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    Hi Will,

    I'm considering applying to Queen Mary's this year for med. Although i really like what I've researched about it so far, i'm a bit worried about my chances of getting an interview. I know the weighting is 50:50 on UCAS tariff and UKCAT and i think my UCAS tariff is too low I have achieved A Level grades of A*AA and i'm applying on a gap year. My AS grades were AAAA and i'm not too concerned about my gcse's (A/A*) because i know they aren't looked at that much. From what i've calculated, i think my A Levels will give me a tariff of 172, which is quite low :/

    My overall ukcat score is 2290, which gives an average of 763.3 and SJT Band 1. I don't know if this will compensate for a lower ucas tariff - or am I better off applying elsewhere instead of risking an option? I'm sitting on the fence at the moment haha.

    Thanks
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    Hi Will,

    Thank you for starting this thread. I have applied for MSc in Cancer and Clinical Oncology. I am from Singapore. Could you explain to me the accommodation process (when does it start), types of accommodation, teaching, students per class? Where do lectures take place and the closest accommodation place?

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Kraytz)
    How do I calculate my tariff points?
    Predicted AAA so = 144 points
    How do I calculate the ukcat points?

    And is there anything else I can add to boost tarriff?
    Hi there,

    I'm no expert on admissions and it was a while back that I actually applied so I'm not the best person to ask about tariff points. You may want to refer to another thread where people discuss admissions policies in general.

    Barts love,
    Will
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    Hi. I'm currently on a gap year.

    I was wondering if I have a chance to get an interview at Barts for 2017 entry with:
    A*AAb achieved A2: Bio, Chem, Maths and AS Geography
    670 with band 2.

    Work experience, volunteering and extra curricular are good.

    Thank you for your time.
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    Hi,
    What GCSE grades do you have to achieve in order to get into QMUL ? Im also wanting to study medicine
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    6 A*, 5 A and 1 B

    I don't play any instruments so UCAS tariff stuff is what I'm concerned about
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    (Original post by Queen Mary University of London)
    Hi there,

    I'm no expert on admissions and it was a while back that I actually applied so I'm not the best person to ask about tariff points. You may want to refer to another thread where people discuss admissions policies in general.

    Barts love,
    Will
    GCSEs: 9 A* 1 A
    A2 predictions: A*A*A (A in AS level not taking through to A2)
    UKCAT: 747 (average) Band 1 Lots of extracurriculars and w' experience
    UCAS Tariff: 234 (equivalent to 620 last year).
    Please help.
    Thank you
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    Hi theremy stats are
    GCSEs 9A* 2As
    AS AAAB (bio chem english lit and maths)
    A2 predictions A*A*A* (bio chem and english lit)
    UKCAT 680 sj band one
    do you think i have a chance of getting in?
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    (Original post by Sharmiin1226)
    Hi theremy stats are
    GCSEs 9A* 2As
    AS AAAB (bio chem english lit and maths)
    A2 predictions A*A*A* (bio chem and english lit)
    UKCAT 680 sj band one
    do you think i have a chance of getting in?
    What's your UCAS Tariff?
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    (Original post by AZ98)
    Hi Will,

    I'm considering applying to Queen Mary's this year for med. Although i really like what I've researched about it so far, i'm a bit worried about my chances of getting an interview. I know the weighting is 50:50 on UCAS tariff and UKCAT and i think my UCAS tariff is too low I have achieved A Level grades of A*AA and i'm applying on a gap year. My AS grades were AAAA and i'm not too concerned about my gcse's (A/A*) because i know they aren't looked at that much. From what i've calculated, i think my A Levels will give me a tariff of 172, which is quite low :/

    My overall ukcat score is 2290, which gives an average of 763.3 and SJT Band 1. I don't know if this will compensate for a lower ucas tariff - or am I better off applying elsewhere instead of risking an option? I'm sitting on the fence at the moment haha.

    Thanks
    Hi there, thanks for getting in touch!

    I can't tell you much regarding the policies of the admission department for Barts. However, you'll be taking a risk wherever you apply! I certainly know of people with worse grades at Barts who got in (myself included) and in my own opinion, you stand a pretty good chance!

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by itshilpa)
    Hi Will,

    Thank you for starting this thread. I have applied for MSc in Cancer and Clinical Oncology. I am from Singapore. Could you explain to me the accommodation process (when does it start), types of accommodation, teaching, students per class? Where do lectures take place and the closest accommodation place?

    Thank you.
    Hi there, thanks for getting in touch!

    I don't know much about individual MSc courses offered by Barts and a lot of aspects of the degree will be different to the Medicine course. I imagine that most of the teaching for your MSc will be at Charterhouse Square which is our campus in Barbican, Central London. This campus contains within in Dawson Hall which is one of the medical school halls of residence.

    I hope this helps!

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Sharmiin1226)
    Hi theremy stats are
    GCSEs 9A* 2As
    AS AAAB (bio chem english lit and maths)
    A2 predictions A*A*A* (bio chem and english lit)
    UKCAT 680 sj band one
    do you think i have a chance of getting in?
    (Original post by undercover65)
    GCSEs: 9 A* 1 A
    A2 predictions: A*A*A (A in AS level not taking through to A2)
    UKCAT: 747 (average) Band 1 Lots of extracurriculars and w' experience
    UCAS Tariff: 234 (equivalent to 620 last year).
    Please help.
    Thank you
    (Original post by AhmadF)
    6 A*, 5 A and 1 B

    I don't play any instruments so UCAS tariff stuff is what I'm concerned about
    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Hi,
    What GCSE grades do you have to achieve in order to get into QMUL ? Im also wanting to study medicine
    (Original post by AhmadF)
    Hi. I'm currently on a gap year.

    I was wondering if I have a chance to get an interview at Barts for 2017 entry with:
    A*AAb achieved A2: Bio, Chem, Maths and AS Geography
    670 with band 2.

    Work experience, volunteering and extra curricular are good.

    Thank you for your time.
    Hi all,

    It may not be entirely clear from my opening gambit but this thread is to offer a student perspective on the undergraduate course. I do not work for the admissions department so can not offer information on your chances of being successful upon applying. The most up to date information can be found here: http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...100/index.html

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Queen Mary University of London)
    Hi all,

    It may not be entirely clear from my opening gambit but this thread is to offer a student perspective on the undergraduate course. I do not work for the admissions department so can not offer information on your chances of being successful upon applying. The most up to date information can be found here: http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...100/index.html

    Barts love,
    Will
    Thanks. I think that all we are asking for is some reassurance (from someone who has successfully gone through the process), as it can be slightly confusing with the UCAS Tariff. As the selection criteria involves 50% of weighting on this section, it is an important question that needs answering. It's a great medical school and I know that we are all grateful for your input and advice.
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    663.3 good enough or would it be a wasted application?
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    663.3 good enough or would it be a wasted application?
    Depends on your UCAS Tariff.
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    Have you taken the time to read up on the #PaceTrial debacle yet, Will?
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    (Original post by undercover65)
    Thanks. I think that all we are asking for is some reassurance (from someone who has successfully gone through the process), as it can be slightly confusing with the UCAS Tariff. As the selection criteria involves 50% of weighting on this section, it is an important question that needs answering. It's a great medical school and I know that we are all grateful for your input and advice.
    Hi there, thanks for getting back to me!

    You're right to want to get all the information you can before you apply! All of those who I replied to before (yourself included) absolutely have good enough grades to stand a chance of getting in. Most - if not all - are better than my own UCAS/A-Level stats. That said, I can't give you any indication of your chances of getting an interview because I just don't know!

    Let me know if you've got any other questions! I'd be happy to answer them.

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Have you taken the time to read up on the #PaceTrial debacle yet, Will?
    Hi there,

    I have. But as I stated before, it would be entirely inappropriate for me to discuss my own views on this ongoing issue in my capacity as a QMUL rep on TSR.

    Thanks for getting in touch.
    Will
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    Hi Will
    What were your stats? Both Ukcat and Ucas tariff. I hope you don't mind. I want to compare it with mine, because I am not happy with it. My Ukcat average is 660, sjt band 2, Ucas tariff is 470 using the old tariff.
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    Can someone explain to me how to get my UCAS tariff I have no Idea how to get it? I got AAAA at AS and I don't do any musical intrument ECA's so I doubt my Tariff is good?
 
 
 
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