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    (Original post by MMedicine94)
    Hey guys!!

    I'm a graduate with a 2:1 - I sat my UKCAT for the first time ever last month and these were my results:

    VR - 590 (really put me down but the texts were so long!)
    QR - 720
    AR - 750

    Average: 686.7

    I found AR and QR way easier than all the mocks that I previously done, couldn't believe it!

    Do you think I have a chance if I was to apply to King's, Warwick and Newcastle? Does anyone know anything about cutoff scores?

    Good luck to the rest of you!
    Hiya, well done on your 2:1 you must be thrilled about that.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but my understanding of UKCAT for use of GEM is that 700+ average is the only way to be on the safe side. There seem to be higher expectations for grads from what I can infer from previous years' cut-offs.*

    Have you done the GAMSAT? *
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    awesome thanks! do you mean sort of use your fingers to fragment the text and than within each fragment , jump word to word to get a gist of what it is saying? xx
    Run your eye down the paragraph line by line jumping from keyword to keyword using your fingers to keep your eye moving swiftly down the text (if i didn't hover my hand over the text, I would just start reading full phrases).
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    (Original post by deathbeforeimmortality)
    SO helpful. My test is tomorrow - do you suggest it's ok for me to do a mock? What is the MR function for by the way?

    Thanks.
    Memory recall on the calculator. Quite helpful when you have to do multiple sums - instead of writing down the answer to the first part of the question, you can save it in the calculator!
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    (Original post by deathbeforeimmortality)
    SO helpful. My test is tomorrow - do you suggest it's ok for me to do a mock? What is the MR function for by the way?

    Thanks.
    Yes! Do the mock! If you do well in it - great! If you don't - take comfort in the fact that the real thing will almost certainly be much easier!
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    Memory function on UKCAT calculator:

    When there is no "M" present on the calculator screen,

    M+ stores the value displayed on the screen

    An "M" appears on the calculator screen indicating that there is a number saved in the memory

    When you do another calculation and get an answer and press M+, the number on the screen gets added to the value in the memory you saved earlier.

    To display the total press "MRC"

    To subtract the value of the calculation from the originally saved number, press "M-" and then to view the answer press "MRC"

    Hope this helps!
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    This isn't relevant to the UKCAT. But just would like to know your backup choices for medicine?
    I am thinking of biomedical sciences or pharmacy. Which universities will look at a medicine personal statement? Do I have to email them and ask whether I have to write a separate personal statement?
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    (Original post by 11...)
    This isn't relevant to the UKCAT. But just would like to know your backup choices for medicine?
    I am thinking of biomedical sciences or pharmacy. Which universities will look at a medicine personal statement? Do I have to email them and ask whether I have to write a separate personal statement?
    Personally, I'm just applying for 4 medicine courses. If your confident I suggest you do the same. In case I'm unsuccessful and get no offers, you go through UCAS clearing whereby you get to apply for other courses that have vacancies. Otherwise you can take a gap year, get work experience and try again next year. I'm pretty sure you have to put the same personal statement to all Unis/courses your applying to.
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    (Original post by 11...)
    This isn't relevant to the UKCAT. But just would like to know your backup choices for medicine?
    I am thinking of biomedical sciences or pharmacy. Which universities will look at a medicine personal statement? Do I have to email them and ask whether I have to write a separate personal statement?
    Hi,

    I applied for chemical engineering last year as my backup and I got in. You have to send an e-mail to your backup choice, but if you put Biomed or pharmacy as your backup, they usually allow medicine personal statements if I'm not mistaken.
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    do barts look at gcses?
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    do barts look at gcses?
    They don't specifically. only A levels. But I'm guessing your GCSEs have to be good enough.
    Most medicine successful applicants get at least 5A* at gcse
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    (Original post by masterscientist2)
    Hi,

    I applied for chemical engineering last year as my backup and I got in. You have to send an e-mail to your backup choice, but if you put Biomed or pharmacy as your backup, they usually allow medicine personal statements if I'm not mistaken.
    Did you write a separate chemical engineering personal statement?
    DId you email them that it was your backup choice and if a medicine personal statement is acceptable?
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    (Original post by Jackster556)
    Personally, I'm just applying for 4 medicine courses. If your confident I suggest you do the same. In case I'm unsuccessful and get no offers, you go through UCAS clearing whereby you get to apply for other courses that have vacancies. Otherwise you can take a gap year, get work experience and try again next year. I'm pretty sure you have to put the same personal statement to all Unis/courses your applying to.
    Have you done the UKCAT and if so what did you get?
    How were your GCSEs and AS?
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    (Original post by 11...)
    Did you write a separate chemical engineering personal statement?
    DId you email them that it was your backup choice and if a medicine personal statement is acceptable?
    I e-mailed them and they told me that I had to write a completely new personal statement for chemical engineering as it is mostly unrelated to medicine. It definitely is worth the effort as I know a few friends who didn't get into medical school the first time round, so went to study chemical engineering as it is such a good course. I've always had a passion of doing medicine, so I took a gap year! Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by 11...)
    They don't specifically. only A levels. But I'm guessing your GCSEs have to be good enough.
    Most medicine successful applicants get at least 5A* at gcse
    would i not be considered if i got 1A* and 3As at gcse
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    How hard are the QR sections on UKCAT official test made me cry and got ma test tomz
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    Anyone know roughly how 70-75% would score? I'm consistently scoring that in timed assessments.
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    (Original post by ASupertramp)
    Anyone know how roughly 70-75% would score? I'm consistently scoring that in timed assessments.
    about 700 x
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    about 700 x
    Not enough then! More practice.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    would i not be considered if i got 1A* and 3As at gcse
    You would be. Looking at GCSEs isn't part of their selection process. They weigh it 50:50 with ukcat and ucas tarrif. The assumption that the average person has 5A* is not necessarily true and even if we were to assume that over every university that's just because people who tend to do well at gcse apply to medicine, not that it has an effect to whether they get the place or not.
 
 
 
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