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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Hmmm...

    I'm still going to risk it, what do I have to lose? (Lol 1 rejection >.<)

    Hey btw if you don't mind me asking, what did you get at GCSE and A level?
    I'm risking it too as I think I'll be close either way so it's not a huge irresponsible risk when I don't have many choices as it is! GCSE I got 5 a stars, 3 a's, 1b. I'm being predicted A*A*A I think.


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    how can I improve my VR Score????
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    I understand that there are no national grade boundaries but that was my point. If they were low, although they would get higher grades then they would be given a false representation of the real exam and lower expectations of the real exam and thus lower achieved grades.
    For Exeter they don't get you into university, they get you an interview and a conditional offer which is often dependent on your predictions. Many universities give you a conditional with higher grades than minimum based on your predictions.
    Even so, if the schools aim was to predict them higher grades their would be no point in potentially lowering their achieved grades by false representations instead of predicting them high grades no matter what grades they actually received. If someone got a C, there would be nothing preventing the school from predicting the student an A or A*. That would be the more intelligent alternative instead of giving them an easy test so then in tern their actual achieved grades will be lowered.
    I'm not talking about getting in I'm talking about offers. I completely agree that it is a false representative.


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    (Original post by michaela__)
    Exeter put you into tiers so three a stars is tier 1, 2 a stars 1 A is tier 2. They invite people for interview and whatever tier they reach the end of: let's say 500 to interview, they invite all of the 400 in tier 1. There could be 200 applicants in tier 2 so they then use their cut off to select 100 for interview from tier 2. That's what I was told by the uni anyway.


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    I was under the impression that they made a UKCAT cut-off, or has that changed since last year?

    Thanks for the info btw
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    how can I improve my VR Score????
    I struggled massively with VR at the start, used to get less than 50% on medify.

    But I started by reading the first sentence of the text, so you know roughly what its on about. Then scan the rest for about 5 seconds before moving on to the answers.

    Also if the text is about something which you have knowledge about, then I didn't even read the text I just answered based on my own knowledge. Although they say dont do this, it worked for me.
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    I'm not talking about getting in I'm talking about offers. I completely agree that it is a false representative.


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    You said the aim of the school was to get students into university. What good is an offer if they don't achieve the right grades and as a result don't get into university?
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    I struggled massively with VR at the start, used to get less than 50% on medify.

    But I started by reading the first sentence of the text, so you know roughly what its on about. Then scan the rest for about 5 seconds before moving on to the answers.

    Also if the text is about something which you have knowledge about, then I didn't even read the text I just answered based on my own knowledge. Although they say dont do this, it worked for me.
    ahh ok! cuz what i struggle with is that i can't scan the passage and understand/read the words at the same time so i forget everything i've read :s
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    ahh ok! Cuz what i struggle with is that i can't scan the passage and understand/read the words at the same time so i forget everything i've read :s
    same here!!!!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    same here!!!!
    ahhh! i know how annoying is it?? my eyes just end up wandering around the passage so nothing makes sense and time just goes to waste for me
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    ahhh! i know how annoying is it?? my eyes just end up wandering around the passage so nothing makes sense and time just goes to waste for me
    I have to get tea for that because I fall asleep otherwise :'(.

    I cannot break the 580 barrier in practice and don't know what the hell to do if I am aiming for 600 in that section alone on the exam as the exams is supposed to be harder.

    I can't do reading comprehension for the life of me. I will spend 5 minutes on one question and end up guessing everything!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    I have to get tea for that because I fall asleep otherwise :'(.

    I cannot break the 580 barrier in practice and don't know what the hell to do if I am aiming for 600 in that section alone on the exam as the exams is supposed to be harder.

    I can't do reading comprehension for the life of me. I will spend 5 minutes on one question and end up guessing everything!
    omg! same the 40 Qs on medify on limited time practice is really hard for me
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    (Original post by OneAfrica)
    Oh i might see you there. If you don't mind me asking how are your stats looking. Just comparing whether i have a shotthis year or not.
    My UKCAT is 810 however I am applying as a graduate so I`m not sure if this is relevant to you (not quite sure how they deal with us ).

    Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    You said the aim of the school was to get students into university. What good is an offer if they don't achieve the right grades and as a result don't get into university?
    And why would a school predict their students CCC for medicine etc? They wouldn't, it doesn't matter where you go. I'm talking about being predicted an A star for Exeter and not being able to achieve it. That's what irritates me about internal exams as I think it's easier for a school to over predict due to it generally not being as hard (imo, depends though) and Exeter literally select from predicted grades so in a way I think more people this year will have 'false' predicted grades. I'm just guessing though based on the factors I'm aware of but I don't know it for sure.


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    (Original post by keenbean23)
    Got an average of 627 and a band 2. Is that good? I'm applying to Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and graduate entry Newcastle. Any advice would be much appreciated
    Also graduate entry applicant here.

    Newcastle graduate entry are usually looking at quite high UKCAT scores. Last year their cut-off was in the 700s (can`t remember the exact score) so you might want to consider a different option. Maybe a 4th 5 year course?

    Good luck with your application.
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    I have to get tea for that because I fall asleep otherwise :'(.

    I cannot break the 580 barrier in practice and don't know what the hell to do if I am aiming for 600 in that section alone on the exam as the exams is supposed to be harder.

    I can't do reading comprehension for the life of me. I will spend 5 minutes on one question and end up guessing everything!
    Just try and start again. Forget how you've been doing and just practice questions and then start doing intense time practice. VR for me was harder in the exam but you never know you could get quite a lot of t/f/can't tell and find it absolutely fine! Just keep practicing and it'll improve your timing quite a bit and don't be afraid to guess and flag the hard questions. There's only so much you can do, just be confident on the day and know you've done all you can. 😇


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    (Original post by mamly042)
    Also graduate entry applicant here.

    Newcastle graduate entry are usually looking at quite high UKCAT scores. Last year their cut-off was in the 700s (can`t remember the exact score) so you might want to consider a different option. Maybe a 4th 5 year course?

    Good luck with your application.
    Ooh hello graduate! What was your first degree if you don't mind me asking and where are you applying to?

    Also can I ask who you got to do your reference? 8 was going to ask a lecturer but haven't approached them yet.

    Good luck with everything!
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    (Original post by keenbean23)
    Ooh hello graduate! What was your first degree if you don't mind me asking and where are you applying to?

    Also can I ask who you got to do your reference? 8 was going to ask a lecturer but haven't approached them yet.

    Good luck with everything!
    I advise you ask your lecturer asap. If you leave it too late, he/she might refuse because it would be too close to the deadline and they might not have time to write it.
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    (Original post by keenbean23)
    Ooh hello graduate! What was your first degree if you don't mind me asking and where are you applying to?

    Also can I ask who you got to do your reference? 8 was going to ask a lecturer but haven't approached them yet.

    Good luck with everything!

    I am currently in my final year of immunology and microbiology. I am not 100% decided yet but at the moment I`d go for Newcastle GEM, Warwick GEM, Glasgow and Aberdeen. (UKCAT 810)

    I asked by academic tutor. He doesn't really know me that well but I feel nobody does (that sound bad) :rolleyes:. At least not that well as I have not really spent a prolonged amount of time with any of my lecturers. I do felt a bit like I would `disappoint` them by asking for a reference (change of career and all) but he was really happy to help in the end.
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    And why would a school predict their students CCC for medicine etc? They wouldn't, it doesn't matter where you go. I'm talking about being predicted an A star for Exeter and not being able to achieve it. That's what irritates me about internal exams as I think it's easier for a school to over predict due to it generally not being as hard (imo, depends though) and Exeter literally select from predicted grades so in a way I think more people this year will have 'false' predicted grades. I'm just guessing though based on the factors I'm aware of but I don't know it for sure.


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    They wouldn't be predicted CCC for medicine. I'm saying if they had CCC at AS the teachers could just easily predict them AAA-A*A*A* without making a test with which comes many problems.
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    How difficult was ar? I seem to be doing well on Medify but even when i run out of time, i guess the shapes just by looking at them and comparing them to set a and b and still get them right. I dont know if im getting lucky. Also there are some shapes which are exactly the same as the ones in set a or b.
 
 
 
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