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    (Original post by &Hope)
    is it worth applying for medicine for a Ukcat average of 590? I did it today and it went horribly wrong for some reason.... practiced sooo much but don't know what happened

    GCSE's: 5 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs
    AS levels: As in biology and chemistry, B in ICT (maybe I'll get that remarked and push it to an A) and a C in maths which I'm retaking all the exams for this year
    I'm so sorry to hear your test did not go well. I'm sorry I cant comment on the UG scores required. But you never know it may be a good score :-)
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    (Original post by xJessScott)
    true but i would rather get onto the course with minimal funding then not get on at all aha ill see what my ukcat is like first
    I think you might be eligible for tuition fee funding from SFE because you would have had them covered by the NHS for your Nursing, wouldn't you? So technically as you haven't borrowed any tuition fee funding from SFE before I think you might get more than most in your circumstances? :-) **
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    I'm so sorry to hear your test did not go well. I'm sorry I cant comment on the UG scores required. But you never know it may be a good score :-)
    what universities usually have the lowest ukcat entry requirements?
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    what universities usually have the lowest ukcat entry requirements?
    I'm not sure when it comes to the UG courses. I'm a grad so only looked into those Uni's. Sorry not much help
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    what universities usually have the lowest ukcat entry requirements?
    Have you had a look at keele? I don't think they use the UKCAT quite heavily
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    Just done my ukcat and got 627, I've got 5A*s and 5A GCSEs and AAAaa at ALevel, do you think I need to sit the BMAT?
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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Who told you those GCSE grades aren't "great"?


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    I've heard from other students, teacher lectures that you need more A*s, around 7/8 to have a good chance
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    you can use the + on keyboard. But make sure you ave num lock on. :-)
    Thank you that makes my life so much easier!!!!!!
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    Does anyone have any tips on improving timing for VR and QR?
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    Is the following alright for King's and Manchester?

    580 Verbal
    800 Quantitative
    660 Abstract

    680 Average; Band 2
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    Wow those are some fantastic scores everyone

    I just sat my UKCAT today and was so nervous but in the end I came out with 600 in VR and 690 in AR and QR, giving me a total of 1980 and band 2 in SJT.

    The universities I want to apply to are Bham, Bristol, Sheffield and Keele. I got 12 A*s at GCSE. Is this UKCAT score good/safe for the unis I want to apply to? I just beat the Sheffield cut off score of 1850 but is it still too low?

    And all the tips and guidance everyone shared in here was so useful, thank you so much and good luck to everyone yet to take the test ️xxx
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    Hi there j just did the the ukcat send for some reason performed well under from what I was expecting. I got AR 590 VR 560 and QR 750.
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    I am applying from Ireland I got 7a1s in their a level equivalent and 8as in GCSE equivalent.
    I was originally intending to apply to kings ,Bart's , queens Belfast and Birmingham.
    Can some one please advise me where I should apply and should I avoid any of the above. (Or any others)
    Any help will be much appreciated . Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Abitat Eco)
    Wow those are some fantastic scores everyone

    I just sat my UKCAT today and was so nervous but in the end I came out with 600 in VR and 690 in AR and QR, giving me a total of 1980 and band 2 in SJT.

    The universities I want to apply to are Bham, Bristol, Sheffield and Keele. I got 12 A*s at GCSE. Is this UKCAT score good/safe for the unis I want to apply to? I just beat the Sheffield cut off score of 1850 but is it still too low?

    And all the tips and guidance everyone shared in here was so useful, thank you so much and good luck to everyone yet to take the test ️xxx
    With 12A* at GCSE have you considered cardiff? You will be in a very good shot for an interview here. UKCAT isnt used until post interview in a few tie break sitauations.

    Keele like a lot of hours of voluntary work so keep that in mind, sheffield rank the UKCAT and invite the highest scorers to interview. Bristol mainly rely on the PS.

    I would say strong choices for you are cardiff, bham, QUB, UEA, leicester, keele (if you have good voluntary work) and bristol if you have a good PS.


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    (Original post by M0nkey Thunder)
    Is the following alright for King's and Manchester?

    580 Verbal
    800 Quantitative
    660 Abstract

    680 Average; Band 2
    More than enough


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    (Original post by M0nkey Thunder)
    Is the following alright for King's and Manchester?

    580 Verbal
    800 Quantitative
    660 Abstract

    680 Average; Band 2
    KCL depends on GCSEs but should be good for manchester x


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    (Original post by xxxsbxxx)
    hi, which are the most ukcat heavy unis? I got 767 today which I wasn't expecting (my mocks were all low) so haven't looked into ones that use it more x
    Newcastle, glasgow, manchester, sheffield, southampton, exeter, plymouth.

    Depending on your other stats some also use it alongside GCSE grades and Alevels so you may get an even stronger score when they are combined


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    (Original post by 123ash)
    I'm not sure when it comes to the UG courses. I'm a grad so only looked into those Uni's. Sorry not much help
    I'm sure you've already answered this, Ash, but how do the UKCAT requirements differ between Grad and UG Medicine. Are they higher for Grad courses?

    I'm a graduate of law (2.1) and hopeful medic and I have just taken my AS exams (predicted A*A* and I already have AABB in original sitting). I was originally going to apply for UG only courses to maximise my chances of getting in.. but do you think if I get a good UKCAT score I would stand a chance of getting into grad med?
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    (Original post by mbradley42)
    I'm sure you've already answered this, Ash, but how do the UKCAT requirements differ between Grad and UG Medicine. Are they higher for Grad courses?

    I'm a graduate of law (2.1) and hopeful medic and I have just taken my AS exams (predicted A*A* and I already have AABB in original sitting). I was originally going to apply for UG only courses to maximise my chances of getting in.. but do you think if I get a good UKCAT score I would stand a chance of getting into grad med?
    They are higher for grad courses yes as there is more competition for fewer places.
    If you can get over 720 then you stand a chance at some grad med courses.


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    Just did the UKCAT:VR: 530 (it was hard)QR: 850AR: 600 (disappointing)SJ: Band 2AVG: 660Do I stand a chance for Barts/King's or St george's? A2 predictions most likely to be A*A*AA
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Newcastle, glasgow, manchester, sheffield, southampton, exeter, plymouth.

    Depending on your other stats some also use it alongside GCSE grades and Alevels so you may get an even stronger score when they are combined


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    Why is Glasgow considered a heavy UKCAT university? Last year was quite high in terms of the lowest score they considered but the two previous years, the lowest scores considered were around the average?

    Is it because they rank the first 700 (who meet the other qualifications) for interview based on UKCAT score?
 
 
 
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