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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I'm finding it really difficult too, it's so tough because it's really in depth GCSE knowledge🙈 I'm just practising questions right now and trying to find a technique
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    Have you thought about going to any of the bmat courses available?
    I'm thinking of going to the AceMedicine one but it's really expensive, or another new one i've head of from facebook called AspireMed BMAT Course, but this one is only £20 so i'm not sure about the quality
    any other course you recommed?
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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I just love Oxford in general! I know there's a really small chance of me getting in but I had to take the risk haha


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    Hah exactly the same here!
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Aw yeah, St John's is so lovely
    Hahah, I'm sure you have a chance xD you wouldn't be applying if you didn't
    What are your stats and what other universities are you applying to?
    I really hope so, I went on the UNIQ summer school week and loved it so much so here's hoping I have the slightest chance.
    My stats are 14A* at GCSE, predicted A*A*A* (Biology, Chemistry and English) at A Level. My BMAT is likely to go horrible and I come from a state school which is in a deprived area so hopefully when they compare my stats against my area that will help me slightly.

    I've also applied to Cardiff, Bristol and Glasgow I just hope all of my extra curricular are good enough too!

    How about you?


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    (Original post by zarabadoma)
    Have you thought about going to any of the bmat courses available?
    I'm thinking of going to the AceMedicine one but it's really expensive, or another new one i've head of from facebook called AspireMed BMAT Course, but this one is only £20 so i'm not sure about the quality
    any other course you recommed?
    The really expensive courses aren't really an option for me, and to be honest I think I'm just going to try my best off my own back I'm using the books and doing practice tests so hopefully that will be enough!


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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I really hope so, I went on the UNIQ summer school week and loved it so much so here's hoping I have the slightest chance.
    My stats are 14A* at GCSE, predicted A*A*A* (Biology, Chemistry and English) at A Level. My BMAT is likely to go horrible and I come from a state school which is in a deprived area so hopefully when they compare my stats against my area that will help me slightly.

    I've also applied to Cardiff, Bristol and Glasgow I just hope all of my extra curricular are good enough too!

    How about you?


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    Holy crappppppppppp. 14A*s coming from a deprived area is likely to put you in a very VERY good position xD xD
    Did you not do the UKCAT?

    Provided you do decently on the BMAT, there's no way you won't get an interview

    My stats: 11A*s 1B at GCSE (B in food technology, sigh xD). AS - AAAA, A2 predicted- A*A*A*A* (biology, chemistry, physics and maths). UKCAT- 3200
    I've applied to King's, Birmigham and Nottingham as well
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    (Original post by zarabadoma)
    The BMAT is going to be the end of me not really sure how to approach it yet
    wbu?
    been doing the past papers, not sure what a good score is though!! idk how much preparation I'll need either :confused: I'm defo not going to get in tho so I'm counting on luck atm! where else are you applying?
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Holy crappppppppppp. 14A*s coming from a deprived area is likely to put you in a very VERY good position xD xD
    Did you not do the UKCAT?

    Provided you do decently on the BMAT, there's no way you won't get an interview

    My stats: 11A*s 1B at GCSE (B in food technology, sigh xD). AS - AAAA, A2 predicted- A*A*A*A* (biology, chemistry, physics and maths). UKCAT- 3200
    I've applied to King's, Birmigham and Nottingham as well
    I really hope so, people always assume doing 14 subjects suggests I went to a private school, but in reality it's the complete opposite haha xD I did a few extra subjects though on top of my school's compulsory subjects, so that pulled me up! I'm just hoping my A Level choices don't hold me back- I dropped Maths because we're encouraged to only do three A2s and I feel as though English gives me different skills that are equally useful. I'm just worried that most people will have Maths/Physics or both, although I did ring the medical school and they told me it wouldn't put me at a disadvantage, so hopefully I'll be ok

    Your stats are AMAZING, you've definitely got a great chance of getting an interview. You have a really high A* percentage and your A2 predictions are fab you've got a high chance at every single university you're applying to, especially with such a high UKCAT! That's amazing!

    Ooh yeah I did do the UKCAT haha I got 652.5 band 1, not outstanding but hopefully high enough for my choices I didn't really know what to expect with it so whilst I did well in the Quantitative Reasoning section, I fell down in the Abstract Reasoning!



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    (Original post by notyous)
    been doing the past papers, not sure what a good score is though!! idk how much preparation I'll need either :confused: I'm defo not going to get in tho so I'm counting on luck atm! where else are you applying?
    For Oxford, 5.5 and above is probably a good enough score. For Imperial and UCL, 4.9 or 5.0 would be good enough, although obviously 6.0 and above would be even better for all but then again it's difficult af to get that
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    For Oxford, 5.5 and above is probably a good enough score. For Imperial and UCL, 4.9 or 5.0 would be good enough, although obviously 6.0 and above would be even better for all but then again it's difficult af to get that
    is there a way to convert my marks to a score??
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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I really hope so, people always assume doing 14 subjects suggests I went to a private school, but in reality it's the complete opposite haha xD I did a few extra subjects though on top of my school's compulsory subjects, so that pulled me up! I'm just hoping my A Level choices don't hold me back- I dropped Maths because we're encouraged to only do three A2s and I feel as though English gives me different skills that are equally useful. I'm just worried that most people will have Maths/Physics or both, although I did ring the medical school and they told me it wouldn't put me at a disadvantage, so hopefully I'll be ok

    Your stats are AMAZING, you've definitely got a great chance of getting an interview. You have a really high A* percentage and your A2 predictions are fab you've got a high chance at every single university you're applying to, especially with such a high UKCAT! That's amazing!

    Ooh yeah I did do the UKCAT haha I got 652.5 band 1, not outstanding but hopefully high enough for my choices I didn't really know what to expect with it so whilst I did well in the Quantitative Reasoning section, I fell down in the Abstract Reasoning!



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    Hahah yeah, the only people I know that have 14 GCSEs are from private/grammar schools xD damn, your GCSEs are absolutely mind blowing :lol:
    Yeah, you'll be fine without maths + physics don't think it disadvantages you in any way, unless you're applying to Cambridge, which you're clearly not :lol: tbh, I think that doing a subject that isn't a science at A-Level shows that you're a multi-talented person. I wish I'd done a language or English lit at A-Level.

    Haha, thanks, I'm just really worried about it all. I mean, I know that I have good stats but that's never a guarantee with medicine :/ I really want to get into at least one medical school but it's likely that I could get rejected from all four :/

    Abstract reasoning was awful. To be honest, the UKCAT was just awful xD I hated every minute of it, SO GLAD it's over :lol:
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    (Original post by notyous)
    is there a way to convert my marks to a score??
    well if you're using the bmat past papers then they have a scoring table at the bottom of the marking scheme, if you're not then just pick the most recent past paper marking scheme and compare it with that
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    (Original post by purpleumbrella)
    Are GCSEs and the ELAT the most important things taken into consideration for shortlisting English Applicants? Thanks!


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    Hey! The ELAT is very important as far as I'm aware because it gives the uni an up-to-date idea of your ability. I think GCSEs are important, but contextualised too. Reference and predicted grades are important as well. I'm applying for English too! Which college are you thinking? :cute:
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    Is anyone using books for TSA practice? Applying for PPE at St Peters
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Hahah yeah, the only people I know that have 14 GCSEs are from private/grammar schools xD damn, your GCSEs are absolutely mind blowing :lol:
    Yeah, you'll be fine without maths + physics don't think it disadvantages you in any way, unless you're applying to Cambridge, which you're clearly not :lol: tbh, I think that doing a subject that isn't a science at A-Level shows that you're a multi-talented person. I wish I'd done a language or English lit at A-Level.

    Haha, thanks, I'm just really worried about it all. I mean, I know that I have good stats but that's never a guarantee with medicine :/ I really want to get into at least one medical school but it's likely that I could get rejected from all four :/

    Abstract reasoning was awful. To be honest, the UKCAT was just awful xD I hated every minute of it, SO GLAD it's over :lol:
    I really hope not, I'd be so devastated if I didn't get in (or at least an interview) purely because I had English as my third subject! I love English, there are just so many areas to explore and I agree with you, I think it shows diversity! Although I really admire people who can do physics- that's my nightmare haha xD Me and circuits don't mix at all!!

    I don't think you have to worry at all. You've obviously looked into all of your university choices in great depth as they are all really suited to your stats I am still amazed by your UKCAT- how did you manage such an amazing score? That will definitely make your application stand out!

    Do you go to a private or state school, and what drew you to Oxford?


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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I really hope not, I'd be so devastated if I didn't get in (or at least an interview) purely because I had English as my third subject! I love English, there are just so many areas to explore and I agree with you, I think it shows diversity! Although I really admire people who can do physics- that's my nightmare haha xD Me and circuits don't mix at all!!

    I don't think you have to worry at all. You've obviously looked into all of your university choices in great depth as they are all really suited to your stats I am still amazed by your UKCAT- how did you manage such an amazing score? That will definitely make your application stand out!

    Do you go to a private or state school, and what drew you to Oxford?


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    Haha, that definitely won't happen xD
    Yeah, it definitely shows diversity. Writing essays is tough, something I definitely struggle with. A lot of the work set at Oxford is essay based, so that already put you in an advantageous position

    Gosh, it took me sooooo long to choose universities :lol: I spent ages scouring through entry requirements and the like. I'm glad that you think I've chosen wisely, I did try to apply to my strengths but wasn't entirely sure if I had done so through my options XD
    Haha, my UKCAT result came as SUCH as shock to me XD I don't even know how I managed it, I was getting about 650-700 in all of my mocks :lol: I think I just got lucky XD

    I went to a state school through primary school and the majority of secondary school but transferred to a private school in the area for sixth form because my old school was too far from home and we couldn't afford to keep paying extortionate transport costs. The private school I'm at has given me a full bursary as well as an academic scholarship so I pay nothing, which is great XD my only fear is that people might think I'm a typical spoon-fed private school kid when they hear I go to a private school, which realllly isn't the case :/

    I was drawn to Oxford because I live here I absolutely love Oxford, definitely could see myself living here for quite a while. It's such a gorgeous and friendly town (though tourists get annoying sometimes, especially during summer) XD
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    (Original post by georgiaf)
    Hey! The ELAT is very important as far as I'm aware because it gives the uni an up-to-date idea of your ability. I think GCSEs are important, but contextualised too. Reference and predicted grades are important as well. I'm applying for English too! Which college are you thinking? :cute:
    Oh right, thank you!! My GCSE's weren't amazing, so hopefully the ELAT goes well! (for you too!). I applied Lincoln, what about you? And how's the ELAT prep going?


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    Okay thanks, I'd best do another test paper haha
    What have you been averaging at so far?
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    (Original post by politicalmind)
    Who's taking the TSA?
    I am for E&M


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    I am for E&M


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    So am I for PPE at St Peters, how's practise going for u? I'm getting mid 50s t low 60s which isn't good enough for interview or a place
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Haha, that definitely won't happen xD
    Yeah, it definitely shows diversity. Writing essays is tough, something I definitely struggle with. A lot of the work set at Oxford is essay based, so that already put you in an advantageous position

    Gosh, it took me sooooo long to choose universities :lol: I spent ages scouring through entry requirements and the like. I'm glad that you think I've chosen wisely, I did try to apply to my strengths but wasn't entirely sure if I had done so through my options XD
    Haha, my UKCAT result came as SUCH as shock to me XD I don't even know how I managed it, I was getting about 650-700 in all of my mocks :lol: I think I just got lucky XD

    I went to a state school through primary school and the majority of secondary school but transferred to a private school in the area for sixth form because my old school was too far from home and we couldn't afford to keep paying extortionate transport costs. The private school I'm at has given me a full bursary as well as an academic scholarship so I pay nothing, which is great XD my only fear is that people might think I'm a typical spoon-fed private school kid when they hear I go to a private school, which realllly isn't the case :/

    I was drawn to Oxford because I live here I absolutely love Oxford, definitely could see myself living here for quite a while. It's such a gorgeous and friendly town (though tourists get annoying sometimes, especially during summer) XD
    I've always enjoyed essay subjects, I don't know what it is! I wish I'd maybe taken another essay subject at AS too🙈 Even though you say you struggle with writing essays, you must be pretty good because you got A*s in them at GCSE
    I got so much better in my UKCAT mocks at home, but I guess it's all down to how it goes on the day That's what scares me about BMAT haha- I have no idea what to expect!

    Ah no I completely understand you, if you were offered a full scholarship to a really well-performing private school then of course you'd take it- and I'm sure no one would think you're spoiled You don't come across like that on TSR anyway!

    Omg you live in Oxford??? I'm so jealous! I loved the week I spent there on the UNIQ summer school (which was absolutely amazing) and I came for a weekend last year with my family I can see why you're drawn to the university then haha!


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