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    Hi everyone, first post on here so sorry for it being a request of sorts!

    I did my UKCAT yesterday and got the following result:
    VR 590
    QR 850
    AR 630
    Average 690
    SJ Band 1

    I'm only applying to Scottish universities so it's a case of applying to 4 and avoiding 1. Based on my UKCAT, which should I avoid?

    I've heard some saying Edinburgh is the most UKCAT heavy but others say Glasgow is.
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    AR help please
    Set A: Convex figure, ignore star and shading.
    Set B: Concave figure, ignore star and shading.
    I googled the definitions but I can't see why set B shapes are concave (a polygon having at least one interior angle greater than 180°).
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    (Original post by osayukiigbinoba)
    AR help please
    Set A: Convex figure, ignore star and shading.
    Set B: Concave figure, ignore star and shading.
    I googled the definitions but I can't see why set B shapes are concave (a polygon having at least one interior angle greater than 180°).
    remember it's interior angle and not exterior
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    (Original post by Oak16)
    You should definitely apply to Queen's University Belfast!
    I'm not sure I want to move countries again
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    (Original post by Jamie860)
    Hi everyone, first post on here so sorry for it being a request of sorts!

    I did my UKCAT yesterday and got the following result:
    VR 590
    QR 850
    AR 630
    Average 690
    SJ Band 1

    I'm only applying to Scottish universities so it's a case of applying to 4 and avoiding 1. Based on my UKCAT, which should I avoid?

    I've heard some saying Edinburgh is the most UKCAT heavy but others say Glasgow is.
    690 is a good score, you've done well!

    Glasgow use a cut-off (I think, they've been vague recently saying they "take all aspects into account" or something), Edinburgh award points based on the octile you fall under compared with other Edinburgh applicants.

    I can't remember what Glasgow's cut off has been over the past few years, but with 690 I'd expect you to be safe. I have a friend who got interviewed with 670 last year, so unless the average this year has dramatically risen, you should be okay.

    That same friend got an Edinburgh offer with 670 + 5As. Band 1 SJT is important for Edinburgh, so you're covered there. Check out this slightly outdated selectors handbook to gauge your chances: http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/file...book_final.pdf
    Your UKCAT probably falls into the 3rd/4th octile (that's just my guess, I'm really not certain). As long as your grades and PS are solid, your UKCAT shouldn't hinder you.

    So, you should be fine for Glasgow, and fine for Edinburgh as long as other aspects of your application are really good. If so, you can pick based on which uni you prefer. I turned down Edinburgh and start at Glasgow in a few weeks... 😉

    What's your top choice?

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    Is the QR mini mock easier or harder compared to the real mock?

    I just did mine and got 630
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    (Original post by muz360)
    690 is a good score, you've done well!

    Glasgow use a cut-off (I think, they've been vague recently saying they "take all aspects into account" or something), Edinburgh award points based on the octile you fall under compared with other Edinburgh applicants.

    I can't remember what Glasgow's cut off has been over the past few years, but with 690 I'd expect you to be safe. I have a friend who got interviewed with 670 last year, so unless the average this year has dramatically risen, you should be okay.

    That same friend got an Edinburgh offer with 670 + 5As. Band 1 SJT is important for Edinburgh, so you're covered there. Check out this slightly outdated selectors handbook to gauge your chances: http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/file...book_final.pdf
    Your UKCAT probably falls into the 3rd/4th octile (that's just my guess, I'm really not certain). As long as your grades and PS are solid, your UKCAT shouldn't hinder you.

    So, you should be fine for Glasgow, and fine for Edinburgh as long as other aspects of your application are really good. If so, you can pick based on which uni you prefer. I turned down Edinburgh and start at Glasgow in a few weeks... 😉

    What's your top choice?

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    Thanks for the advice! I'm not 100% sure, possibly Dundee as it's the medical school I'm most familiar with. Congrats on getting in!
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    (Original post by muz360)
    690 is a good score, you've done well!

    Glasgow use a cut-off (I think, they've been vague recently saying they "take all aspects into account" or something), Edinburgh award points based on the octile you fall under compared with other Edinburgh applicants.

    I can't remember what Glasgow's cut off has been over the past few years, but with 690 I'd expect you to be safe. I have a friend who got interviewed with 670 last year, so unless the average this year has dramatically risen, you should be okay.

    That same friend got an Edinburgh offer with 670 + 5As. Band 1 SJT is important for Edinburgh, so you're covered there. Check out this slightly outdated selectors handbook to gauge your chances: http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/file...book_final.pdf
    Your UKCAT probably falls into the 3rd/4th octile (that's just my guess, I'm really not certain). As long as your grades and PS are solid, your UKCAT shouldn't hinder you.

    So, you should be fine for Glasgow, and fine for Edinburgh as long as other aspects of your application are really good. If so, you can pick based on which uni you prefer. I turned down Edinburgh and start at Glasgow in a few weeks... 😉

    What's your top choice?

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    I would've thought 690 would be second octile or just under. Definitely not fourth.
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    (Original post by 1potato2potato)
    i'm half way through the medify question bank and its only been a 2 weeks of on/off work (my exam is in September) has anyone else felt that they went through it too quickly? how do you deal with that? i'm only doing a few questions a day on it (20-30 mins or so) and am padding it out with official questions from the site and the remaining questions in my 1000q isc book.

    Also QR is still scary af. anyone felt like they were making no progress in this section and end up doing okay in the real thing? i'm getting 500-600 max in practice and just praying my VR score brings it all up.
    yep I got that with QR and got 830 on the day!
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    (Original post by Lewishier)
    I'm thinking of starting a Whatsapp group for 2017 entry medics. Would anyone be interested?
    I am
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    Okay so just did my MOCK C and avg 686. My test is in the next few days and this is my last mock, was just going to spend the next few days reviewinng my mistakes and keeping up practice. Not sure if im ready with this score tho :/ still didnt finish the QR on time! plus i find medify AR really easy but the official mock AR really hard, anyone got any opinions on this and if they think i should re book??
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    Just to confirm, cus I'm a little confused, in the UKCAT for 2017 entry there will be Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Situational Judgement - there will also be Decision Making though it will not count towards our final scores, and there is NO Decision Analysis?

    I did the UKCAT last year so this is quite a change haha
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    [QUOTE=Gogregg;67080262]Band 2 is still really good, don't worry


    Thank you Have you sat the ukcat this year?
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    (Original post by Kings_queens)
    remember it's interior angle and not exterior
    Ok thank you.
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    Does anyone know a calculation I can use to convert my score into UKCAT score?
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    Quick question. Does anyone know, for verbal reasoning, what % will be the comprehension questions and, of these, what % will be the author agreement/disagreement questions? I find these qs take signifantly longer than the others, so i might just guess them as soon as i see them if they are at a low frequency.
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    (Original post by HiraMunawar)
    Just to confirm, cus I'm a little confused, in the UKCAT for 2017 entry there will be Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Situational Judgement - there will also be Decision Making though it will not count towards our final scores, and there is NO Decision Analysis?

    I did the UKCAT last year so this is quite a change haha
    yes this is right!
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    Anyone done the kaplan mocks? Was the UKCAT Plus worth it? What did you get on the practice tests 1-6?
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Anyone done the kaplan mocks? Was the UKCAT Plus worth it? What did you get on the practice tests 1-6?
    The practice tests are great. They're harder than tests 1-6 but I think that's good for practice, especially VR (VERY lengthy paragraphs and hard statement questions).
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    The practice tests are great. They're harder than tests 1-6 but I think that's good for practice, especially VR (VERY lengthy paragraphs and hard statement questions).
    The extra 3 practice tests, right?
 
 
 
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