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Four things that unis think matter more than league tables 08-12-2016
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    Thank you and good, I think I am going to apply!!! what other unis are you applying for if you don't mind me asking??
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    (Original post by nickynjoe)
    Thank you and good, I think I am going to apply!!! what other unis are you applying for if you don't mind me asking??
    I'm still trying to narrow it down, but I'm choosing between Liverpool, Sheffield, Barts, St George's, Leicester and Bristol! What about you?
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    At first I loved Newcastle but my UKCAT score wouldn't be high enough to apply because they're so heavy on it, I think Hull York, Birmingham, Liverpool/Sheffield, Bristol or Cardiff and I've started looking at Nottingham as well I can't chooseeee!!!
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    Hello! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm really delighted with how in the UKCAT I did given my low expectations. Thinking my application will be Glasgow, Manchester, QUB ( I live in Belfast, but would really like to go away for university, and while QUB is great I hope this isn't my only offer), and possibly Birmingham/HYMS. What do you think of medicine as a course and what's it like to study it at Birmingham? Apparently its a really busy course from day one there. Is it an expensive city to live in? Did you get campus/university accommodation in first year? Do you have much free time?
    My full stats are currently:
    AS Levels: AAAA (bio,chem,politics, English)
    Predicted A2: A*A*A (though to be honest I personally expect 1 A*)
    GCSE's: 9A*s, A, B
    UKCAT: 703.33 avg band 2
    TOTAL: 2110 Work Exp: Volunteering in an A+E dept. currently, have shadowed an Upper GI Surgeon for one day, GP surgery and Children's Hospice days.

    I would be delighted and grateful for any advice as I'm sure you're extremely busy!! Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by nickynjoe)
    At first I loved Newcastle but my UKCAT score wouldn't be high enough to apply because they're so heavy on it, I think Hull York, Birmingham, Liverpool/Sheffield, Bristol or Cardiff and I've started looking at Nottingham as well I can't chooseeee!!!
    I would say not Cardiff as their main criteria is GCSEs and the cut offs have been 8-9 A*s for the past few years (I have 6A*s too!). Hull-York, Birmingham and Liverpool would be good choices. Sheffield is a bit more UKCAT heavy, so it might be a bit more risky and Bristol is always difficult as it uses personal statement (but it's sooo nice!!) It's so hard to decide
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    I know its so difficult, I feel unsure on all of my choices because 6 is like in the middle, i feel all of them are quite risky im finding it impossible to choose, what about nottingham?? Would i be okay applying there do you think?? Aw i never knew sheffield was heavy on UKCAT now, would i not be able to apply there now?? Thank you for your feedback, its really helpful
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    (Original post by nickynjoe)
    I know its so difficult, I feel unsure on all of my choices because 6 is like in the middle, i feel all of them are quite risky im finding it impossible to choose, what about nottingham?? Would i be okay applying there do you think?? Aw i never knew sheffield was heavy on UKCAT now, would i not be able to apply there now?? Thank you for your feedback, its really helpful
    Nottingham give a mark for each UKCAT subset, SJ band and 8 GCSEs so you need to be a bit of an all rounder! Sheffield's cut off for 2016 was 677, so it's a bit borderline, but if you like it give it a go! That' alright, still cant decide for myself though haha
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    Yes definitely if you like the course /uni! The cut off last year was 6.17, though most with interviews had 8+. I got a similar score to you and i'm applying
    Hey,

    I got a score of 7.667 and I sent my application in today.
    When you say 'most with interviews had 8+', what do you mean? Surely if the cut-off was 6.17, they read all the candidates' statements who scored above that to decide who to call for interview?

    I don't mean to sound defensive, I'm just curious how you know that since its got me worried slightly
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    (Original post by aRandomGuy)
    Hey,

    I got a score of 7.667 and I sent my application in today.
    When you say 'most with interviews had 8+', what do you mean? Surely if the cut-off was 6.17, they read all the candidates' statements who scored above that to decide who to call for interview?

    I don't mean to sound defensive, I'm just curious how you know that since its got me worried slightly
    According to the website:
    "For selection for interview in 2015 applicants needed to have above 6.17 as a total application score. The table below indicates, for 2015 applicants, the proportion of applicants selected for interview within each score range. 73% of those invited for interview in 2015-16 received a score of 8 and above.

    6.17 - 6.9 8%
    7.0 - 7.9 19%
    8.0 - 8.9 34%
    9.0 - 9.9 29%
    10 10%

    Hope this helps
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    Okay then thank you for all of your advice!! I was just wondering if you think my application would be strong enough to apply for nottingham or not, thank you, its absolutely fine if youre not sure😊😊
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    According to the website:
    "For selection for interview in 2015 applicants needed to have above 6.17 as a total application score. The table below indicates, for 2015 applicants, the proportion of applicants selected for interview within each score range. 73% of those invited for interview in 2015-16 received a score of 8 and above.

    6.17 - 6.9 8%
    7.0 - 7.9 19%
    8.0 - 8.9 34%
    9.0 - 9.9 29%
    10 10%

    Hope this helps
    Ahh thank you so much for making that clearer! Hopefully, cut-offs won't rise too much and 7.677 will still be a competitive score.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by aRandomGuy)
    Ahh thank you so much for making that clearer! Hopefully, cut-offs won't rise too much and 7.677 will still be a competitive score.

    Good luck!
    I'm sure it will be! Where else are you applying?
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    (Original post by nickynjoe)
    Okay then thank you for all of your advice!! I was just wondering if you think my application would be strong enough to apply for nottingham or not, thank you, its absolutely fine if youre not sure😊😊
    You can calculate what score you'd get, I'm not sure exactly what the cut offs are though. It kind of depends what you got for each subset for example I got 800 for QR but to get into the top scoring band you need 801 () so I would get the same score as someone who got 700. So as you can see there's a bit of discrepancy depending on your exact subset scores.
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    I'm sure it will be! Where else are you applying?
    Cardiff, Leicester, Liverpool. Wbu?
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    hi i just sent in my application today
    applying to Newcastle, Bham, Liverpool and St Andrews
    8A* 2A 1B at gcse
    predicted AAA
    ukcat average- 663
    my score on the calc is 7.458
    i really hope i get an interview here as i think i will be rejected from newcastle due to high ukcat boundary!!!
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    (Original post by aRandomGuy)
    Cardiff, Leicester, Liverpool. Wbu?
    Definitely Liverpool and then maybe Sheffield and QMUL/Barts but it's so hard to choose!!!
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    I understand typical offer for Birmingham is A*AA. Would it be worth applying with predicted grades AAA? Anyone.
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    (Original post by emelinaw)
    Definitely Liverpool and then maybe Sheffield and QMUL/Barts but it's so hard to choose!!!
    We're applying to similar unis. Do keep in touch via PM!
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    (Original post by Maz A)
    I understand typical offer for Birmingham is A*AA. Would it be worth applying with predicted grades AAA? Anyone.
    On their website, it says applying with AAA is fine.
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    (Original post by aRandomGuy)
    On their website, it says applying with AAA is fine.
    Oh right I thought with the typical offer being A* AA it would be advisable for me not to apply there with pred. grades of AAA, thx.
 
 
 
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