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    (Original post by lahigueraxxx)
    Omg I would be so happy with those results!! Would you mind giving a breakdown of how you found each section?
    Lets see,

    For VR... Being my worst section I got pretty much the same i did in the Medify mocks and I still struggled with the timing I should've asked to move somewhere else cause someone else was takign their GMAT right beside me and he kept reading out the questions which kinda didnt let me focus. But somehow guessed the last 2 scenarios and got 600. I'd definitely advice scanning cause under the time pressure skimming and keeping the whole idea in your head can be hard unless you've practised that way from the start.

    For QR.. A lot of people said it was easier and I would say it is but it also depends on luck cause the questions are selected from a huuuuge question bank. My questions were simple but MOST of them were time consuming I couldn't get back to the flagged ones and so those pretty much had a random answer. Got around 650-750 in mocks and got a 740 in the real thing.

    AR was always my best section and I always enjoyed it I was pretty good with medify and never got below 780 in the mocks. You jsut have to be calm and there is no shortcut to AR than a lot of practice. I ended up with a 770 even though i was hoping for a 850. A few were pretty confusing with a lot of lines that just counting them would use a lot of time.

    Since im an international applicant who is retaking as well they are pretty harsh about giving an interview/offer thats why I wanted a 740 avg xD 703 is good but now i guess its just fingers crossed xD

    Good luck to you :')
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    Hello!I was wondering if someone may please help me!I have recently graduated with a 2:1 in Biomedical science and am looking to study GEM.I took my UKCAT last week and quite disappointingly got a score of 620 :'( I found the exam so much harder than medify?!!I was wondering if somebody could help tell me realistically what my options are now. I am thinking of also doing the BMAT in November. Which unis do you think I should consider/avoid. I would also not oppose going for the undergrad course too I also have good GCSE's all A*'s and A's with 2 B's but my A-Levels were quite poor: BBD (Biology, Psychology and Chemistry).Please help me! I really want to do medicine (Thank you
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    (Original post by kerrym11)
    Hello!I was wondering if someone may please help me!I have recently graduated with a 2:1 in Biomedical science and am looking to study GEM.I took my UKCAT last week and quite disappointingly got a score of 620 :'( I found the exam so much harder than medify?!!I was wondering if somebody could help tell me realistically what my options are now. I am thinking of also doing the BMAT in November. Which unis do you think I should consider/avoid. I would also not oppose going for the undergrad course too I also have good GCSE's all A*'s and A's with 2 B's but my A-Levels were quite poor: BBD (Biology, Psychology and Chemistry).Please help me! I really want to do medicine (Thank you
    I dont think you'd have a problem applying anywhere with the UKCAT score you have. I am aware that a minimum of a 2:1 in your degree is needed. You're UKCAT score is good and should get you atleast 1 offer. But it's totally up to you!
    If you want to widen your options, then I would recommend the BMAT. I know not many Graduate Medicine courses require the GAMSAT.
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    (Original post by Ikram99)
    Yep you and me are in the same position but my UKCAT was worse than yours. I am was hoping to do Foundation Medicine at Bristol, UEA, Leeds and Lancaster. I got 580 average and Band 4 . My GCSes were 2A*s 5As and 4 Bs. My AS were AABB and A levels predicted ABB in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.

    With your stats, its definately NOT the end of the road for you! Foundation Medicine is for students like us who want to do Medicine but dint really meet or have a competitive set of grades or academics.
    Right now, I would advice you continue with your application (and maybe take the bmat if you want). You're good to apply to unis like: UEA, Southampton, Cardiff.... I wouldnt say Southampton because I heard they want 650 minimum for their BM5 and BM6 programme.

    (And i just realized were applying to two of the same unis )
    That cool bro. I balled my eyes out just to get rid of the emotions. I read your message and will be ok with updating my status. Southampton doesn't specify 650 as far as i am aware 650 may be the cutoff for last years normal 5 year course.
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    (Original post by zara123786)
    GCSE's-9 A*'s 2A's and a B
    AS levels-4 A's in maths, physics, biology and chemistry
    Predicted probably somewhere around 2A*s and an A (having dropped physics)
    UKCAT- averaged 633 band 2

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should apply because I know my UKCAT isn't too great? I'm thinking of Keele, Cardiff, Birmingham and Newcastle.
    Sheffield set a minimum UKCAT score each year for applicants and this year its 1850 (works out at an average 617) so you would be fine for them.
    They use your band at the interview stage but they put a lot on your personal statement. They'll give it a grade and only those with an A grade go through to the interview stage.
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    I did my UKCAT today and got an average of 710
    VR: 610
    QR: 850
    AR: 670
    Band 2

    I want to apply to Sheffield, Manchester and then its between Newcastle, York and Nottingham.
    Does anyone know what Newcastle, Nottingham and York want for the UKCAT and what the requirements for the UKCAT were for them last year?
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    (Original post by Ikram99)
    I dont think you'd have a problem applying anywhere with the UKCAT score you have. I am aware that a minimum of a 2:1 in your degree is needed. You're UKCAT score is good and should get you atleast 1 offer. But it's totally up to you!
    If you want to widen your options, then I would recommend the BMAT. I know not many Graduate Medicine courses require the GAMSAT.
    Thank you! With a score of 620 where do you think would be realistic for me to apply ??
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Oh sorry! That was a typo on our part. The minimum thresholds are listed here on the official UKCAT website. That hyperlink states that last year you had to meet the following thresholds:
    Verbal Reasoning - 530
    Quantitative Reasoning - 650
    Abstract Reasoning - 610
    Decision Analysis - 600
    Total with standard deviation applied: 2610.

    Hope that clears up any confusion, and thanks for pointing it out
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    Hello! I was wondering if it was possible to get the table for dentistry entry requirements Many thanks!
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    (Original post by Niraxas)
    Lets see,

    For VR... Being my worst section I got pretty much the same i did in the Medify mocks and I still struggled with the timing I should've asked to move somewhere else cause someone else was takign their GMAT right beside me and he kept reading out the questions which kinda didnt let me focus. But somehow guessed the last 2 scenarios and got 600. I'd definitely advice scanning cause under the time pressure skimming and keeping the whole idea in your head can be hard unless you've practised that way from the start.

    For QR.. A lot of people said it was easier and I would say it is but it also depends on luck cause the questions are selected from a huuuuge question bank. My questions were simple but MOST of them were time consuming I couldn't get back to the flagged ones and so those pretty much had a random answer. Got around 650-750 in mocks and got a 740 in the real thing.

    AR was always my best section and I always enjoyed it I was pretty good with medify and never got below 780 in the mocks. You jsut have to be calm and there is no shortcut to AR than a lot of practice. I ended up with a 770 even though i was hoping for a 850. A few were pretty confusing with a lot of lines that just counting them would use a lot of time.

    Since im an international applicant who is retaking as well they are pretty harsh about giving an interview/offer thats why I wanted a 740 avg xD 703 is good but now i guess its just fingers crossed xD

    Good luck to you :'
    Thanks a lot that's really helpful Yeah I think AR is definitely my strongest, followed by VR and then QR... I hope I get lucky with QR because the mocks haven't been going too well IMO anything above 700 is very good but ofc it's down to personal preference and what unis you're looking to apply to. I think your score puts you in a very good postion though. Good luck with everything!

    Thanks, I've got it tomorrow at half 12 ahhh
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    Hello! I was wondering if it was possible to get the table for dentistry entry requirements Many thanks!
    Aha! No problem

    It's attached as an excel doc.

    Hope you find it useful!

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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Aha! No problem

    It's attached as an excel doc.

    Hope you find it useful!

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    Thanks for the list! I heard that cardiff dont usually give offers to people with less than 5a*s at gcse, is that true?
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    Thanks for the list! I heard that cardiff dont usually give offers to people with less than 5a*s at gcse, is that true?
    Often that is true for Medicine, but we're not 100% on that with regards to Dentistry. Have you phoned up the admissions office to check? They are normally really helpful!
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    (Original post by jayeshforce1)
    That cool bro. I balled my eyes out just to get rid of the emotions. I read your message and will be ok with updating my status. Southampton doesn't specify 650 as far as i am aware 650 may be the cutoff for last years normal 5 year course.
    Yh I read Southampton ask for 650 for their BM4 and BM5 Medicine programmes. But for their BM6 programme (Foundation Medicine), all their webiste states is: "Applicants must sit the UKCAT" and just ends there lol.
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Often that is true for Medicine, but we're not 100% on that with regards to Dentistry. Have you phoned up the admissions office to check? They are normally really helpful!
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    Ah thanks, will give that a go! Any other unis that i should be checking with, just to be on the safe side?
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    Ah thanks, will give that a go! Any other unis that i should be checking with, just to be on the safe side?
    Off the top of our head, can't think of any, but if we do think of some we will let you know

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    (Original post by aspiringmedic178)
    In the student room. So that's not true? Do you think with a 610 UKCAT average (1890 overall), 7A*s and 3As at GCSE I might have a chance?
    For exeter, as long as you have like at least 2 A* predictions, preferably 3 A*s then your ukcat doesn't matter. They only have ukcat cut off for lower predicted grades
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    (Original post by MCMXCVIII)
    Are the questions in QR at the bottom or right side of the screen? Just wondering. On medify, they're at the bottom of the screen


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    To the right, as far as i remember, although you can just check on the official mocks exams
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    To the right, as far as i remember, although you can just check on the official mocks exams
    Ok. Thanks.


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    (Original post by Niraxas)
    What decile does 704 fall under? I got VR: 600, QR: 740, AR: 770, SJT Band 2 o.o I really wanted to apply for kings but im not soo sure now
    You'll have to wait until the averages are out (October) to be sure - but generally that's in the 8th decile at least.
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    (Original post by MCMXCVIII)
    Ok. Thanks.


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    Actually, no i'm pretty sure it's at the bottom. lol soz
 
 
 
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