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    (Original post by Dadex)
    Just did my UKCAT and got over the cutoff mark. Happy days. How's everyone doing?
    congrats! what did you get if you don't mind me asking? did you find the exam easier or harder than last year? I have mine in 12 days.. nervous times ahead
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    (Original post by mobo250)
    congrats! what did you get if you don't mind me asking? did you find the exam easier or harder than last year? I have mine in 12 days.. nervous times ahead
    I didn't do it last year, I did it the year before. I got 2790 overall, whereas I got 3050 before. I found AR and DA harder than I did the last time, but I kicked QR's ass (got 800). Overall though, it seemed easier, maybe because I already have previous experience.

    Good luck! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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    (Original post by Dadex)
    I didn't do it last year, I did it the year before. I got 2790 overall, whereas I got 3050 before. I found AR and DA harder than I did the last time, but I kicked QR's ass (got 800). Overall though, it seemed easier, maybe because I already have previous experience.

    Good luck! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    congrats man very good score and thank you will let you know how it goes
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    (Original post by Dadex)
    I didn't do it last year, I did it the year before. I got 2790 overall, whereas I got 3050 before. I found AR and DA harder than I did the last time, but I kicked QR's ass (got 800). Overall though, it seemed easier, maybe because I already have previous experience.

    Good luck! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    That's good news well done.. I have mine on 15th.. Really nervous... What resources did you use? Any advice and tips? Am struggling serious with VR

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    That's good news well done.. I have mine on 15th.. Really nervous... What resources did you use? Any advice and tips? Am struggling serious with VR

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    I used the 600q UKCAT book. The questions in there seem more difficult than the actual exam. With VR, I basically ignored anything I knew about the text's subject and went with just what the text says. If the passage is short, read it and if it's long, skim read it.

    To be honest though, if you feel more confident in other areas, try not to get bogged down with VR. Do the best you can there and use the other sections to shore up your scores.
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    (Original post by Dadex)
    I used the 600q UKCAT book. The questions in there seem more difficult than the actual exam. With VR, I basically ignored anything I knew about the text's subject and went with just what the text says. If the passage is short, read it and if it's long, skim read it.

    To be honest though, if you feel more confident in other areas, try not to get bogged down with VR. Do the best you can there and use the other sections to shore up your scores.
    Thanks for the advice.. Hopefully we'll meet in September

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    (Original post by Dadex)
    I used the 600q UKCAT book. The questions in there seem more difficult than the actual exam. With VR, I basically ignored anything I knew about the text's subject and went with just what the text says. If the passage is short, read it and if it's long, skim read it.

    To be honest though, if you feel more confident in other areas, try not to get bogged down with VR. Do the best you can there and use the other sections to shore up your scores.
    with the VR section did you have more comprehension type q's or T/F q's?
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    (Original post by mobo250)
    with the VR section did you have more comprehension type q's or T/F q's?
    From the general trend people have been posting they seem to be having about 4 sets of t/f questions.. Rest are comprehension..

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    (Original post by kgee)
    From the general trend people have been posting they seem to be having about 4 sets of t/f questions.. Rest are comprehension..

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    Yeah I had more comprehension questions, very few T/F ones.
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    I have my ukcat this week. And seem confident hopefully as done it before and loads of mocks. Once we have the result who do we give it to?
    And if we pass when do we get welcome packs and confirmation etc?
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    (Original post by Tinatrust)
    I have my ukcat this week. And seem confident hopefully as done it before and loads of mocks. Once we have the result who do we give it to?
    And if we pass when do we get welcome packs and confirmation etc?
    You can email it to the admin or Susan...I emailed mine to her last time and am sure she can forward it to the right department as she contacted me to find out about when I was doing it.. But also, my would-be academic advisor asked me to forward my results to her after I have completed it so she can confirm my offer..

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    (Original post by Tinatrust)
    I have my ukcat this week. And seem confident hopefully as done it before and loads of mocks. Once we have the result who do we give it to?
    And if we pass when do we get welcome packs and confirmation etc?
    I sent my results to the academic advisor (I think we'll all have the same person) as she had emailed last month saying to send it to her when I'd done the exam. As for welcome packs, I'm not sure when they'll give them out.
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    Oh okay. So has your ucas updated Dadex
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    Not yet. I'm hoping it will today or tomorrow.
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    When is the last day we can sit ukcat?
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    (Original post by Tinatrust)
    When is the last day we can sit ukcat?
    Last year, I got told it should be provided by 25th August... Don't know but I suppose it's same this year.. When are you doing yours?
    I have mine in 9 days

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    (Original post by kgee)
    Last year, I got told it should be provided by 25th August... Don't know but I suppose it's same this year.. When are you doing yours?
    I have mine in 9 days

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    Hey mines onTuesday. I've heard Durham are really slow at processing in general and updating ucas.
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    (Original post by Tinatrust)
    Hey mines onTuesday. I've heard Durham are really slow at processing in general and updating ucas.
    Yeah someone has submitted the results but said no update yet.. Well, once you have passed, whether they update it or not they have no option haha...
    How well do you with preparation? Am still hitting my head against the wall for not getting grasp of things...Good luck and hope we make it through

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    (Original post by kgee)
    Yeah someone has submitted the results but said no update yet.. Well, once you have passed, whether they update it or not they have no option haha...
    How well do you with preparation? Am still hitting my head against the wall for not getting grasp of things...Good luck and hope we make it through

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    Yeah good luck. It's a bit of a hit or miss test alot of unis are dropping it in favour of the bmat. Im using 600q ukcat book. Just need to get it out of way so can i enjoy summer really. But i have offers elsewhere too.
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    (Original post by kgee)
    Yeah someone has submitted the results but said no update yet.. Well, once you have passed, whether they update it or not they have no option haha...
    How well do you with preparation? Am still hitting my head against the wall for not getting grasp of things...Good luck and hope we make it through

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    Hello I'm currently in Year 12 and I am attending the 3 day Summer School for Durham Gateway to Medicine this month. I was just wondering if I should prepare for any tests as I'm unsure what to expect for for these 3 days. (If I get in, I would be starting my Foundation Year in 2016)

    Any replies would be greatly appreciated, thankyou!
 
 
 
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