Biochemistry, Biomedical and Biological Science Applicants 2017 Entry

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    To which courses are you applying?
    Mostly Biochem,Biomed,Biological Science degrees

    Which universities?
    Liverpool
    Warwick
    Cardiff
    Keele
    Leicester

    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    Don't think i have any relevant extracurricular activities (oops) but have volunteered at BHF for a while, worked at a nursery, visits to science museums and the cell (queen mary university) also doing the EPQ

    Your grades?
    GCSE: 1A* 5As 5Bs
    AS: B in Psychology
    Predicted ABB (sociology biology chemistry)
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Hey guys! I'm a recent graduate of biological sciences at UEA if you have any questions
    hey so what u planning on doing now that you've graduated?
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    does anyone know if these universities do interviews to be offered a place?

    warwick
    leicester
    liverpool
    keele
    cardiff
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    (Original post by _wsburn)
    I'd appreciate any advice regarding which universities I should apply to.
    I'm about to start my A2s (Maths,Chem and Bio) after dropping Physics.

    It'd be great if anyone could help with these decisions:
    - Is applying to Cambridge (Nat Sci that requires an extra exam and A*A*A) too much of a gamble when I could apply to Oxford (no exam and A*AA) and stand a better chance?
    -How should I change my revision for A2 exams?
    -Durham offers a Biosciences course that includes Biochemistry (AAA) but also involves biomed units, is it a risk to write a purely biochem personal statement?
    -Is it safe to only apply for one lower offer university (AAB at York)?
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    Context:
    GCSEs:9A* s and 2As
    AS Results: AAAb (B in Physics which I've dropped)
    96% Average UMS in Maths
    Work Exp: Week in Microbiology lab. Week with a Haematologist in a hospital. Week with a biochemist post grad researcher.
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    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
    I'm moved this to the Biology, Biochemistry and other life sciences forum so you can hopefully get some advice.
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    Hi,
    I've been wondering the same things, along the lines of 'will I be able to get into Oxbridge'?
    (sorry I can't help you out)... Though I kind of underperformed for As levels...
    As grades: AABB for Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths...
    Gcse grades: 6A* 1A
    (Planning for Biochemistry)
    Because of Oxford's lower requirement, with no exam I think I'd like to apply there... I think then there's only a factor of acing the interview? Also not sure how many applicants they do interview...
    Another thing about Oxford is the subject 'design', it seems more specialist in a way than the Cambridge course.

    I did my revision pretty systematically, made an entire timetable of divided chapters and started from day one. Usually I read a study guide and make concise mind maps with extra details if needed... My teachers weren't particularly great at explaining or at organizing practicals, so it was quite the struggle... Luckily my math teacher was pretty good, though I still didn't do as well as I'd thought...
    For revision, keep it simple, practical and regular. Include practice questions over the weekends so you don't forget everything...

    If anyone can judge if I'll do well for A levels please let me know... It's hard to decide where to apply...

    And good luck!
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    (Original post by _wsburn)
    -Durham offers a Biosciences course that includes Biochemistry (AAA) but also involves biomed units, is it a risk to write a purely biochem personal statement?
    -Is it safe to only apply for one lower offer university (AAB at York)?
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    Hello. I'm also applying for Biochem at university for 2017 entry.

    I guess by talking about your work experience in the haematologist's lab that would already cover some bits of the biomedical sciences for Durham? Alternatively by Durham's alternative personal statement (needs to be completed within 4 days of UCAS submission, I think) you could write another one for their course specifically (I might be writing one for Chem at Durham).

    That's what I'm doing, York is probably going to be my backup.



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    @_wsburn
    Where and how did you manage to get the work experience from? I wanted to get some work experience in the UK, but couldn't due to age-related issues, so I had to get some from HKU instead.

    @Nemeo
    From their website, they interview 75% of applicants, 19% are successful and intake was 97 students (from 2015 admissions data). From what I've seen on TSR, your grades certainly do seem good enough to place an interview to Oxford - just make sure you have a good set of PGs, and after all, it only takes up 20% of your UCAS form, so why not take a shot?
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    (Original post by _wsburn)
    I'd appreciate any advice regarding which universities I should apply to.
    I'm about to start my A2s (Maths,Chem and Bio) after dropping Physics.

    It'd be great if anyone could help with these decisions:
    - Is applying to Cambridge (Nat Sci that requires an extra exam and A*A*A) too much of a gamble when I could apply to Oxford (no exam and A*AA) and stand a better chance?
    -How should I change my revision for A2 exams?
    -Durham offers a Biosciences course that includes Biochemistry (AAA) but also involves biomed units, is it a risk to write a purely biochem personal statement?
    -Is it safe to only apply for one lower offer university (AAB at York)?
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    Context:
    GCSEs:9A* s and 2As
    AS Results: AAAb (B in Physics which I've dropped)
    96% Average UMS in Maths
    Work Exp: Week in Microbiology lab. Week with a Haematologist in a hospital. Week with a biochemist post grad researcher.
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    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
    Hey, I'm applying for MBiochem at Oxford in 2017, so this would be regarding your Cambridge NatSci/Oxford Biochem dilemma. You should consider that Oxford doesn't require any admission tests for Biochem, whereas Cambridge does, so I would say that although both courses are equally prestigious and offer pretty much same qualification, Oxford would be easier to enter. Also, you should consider the fact that Oxford doesn't offer purely undergrad biochemistry, and their course is 4 years. Surely you have a high chance of getting an interview with your grades.

    P.S. Regarding your backup unis, I'd look at KCL (AAB) and QMUL (ABB), and put 2 backups down on UCAS.
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    Guys have you already sent your application?
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    (Original post by EmmaL.AM)
    To which courses are you applying?
    Biological Sciences Msci! No specialised area, just generic.
    Which universities?
    Still working on this! I know I definitely want to apply to Birmingham as my main choice and then Aston. Trying to check which other universities would be good for this course at the moment.
    Do you have any relevant extracurricular activities?
    I take a lot of online courses (MOOCs) to broaden my knowledge, I can't get enough of them!
    Your grades?
    My GCSE results are 4 A*s, 5 A's and a B

    A level predicted grades: AAA (biology, psychology, English Lit/Lang) plus a Chemistry AS level at around grade B. (Was a big mess up with my Chemistry A Level)
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    And thought I'd say what my future hopes/aspirations are too! Well, my endgame for my career has always been in the biological sciences field but I keep alternating what exactly that is. First I wanted to do stem cell research, then pathology, then epidemiology, now oncology- so we will see!
    hiii, i'm interested in studying biomedical science but an integrated masters rather than a normal undergraduate degree. just wondering how you revise for biology? i'm predicted a B but striving for an A as my predicted grades in sociology and psychology are As also
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    Anyone has sent their applications?
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    Anyone has sent their applications?
    I have, but for postgrad and recieved an unconditional*
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    Hello Fellow Biochemistry Hopefuls!
    I've seen a few threads like this for other subjects, so thought we should have our own too!
    I hope everyone's getting on well with their personal statements
    To get to know each other:

    GCSE Grades -
    AS Grades -
    A2 Predictions -
    Universities -

    GCSE Grades - 3A*s 9As
    AS Grades - Maths (A) + internal grades ABC in Bio, Eng Lit and Chem respectively (Not too great, I know - but am working on this massively!)
    A2 Predictions: A*A*AA in English Literature, Maths, Biology and Chemistry
    Universities: Oxford , UCL, Imperial, York and Warwick

    Hopefully, this'll be a good place for us all to help each other out and talk about biochemistry!
    Good luck to us all!!
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    Hi,
    I'm also applying to Biochemistry for 2017 entry!
    GCSE Grades: 12 A*s, 1 A
    AS Grades: AAAAAA (maths, further maths, bio, chem, french an general studies)
    A2 Predictions: I don't know them yet but hopefully A* A* A (maths, chem, bio)
    Universities: Cambridge natsci, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool
    Good luck!
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    Hi, I am applying to UCL for Biomed with a medcine personal statement.
    GCSE: 1A*, 5As and 3Bs
    A Level: A*A*Aa
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    (Original post by elrv)
    Hi,
    I'm also applying to Biochemistry for 2017 entry!
    GCSE Grades: 12 A*s, 1 A
    AS Grades: AAAAAA (maths, further maths, bio, chem, french an general studies)
    A2 Predictions: I don't know them yet but hopefully A* A* A (maths, chem, bio)
    Universities: Cambridge natsci, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool
    Good luck!
    Your grades are amazing! Well done!
    How are you finding Y13 and how's your personal statement going?
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    Thank you
    I've actually already submitted my application to my school so my personal statement is done . Year 13 is okay so far as I've dropped from 5 to 3 subjects so I have I much lighter workload than last year at the moment although I'm sure it will get worse!
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    Hi
    I'm applying for biomedical sciences at Bristol, Manchester, York, Birmingham and probably Exeter for medical science.
    I got 8A* and 2A in my GCSEs and am predicted 3A at A level

    I'm really interested in neuroscience and immunology and am just wondering if this is the right course to do. I'm not sure about what I want to do as a career yet but Im worried it will be difficult to find a job after as it is so varied in the modules you study, is it likely that Ill have to do a postgraduate course?

    I'm also wondering if a year in industry is a good thing to do?
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    is anyone applying for biomedical sciences at Edinburgh?
 
 
 
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