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    (Original post by UnknownAnon)
    To all of you stressing, I revised my UKCAT in about 3 days (whilst working) and got 660. (It isn't the best, but got me an offer) So if you have weeks or even months left, you still have plenty of time, don't worry!

    To all of you stressing about the BMAT, I revised for that in 2 days, and got 6.4, 3.8, 3A. (Again that got me an offer) I'm not recommending you only spend two days on it, but if I can do it, you can do it (and probably better) if you have more time :top:

    Also if you need any tips or advice I'd be happy to help. Good luck

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    Hey, did you use any resources for bmat other than the ones on the website?
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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    Hey, I was wondering what revision resources worked well for you when revising for UKCAT? Thank you.

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    I just used the 600 question book for the ukcat. Its really good and if you can complete all the questions (especially the maths ones) you'll be in a pretty good position. I also used the practice tests on the websites, cause it helps you get used to the timings and the calculator.

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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    It's really about your stats so far. What did you get for your GCSEs and what's are you predicted if don't mind me asking
    10A* 2A at GCSE and predicted we don't get until after AS results, do you know what Kings and Barts base it on for this year?


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    (Original post by anaMed17w)
    Hey, did you use any resources for bmat other than the ones on the website?
    I used the 400 BMAT questions book.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Qu.../dp/190581206X
    There's the link to it if you're not sure which one I mean.

    Its so good because it has so many relevant questions. And especially for the essay section, because it details exactly how to get 5/5 on it, and has a lot of example essays and examiner comments. For the science and maths bit, use the specification because it tells you exactly what you need to know for section 2, so you won't learn useless stuff and won't miss out anything.

    For section 1, just do a lot of practice questions, especially from the past papers on the website since they have a lot of weird logic questions which take time getting use to.

    Hope that helped.


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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    Hey!
    I wrote a bit about my self below.
    My GCSEs is quite average on TSR but the best at my secondary school (it was a really terrible school) 7 A*s 5 As just couldn't get A*s in English lit or lang sadly

    AS- Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    Probably will drop Physics
    Predicted AAAB (Physics :/ )
    I have no idea if I will get that tbh

    Work Experience and Caring:
    -Three weeks at a dental surgery to see if I want to study dentistry
    -Charity shop for a year now
    -Care home (it's also a nursing home) for over the summer
    -Hospice
    -Reception at a primary school for three months
    -Tutor two 7 and 8 year olds maths and science
    -I help 5-11 year old learn about healthy living in my community centre every week
    -Have booked work experience at a hospital but it's all the way in Jan 17. Hopefully I can talk about it in the interviews.

    I really need to find work Experience at a hospital and GP before October but it's really hard. I'm struggling quite a bit to find some as I have no contact with any doctors. Sad times! So I'm doing every community work opportunity to just use up my free time.

    Potential University:
    Main is University of Birmingham
    Leicester
    Keele
    Nottingham
    UCL

    Currently reading The Man who mistook his wife for a hat and hopefully will further go and research more on the topic and write an essay.
    Have done many medicine online courses. I have finished the liver disease course and I am moving on to heart diseases.

    Hobbies are playing piano, henna, badminton, basketball. I work as a part time henna artist. Hugeworm! I have 25 books to read over summer. Woop!
    A major one is that I run my own online store where I make handmade items and sell them on Etsy. I get around 100 orders a month which takes a lot of my free time.

    UKCAT is on the 11 august but might change it to the 25ish august. Just because I don't think I'm fully prepared.

    I feel like I haven't done enough work experience. Because I'm currently using a wheel chair I wasn't allowed to go on my intended week work placement in oncology at my local hospital so went to a special needs school instead. Having said that I have attended mini med school (6lectures at Newcastle uni) as well as a radiography open day course, WAYMS ethical session, PBL trail at Hull/York med school, Villiers park, I want to be a doctor day work experience and 6 months volunteering in a care home.

    What do you think? Should I try and get more work experience? At the minute I'm juggling writing my personal statement, revising for the UKCAT and BMAT plus I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks soon so I don't know what to do. Please help
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    Does anyone have any advice on what universities to apply to with a 636 UKCAT score?
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    (Original post by Kitkat7)
    10A* 2A at GCSE and predicted we don't get until after AS results, do you know what Kings and Barts base it on for this year?


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    Your GCSEs are really good!
    It seems as if Kings is not GCSE heavy at all and more of UKCAT heavy. Also they do look at personal statement quite a lot for interview selection. Whilst barts seems more GCSE heavy than Kings (but generally quite lenient). As they both have same A level requirements I would really look at how much work experience you did, your personal statement and your UKCAT score and base it from there. Also open days are amazing to go to find out which place you like more. Do check out the course details. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by ekirkham187)
    I feel like I haven't done enough work experience. Because I'm currently using a wheel chair I wasn't allowed to go on my intended week work placement in oncology at my local hospital so went to a special needs school instead. Having said that I have attended mini med school (6lectures at Newcastle uni) as well as a radiography open day course, WAYMS ethical session, PBL trail at Hull/York med school, Villiers park, I want to be a doctor day work experience and 6 months volunteering in a care home.

    What do you think? Should I try and get more work experience? At the minute I'm juggling writing my personal statement, revising for the UKCAT and BMAT plus I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks soon so I don't know what to do. Please help
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    I think you have the relevant experiences to show a particular university eg Newcastle how committed you are to get into that university- you did a pbl course and the mini med school. Also doing work experience at a special need school is good! From the radiography open day course you should look into the course more so you can talk about how the NHS works well together with the radiography department and etc. It will be a great talking point at interviews (although that's a long way). However the only things that is lacking is the sense of care. You really do need to try showing universities that you do like talking to people, taking care of people and enjoy it. They'll only recognise this when you do work at care homes, -hospice, charity shop, soup kitchen etc. Also I think just a bit more hospital work experience or even at a GP will make sure you know what you are getting yourself into and the University know that you won't have doubts about being a doctor. Try getting this in before October but you can sometimes write in your personal statement 'I also booked work experience at a local hospital in December' if you do get it later.
    I hope you'll get well soon!
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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    Hi
    I think you have the relevant experiences to show a particular university eg Newcastle how committed you are to get into that university- you did a pbl course and the mini med school. Also doing work experience at a special need school is good! From the radiography open day course you should look into the course more so you can talk about how the NHS works well together with the radiography department and etc. It will be a great talking point at interviews (although that's a long way). However the only things that is lacking is the sense of care. You really do need to try showing universities that you do like talking to people, taking care of people and enjoy it. They'll only recognise this when you do work at care homes, -hospice, charity shop, soup kitchen etc. Also I think just a bit more hospital work experience or even at a GP will make sure you know what you are getting yourself into and the University know that you won't have doubts about being a doctor. Try getting this in before October but you can sometimes write in your personal statement 'I also booked work experience at a local hospital in December' if you do get it later.
    I hope you'll get well soon!
    Thanks! I've shown care through the care home but I'm sure doing more won't detriment my application. 😄😄
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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    It's mainly because I have some friends that's coming to visit me from the US. I know I will get distracted so I decided to move it. I am trying to do a few hours a day but I know I wasn't ready to do it on the 11th. Thanks for the advice
    You're welcome. Glad to help!

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    (Original post by UnknownAnon)
    I used the 400 BMAT questions book.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practice-Qu.../dp/190581206X
    There's the link to it if you're not sure which one I mean.

    Its so good because it has so many relevant questions. And especially for the essay section, because it details exactly how to get 5/5 on it, and has a lot of example essays and examiner comments. For the science and maths bit, use the specification because it tells you exactly what you need to know for section 2, so you won't learn useless stuff and won't miss out anything.

    For section 1, just do a lot of practice questions, especially from the past papers on the website since they have a lot of weird logic questions which take time getting use to.

    Hope that helped.


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    Yes it did! Thanks😊
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    (Original post by ekirkham187)
    I feel like I haven't done enough work experience. Because I'm currently using a wheel chair I wasn't allowed to go on my intended week work placement in oncology at my local hospital so went to a special needs school instead. Having said that I have attended mini med school (6lectures at Newcastle uni) as well as a radiography open day course, WAYMS ethical session, PBL trail at Hull/York med school, Villiers park, I want to be a doctor day work experience and 6 months volunteering in a care home.

    What do you think? Should I try and get more work experience? At the minute I'm juggling writing my personal statement, revising for the UKCAT and BMAT plus I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks soon so I don't know what to do. Please help
    Hi ekirkham

    I just wanted to say that universities are much more interested in what you gained from the experiences you have had rather than how many there have been or how long they lasted.

    They understand that not everyone has access to the same opportunities for work experience for a number of reasons. As long as you can demonstrate the ability to reflect in a mature way about your experiences and the skills and insights that you may have gained from them, then each of the experiences you have had will be of value.

    I hope that is of some use to you. Do give me a shout if you have any questions I can answer... always happy to help.

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    Im planning to do my UKCAT towards the end of September (havent booked it though)

    Last year i got 615 -.- but because of my predicted i couldnt apply for med this year (they predicted be A*AB) so hopefully i can apply this year
    I didnt do the BMAT last year nor did I prepare for it, so when are people revising for the BMAT and how are you going to revise??

    For my GCSEs I got 1A* 1A 7Bs (I know its pretty average )
    Work experience: 2 and 2 days weeks urology, 2 weeks radiology
    Volunteering: 1 year BHF chartiy shop, 1 week dementia care home
    doing Gold DofE hopefully i can finish it in Feb. 2017
    But this year the school made me apply to a uni and course so i applied for biomed at KCL

    For my gap year Im looking for a job thats healthcare related at least
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    (Original post by thatawesomekid)
    Anyone else finding UKCAT hard? Mines in 2 weeks and i'm very stressed
    Ah me too bro, mines in 2 weeks and I can't even read the questio in the allocated time, what dou you find the hardest?
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    (Original post by FemaleBo55)
    Im planning to do my UKCAT towards the end of September (havent booked it though)

    Last year i got 615 -.- but because of my predicted i couldnt apply for med this year (they predicted be A*AB) so hopefully i can apply this year
    I didnt do the BMAT last year nor did I prepare for it, so when are people revising for the BMAT and how are you going to revise??

    For my GCSEs I got 1A* 1A 7Bs (I know its pretty average )
    Work experience: 2 and 2 days weeks urology, 2 weeks radiology
    Volunteering: 1 year BHF chartiy shop, 1 week dementia care home
    doing Gold DofE hopefully i can finish it in Feb. 2017
    But this year the school made me apply to a uni and course so i applied for biomed at KCL

    For my gap year Im looking for a job thats healthcare related at least
    At what age were you able to get a work experience based on urology and radiology?


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    (Original post by agahaga)
    Ah me too bro, mines in 2 weeks and I can't even read the questio in the allocated time, what dou you find the hardest?
    Got mine in 2 weeks also. QR is awful for timing but i'm finding AR increasingly easier so that's a positive
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    What University would suggest to apply to if you only have 3 As and couple of Bs in GCSE? Please help me. Thankyou.
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    (Original post by Roman hang Limbu)
    What University would suggest to apply to if you only have 3 As and couple of Bs in GCSE? Please help me. Thankyou.
    Have a look at this, although it may be a bit out date:*http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...e-requirements

    You'll need to avoid GCSE heavy places like Oxford.*
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    (Original post by thatawesomekid)
    Got mine in 2 weeks also. QR is awful for timing but i'm finding AR increasingly easier so that's a positive
    lol QR is ******** i can't even remember AS maths, allow GCSE
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    (Original post by FemaleBo55)
    Im planning to do my UKCAT towards the end of September (havent booked it though)

    Last year i got 615 -.- but because of my predicted i couldnt apply for med this year (they predicted be A*AB) so hopefully i can apply this year
    I didnt do the BMAT last year nor did I prepare for it, so when are people revising for the BMAT and how are you going to revise??

    For my GCSEs I got 1A* 1A 7Bs (I know its pretty average )
    Work experience: 2 and 2 days weeks urology, 2 weeks radiology
    Volunteering: 1 year BHF chartiy shop, 1 week dementia care home
    doing Gold DofE hopefully i can finish it in Feb. 2017
    But this year the school made me apply to a uni and course so i applied for biomed at KCL

    For my gap year Im looking for a job thats healthcare related at least
    Hi FemaleBo55

    Have you booked to do the BMAT this year?

    One thing that I would advise is to try some past papers which will give you a good idea of what the test is like and the areas that you need to focus on.

    We have some free past papers on our website which you could start with.

    Let me know how you get on and if you would like any more specific advice.

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