I've mentioned it in my personal statement as part of a general comment on recent study, which I guess is relevant to all courses (I graduated a few years ago and have only done GAMSAT and other professional qualifications since then).

    I wondered if they might ask it at interview, or include it on a form that asks about work experience, post-application, but thought it would do no harm to just shoehorn it into the personal statement anyway.
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    Hello everyone! I'm not actually applying for the 2016 entry but I'm thinking of purchasing Griffith's GAMSAT review. I'm just wondering if this is the website from which I can purchase it? http://www.gamsatreview.com/Gamsat_R...rder_Page.html
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    (Original post by christyriot)
    3rd stab at the UKCAT today and finally crack that elusive 700 barrier!

    VR - 640
    QR - 810
    AR - 740
    DA - 770

    Average - 740 !!

    Didn't get any interviews the past 2 years due to average UKCAT scores.
    I've a 1st class degree in biomedical science, been a HCA for nearly 4 years and starting a MSc in microbiology and infection next week! Fingers crossed I get an interview!
    Wow!! Well done!!!
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    Does anyone know if our referees need to write a fresh/new reference for re-applicants? I'm emailing my referee and I want to say that she is welcome to use my old reference to save time but I'm not sure if this is actually okay.
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    (Original post by LuceeeeeT)
    Congratulations! You must be so pleased!


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    Thanks! I'm mega pleased and very relieved!!
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    (Original post by coldhell)
    Wow!! Well done!!!
    Thanks so much!!
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    Would someone be able to help me?

    I am in a lucky situation in that finances for A100 courses a graduate do not hinder me. I was wondering what unis would be best for me to apply to for A100 as a graduate given that my GCSEs are crap (4As, 6Bs and 2Cs) and my A-Levels are not the typical AAA (I got AAB). I have a 2:1 in Biochemistry also. I also sat the UKCAT last week and achieved an average of 690.

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by xertyl)
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    Don't forget last year they decided after the deadline to also reject people with under a certain VR. I believe it was 600, but I might be wrong.

    They could do that again so it might be with bearing in mind.
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    (Original post by LostInYourMusic)
    Don't forget last year they decided after the deadline to also reject people with under a certain VR. I believe it was 600, but I might be wrong.

    They could do that again so it might be with bearing in mind.
    At the Warwick open day they confirmed that they do this: when looking at UKCAT, they first rank everyone by VR score only, and cut out the bottom X% (I can't remember if it was 50% or something like 25%, will have my notes at home!). Then they re-rank by overall UKCAT score and apply their cut off for that year to decide who will be invited to interview.
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    Hello, I'm looking for some advice on work experience and how recent it ideally ought to be?

    I graduated in 2012 and I have work experience ranging form 2010 until present. I am still able to reflect and remember what I have learnt from each of the situations but I'm curious if it would still be deemed relevant?

    I have volunteered in two hospices that specialise in palliative care, one from 2010-2012 and another from 2012 until present.
    Shadowed a consultant for a week (2011)
    One month's Medical internship (2012)
    Deaf awareness course (2013)

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by kayL)
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice on work experience and how recent it ideally ought to be?

    I graduated in 2012 and I have work experience ranging form 2010 until present. I am still able to reflect and remember what I have learnt from each of the situations but I'm curious if it would still be deemed relevant?

    I have volunteered in two hospices that specialise in palliative care, one from 2010-2012 and another from 2012 until present.
    Shadowed a consultant for a week (2011)
    One month's Medical internship (2012)
    Deaf awareness course (2013)

    Thanks!
    I know that Warwick's requirements are for at least 70 hours of work experience (that you can reflect on etc.) over the previous two years, which I take to be the two years leading up to when you submit the work experience questionnaire, I think around December time.

    St George's also mentions a two year period in their requirements.

    As far as I know, from the others I've looked at (that take non-science graduates like me), there are no specific timing requirements on work experience, although they all emphasise regular commitments and reflecting on what you have learned.
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    Just looked on the website
    'We use the UKCAT verbal reasoning score as one of the predictors of success in certain examinations at medical school. Our first round of selection therefore identifies those with a verbal reasoning score at or above the mean for the cohort sitting UKCAT in a the year of application. Those scoring below the cohort mean will be rejected at this stage. Those with scores above the cohort mean will then have points awarded for their total UKCAT score, with higher total UKCAT scores receiving higher points.'
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    Is this for Warwick?


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