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    (Original post by Tinbite1)
    HI Guys! Has anyone done medify mock 2?
    I did it an hour ago, I think their conversion system is a little deflated mind.

    VR 730
    QR 600
    AR 710

    concerned about QR obviously, praying its as easy as some are saying

    how was it for you?
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    (Original post by Awsomedude)
    I wanted to ask fellow medical students here if these results could allow me to enter the universities I will be writing down here:

    GCSE:
    Eng lang & lit = BB
    Geography= A
    Double Science=BB
    Maths=A*
    Further maths= A*
    Business=A
    Religion Education=A*
    French=B
    BTEC IT= Merit

    AS Level ( MOST UNIS SAY THEY CHECK YOUR A LEVEL PREDICTED GRADES):
    Maths = B - disappointed
    Chemistry= D- such a letdown
    biology= B - very happy
    business= A! throwing this away though

    I will be applying for:
    -Manchester
    -Leicster
    -SGUL
    -Queens mary

    I will be sitting the UKCAT on the 16th September, but I am having major problems in the VR and QR sections.

    please state whether I am at a disadvantage in any area, though my personal statement seems fantastic! Thank you in advance, and good luck to us all future medics
    Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but I think your AS grades put you at a massive disadvantage. I'm speaking based on personal experience btw. I got BCCC in AS levels last year and got 4 rejections before interview from med schools. Although you should still give it a shot; convince your teachers to predict you 3As and don't put your AS grades on your UCAS form (I wasn't going to but my school made me fsr). Just make sure you turn those grades around in year 13 especially Chemistry cos it's the most important subject for Med, good luck.


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    (Original post by michaela__)
    Nobody knows for sure but Liverpool said their competitive score was something like 1780-1850 or something that's from the top of my head and Sheffield want 1850. So those will count as good scores most likely but this isn't including super ukcat heavy uni's.



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    For liverpool there is 2 stages to get an interview: 1) Meet minimum academic requirements plus achieve UKCAT cut off (last year was 625 average) 2) personal statement is scored and the top scoring personal statements are invited to interview.For sheffield you need to meet the minimum academic requirements which includes 1850 for UKCAT like you said, but they have a UKCAT cut off in the second stage. Last year if they used a cut off, those with scores above 675 average would have been invited to interview.
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    (Original post by ib_hopeful)
    Are the Official UKCAT mocks easier or harder than the real thing?
    I definitely found it harder with the exception on Verbal reasoning. In the actual UKCAT exam i found the passages SO long
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    I did it an hour ago, I think their conversion system is a little deflated mind.

    VR 730
    QR 600
    AR 710

    concerned about QR obviously, praying its as easy as some are saying

    how was it for you?
    could you please help me with VR, I am struggling and my exam is on monday! do you have any tips and tricks as you got such an amazing score. well done. do you read the text quickly as in the first sentence of every line or...?

    by the way i heard that QR is easier by quite a bit
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    I did it an hour ago, I think their conversion system is a little deflated mind.

    VR 730
    QR 600
    AR 710

    concerned about QR obviously, praying its as easy as some are saying

    how was it for you?
    From when i did my UKCAT last year the QR was lovely, easier than the official mocks, the only challenge is trying to understand what the data means QUICKLY, once you achieve this, the maths is straightforward. BTW......isc medical book QR is a joke, WAY harder than the real thing
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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but I think your AS grades put you at a massive disadvantage. I'm speaking based on personal experience btw. I got BCCC in AS levels last year and got 4 rejections before interview from med schools. Although you should still give it a shot; convince your teachers to predict you 3As and don't put your AS grades on your UCAS form (I wasn't going to but my school made me fsr). Just make sure you turn those grades around in year 13 especially Chemistry cos it's the most important subject for Med, good luck.


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    Quick question, if you have achieved A2 grades do you need to put your AS grades on the UCAS form? Thanks
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    (Original post by HarveySpecter97)
    Quick question, if you have achieved A2 grades do you need to put your AS grades on the UCAS form? Thanks
    I don't think so. You can just list your final/overall grade for that subject if you want, they don't really care about break downs tbh.


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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    I don't think so. You can just list your final/overall grade for that subject if you want, they don't really care about break downs tbh.


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    Cool thanks, nice picture btw.
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    I did it an hour ago, I think their conversion system is a little deflated mind.

    VR 730
    QR 600
    AR 710

    concerned about QR obviously, praying its as easy as some are saying

    how was it for you?
    Mine went horribly, VR 600 QR 650 and AR 650 as well, so if the real ones aren't as easy, I think my real ones are going to be horrible
    How did you get that good at VR?
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    I skim each paragraph in a few secs so I know where to look and then just look for keywords and eliminate where I can tbh everything I use is back a few pages on this forum haha (replying to tinbite1 and rainbow machine)
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    Does anyone know how to improve QR because the timing is a real problem for me?
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    i skim each paragraph in a few secs so i know where to look and then just look for keywords and eliminate where i can tbh everything i use is back a few pages on this forum haha (replying to tinbite1 and rainbow machine)
    thanks a lot much appreciated
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    (Original post by HarveySpecter97)
    Quick question, if you have achieved A2 grades do you need to put your AS grades on the UCAS form? Thanks
    If they have been certificated, yes you do as they then stand as an official qualification. If they haven't then you do not need to. If you have achieved grades however, I would've thought your AS grades wouldn't matter either way as you've already got full A Levels.
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    (Original post by Awsomedude)
    I wanted to ask fellow medical students here if these results could allow me to enter the universities I will be writing down here:

    GCSE:
    Eng lang & lit = BB
    Geography= A
    Double Science=BB
    Maths=A*
    Further maths= A*
    Business=A
    Religion Education=A*
    French=B
    BTEC IT= Merit

    AS Level ( MOST UNIS SAY THEY CHECK YOUR A LEVEL PREDICTED GRADES):
    Maths = B - disappointed
    Chemistry= D- such a letdown
    biology= B - very happy
    business= A! throwing this away though

    I will be applying for:
    -Manchester
    -Leicster
    -SGUL
    -Queens mary

    I will be sitting the UKCAT on the 16th September, but I am having major problems in the VR and QR sections.

    please state whether I am at a disadvantage in any area, though my personal statement seems fantastic! Thank you in advance, and good luck to us all future medics
    If you feel like you're personal statement is a strong point, by all means apply to universities that are Personal statement heavy (like Bristol) or alternatively try to ACE your UKCAT and then you could try and have a go at the UKCAT heavy universities.
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    I'm taking my UKCAT late September and its short notice as I only decided to do it now. I can't access medify or Kaplan but plan to buy the 1000 questions book. Has anyone tried this before and done well without access to these sites ?
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    I got 640 average. I am so disappointed. This is the hardest exam I have ever taken and I have a masters from Imperial*:ashamed:* *
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    Does anyone know the recommended time to be spend per question? For QR, VR and AR?
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    I keep getting either half or just over half (literally like 1 or 2 questions over half) on VR questions is this good or bad?
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    (Original post by deathbeforeimmortality)
    Does anyone know the recommended time to be spend per question? For QR, VR and AR?
    There's not really any set time I think. The questions vary a lot in difficulty so it's just about using the time u save on easy questions on the harder ones. And skipping things is really important too. The http://completemedguide.com has timing break downs for each ukcat section but I also applied the above principle.
 
 
 
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