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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    Whereas I'm only expecting 6A* and 3A at GCSE (AT BEST) So I feel like this already puts me below the majority of the competition
    Dont underestimate yourself, you dont know yet!! Wait till results day and you may be surprised. 6A*s and 3As is a brilliant set of grades for medicine, that is around average! It will make you able to apply to many med schools if you also perform well in the UKCAT.




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    Dont underestimate yourself, you dont know yet!! Wait till results day and you may be surprised. 6A*s and 3As is a brilliant set of grades for medicine, that is around average! It will make you able to apply to many med schools if you also perform well in the UKCAT.




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    That was at best though haha

    Was your offer from Cardiff for AAA or A*AA?
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    That was at best though haha

    Was your offer from Cardiff for AAA or A*AA?
    AAA, some people got in with AAB and i know someone in my year with ABB but it depends on the year.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    AAA, some people got in with AAB and i know someone in my year with ABB but it depends on the year.


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    And which Universities did you apply to?

    I'm sorry for asking so many questions
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    And which Universities did you apply to?

    I'm sorry for asking so many questions
    Its alright dont worry.

    I really didnt think about where to apply after cardiff, my ps wasnt very strong and competition at non UKCAT unis was so high, i ended up with 3 preinterview rejections from liverpool, lancaster and sheffield. If i had known my UKCAT was good for my year i would have applied totally differently!!


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    Its alright dont worry.

    I really didnt think about where to apply after cardiff, my ps wasnt very strong and competition at non UKCAT unis was so high, i ended up with 3 preinterview rejections from liverpool, lancaster and sheffield. If i had known my UKCAT was good for my year i would have applied totally differently!!


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    I'm thinking of taking the BMAT instead because apparently the test itself is more straight forward and the entry requirements for most BMAT unis are usually lower than UKCAT, or am I completely wrong
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    I'm thinking of taking the BMAT instead because apparently the test itself is more straight forward and the entry requirements for most BMAT unis are usually lower than UKCAT, or am I completely wrong
    Yea your not completely wrong, but your not close either.

    The BMAT is a much harder exam and because you sit it after you apply you have no idea whether you stand a chance. The unis that require the BMAT often have higher academic requirements also. Generally doing both is a good idea. Its great to do 1 BMAT and 3 UKCAT/2 BMAT and 2 UKCAT. But dont be deceived notorious BMAT unis include oxbridge, UCL, imperial, leeds etc. And they have just as high if not higher entry requirements than UKCAT unis.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Yea your not completely wrong, but your not close either.

    The BMAT is a much harder exam and because you sit it after you apply you have no idea whether you stand a chance. The unis that require the BMAT often have higher academic requirements also. Generally doing both is a good idea. Its great to do 1 BMAT and 3 UKCAT/2 BMAT and 2 UKCAT. But dont be deceived notorious BMAT unis include oxbridge, UCL, imperial, leeds etc. And they have just as high if not higher entry requirements than UKCAT unis.


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    Sorry I was mistaken, I mixed up UKCAT AND BMAT, I meant UKCAT all along.

    I don't think I'm going to bother applying to any very highly respected Universities such as Oxbridge because I want to keep my chances of actually getting an offer as high as possible
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    Sorry I was mistaken, I mixed up UKCAT AND BMAT, I meant UKCAT all along.

    I don't think I'm going to bother applying to any very highly respected Universities such as Oxbridge because I want to keep my chances of actually getting an offer as high as possible
    Ah ok then, and unless you like the idea of lectures 9-5 and academic medicine avoid oxbridge.


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    Unless you apply to Cambridge then maths/physics are NOT required. What matters is that you take Bio, Chem and 2 other AS subjects that you feel confident you will attain an A in. Your grades,UKCAT/BMAT score, personal statement and performance at interview influence your chances of getting a place. Unless you take something like Critical Thinking then the other subjects you take bare very little significance.

    Just passed my 1st year at UCL. UCL actually give a slight preference to those applicants who offer a "contrasting" subject at AS and/or A2 meaning the fact I took History to AS actually made them look on me slightly more favourably compared to an applicant with similar stats who had taken the cliche BIo,Chem, Maths,Physics.

    So if you will enjoy and believe you have a higher chance of attaining an A in Socio more than Maths or Physics then go for it. It should not hinder your chances.
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    So if only Biology and Chemistry are required:

    Then somebody taking Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology will stand just as much of a chance as somebody taking Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths?
    Yes that's right.
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    (Original post by STLJA)
    Unless you apply to Cambridge then maths/physics are NOT required. What matters is that you take Bio, Chem and 2 other AS subjects that you feel confident you will attain an A in. Your grades,UKCAT/BMAT score, personal statement and performance at interview influence your chances of getting a place. Unless you take something like Critical Thinking then the other subjects you take bare very little significance.

    Just passed my 1st year at UCL. UCL actually give a slight preference to those applicants who offer a "contrasting" subject at AS and/or A2 meaning the fact I took History to AS actually made them look on me slightly more favourably compared to an applicant with similar stats who had taken the cliche BIo,Chem, Maths,Physics.

    So if you will enjoy and believe you have a higher chance of attaining an A in Socio more than Maths or Physics then go for it. It should not hinder your chances.
    What grades did you get and how many offers did you receive?
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    What grades did you get and how many offers did you receive?
    I achieved AAA. I had 2 interviews and received 1 offer.
 
 
 
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