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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Finally sat the dreaded thing today. Really pissed off if I have to be honest:

    VR: 560
    QR: 690
    AR: 600
    SJT: Band 2

    Average = 627


    Really pissed off. It's not a bad score and I am grateful that it's better than my mocks, but I am really upset that I missed my target score of 700 avergae by MILES. I practiced sooo much. The resources for those interested that I used were:
    - Kaplan 'score higher on UKCAT' book
    - Official Mocks A,B,C
    - Medify (ALL practice questions and ALL ocks etc)
    - ISC 1000Q book including the mock
    - Kaplan online practice test bundle, mocks A,B,C
    - UKCAT Ninja
    - Blackstone Tutors workbook from course
    - UKCAT for Dummies (briefly)
    - How to Master UKCAT (briefly)
    Would like to say these resources helped but clearly didn't get me what I wanted. The real thing was probably most similar to the Kaplan Book for the QR, Official Mocks for AR, VR Medify.

    VR: The passages were nowehre near as long as everybody had been stating. Maybe 4/5 paragraphs on average. But the paragraphs were quite detailed. My main problem here was that alot of the texts were quite complex including the questions. I would have been happier with 600 in this section but 560 isn't far off so can't overly complain.

    QR: This screwed me over. After skipping the first 10 questions I was panicking and thinking if they were all that difficult. So I slowed down to answer some. BIG MISTAKE. ALL THE EASY ONES WERE AT THE END. I had two sets on pie charts (near end). Really got pissed off because when i began to guess as time was finishing I saw all the easy ones at the end. I really do mean ALL THE EASY ONES. Was hoping for 750+ in this section so really annoyed but when I came out, considering I skipped so many I wasn't too upset with 690.

    AR: WTF. The patterns were so easy I was like YAAAAAS. I come and see I got 600... f**k. Like, I am still confused? The patterns I got all fitted and I genuinely was expecting a minimum of 700 once I finished so 600 was like a dagger in my chest.

    SJT: Lots of LONG passages with like 2 questions on it only.


    Good luck to everyone still to take it. I am really pissed off and don't actually know what to do. I was hoping to apply to Edinburgh but that's out the window now. I would prefer me to stay in Scotland unless it's like oxbridge etc as I have to pay for my own Uni fees. Would appreciate any help now.


    Any questions pls feel free to ask although you probably won't want to considering how much i messed that up
    Well done! Bet you are glad it's over now! I knew you'd do well in QR even though you were worried about it at points 😋 at the end of the day you put in so much work so it's not like you have any regrets about your work ethic, it's an aptitude test so not everyone is amazing at every section and that's okay as that's the whole point of the exam average! You did the best you could (even when ukcat gave you hard questions for AR evidently) so well done and try and have a nice night tonight relaxing 😋 x


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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Other stats???
    sorry. i mean your school exam results etc because there are a couple of unis that don't put much emphasis on ukcat.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    thank u for that...very detailed response do you remember any AR patterns???
    also what were your scored on official mocks?

    congrats on the score...xx

    xx
    Would love to mention all patterns but I don't know which ones were right and judging by my score, it cannot have been many at all!!!!

    But there was one set where there were triangles intersecting each other. Couldn't get that one - tried counting no. of shapes, overlaps, enclosed regions etc etc but couldn't. I remember one set being white shapes at the top and black at the top in set B. It would have been more complex but for that one that's all I realised. The completing series were really staright forward, saw one before where a circle has lines added on and no. increases each box. Other than that I can't remember many as I have been so pissed off. Haha sorry. If I do then I'll let you know!
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    I thought theyd apply ukcat cuz I didn't get 3A*s n I though they applied it for all tiers anyway? Thanks for the reply
    They apply ukcat for lower tiers as sort of a compensation for lower predictions/achieved. If you have achieved grades you get bumped up a tier. so 2 A* achieved is the highest tier
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Finally sat the dreaded thing today. Really pissed off if I have to be honest:

    VR: 560
    QR: 690
    AR: 600
    SJT: Band 2

    Average = 627


    Really pissed off. It's not a bad score and I am grateful that it's better than my mocks, but I am really upset that I missed my target score of 700 avergae by MILES. I practiced sooo much. The resources for those interested that I used were:
    - Kaplan 'score higher on UKCAT' book
    - Official Mocks A,B,C
    - Medify (ALL practice questions and ALL ocks etc)
    - ISC 1000Q book including the mock
    - Kaplan online practice test bundle, mocks A,B,C
    - UKCAT Ninja
    - Blackstone Tutors workbook from course
    - UKCAT for Dummies (briefly)
    - How to Master UKCAT (briefly)
    Would like to say these resources helped but clearly didn't get me what I wanted. The real thing was probably most similar to the Kaplan Book for the QR, Official Mocks for AR, VR Medify.

    VR: The passages were nowehre near as long as everybody had been stating. Maybe 4/5 paragraphs on average. But the paragraphs were quite detailed. My main problem here was that alot of the texts were quite complex including the questions. I would have been happier with 600 in this section but 560 isn't far off so can't overly complain.

    QR: This screwed me over. After skipping the first 10 questions I was panicking and thinking if they were all that difficult. So I slowed down to answer some. BIG MISTAKE. ALL THE EASY ONES WERE AT THE END. I had two sets on pie charts (near end). Really got pissed off because when i began to guess as time was finishing I saw all the easy ones at the end. I really do mean ALL THE EASY ONES. Was hoping for 750+ in this section so really annoyed but when I came out, considering I skipped so many I wasn't too upset with 690.

    AR: WTF. The patterns were so easy I was like YAAAAAS. I come and see I got 600... f**k. Like, I am still confused? The patterns I got all fitted and I genuinely was expecting a minimum of 700 once I finished so 600 was like a dagger in my chest.

    SJT: Lots of LONG passages with like 2 questions on it only.


    Good luck to everyone still to take it. I am really pissed off and don't actually know what to do. I was hoping to apply to Edinburgh but that's out the window now. I would prefer me to stay in Scotland unless it's like oxbridge etc as I have to pay for my own Uni fees. Would appreciate any help now.


    Any questions pls feel free to ask although you probably won't want to considering how much i messed that up

    How come I didn't notice any pie charts? Was I really that unattentive? I thought that AR was waaaay harder than the mocks😫
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    Well done! Bet you are glad it's over now! I knew you'd do well in QR even though you were worried about it at points 😋 at the end of the day you put in so much work so it's not like you have any regrets about your work ethic, it's an aptitude test so not everyone is amazing at every section and that's okay as that's the whole point of the exam average! You did the best you could (even when ukcat gave you hard questions for AR evidently) so well done and try and have a nice night tonight relaxing 😋 x


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    Thanks! Really appreciated your support over the weeks - being really honest.

    Can't relax. Personal statement due tomorrow and a huge Chemistry assignment. Plus just been to dentist and he put anaesthetics in, CAN'T FEEL MY MOUTH!!!!!!

    But thanks so much Probably thinking of BMAT now
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    They apply ukcat for lower tiers as sort of a compensation for lower predictions/achieved. If you have achieved grades you get bumped up a tier. so 2 A* achieved is the highest tier
    Exeter told me they apply the UKCAT in the tier where they are running out of interview slots. It's not as a compensation, it's so they can get the right amount to interview is the way it was briefly described to me anyway.


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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Would love to mention all patterns but I don't know which ones were right and judging by my score, it cannot have been many at all!!!!

    But there was one set where there were triangles intersecting each other. Couldn't get that one - tried counting no. of shapes, overlaps, enclosed regions etc etc but couldn't. I remember one set being white shapes at the top and black at the top in set B. It would have been more complex but for that one that's all I realised. The completing series were really staright forward, saw one before where a circle has lines added on and no. increases each box. Other than that I can't remember many as I have been so pissed off. Haha sorry. If I do then I'll let you know!
    awesome... thanks cookie! x
    I CANNOT WAIT TILL ITS ALL OVER ON MONDAY
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    sorry. i mean your school exam results etc because there are a couple of unis that don't put much emphasis on ukcat.
    Oh I see haha.

    Scottish Applicant:

    Nat 5: 8A's
    Highers: 5A's
    UKCAT: 627, Band 2
    PS: Really confident in


    Think that's everything!
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    They apply ukcat for lower tiers as sort of a compensation for lower predictions/achieved. If you have achieved grades you get bumped up a tier. so 2 A* achieved is the highest tier
    Ahh thanks so much u r a lifesaver. I was liturally so nervous. Do u know another average/low ukcat requiring unis?
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Thanks! Really appreciated your support over the weeks - being really honest.

    Can't relax. Personal statement due tomorrow and a huge Chemistry assignment. Plus just been to dentist and he put anaesthetics in, CAN'T FEEL MY MOUTH!!!!!!

    But thanks so much Probably thinking of BMAT now
    No problem, I've enjoyed talking to you I've been checking the thread today to see if you posted your score lmao😂! Oh dear 😂 that all sounds absolutely dreadful! Hope your mouth feels better soon❣I had a look at a BMAT paper today and it doesn't seem so bad to sit ( I'm still not doing it though lol) but I'm sure you can pull it off. Well in like a months time you can finally relax unless you need to be preparing for any interviews lmao 😂


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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    I did mine on the 8th and got 653.33.

    Also ain't nothin' over until its over, how about BMAT?
    Yeah thinking of BMAT now as I am really upset with my score. Everybody at school has got suuch high avergaes! Heck there is even a girl in maths class with an average of 827. AN AVERAGE!!!!!!!! 827!!!!!!?!?!?!? WAAAAAAT!
    (Original post by Can't think name)
    How come I didn't notice any pie charts? Was I really that unattentive? I thought that AR was waaaay harder than the mocks😫
    I didn't get as many as hoped.
    Yeah turns out AR was harder than mocks
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    Ahh thanks so much u r a lifesaver. I was liturally so nervous. Do u know another average/low ukcat requiring unis?
    i told you to apply to QuB*
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    apply to QUB
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    Hey Guys, just done my UKCAT:

    580: VR
    580: AR
    830: QR (which was a huge surprise seeing as that has been my weakest)
    SJT: Band 2 (bit disappointed in really).

    How does this really compare to everybody else. Which unis do you reckon I should apply to considering I'm predicted AAB but have a strong PS and very very strong non-academia
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    YOU should apply to QUB*
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    (Original post by .......Jeff458)
    Yeah thinking of BMAT now as I am really upset with my score. Everybody at school has got suuch high avergaes! Heck there is even a girl in maths class with an average of 827. AN AVERAGE!!!!!!!! 827!!!!!!?!?!?!? WAAAAAAT!

    I didn't get as many as hoped.
    Yeah turns out AR was harder than mocks
    827?!?!?
    Wtf man did she sacrifice her soul for that score?!
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    awesome... thanks cookie! x
    I CANNOT WAIT TILL ITS ALL OVER ON MONDAY
    All the best.

    Btw, if you get distracted there are headphones which I put on as so many people were taking theory tests. There was even this one old guy who came in and started shouting to get the damn invigilator -_-.

    But all the best. And I can only say, there will be easy QR, just skip to find them. I skipped loads and still got 690 so do that as I still missed out at least 7 easy takers
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    Hi,
    Was just wondering if anyone could give me advice over where to apply for dentistry please, it would be really appreciated!
    So my statistics are:
    2.1 in Medical genetics
    UKCAT of 643 and band 3
    and BBC at A-level.
    My A-levels are really restricting my options unfortunately, making me panic
 
 
 
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