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    Hi Guys*

    So I got a low UKCAT score of 586.6
    I have a 2.1 in Biochemistry with ABB

    any ideas on what unis would be best to apply to?

    also considering doing the bmat*

    any input would be extremely helpful*
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    (Original post by ford2910)
    Thanks, yeah i did work really hard. I ve never been very good at VR and didnt finish it the first year i did it so this year i did all the true/false questions and then put and answer and flagged the 4 answer questions and came back to them. I knew i wouldnt get through them all so i decided it was better to guess some at the beginning to get through them all and then come back to as many as i could. QR apart from clicking the answer you can do everything else on the keypad including all the calculator functions. AR I know people constantly say it but practice, so many patterns repeat. I found question types 1 and 4 easier and quicker so i did those ones first and then put down an answer and flagged type 2/3. SJT read good medical practice or a summary of it. Read the explanations for the answers once you ve done the questions.
    Unis: I think my UKCAT is high enough for liverpool... I hope and then im not sure about the others.
    (Original post by ford2910)
    Thanks, yeah i did work really hard. I ve never been very good at VR and didnt finish it the first year i did it so this year i did all the true/false questions and then put and answer and flagged the 4 answer questions and came back to them. I knew i wouldnt get through them all so i decided it was better to guess some at the beginning to get through them all and then come back to as many as i could. QR apart from clicking the answer you can do everything else on the keypad including all the calculator functions. AR I know people constantly say it but practice, so many patterns repeat. I found question types 1 and 4 easier and quicker so i did those ones first and then put down an answer and flagged type 2/3. SJT read good medical practice or a summary of it. Read the explanations for the answers once you ve done the questions.
    Unis: I think my UKCAT is high enough for liverpool... I hope and then im not sure about the others.
    Oh okay That's helpful. For the aR what do you mean by type 1 and 4? Are theretypes;/y
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    still so happy in the top 10% of ukcat scores judging by the results that came out today! you guys will all do fab! i was awful at it to start with so don't worry
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    Hi.I have my ukcat in 6 days. I have got medify but I suck at the whole thing. I did official mock 2 and got 599 average. I can only do like 3 QR in time and I've to guess the rest. I run out of time in other sections aswell. I am quite good at maths but I am really bad at QR. Any advice? Thank you
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    (Original post by Xenon17)
    no it isn't. There is only one correct answer for all sections except SJT.
    Yeah that's true! But what I'm saying is that I think the scoring for the real exam is nicer than that of the mocks- for example, if a score of 27/44 was 600 in a mock, in a real exam that score would give you 680. If you get what I mean?

    (Just so everyone's aware, I made those values up. Idk if a score of 27/44 actually gives 600 in any mock tests aha )
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    Hey guys for the calculator and the percentage button... how do you guys apply the percentage button? Can any of you give me an example of what you use it for during the test?
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    Hey guys!
    The average preliminary scores this year seem fairly similar to last year, if slightly higher.
    My current stats are:
    GCSE: 9A*s,A,B
    AS level: AAAA
    Predicted A2: A*A*A
    UKCAT: total:2110 VR 740 AR 720 QR 650 AVG 703.33 band 2

    Hoping to apply to glasgow, manchester and birmingham? Could i just get some quick advice about if i am high enough above the average to stand a chance for this year in these (or other) unis?? Any help appreciated!
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    Hi.I have my ukcat in 6 days. I have got medify but I suck at the whole thing. I did official mock 2 and got 599 average. I can only do like 3 QR in time and I've to guess the rest. I run out of time in other sections aswell. I am quite good at maths but I am really bad at QR. Any advice? Thank you

    Hi! I am doing my Ukcat exam tomorrow. Could you please send ur medify.log in .please i can do some revision before .
    My email address :vaniamal2003[email protected]

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    (Original post by abzz11)
    Oh okay That's helpful. For the aR what do you mean by type 1 and 4? Are theretypes;/y
    Yeah there are 4 different types for AR. Probably worth looking it up as it ll take a long time to explain it all on here.
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    (Original post by dwightkurtshrute)
    Hey guys!
    The average preliminary scores this year seem fairly similar to last year, if slightly higher.
    My current stats are:
    GCSE: 9A*s,A,B
    AS level: AAAA
    Predicted A2: A*A*A
    UKCAT: total:2110 VR 740 AR 720 QR 650 AVG 703.33 band 2

    Hoping to apply to glasgow, manchester and birmingham? Could i just get some quick advice about if i am high enough above the average to stand a chance for this year in these (or other) unis?? Any help appreciated!
    No sorry, probably not, better luck next time
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    (Original post by (----{M}---- ))
    Hi Guys*

    So I got a low UKCAT score of 586.6
    I have a 2.1 in Biochemistry with ABB

    any ideas on what unis would be best to apply to?

    also considering doing the bmat*

    any input would be extremely helpful*
    I would really recommend doing the bmat and applying to universities that don't need or weigh ukcat that heavily.
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    (Original post by dwightkurtshrute)
    Hey guys!
    The average preliminary scores this year seem fairly similar to last year, if slightly higher.
    My current stats are:
    GCSE: 9A*s,A,B
    AS level: AAAA
    Predicted A2: A*A*A
    UKCAT: total:2110 VR 740 AR 720 QR 650 AVG 703.33 band 2

    Hoping to apply to glasgow, manchester and birmingham? Could i just get some quick advice about if i am high enough above the average to stand a chance for this year in these (or other) unis?? Any help appreciated!
    that is perfect mate!! Congratz btw. I'm hoping to apply to Manchester as well. have my UKCAT today. hopfully get average 700 plus if God wills it.
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    Is medify representative of the real thing or is it harder?
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    (Original post by KB_97)
    Is medify representative of the real thing or is it harder?
    I think the types of questions and their difficulty are pretty similar but I'm pretty sure their marking system in mock tests are harsher than the one that's used in the actual exam


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    anyone got any tips for VR other than skim/scan? keep getting 500-550 under timed conditions as i miss half of it out :/. Also are the actual passages easier or harder than medify ones?
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    Just did my UKCAT 690 average.
    VR - difficult as everyone says simply because the paragraphs are quite long.
    QR - way easier than any of the mocks, mostly involving simple calculations
    AR - in my case it was easier than the mocks, I got quite a few type 2 and 3 questions.
    SJ - same standard

    I really want to apply to Newcastle, Barts and Manchester. Do you think my score will make the cut? Thanks and good luck to those who haven't done their test yet 😊
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    (Original post by (----{M}---- ))
    Hi Guys*

    So I got a low UKCAT score of 586.6
    I have a 2.1 in Biochemistry with ABB

    any ideas on what unis would be best to apply to?

    also considering doing the bmat*

    any input would be extremely helpful*
    Hey there,

    Hmm, you should consider doing the BMAT, as this will certainly help to boost your chances of getting an interview if you do well.

    Regarding your UKCAT score, there are a few universities that you can still apply to. For instance, at Birmingham the UKCAT only makes up 30% of the selection process.

    Bristol only assign 10% of the admissions selection process to UKCAT, the rest is academics (20%) and personal statement (70%).

    You can read about more universities to apply to in this free blog:
    Where to apply with a low UKCAT score

    Also, if you want to see just how your UKCAT result might compare with others, the official UKCAT website has published the interim UKCAT average scores. You can see a full breakdown in this free blog:
    interim UKCAT average scores for 2017 entry

    Hope you find the above useful, and good luck with your application!
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    Guys I did my mock and for SJT I got 41 correct, 13 partially correct and 15 wrong. What band would this come under?
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    AAAGGHHH, 633 UKCAT Band 3, now I'm really frustrated!!!!! . But life's not really over, I'm sure that there's more to come so in the mean while I'll try and be happy :bigsmile::bigsmile:.
 
 
 
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