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    guys I've done really badly in my ukcat
    I got
    VR 590
    QR 770
    AR 550
    SJ Band 2

    I also got 4 A's at AS level and 10 A* at GCSE

    what medical school can I apply to with a realistic chance of getting In?

    thanks in advance
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    Please don't mind me asking. I ASKED BECAUSE MY UKCAT IS TOMORROW AND FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS I HAVE NOT IMPROVED. My score is not even good for the required 5yr UG courses. I myself just want to get in, so have been thinking of asking family and friends for help financially. But It's just too much. But if I could get the help, I would def be looking into it too.

    But yes, It is all down to the UKCAT score, and hopefully you'll excel and get a hit score.

    Good luck. When is your test?*
    a lot of people do mock tests do ok and then really excell in the real thing. apparently it isnt as harshly marked as things like medify etc. honestly just practice as much as you can because you will most likely to much better in the real thing

    i can still get student loan with UG and bank loans for fees, ill be a qualified nurse so can work on the side and due to my course finishing in january if i went to do medicine i would be working for 8 months and have money saved and then through summers i can work full time and get lot more money so it should work out ok

    my exam is this saturday! the 10th, when is yours?
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    (Original post by Fleuves)
    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? :-) **
    good point! yeah my fees were/are paid by the nhs so yeah may be able to loan for fees too. if not i know banks willingly give loans to students in my position because of the ability to pay it back in the future and the basically guaranteed employment
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    (Original post by Mulbkat84)
    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?
    the published lowest scores they consider is quite surprising though. my sister is a 3rd year medic at glasgow and she was very surprised to hear about the lowest score that they have said they considered for her year as pretty much everyone she had talked to in her year scored near or above 700. it may be coincidental but it is interesting and strange.
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    Hey can anyone tell me what the QR in the actual UKCAT exam is like in terms of difficulty compared to sources like medify?
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    (Original post by Mulbkat84)
    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?
    Yes i class a UKCAT heavy uni as one who only considers the top ranked applicants in terms of UKCAT score. Whether their cut off is high or low they still consider the UKCAT as a large part of their admissions criteria.


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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    Hey can anyone tell me what the QR in the actual UKCAT exam is like in terms of difficulty compared to sources like medify?
    Generally easier.


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    (Original post by Stone101)
    the published lowest scores they consider is quite surprising though. my sister is a 3rd year medic at glasgow and she was very surprised to hear about the lowest score that they have said they considered for her year as pretty much everyone she had talked to in her year scored near or above 700. it may be coincidental but it is interesting and strange.
    Also its important to remember glasgow is a scottish uni who consider RUK and scottish/EU applicants on a different quota depending on how many they are wanting to let in.


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    FIRST POST EVER!

    Short and sweet- 760 avg. 10a* 40+ points in IB (enough for everywhere i need to go for all the a level students). HOWEVER.... Band 3 ukcat! Will that hinder my application much?I'm currently looking at Kings, Bham, UEA, Imperial (BMAT ofc)Or are there better universities that i should be looking at with my score?

    1 week Hospital,1 week Womens Hospital (including theater),1 week GP, First Aid course done, 1STxv rugby, Karate, Oxford essay competition applicant- didn't win , Mentor, Medical society, Vice house cpt, Took part in Birmingham Mini medical school, Part of territorial army, Read medical literature, Care home for 1yr+, Funded water well in India, Gold DofE.

    Thanks for all the help.
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    (Original post by medic99)
    So a scores of 540 and 720 are of equal worth!? That can't be right?
    1621/3=540 and 2160/3=720
    Surely they need a way to distinguish betweenn applicants with such contrasting scores?
    Why would I lie to you? That doesn't benefit me or you. This is verbatim from the admission tutor when I asked him about it. Whether they've changed it due to removing 900 from the overall score due to removing Decision Analysis, I'm not sure.

    But by saying 540 = 720, you're ignoring how Birmingham uses your result. They don't take your average, they take your overall. That's how it's done. Consider it in terms of your overall score, not your average, because that's not how Birmingham does it.

    EDIT: Just making sure you know, but this is for Dentistry, not sure for Medicine.

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    (Original post by mediocreman)
    FIRST POST EVER!

    Short and sweet- 760 avg. 10a* 40+ points in IB (enough for everywhere i need to go for all the a level students). HOWEVER.... Band 3 ukcat! Will that hinder my application much?I'm currently looking at Kings, Bham, UEA, Imperial (BMAT ofc)Or are there better universities that i should be looking at with my score?

    1 week Hospital,1 week Womens Hospital (including theater),1 week GP, First Aid course done, 1STxv rugby, Karate, Oxford essay competition applicant- didn't win , Mentor, Medical society, Vice house cpt, Took part in Birmingham Mini medical school, Part of territorial army, Read medical literature, Care home for 1yr+, Funded water well in India, Gold DofE.

    Thanks for all the help.
    great score! well done, honestly depends some unis dont look at it at all and others like Edinburgh basically require band 1
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    Another wannabe medic here!

    GCSE: 6A* (English x2, French, German, Biology, Chemistry)
    7A (Maths x2, Physics, History, Drama, Dance, Music)
    A2 predictions: AAA (but could probably be pushed to A*AA)

    UKCAT: VR - 670
    QR - 800
    AR - 640
    (2110 total and 703 average)
    SJT - Band 2
    Unsure where to apply - I feel like my UKCAT is better than average, but not quite good enough for the really UKCAT heavy unis
    Your score is really good What did you use to help you achieve 800 in QR?
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    (Original post by xJessScott)
    great score! well done, honestly depends some unis dont look at it at all and others like Edinburgh basically require band 1
    Thanks for the response. Are there any other universities that i should look to avoid? Or better universities that i should look at, since my UKcat score is good and it's only just the SJT letting me down?
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    (Original post by L1234567)
    Your score is really good What did you use to help you achieve 800 in QR?
    Honestly I did limited revision- about 2-3 days of Medify was enough! QR is definitely easier in the actual exam - I was getting about 600 in my mocks for reference!
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    (Original post by L1234567)
    Your score is really good What did you use to help you achieve 800 in QR?
    i got 830 in my QR (and 890 in my AR). For qr, the questions were a lot easier than i anticipated. Easier than medify and a lot easier than the official practive mocks and the 600/1000 Q book.
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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
    Yes. Keele only require you to be in the top 80%, there are BMAt unis, Bristol only put 10% emphasis and Cardiff only use as a tie breaker!!!!!!! If medicine is what you love and you are dedicated then don't give up, give it your best shot. If you get rejected take a gap year and redo the UKCAT and reapply!!!!! However, if you were never sure or have something else in mind you might want to go for that if you don't want to take a gap year. Id say if you really want it go for it!!!!
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    Honestly I did limited revision- about 2-3 days of Medify was enough! QR is definitely easier in the actual exam - I was getting about 600 in my mocks for reference!
    Thanks What sort of topics came up?
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    (Original post by mediocreman)
    i got 830 in my QR (and 890 in my AR). For qr, the questions were a lot easier than i anticipated. Easier than medify and a lot easier than the official practive mocks and the 600/1000 Q book.
    What sort of topics came up? Thanks!
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    Just did the UKCAT:VR: 530 (it was hard)QR: 850AR: 600 (disappointing)SJ: Band 2AVG: 660AS: AAAAAA2 predictions most likely to be A*A*AAGCSEs: 6A* 4AGood PSWhere should I apply? I wanted to apply to London unis like Queen Mary/St Georges/King's
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    (Original post by zoemccarthy34)
    Yes. Keele only require you to be in the top 80%, there are BMAt unis, Bristol only put 10% emphasis and Cardiff only use as a tie breaker!!!!!!! If medicine is what you love and you are dedicated then don't give up, give it your best shot. If you get rejected take a gap year and redo the UKCAT and reapply!!!!! However, if you were never sure or have something else in mind you might want to go for that if you don't want to take a gap year. Id say if you really want it go for it!!!!
    so I wouldn't be aiming unrealistically high if I apply for Keele, cardiff and bristol?????
    well now I have no choice except to do the BMAT and apply for one Bmat uni (probably imperial) as I heard they focus on GCSE grades and my grades are not that strong

    another question... I looked at the decision analysis section that's been excluded this year and it seems easy compared to the other 3 sections.... so don't you people think that averages must have been higher the previous years considering averages this year are based only on the hardest 3 sections? or am I wrong?
 
 
 
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