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    Rejection from Aberdeen Dundee Edinburgh and St Andrews. Gap year here I come .😕😥
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    (Original post by Hopeful medic97)
    http://www.ed.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.15...20Handbook.pdf

    That's OK as long as your other10 were sat in the same year.If you r thinking of applying to Edinburgh next year make sure you SJT is 1 and similar or higher ukcat then it will be down to your PS which will have to prob score 6/6 (providing you get your A* at A2.
    It's all in the document anyway.
    I was under the impression only A levels had to be sat at the same time.... Am I wrong... As an adult working I can only do two GCSEs a week. I looked after my father who had MS so left school at 15 I sat the exams because I was forced to but I didn't get great marks I only got two Cs but it's extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by vickie89uk;[url="tel:63532975")
    63532975[/url]]I was under the impression only A levels had to be sat at the same time.... Am I wrong... As an adult working I can only do two GCSEs a week. I looked after my father who had MS so left school at 15 I sat the exams because I was forced to but I didn't get great marks I only got two Cs but it's extenuating circumstances.
    2 GCSEs a week?
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    (Original post by vickie89uk;[url="tel:63532975")
    63532975[/url]]I was under the impression only A levels had to be sat at the same time.... Am I wrong... As an adult working I can only do two GCSEs a week. I looked after my father who had MS so left school at 15 I sat the exams because I was forced to but I didn't get great marks I only got two Cs but it's extenuating circumstances.
    I'm guessing your a mature student then ?
    It says in the marking scheme they mark your best 10 which have to be sat in the same year but this would be for school leavers. I would give them a ring and check with them as you circumstances are different. Maybe A levels in one sitting would be enough but you would have to explain this to them.
    I didn't know any of this information until after I applied which was too late. My school only allow you to do 9 GCSEs and one of those we had to sit early in the November cos the government changed the syllabus after 12 months so I ended up with a B in English language which pretty much put an end to my application to most medical schools.

    Good luck with your application tho😀
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    (Original post by Hopeful medic97)
    2 GCSEs a week?
    A year not a week... But we have only 31 2 hour classes a year


    (Original post by Hopeful medic97)
    I'm guessing your a mature student then ?
    It says in the marking scheme they mark your best 10 which have to be sat in the same year but this would be for school leavers. I would give them a ring and check with them as you circumstances are different. Maybe A levels in one sitting would be enough but you would have to explain this to them.
    I didn't know any of this information until after I applied which was too late. My school only allow you to do 9 GCSEs and one of those we had to sit early in the November cos the government changed the syllabus after 12 months so I ended up with a B in English language which pretty much put an end to my application to most medical schools.

    Good luck with your application tho😀
    Yeah I'll ask them thanks
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    Pre-interview rejection from Nottingham, post-interview rejection from Sheffield, still not heard from Cardiff regarding an interview so thats essentially a rejection and still waiting to hear from Liverpool. I knew applying to medicine would be hard but I didn't expect to get so emotional
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    (Original post by Laurenk18)
    Pre-interview rejection from Nottingham, post-interview rejection from Sheffield, still not heard from Cardiff regarding an interview so thats essentially a rejection and still waiting to hear from Liverpool. I knew applying to medicine would be hard but I didn't expect to get so emotional
    I know how you feel... my post interview rejection from Sheffield came through today too and also haven't heard anything at all from Cardiff. Also got a post interview rejection from Manchester so Birmingham is my last hope but I should probably start planning a gap year... x

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    (Original post by RedNebula)
    I know how you feel... my post interview rejection from Sheffield came through today too and also haven't heard anything at all from Cardiff. Also got a post interview rejection from Manchester so Birmingham is my last hope but I should probably start planning a gap year... x

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    It was soul destroying today I feel like that too but best of luck to you! x
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    (Original post by Laurenk18)
    Pre-interview rejection from Nottingham, post-interview rejection from Sheffield, still not heard from Cardiff regarding an interview so thats essentially a rejection and still waiting to hear from Liverpool. I knew applying to medicine would be hard but I didn't expect to get so emotional
    (Original post by RedNebula)
    I know how you feel... my post interview rejection from Sheffield came through today too and also haven't heard anything at all from Cardiff. Also got a post interview rejection from Manchester so Birmingham is my last hope but I should probably start planning a gap year... x

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    I got 3 rejections and then an offer, don't lose hope X
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    (Original post by Laurenk18)
    It was soul destroying today I feel like that too but best of luck to you! x
    Yeah... best of luck to you too, I'll have my fingers crossed for you

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    Hey guys just thought I should chime in.
    In my first application I got 4 straight rejections pre interview. I thought the dream was over.
    I took a year working in a microbiology lab and as a HCA and ended up getting 2 offers from 3 interviews.
    Absolutely do not give up, whatever your course of action (although I'm a proponent of a working year).
    I'm now a fourth year medical student who's passed the first half of their finals.
    Do not give up.
    Keep going.
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    (Original post by CpnCornetto)
    Hey guys just thought I should chime in.
    In my first application I got 4 straight rejections pre interview. I thought the dream was over.
    I took a year working in a microbiology lab and as a HCA and ended up getting 2 offers from 3 interviews.
    Absolutely do not give up, whatever your course of action (although I'm a proponent of a working year).
    I'm now a fourth year medical student who's passed the first half of their finals.
    Do not give up.
    Keep going.
    Thanks! Where did you get offers from? And what med school are you currently at?
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Thanks! Where did you get offers from? And what med school are you currently at?
    Offers from barts and Glasgow
    Currently at Glasgow
    Absolutely love Glasgow as a place aswell.
    When I was applying it was my 4th choice on my second attempt.
    Then I came for interview and completely fell in love with the place.
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    I got 3 rejections and then an offer, don't lose hope X
    What are your stats please
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    What are your stats please
    GCSEs: 4A* 5A 2B
    AS: ABBB
    A2 pred: A*AA + A* Welsh baccalaureate
    UKCAT: 2660 (665 avg) band 2
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    (Original post by Laurenk18)
    Pre-interview rejection from Nottingham, post-interview rejection from Sheffield, still not heard from Cardiff regarding an interview so thats essentially a rejection and still waiting to hear from Liverpool. I knew applying to medicine would be hard but I didn't expect to get so emotional
    (Original post by RedNebula)
    I know how you feel... my post interview rejection from Sheffield came through today too and also haven't heard anything at all from Cardiff. Also got a post interview rejection from Manchester so Birmingham is my last hope but I should probably start planning a gap year... x

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    sorry to hear the lack of news from Cardiff guys, sadly it is getting towards the end of the cycle now so things arent looking to optimistic (but you never know!).
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    to everyone who is on here still waiting to hear from their last choice post interview with 3 rejections etc. this was me last year.

    I had my Cardiff interview late November, then received 3 pre-interview rejections from my other choices in jan/feb and I was so destroyed, I understand how it really toys with your emotions. I had given up all hope, but 31st of march came around and I got an offer from Cardiff, this can happen and will happen to some of you do dont give up just yet!
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    GCSEs: 4A* 5A 2B
    AS: ABBB
    A2 pred: A*AA + A* Welsh baccalaureate
    UKCAT: 2660 (665 avg) band 2
    Where do you attend school?! Thank you
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    Has anyone received an interview if they have a GCSE score of 25 or lower? I haven't seen anyone on here get an interview with less than 26 and if they are still interviewing was wondering if there is much hope

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    Well, that's 4 rejections for me.
    Gonna reapply next year I guess.
 
 
 
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