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    (Original post by It'sTriggy)
    Do you believe I have left it too late? Anything you would advise? I haven't started revision for the UKCAT, is it too late and do you think I'm being stupid?😂
    Congrats on your five As! (I got the same- chem, phys, maths, French, bio).
    If you are hoping to do medicine, you NEED to get work experience. Even if universities say it isn't required, they will choose someone with five As and work experience over you (sorry, sounds harsh).
    Try hospitals, nursing homes, etc. But you really should be getting some work experience in too.

    Also, revise for your ukcat test- I know a guy who got 6 As in 5th year and scored average on the ukcat test so he was rejected from every university.

    Sounds tedious, long and hard but I'm sure you'll be fine if you focus; and I'm sure you'll do fine in medicine

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    (Original post by It'sTriggy)
    Got 5 A's in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, English and Geography and couldn't be happier! Honestly cannot believe I got an A in English, is anyone feeling the same?

    Before I sat my exams I really wanted to do Medicine at uni but once I say my exams I didn't believe I had done well enough and had not got good enough grades for Medicine.

    However, now that I have got my 5 As I really wish I had focused on medicine. I have not yet sat the UKCAT but I have booked it for late in September. I also haven't had any work experience in the medical profession.

    I honestly didn't believe I had done well enough so I flung the idea of medicine out the window.

    Do you believe I have left it too late? Anything you would advise? I haven't started revision for the UKCAT, is it too late and do you think I'm being stupid?

    PS My backstop is Chemical Engineering.
    Arrange some soonish and youll be fine. Get some volunteering in a carehome/hospital too. Quality > Quantity.
    I have my UKCAT tomorrow and honestly, anything more than 2 weeks revision is too much. You will just run out of resources.

    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    Congrats on your five As! (I got the same- chem, phys, maths, French, bio).
    If you are hoping to do medicine, you NEED to get work experience. Even if universities say it isn't required, they will choose someone with five As and work experience over you (sorry, sounds harsh).
    Try hospitals, nursing homes, etc. But you really should be getting some work experience in too.

    Also, revise for your ukcat test- I know a guy who got 6 As in 5th year and scored average on the ukcat test so he was rejected from every university.

    Sounds tedious, long and hard but I'm sure you'll be fine if you focus; and I'm sure you'll do fine in medicine

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    Not true. You need to explore the field of medicine, which can be done by reading books, attending lectures, volunteering in a caring environment etc. Obviously work experience is much easier to reflect upon and write a good PS with, but there are a few people that get in with very little.
    You can write in your PS what you intend to do.
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    I got AABBB (Maths, Geography, English, Human Biology and Chemistry). I left at the end of S5 and I'm working for a year with a firm of solicitors, then going on to do BSc Mathematics at Strathclyde (September 2015) :-) No idea how I got an A for geography and a B for English? Maybe the marking wasn't very harsh this year... Although I was expecting an A for Higher Human Biology so I guess my A for Geography compensates that! Anyone else planning on Maths at Strathclyde?
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    (Original post by SEANGRAY_)
    I got AABBB (Maths, Geography, English, Human Biology and Chemistry). I left at the end of S5 and I'm working for a year with a firm of solicitors, then going on to do BSc Mathematics at Strathclyde (September 2015) :-) No idea how I got an A for geography and a B for English? Maybe the marking wasn't very harsh this year... Although I was expecting an A for Higher Human Biology so I guess my A for Geography compensates that! Anyone else planning on Maths at Strathclyde?
    One of my choices will be Maths & Physics at Strathclyde, although I'd prefer Glasgow - so I might see you at Strathy some time...
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    (Original post by jackamakka)
    One of my choices will be Maths & Physics at Strathclyde, although I'd prefer Glasgow - so I might see you at Strathy some time...
    Will maybe see you there then! What else are you applying for? I'm applying for maths at strathclyde, pharmacology at Cale, microbiology at Cale, psychology at Cale and chemistry at strathclyde my results (AABBB) aren't good enough for Glasgow, but I think Cale looks more relaxed/ fun socially than Glasgow but that's just going from what I've seen online! I don't really know about Strathclyde as I've never ever seen the campus or anything before but I know the maths department is good. I'm also planning on teaching myself advanced higher maths... What are people's thoughts on this? Should I do it or just leave it?
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    (Original post by SEANGRAY_)
    Will maybe see you there then! What else are you applying for? I'm applying for maths at strathclyde, pharmacology at Cale, microbiology at Cale, psychology at Cale and chemistry at strathclyde my results (AABBB) aren't good enough for Glasgow, but I think Cale looks more relaxed/ fun socially than Glasgow but that's just going from what I've seen online! I don't really know about Strathclyde as I've never ever seen the campus or anything before but I know the maths department is good. I'm also planning on teaching myself advanced higher maths... What are people's thoughts on this? Should I do it or just leave it?
    I'm applying for Maths and Physics at Glasgow (both separately and as joint honours), Maths and Physics at Strathclyde and Physics with Teaching at Strathclyde. My results are AAAAB, which satisfy the requirements for Glasgow and Strathclyde.

    If you enjoy maths and you're wanting to take it further, by all means self study Advanced Higher. But if it's not necessary for you, and you don't feel like it's going well, then it might not be the best idea.
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    (Original post by jackamakka)
    I'm applying for Maths and Physics at Glasgow (both separately and as joint honours), Maths and Physics at Strathclyde and Physics with Teaching at Strathclyde. My results are AAAAB, which satisfy the requirements for Glasgow and Strathclyde.

    If you enjoy maths and you're wanting to take it further, by all means self study Advanced Higher. But if it's not necessary for you, and you don't feel like it's going well, then it might not be the best idea.
    Cool, thanks!
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    (Original post by jen123456)
    You may not be interested, but just letting you know, you would definitely get a conditional to study law at strathclyde, probably of around BB at 2 additional highers. maybe something to look into
    Thanks, but one of my As was in Music (the other was English) and I was told by a Strathclyde representative that they wouldn't accept it as a higher for Law? Oh well, I'll keep looking into it nonetheless. Thanks!!!
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    (Original post by It'sTriggy)
    Sorry just wondering.

    Do you have any work experience for medicine and have you set a date for your ukcat? If so, how long have you been studying for it?
    Work experience has been difficult to gain but I have got a few things booked (I hope) for next month or two. And done a few volunteering placements as well. My ukcat is at the start of next month. Studying a month and had tried to familiarise myself every now and then (basically whenever I could be bothered) during the summer
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    Do you guys think I'll get an unconditional for Geography and History with AAAAB even though my B was history? :/ (hypothetically with the addition of a good personal statement) - this is for Glasgow by the way.

    P.S congrats to everyone on the results, it's great seeing so many doing excellent.


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    I got AAAAB (1 mark off an A) the b was in chemistry and I'm just wondering if anyone knows of someone who got into medicine with my results?

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    (Original post by MartinLaird)
    Do you guys think I'll get an unconditional for Geography and History with AAAAB even though my B was history? :/ (hypothetically with the addition of a good personal statement) - this is for Glasgow by the way.

    P.S congrats to everyone on the results, it's great seeing so many doing excellent.


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    As you said, with the addition of a good personal statement, it could be possible. Im not sure how much Glasgow offer unconditional offers though, and so it would also depend on that
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    (Original post by The beast97)
    I got AAAAB (1 mark off an A) the b was in chemistry and I'm just wondering if anyone knows of someone who got into medicine with my results?

    Thanks
    you should request a remark, if you were to get an A from that it would probably be more managable
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    But the remark grade wouldn't come before I apply so it's pointless?
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    Can you get a remark if got a higher grade in your exam than in your prelim?
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    The closing date for non-priority clerical check or marking review requests is 27 August 2014. The outcome of a clerical check will be delivered to a centre within 10 working days of the receipt of a request; the outcome of a marking review will be delivered to centres from 2 September 2014.

    The deadline for medicine applications is the 15th October

    You'll never know if you don't try.
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    (Original post by Larissa14)
    Can you get a remark if got a higher grade in your exam than in your prelim?
    Your centre will probably see you to have less of an incentive to do so but you should find out your percentage if possible and if you are close then there is no harm in getting a remark
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    I got an A in the prelim. Just don't want the grade to go down
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    (Original post by scotland101)
    Your centre will probably see you to have less of an incentive to do so but you should find out your percentage if possible and if you are close then there is no harm in getting a remark
    thanks, i thought you could do it if you got a high prelim mark but a low exam result. Is there a limit to how of your subjects you can put through for this marking?
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    (Original post by The beast97)
    I got an A in the prelim. Just don't want the grade to go down
    You said you were 1 mark off an A right? It's upto you whether you want to take the risk that could pay off. I think Medicine is so competitive now that you pretty much need 5 A's to be considered
 
 
 
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