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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    Shall I start C3 past papers or get ahead on Mechanics?
    I'd do mechanics for sure :cool:

    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Why am I spending my Saturday just scrolling through the old exam threads I posted in? Its really sad to think that this is our last year of A-levels, I still feel like I just started yesterday
    Reminiscing is good! :yep:
    Sad?! I can't wait for this year to end Travelling here I come :daydreaming: But of course I will miss school, just not the exams :lol:

    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Does anyone here currently have 4G? If so, is it worth the extra cost/hassle?
    I would stay with 3G that's what I'm doing cba to change. It is a lot of hassle and doesn't seem to be doing much for my friend :erm:
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Oh nice

    Currently? I have a Blackberry Bold 9900... meh. £5 more per month for 4G (on 02), same data allowance. Doesn't sound like much but it's over a 24 month period.
    Definitely not! I hate BBs

    I suggest buying a PAYG Phone and a SIM Only Contract.

    O2 are so expensive though, I'd change networks... And that's a lot imo, and as you say, over 2 years that's £120
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    For the medics: what are the main differences between the BMAT and UKCAT? In terms of difficulty, content etc. Just curious.
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    For the medics: what are the main differences between the BMAT and UKCAT? In terms of difficulty, content etc. Just curious.
    Not a medic but...

    BMAT is the harder one required by the likes of Oxbridge and that.

    It includes maths/science sections and essays and actually structured in terms of set areas.

    UKCAT is comprised of 5 (I think) areas such as verbal reasoning. It's easier and you get individual scores and an average.

    Although I'll let a medic confirm and explain!
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    For the medics: what are the main differences between the BMAT and UKCAT? In terms of difficulty, content etc. Just curious.
    Hiya

    Difficultly wise it will depend on your own personal feelings but I will give you my opinion

    Ukcat -
    5 sections, required for all but a few unis
    Verbal reasoning - big blocks of text you have to pull info from
    Quantitative reasoning - the mathsy one
    Abstract reasoning - the weird patterns one
    Decision analysis - codes

    You get your score immediately after, can be taken any time over a few months

    BMAT -
    3 sections, required by imperial, UCL, Oxbridge and soon Leeds
    - aptitude and skills
    - science and application
    - short essay

    Sat on first Wednesday of November (usually) - results a few weeks later

    In my opinion (this may changed after I take the BMAT on Wednesday) I find ukcat harder because it's just...odd.



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    (Original post by g.k.galloway)
    Hiya

    Difficultly wise it will depend on your own personal feelings but I will give you my opinion

    Ukcat -
    5 sections, required for all but a few unis
    Verbal reasoning - big blocks of text you have to pull info from
    Quantitative reasoning - the mathsy one
    Abstract reasoning - the weird patterns one
    Decision analysis - codes

    You get your score immediately after, can be taken any time over a few months

    BMAT -
    3 sections, required by imperial, UCL, Oxbridge and soon Leeds
    - aptitude and skills
    - science and application
    - short essay

    Sat on first Wednesday of November (usually) - results a few weeks later

    In my opinion (this may changed after I take the BMAT on Wednesday) I find ukcat harder because it's just...odd.



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    Cool, thanks for the info. I just noticed in your sig that you got a very good UKCAT score, though (I think). It's the highest I've seen this cycle, at least. I'm sure things bode well then for the BMAT. Good luck.
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    (Original post by lucine.B)
    Reminiscing is good! :yep:
    Sad?! I can't wait for this year to end Travelling here I come :daydreaming: But of course I will miss school, just not the exams :lol:
    Aww where are you travelling? At least you have something to look forward to I'm still job hunting because I hate tutoring
    (Original post by g.k.galloway)
    Hiya

    Difficultly wise it will depend on your own personal feelings but I will give you my opinion

    Ukcat -
    5 sections, required for all but a few unis
    Verbal reasoning - big blocks of text you have to pull info from
    Quantitative reasoning - the mathsy one
    Abstract reasoning - the weird patterns one
    Decision analysis - codes

    You get your score immediately after, can be taken any time over a few months

    BMAT -
    3 sections, required by imperial, UCL, Oxbridge and soon Leeds
    - aptitude and skills
    - science and application
    - short essay

    Sat on first Wednesday of November (usually) - results a few weeks later

    In my opinion (this may changed after I take the BMAT on Wednesday) I find ukcat harder because it's just...odd.



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    Naughty, you forgot about situational judgment
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Aww where are you travelling? At least you have something to look forward to I'm still job hunting because I hate tutoring
    Various places did I not tell you??? I'm taking a gap year I'll tell you more later too much to type right now haha. But you have uni to look forward to Mmm I guess, aww I love it! But I have various jobs...right now I'm looking for retail XD Why do you hate it???
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    That's actually pretty cool. I do want to do it so I'll talk to my bio teacher on Monday about it. Do you know what I'd have to do, like to do it and stuff?
    I honestly haven't a clue, I need to ask my teacher! I think lilGem did it, I'm not too sure though. I remember her speaking about it last year. Anyways, how's your A2s going?
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    (Original post by lucine.B)
    Various places did I not tell you??? I'm taking a gap year I'll tell you more later too much to type right now haha. But you have uni to look forward to Mmm I guess, aww I love it! But I have various jobs...right now I'm looking for retail XD Why do you hate it???
    Look forward to hearing about it well I have to get an offer first how do you have so many? Can't find any decent ones around my area. I hate it mainly because I don't think I'm good at it
    (Original post by justanotherindigo)
    I honestly haven't a clue, I need to ask my teacher! I think lilGem did it, I'm not too sure though. I remember her speaking about it last year. Anyways, how's your A2s going?
    Fair enough I'll ask her about it if I ever see her on here. A2s are alright so far, not doing great but not going too bad. How about you?
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Look forward to hearing about it well I have to get an offer first how do you have so many? Can't find any decent ones around my area. I hate it mainly because I don't think I'm good at it
    Koolies Haha I'm sure you will dw about that Its like a varied. Ones a mentor role, one is working at a head office and the other is working with partners (all for the same company btw XD). As for tutoring I teach primary school kids so its cool, and their grades seem to be good so I dunno...really want a retail job though
    I'm sure you are, have their grades improved, have they told you your good/ bad???
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    (Original post by lucine.B)
    Koolies Haha I'm sure you will dw about that Its like a varied. Ones a mentor role, one is working at a head office and the other is working with partners (all for the same company btw XD). As for tutoring I teach primary school kids so its cool, and their grades seem to be good so I dunno...really want a retail job though
    I'm sure you are, have their grades improved, have they told you your good/ bad???
    Hopefully that's pretty decent though, and if its at the same place, its convenient as well. Primary school kids are so cute, I did work experience at one once and it was just the darndest thing. They're exams start on Monday they tell me that they get things when I explain it, but its when there are topics that I don't really know how to explain
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Hopefully that's pretty decent though, and if its at the same place, its convenient as well. Primary school kids are so cute, I did work experience at one once and it was just the darndest thing. They're exams start on Monday they tell me that they get things when I explain it, but its when there are topics that I don't really know how to explain

    Mmm, yeah its quite nice! IKR! I love 'em just the sweetest hehe, enjoy looking after them and that Oh I see. Yeah it can be difficult at times esp. since each kid learns differently. but honestly dw about it I'm sure your good! I guess if you don't like it though then yeah look out for other things you'll feel better doing.
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    (Original post by lucine.B)
    Mmm, yeah its quite nice! IKR! I love 'em just the sweetest hehe, enjoy looking after them and that Oh I see. Yeah it can be difficult at times esp. since each kid learns differently. but honestly dw about it I'm sure your good! I guess if you don't like it though then yeah look out for other things you'll feel better doing.
    They really are. Year 4s are when they lose their innocence I think. Thank you I'll stick to it for a bit longer and see how it goes, its not really as bad as I'm probably making it out to be, I do actually like doing it
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    They really are. Year 4s are when they lose their innocence I think. Thank you I'll stick to it for a bit longer and see how it goes, its not really as bad as I'm probably making it out to be, I do actually like doing it
    Haha yes, I think its when I lost mine anyways XD :lol: still cuuuute though!
    Anytime! Mmm, yeah exactly. Aww haha that's great then, always do what you enjoy that's the only way hehe.
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    (Original post by lucine.B)
    Haha yes, I think its when I lost mine anyways XD :lol: still cuuuute though!
    Anytime! Mmm, yeah exactly. Aww haha that's great then, always do what you enjoy that's the only way hehe.
    Haha :mmm:
    Very true
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    Anyone do LNAT?
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Anyone do LNAT?
    Yes. Why?
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Yes. Why?
    Just wondering, as you're the only person that seems to have done it here! What does the test comprise of? Why isn't it instant marked like UKCAT?
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Naughty, you forgot about situational judgment
    I don't think it's really being considered this year - it wasn't even in the results report!


    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Cool, thanks for the info. I just noticed in your sig that you got a very good UKCAT score, though (I think). It's the highest I've seen this cycle, at least. I'm sure things bode well then for the BMAT. Good luck.
    No problem. I was quite happy but there are lots of people that have done much better than me
 
 
 
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