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    (Original post by fxb11)
    Hey guys, I'm a an as student here (sorry to break the celebrations) but I want to be in the position you guys are in next year. So please If you guys could possibly say everything you did to revise : I.e how you revised? And how long/ how early did you start? And what books you used

    By the way well done!! To everyone for getting in hopefully I can do it too
    Hi!
    I don't know about the other people on this thread but I found past papers to be my most useful form of revision. Do each one several times and analyse the mark schemes. Quite often the exam boards are extremely specific and will penalise you if you miss out just one way and you'll pick this up from looking at the mark schemes.
    Other than past papers I would say make notes and keep them in a safe place (I wasted a lot of time this year as I started my revision very early then misplaced my notes that I'd made so had to completely redo them). I found colour helped and I also tried to make them really neat so I wanted to look at them. It also meant that I took the information in more as I was taking the time to write tidily rather than scribbling quickly across the page.
    I'd also strongly recommend using the different resources available on the Internet. There are good revision websites out there and the YouTube channel videos helped enormously.

    My summary of tips would be to start early, pace yourself so you're not cramming all your notes a couple of months before the exam and make sure you ask for help if you don't get something.

    I got a B at AS Chemistry (I was actually dead on the B border) and I worked so hard to bring it up this year. I ended up finishing this year with an A, only being a couple of marks off the A* which I never expected. All the hard work is definitely worth it to log onto UCAS and see the congratulations message, and it honestly goes to show that if you work hard you can achieve what you want

    Good luck for next year!


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    (Original post by theboss1998)
    Thanks! And my era is over now Med School is more like a walk in the Amazon rain forest, with a very complicated map! If you can read that map, you will make it out of here, otherwise ...

    But hopefully it will be a good journey, I have faced a lot of obstacles, so I know how it tastes to fall down and get back up!
    It's a great journey. Tough don't get me wrong, it's unlike anything you've done before. Bham Pre-clin is hard work but once you reach clinical years it's just a dreammmmm

    First year isn't so bad slightly tough, fair bit of anatomy. Year 2 is an absolute rip snorter. Vast amounts of content and the questions are humdingers, BUT I've the best time of my life at uni and medicine is just part of the uni experience. I think you should be pretty damn excited
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    (Original post by fxb11)
    Hey guys, I'm a an as student here (sorry to break the celebrations) but I want to be in the position you guys are in next year. So please If you guys could possibly say everything you did to revise : I.e how you revised? And how long/ how early did you start? And what books you used

    By the way well done!! To everyone for getting in hopefully I can do it too
    Hope AS went well.

    As for some tips for revision:
    1) Make sure as you are learning things you are spending time each evening going over the information and consolidating it. This can be done in many ways by making more condensed notes on it, by mind mapping the important information, by making flash cards with the important information etc.
    2) At the weekends make sure you spend a few hours going over the stuff you learnt from AS level, the new reformed Alevels if you are sitting them will mean your exams are all at the end of A2, so go over AS notes often.
    3) the best way to revise Alevels if past papers, make sure you do all the past papers availible, every answer you get wrong note down the correct answer and try to memorise the mark scheme wording for particular common questions.
    4) if your subject has a lot of definitions to learn start making flashcards for them and doing them every so often - it really helps trust me!
    5) make yourself a good revision timetable from the start of the year, when it comes to january this is when I would reccomend revising a bit more, start going over AS stuff and revising stuff you learnt before christmas. The more you go over things the better so plan your weeks and make sure it is realistic and you can cover it all.

    Hope that helps!
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    Not sure if I belong in this thread. I missed my conditional offer by 2 IB points :/ my finals didnt go as planned due to many distractions. Planning on resitting boards and applying again but im worried as my IB resits are in November but i have to apply in October and Ill have to give in my un proud of final grades. Can someone suggest what I can do to convince universities to give me a chance and give a conditional for my resit grades which come in the first week of Jan?
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    So happy I got into Liverpool! 3 A*s were not expected....


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    Hey guys!

    Hoping for some advice from current medical students. I got into medicine but I am really worried about the workload and just medical school in general. What advice would you guys give on managing workload and the ways you guys find most effective for studying? Do you also have any tips for starting medical school? Stuff you guys wish you had known before starting?

    Thanks so much in advance <3
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    I would spend the rest of my life thanking you if you help me with this!!!!!!

    I want to study medicine, but didn't meet any offers and got ABC, but got a biomed offer from Warwick. I've heard it's possible to transfer into medicine after 1st year or 2nd year, is this true? If it's true, after studying the 1st or 2nd year, where can I apply to transfer?????


    Thanks so much
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    I got into ucl medicine too. I got ABBB i dont know how but im soooo excited!!!
    which subjects did you do for A2 and what did you get for ur gcses? if you dont mind me asking lol
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    (Original post by uwaseem)
    Hey guys!

    Hoping for some advice from current medical students. I got into medicine but I am really worried about the workload and just medical school in general. What advice would you guys give on managing workload and the ways you guys find most effective for studying? Do you also have any tips for starting medical school? Stuff you guys wish you had known before starting?

    Thanks so much in advance <3
    Nobody is honest about how hard they're working, how much they're struggling, or how depressed they are. It's normal to seriously doubt if you've made the right decision doing medicine. Studying medicine does not make you special or better than anyone else. Deciles don't matter. Don't compare yourself to others. Work/life balance is the most important thing you will learn during your degree. P for point S for shoot
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    Hi do you need a B in english language for medicine or for most good degrees?
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    (Original post by 11alexandru-kore)
    Hi do you need a B in english language for medicine or for most good degrees?
    For medicine - GCSE Eng Lang grade B would be needed. A few take C but at least a B would keep your options open
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    (Original post by theboss1998)
    Thanks. I had a question, I am just a little bit nervous about starting Med School, as in terms of being social with everybody. How can I make friends easily? How can I overcome that little bit of shyness? Hopefully you get what I am trying to say!

    Thanks and congrats to everybody else!
    Welll done!! Im sure you'll make some good friends. I want to apply next year and was wondering what university you're going too and what you're GCSE and A Level results are?
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Arya150)
    Welll done!! Im sure you'll make some good friends. I want to apply next year and was wondering what university you're going too and what you're GCSE and A Level results are?
    Thank you
    Id be grateful to anyone else who can contribute to this as I'm looking to apply. Thanks guys
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    University of Birmingham
    GCSE: 4A* 6A 3B
    AS: AAAAA
    A2: A*A*AAA
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    Got into Barts with A*A*A*AA so excited for freshers!
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    (Original post by Arya150)
    Id be grateful to anyone else who can contribute to this as I'm looking to apply. Thanks guys
    Wrong thread for these questions. Have a look at the "am i good enough for medicine" thread or the other ones on the medicine page for applicants. This is for offer holders.


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    I'm off to Glasgow! Can't wait.

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    Bit late on the thread but.. after missing my AAA HYMS offer with A*AB, I rang up Sheffield who offered me an interview on Tuesday 23rd Aug (they originally rejected me pre-interview) and the next day they offered me a place to start this year!! Wooooop
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    Bit late on the thread but.. after missing my AAA HYMS offer with A*AB, I rang up Sheffield who offered me an interview on Tuesday 23rd Aug (they originally rejected me pre-interview) and the next day they offered me a place to start this year!! Wooooop
    Hey! Good to hear from you again! I remember a few months back when you got one of the last HYMS offers! Sorry to hear that you didn't meet the offer but happy to hear that you got in to Sheffield! Congrats
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    (Original post by JayAhm)
    Hey! Good to hear from you again! I remember a few months back when you got one of the last HYMS offers! Sorry to hear that you didn't meet the offer but happy to hear that you got in to Sheffield! Congrats
    Thank you!! Turns out my B was a blessing in disguise because I secretly preferred Sheffield all along

    Are you off to HYMS?
 
 
 
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