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    If anyone still has time left to do their UKCAT: I'm selling my Kaplan Self study course incl mastery questions, the course book and online resources and my Medify account. Both of these really helped me to improve my score, PM me if you're interested!
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    how do you have that high tariff?
    (Original post by HT98)
    is 304 high then? well I have 5As and a B in Scottish Highers which is worth 192 points. I got 2As in Advanced Higher Biology and Advanced Higher Chemistry which is worth 112 points, so total of 304. what do u think of my chances of getting an interview at Queen Mary's.
    Because he has sat all his exams at academy. I'm assuming he is a gap year applicant
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    (Original post by Boss987)
    Hello guys,
    I have been watching this thread for ages and honestly this has been the best place for advice. I want to ask you if I can' apply to medicine this year and if so where say I should apply. I have always wanted to do medicine because it interests me so much, and through work experience, I confirmed this. Any foundation courses will do. I can't do BMAT because most BMAT unis want B for English.
    GCSE stats:
    Maths: A*
    Further Maths AQA : A
    Biology: A
    Chemistry: A
    Physics: A
    ICT: A
    Statistics: A
    Geography: B
    English Lang: C
    English Lit: C
    French: C

    Ukcat
    VR - 520
    QR - 740
    AR - 610

    As - Internal exams
    A2 predicted grades - AAA - A*AA

    Thanks in advance guys.
    If you don't mind me asking, your UKCAT score was really good and I was wondering since QR was by far your best section, what sort of questions actually came up and what you were getting in mocks? Just because I have mine tomorrow!
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Because he has sat all his exams at academy. I'm assuming he is a gap year applicant
    What do u mean sat all his exams at academy?
    4 A-levels get u like 184 so i was wondering how he could have more than that.
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Because he has sat all his exams at academy. I'm assuming he is a gap year applicant
    what do you think are my chances of an interview?
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    What do u mean sat all his exams at academy?
    4 A-levels get u like 184 so i was wondering how he could have more than that.
    Hey if you don't mind me asking, what did u get at GCSE and A level?
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    Is an average of 665 good enough for kings and queen Mary dentistry I'm also getting predicted a first in biomed. Pretty pissed off qr is not as easy as people say but ar is easy as baaaallls

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    Your score is above average, however Kings often have much higher UKCAT cut offs (over 700). You could still get an interview at Queen Mary's if you have an exceptional UCAS tarrif.
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    (Original post by MoshBosh)
    Your score is above average, however Kings often have much higher UKCAT cut offs (over 700). You could still get an interview at Queen Mary's if you have an exceptional UCAS tarrif.
    Even if it's dentistry? I thought averages were mostly higher for kings, qr and vr honestly destroyed me

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    (Original post by MoshBosh)
    Your score is above average, however Kings often have much higher UKCAT cut offs (over 700). You could still get an interview at Queen Mary's if you have an exceptional UCAS tarrif.
    what is classed as an exceptional ucas tariff?
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    Hey guys,

    I am a 2015 graduate in biomedical science (2:1) looking to study medicine. I was initially looking to apply for the 4 year graduate scheme but having seen the ridiculous competitiveness I'm leaning more towards the 5 year course. The only 4 year course I am applying to is Birmingham. For the 5 year course I am looking at Southampton, King's and Bart's. They are UKCAT competitive unis as well but I haven't looked much into the other UKCAT universities because those are the ones that stood out to me. My stats are:

    UKCAT - VR: 590, QR: 700, AR: 770, TOTAL: 2060, AVG 690 Band 1
    2:1 Biomedical Science
    A level: ABC
    GCSEs: 5As 5Bs 1 B-tech Distinction

    I'm currently working as a phlebotomist for a private hospital and I've done plenty of healthcare work in the UK and abroad so work experience isn't a problem. However, my concern is my UKCAT score for the UKCAT competitive universities. At the moment I've only just scraped the 7th decile but I don't know if this will be good enough for the unis I'm looking to apply to. Does anyone have any suggestions as to any other UKCAT universities I should consider in order to maximise my chances of being invited for an interview? Also, I know Birmingham are very keen on academic achievement and prefer graduates with first class degrees as well as having excellent a levels. Are my chances hindered based on my stats? If anybody has some insight into this I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by aamin96)
    Is an average of 665 good enough for kings and queen Mary dentistry I'm also getting predicted a first in biomed. Pretty pissed off qr is not as easy as people say but ar is easy as baaaallls

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    why is AR easy as balls? what did u use to practice?
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    I was wondering if you could help me with my last option. It's between Leicester and Keele. This is going to be really long so I'm very sorry but I want to give you a full picture, please feel free to ignore me as I know you must be very busy. I have an internal deadline for tomorrow so it's very stressful!
    GCSE- 7A* 3A (A's in maths, eng lang, ICT)
    UKCAT- 640 Band 2
    AS- AAAB (A's in bio, chem, maths)
    Predicted- A*A*A

    I have 168 hrs volunteering over 6 months in 2014 with disabled adults and children.
    In Aug I started volunteering at a hospice (15hrs so far, I do 2hrs 30 mins weekly so it will go up, intend to carry on all A2) I know I started this late but sadly I signed up in Jan when I decided I was definite on med after AS mocks and the DBS, meetings, training etc took a very long time. Keele count volunteering in the last 3 years.
    WE: shadowing a nurse for a day, 2 different GP's over 3 days, medical research department at a hospital. Been trying to organise hospital work experience, I might finally be getting somewhere but it will be too late to put on PS etc.
    First aider with St. John Ambulance, bio and chem mentor for AS students, showjumper for 10 years(national level), weightlifter as a hobby, nothing serious. Completed NCS, part of a medical society, taken part in a med research project with peers, attended dementia learning sessions, take part in HE+ Chemistry, all the general stuff, nothing special at all.

    I score 41/48 on Leicester scoring system for 2017 entry. This is very borderline(please can someone confirm this?)
    For Keele, they rely heavily on the R&R form which may be subjective- I have many hours of volunteering but none in 2015... On top of this, Keele has such a small success ratio (0.08 on medic portal compared to 0.18 for Leicester) and a much smaller number of places for a larger number of applicants. Do you think that because the offer has gone up to A*AA they will receive less applicants?
    Keele seems isolated so I'm concerned about the area not being great. On the other hand, I'm not bothered where I end up. I just want nothing more than to study medicine that I would literally go anywhere to maximise my chances. Leicester just seems risky with my score (think its 85/86%), I am borderline for the past few years but I fear it will go up, knocking me out of interviews.
    Incase its of any interest, my other three options are Liverpool, HYMS, UEA.
    If you have read this far, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    why is AR easy as balls? what did u use to practice?
    Used medify and 1000q but I guess I got lucky with the Q. Selection most of them had pretty basic patterns

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    (Original post by MoshBosh)
    Your score is above average, however Kings often have much higher UKCAT cut offs (over 700). You could still get an interview at Queen Mary's if you have an exceptional UCAS tarrif.
    This is false. King's actually don't have a strict cut off point and they themselves have said they interviewed an applicant with a UKCAT score of 612 for 2016 entry Medicine.


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    for those who have sat the exam already:
    1) where the AR patterns easy to spot?? where there a lot of conditional patterns? would you say that the questions were similar to the easy ones on medify or the harder ones?
    2) for QR, where there many pie chart questions? if so what kind, like relatively easy or not? how was this section in general??
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    (Original post by aamin96)
    Used medify and 1000q but I guess I got lucky with the Q. Selection most of them had pretty basic patterns

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    okay great... do you remember any patters that came up? x
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    (Original post by HT98)
    what do you think are my chances of an interview?
    Pretty damn good chance of an offer.

    Obviously the standard scot takes 5 highers but you took six and still got 5A's and your UKCAT is just right and your SJT is of the highest level. I think you're at interview already tbh wherever you apply
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    What do u mean sat all his exams at academy?
    4 A-levels get u like 184 so i was wondering how he could have more than that.
    He is a Scot. Scots normally take 5 subjects (5A's being the highest grades there are). But you can take another subject but very few do this. This guy has taken an extra subject and STILL got the normal 5A's which eases his chances of getting in.

    Sat all exams at academy = he has finished school. He is a gap year applicant.

    Has a lot of ucas points because of taking more than usual subjects. I currently have 280 I think it is
 
 
 
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