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    (Original post by ishleen)
    When does everyone start studying for the GAMSAT in September 2016 ?? Feel like everyone is talking about a different test. I have only just started looking at GAMSAT so apologies for my ignorance .. Advise regarding preparation welcome xx
    Now is a good time to start studying, to be honest. Those of us taking the exam this Saturday will probably start studying again - if we are retaking - around May.


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    40% for both section I and III :argh: So little time to improve
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    (Original post by KoalaBoar)
    40% for both section I and III :argh: So little time to improve
    Which paper is this for?
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    Which paper is this for?
    The red/orangey paper. The blue looks much more straightforward, hopefully doing that one tomorrow.
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    (Original post by KoalaBoar)
    The red/orangey paper. The blue looks much more straightforward, hopefully doing that one tomorrow.
    I got 30% for the blue one.
    48% for the red one.
    Not finished with the green one yet but for S3 I've got 71% so far. Half way through marking S3

    I'm really worried at how skewed my scores have been.
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    I got 30% for the blue one.
    48% for the red one.
    Not finished with the green one yet but for S3 I've got 71% so far. Half way through marking S3

    I'm really worried at how skewed my scores have been.
    I've not even looked at the green one yet. Left all my revision too late, so not expecting to do well. I'm amazed at how people are able to score above 60 and 70.
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    (Original post by KoalaBoar)
    I've not even looked at the green one yet. Left all my revision too late, so not expecting to do well. I'm amazed at how people are able to score above 60 and 70.
    I started studying around August so I've been doing this for a while but my science is still pretty shaky.

    I'm quite happy so far but I didn't allocate my time well enough during S3 so the 2nd half probably won't be as good.
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    I started studying around August so I've been doing this for a while but my science is still pretty shaky.

    I'm quite happy so far but I didn't allocate my time well enough during S3 so the 2nd half probably won't be as good.
    I did bio and chem at A-Level and physics at GCSE, and I'd sau section III is at about that level and I'm comfortable with it. But the other stuff about philosophy and poems goes right over my head. I do a lot of wide reading for my course, and I'm hoping that at least that will be helpful in the exam.
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    Many people think, as do I, that the purple book is the closest representation of the exam.
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    (Original post by KoalaBoar)
    I did bio and chem at A-Level and physics at GCSE, and I'd sau section III is at about that level and I'm comfortable with it. But the other stuff about philosophy and poems goes right over my head. I do a lot of wide reading for my course, and I'm hoping that at least that will be helpful in the exam.
    Oh okay. I did AS Bio and Chem but got an E in Chem and a C in Bio. And then proceeded to drop them both. But I never studied and bunked half my lessons back then.

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    Many people think, as do I, that the purple book is the closest representation of the exam.
    And thanks to Sods Law that is the one paper I haven't attempted. Don't even think I'm going to have time to do it. Might glance over it. Would that provide any help or no?
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    In the exam are we allowed to write on the question booklet, say to underline key terms in section one passages for example.

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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    And thanks to Sods Law that is the one paper I haven't attempted. Don't even think I'm going to have time to do it. Might glance over it. Would that provide any help or no?
    I think exposing yourself to all the different ways a question might be posed is always beneficial.

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    In the exam are we allowed to write on the question booklet, say to underline key terms in section one passages for example.

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    Yes.
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    57% in the green paper. My performance declined sharply in the second half of S3. Up until about q50 I had an average of 70% lol
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    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of taking the GAMSAT in September, depending on my UKCAT result. I'm gonna look at GAMSAT stuff but basically I will have 6 weeks between the UKCAT & GAMSAT to study. Based on what you are saying it seems like this isn't enough, but my degree is medical microbiology and is very heavy in chemistry and biology so I feel like I shouldn't need too much revision for those sections? Physics will be my hardest, and I did very well in English in secondary education so I feel I'm set up well for sections 1 and 2? I'm not sure 😁
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    (Original post by MedicalElleWoods)
    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of taking the GAMSAT in September, depending on my UKCAT result. I'm gonna look at GAMSAT stuff but basically I will have 6 weeks between the UKCAT & GAMSAT to study. Based on what you are saying it seems like this isn't enough, but my degree is medical microbiology and is very heavy in chemistry and biology so I feel like I shouldn't need too much revision for those sections? Physics will be my hardest, and I did very well in English in secondary education so I feel I'm set up well for sections 1 and 2? I'm not sure 😁
    That's what I'm planning too. And depending on what I've read here it looks that 6 weeks won't be enough. When are you starting prep for UKCAT ??
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    (Original post by MedicalElleWoods)
    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of taking the GAMSAT in September, depending on my UKCAT result. I'm gonna look at GAMSAT stuff but basically I will have 6 weeks between the UKCAT & GAMSAT to study. Based on what you are saying it seems like this isn't enough, but my degree is medical microbiology and is very heavy in chemistry and biology so I feel like I shouldn't need too much revision for those sections? Physics will be my hardest, and I did very well in English in secondary education so I feel I'm set up well for sections 1 and 2? I'm not sure 😁
    My degree is physiotherapy so biology should be fine but will need some input for physics and chemistry .. Thinking of getting the GAMSAT book to prepare for all
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    Hi guys, doing the GAMSAT this saturday so good luck to everyone! Haven't had much time to study so this is going to be an interesting test... Anyways, during the reading time allocated to each section, are you allowed to write on the test paper? Or is it during this time no one is allowed to hold pen/pencil at all?
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    (Original post by Captain127)
    Hi guys, doing the GAMSAT this saturday so good luck to everyone! Haven't had much time to study so this is going to be an interesting test... Anyways, during the reading time allocated to each section, are you allowed to write on the test paper? Or is it during this time no one is allowed to hold pen/pencil at all?
    You cannot hold a pen/pencil -- you can only read. Check your email, everyone should have received the instructions. Some people (I am not endorsing this) use their nails to mark answers during this period. If you get caught doing anything dodgy (e.g. the aforementioned), I do not know what the penalties are.

    (Original post by MedicalElleWoods)
    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of taking the GAMSAT in September, depending on my UKCAT result. I'm gonna look at GAMSAT stuff but basically I will have 6 weeks between the UKCAT & GAMSAT to study. Based on what you are saying it seems like this isn't enough, but my degree is medical microbiology and is very heavy in chemistry and biology so I feel like I shouldn't need too much revision for those sections? Physics will be my hardest, and I did very well in English in secondary education so I feel I'm set up well for sections 1 and 2? I'm not sure 😁
    Doing a practise paper is really the only way to tell which areas you need work on.
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    On our tickets it says Document number. Does anyone know what this would be for a passport?
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    (Original post by MedicalElleWoods)
    Hi everyone. I'm thinking of taking the GAMSAT in September, depending on my UKCAT result. I'm gonna look at GAMSAT stuff but basically I will have 6 weeks between the UKCAT & GAMSAT to study. Based on what you are saying it seems like this isn't enough, but my degree is medical microbiology and is very heavy in chemistry and biology so I feel like I shouldn't need too much revision for those sections? Physics will be my hardest, and I did very well in English in secondary education so I feel I'm set up well for sections 1 and 2? I'm not sure 😁
    If your biology and chemistry are strong, especially graph interpreting and organic chemistry, you might be able to get away with 6 weeks. I'd recommend doing as many past papers as you can in that time because you have the knowledge, you just won't have familiarity with the test style (which takes a little getting used to in order to do it fast).


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