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    (Original post by michaela__)
    When you say 45 set A/B do you mean A, B, neither? or actually A/B because I can't do those ones at all 😂


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    A, B neither luckily! All of the patterns from what i can remember had one rule except for 1 set with some horrible arrows, which had like 3 rules!!!! Just remember the SCANS and all that.
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    (Original post by jaysinn)
    Yeap i did that for the most part but switched to skimming only at the very end when i didn't have sufficient time left.
    awesome , thanks! it is my strategy to skim read the passage too!... I've been practicing skimming!
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    See for VR was it mostly T/F/CT or the type 2.
    If i recall correctly (i did my ukcat more than a month ago), i think it was more type 2!
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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    Yes lots of data for QR: pie charts ( 8 questions) bar chars (MANY questions ) it was all data tbh.
    For AR there was roughly 45 set A/B questions out of 55. there was 10 of serious and this is to this so was is that equal to.Patterns same difficulty as medify one pattern was number of enclosed spaces and i was just like yeah baby!!!!
    Having sat this exam twice i would say it is:60% ability (which almost all of us have)20% strategy (for e.g for VR just make sure you know what you are gonna do, i skipped long passages and concentrated mainly on the T/F/CT, this worked the best for me)20% mental (Take deep breathes (or breaths????) at the start to slow you heart rate down and remove anxiety, trust me last year i was SOOOOO nervous for the VR section, i couldn't read the passages and take in and retain in. So its crucial you keep control of your nerves!)
    Good Luck!
    What did you get in VR,QR and AR last year?
    Thanks loads for the advice. Are you able to let me know of you practice analysis % on medify if you can please?
    So did you flag all the longer ones and do all the t/f/c straight away and then come back to them?
    You know the AR patterns, how simple were they? like was there some u were puzzled on or had multiple rules?
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    awesome , thanks! it is my strategy to skim read the passage too!... I've been practicing skimming!
    Stick to whatever you prefer because thats what you're most familiar with!
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    do you remember any other sort of patterns that came up? LOL AT yeahhhh baby!! haha
    HMmmmmmmmmm, just the general ones like : number of enclosed spaces, rotation of 90 degrees vs 180 degrees, some random one with arrows indication colour and position and there was one with LOTS of shapes in each box that i couldn't get lol. The sequences were easy for me, anyone with half a brain would have gotten the sequences i had they were just like increasing the number of sides in a shape, increasing number of objects and all that. I guess most of it is luck!
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    I started mine like 3/4 days before lol but I'd say leave them until the last week


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    ahh ok ! thanks
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    What did you get in VR,QR and AR last year?
    Thanks loads for the advice. Are you able to let me know of you practice analysis % on medify if you can please?
    So did you flag all the longer ones and do all the t/f/c straight away and then come back to them?
    You know the AR patterns, how simple were they? like was there some u were puzzled on or had multiple rules?
    LOL at my VR school last year (470), QR: 810, AR: 600.
    Okay for VR on medify I got 53%, QR: 89%, AR: 82%
    Yeah i went straight to the T/f/CT ones, having said that they were hard for someone who has only read 1 fiction book in their whole life!!!!!! You just have to be so fast with you eyes. I came back to the longer ones, in total i guessed 16
    AR was fine, seriously the same as medify, 1 had multiple rules
    Oh and i should mention for QR i guessed 4 and still got 890
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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    A, B neither luckily! All of the patterns from what i can remember had one rule except for 1 set with some horrible arrows, which had like 3 rules!!!! Just remember the SCANS and all that.
    Thank you!


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    It's gotten to the point where I just want it over with, there's a certain aspect of luck and that's the part that I'm most nervous for ngl.


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    (Original post by michaela__)
    It's gotten to the point where I just want it over with, there's a certain aspect of luck and that's the part that I'm most nervous for ngl


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    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    LOL at my VR school last year (470), QR: 810, AR: 600.
    Okay for VR on medify I got 53%, QR: 89%, AR: 82%
    Yeah i went straight to the T/f/CT ones, having said that they were hard for someone who has only read 1 fiction book in their whole life!!!!!! You just have to be so fast with you eyes. I came back to the longer ones, in total i guessed 16
    AR was fine, seriously the same as medify, 1 had multiple rules
    Oh and i should mention for QR i guessed 4 and still got 890
    Okay thanks
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    (Original post by jaysinn)
    Good luck!
    Thank you


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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    did you apply scans in each set and get a definite answer?? x
    well done, amazing score!!!
    Yup, but when i was analysing each particular set, i never had it in my mind tbh, i was just aggressively with my eyes looking for a pattern. All the patterns i found originated from scans.
    Btw during the decision making i dwelled on how rubbish i did on my VR and it got me anxious and scared, which affected my QR at the start. So keep that in mind, just focus on the task you have ahead on don't lose concentration!
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    (Original post by smoggie98)
    Did my ukcat yesterday
    VR:540
    QR:770
    AR:690
    Total:2000 average:667
    SJT:Band 1
    Not really much to say that hasn't already been mentioned on this thread but basically not only does VR have really long texts I also found the questions themselves quite weird as in it felt like you had to have read the full text to fully be confident with an answer and with medify I was scoring 600-650 on the mocks so i was disappointed with the that sub score. Also with SJT so long as you practice a lot you should be able to get band 1 and I never actually got a band 1 in the mocks

    With unis ive been looking at St georges, Manchester and Plymouth as correct me if im wrong im above the cut off scores for the their previous years but i think im playing it risky with manchester tho. Also hope the ukcat average goes down to around what it was last year
    I've got a similar ukcat score to you and I've been looking at plymouth, but the ukcat interim scores seems to be much higher than last year so I'm worried our overall ukcat scores may not meet the cut off (last year was 2610 which would be comparable to a 1960 score for this year and they have changed a lot during the years, for example one year it went up by 70... another by 110).
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    Hiya!! when do you think i should start to do my medify mocks?? I have 13 days till my exam and don't know when to start??
    Where are you doing it?
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    It's gotten to the point where I just want it over with, there's a certain aspect of luck and that's the part that I'm most nervous for ngl.


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    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by GluteusBurger)
    Best of luck!
    Thank you!❤️


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    I achieved CCC at AS. I still want to apply for medicine- do you think I should? any chance to get in?
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    (Original post by Meek99)
    I achieved CCC at AS. I still want to apply for medicine- do you think I should? any chance to get in?
    As long as you get AAA or AAB predictions you should be fine to apply. Make sure your ukcat is good as well


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