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    (Original post by ThrowawayMike)
    I'm in really bad shape at the moment, guys. I've prepared pretty thoroughly over the past few weeks and, in my mocks, I've not been able to score anywhere near what's required for Newcastle/Warwick.

    I'm a non-science applicant for GEM (with non-science A-levels) and I'm in need of some serious motivation. My UKCAT is at 08:00 on 4th October (in less than two days). I've done the UKCAT practice tests and I've used the 1000qs book. I'm not feeling very hopeful. What do you think my chances of producing a better score on test day are?

    Here are my scores:

    Medify MINI-MOCKS:

    VR: 650
    QR: 650
    AR: 570

    Average: 623

    Medify FULL MOCKS:

    Mock 1

    VR: 700
    QR: 550
    AR: 700

    Average: 650

    Mock 2

    VR: 570
    QR: 570
    AR: 650

    Average: 596

    Mock 3

    VR: 600
    QR: 550
    AR: 650

    Average: 600
    I seem to have prepared using the same resources as you have been. I took no notice of the medify averages as they don't have the actual formula to provide an accurate representative score so don't stress about them. Just trust in yourself that you've prepared as best as you can. I did a lot better in the real thing most likely due to adrenaline from getting 600s in medify, to getting 750 in the real thing (unexpected seeing as i got 640 last year). I feel most of the reasons for that were luck of questions, having a good sleep, coffee and relaxing during the thing. Good luck, you'll probably surprise yourself.
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    (Original post by I Hope You Die)
    Cambridge use the top three subjects i'm sure so he should be in a really really good position then.
    If he has a C in language then tell him to resit it and put the grade as pending on ucas. Otherwise i'm not sure many universities allow a C.
    Ok that's good.

    Oh ok! That's not too good then Imperial has an IELTS exam so wouldn't he be able to do that for Imperial? I don't think Cambridge requires a B in english language? Not sure about the other uni's he wants to apply to.
    I'll tell him this thank you so much!


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    wouldnt use medify tbh, you want each question done in 20-30 secs
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    Since when? I thought maths and English were to be at a C grade
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    (Original post by GavinJR)
    I seem to have prepared using the same resources as you have been. I took no notice of the medify averages as they don't have the actual formula to provide an accurate representative score so don't stress about them. Just trust in yourself that you've prepared as best as you can. I did a lot better in the real thing most likely due to adrenaline from getting 600s in medify, to getting 750 in the real thing (unexpected seeing as i got 640 last year). I feel most of the reasons for that were luck of questions, having a good sleep, coffee and relaxing during the thing. Good luck, you'll probably surprise yourself.
    Thanks for the response. What did you do to prepare the day before the test? I've bought three Kaplan practice exams. I plan to work through them tomorrow. Anything else?
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    (Original post by gaby_xo)
    SJT is banded not scored? Your average would have been 853, not 830
    yes :s good point

    are they trolling? xx
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    (Original post by gaby_xo)
    I see, that makes more sense! Thank you
    nvm just saw their new post was a typo lol xx
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    what does
    SSSPN stand for?
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    (Original post by Jkoo22)
    qr 900
    ar 900
    vr 760
    sj 770

    mocks i got mostly 800+
    You must have done incredibly well to get a score of 770 in SJT!
    Here I was thinking the scores only ranged between Bands 1 and 4.


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    (Original post by ThrowawayMike)
    Thanks for the response. What did you do to prepare the day before the test? I've bought three Kaplan practice exams. I plan to work through them tomorrow. Anything else?
    No worries. I did a mock at the same time i would be sitting the exam, and i largely focused on verbal reasoning and abstract reasoning questions (i think the mini mocks and medify questions) for the rest of the day as they were the two sub-tests i wasn't confident with. As i said, don't over do it the day before though, you don't want to burn out / lose confidence. I probably did 5 or 6 hours with breaks and then gave up. Sleep and hydration just to have a sound mind at 8am is obviously very important too!
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    helppp!!! i just did medify mocks 1 and 2 and i did terribly ..
    my exam is on tuesday:
    mock 1
    VR - 550
    QR - 570
    AR - 750

    mock 2
    VR - 530
    QR- 550
    AR - 650



    its the QR and VR section where i'm panicking...
    i'm getting overwhelmed by the questions and don't know how to answer them all in the given time!
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    (Original post by GavinJR)
    No worries. I did a mock at the same time i would be sitting the exam, and i largely focused on verbal reasoning and abstract reasoning questions (i think the mini mocks and medify questions) for the rest of the day as they were the two sub-tests i wasn't confident with. As i said, don't over do it the day before though, you don't want to burn out / lose confidence. I probably did 5 or 6 hours with breaks and then gave up. Sleep and hydration just to have a sound mind at 8am is obviously very important too!
    Thanks. I'll keep this in mind.
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    helppp!!! i just did medify mocks 1 and 2 and i did terribly ..
    my exam is on tuesday:
    mock 1
    VR - 550
    QR - 570
    AR - 750

    mock 2
    VR - 530
    QR- 550
    AR - 650



    its the QR and VR section where i'm panicking...
    i'm getting overwhelmed by the questions and don't know how to answer them all in the given time!
    My performance in VR's been less than stellar so far but I can give one piece of advice on the military-related passages: guess then flag them. They tend to be the most dense/time-consuming passages. It's worked reasonably well for me.
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    (Original post by ThrowawayMike)
    My performance in VR's been less than stellar so far but I can give one piece of advice on the military-related passages: guess then flag them. They tend to be the most dense/time-consuming passages. It's worked reasonably well for me.
    thats what i do...hate the military stupid battleship ones
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    It was a typo, idk how the band effects the average
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    My exam is Tommorow and I was just printing my ID , I realised that in my passport I have 3 more given names other than my first name.
    My first name and last name only are on my ukcat details , would this be a problem what should I do. Also the problem is that my exam centre is approx 1 hour away from home , so even if I arrived early it would be difficult to go back . I'm really worried now.
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    Hi all,

    I'm struggling to understand this solution. If the 15% VAT is already included within the hourly rate (that being 100%) then surely 0.85*600 would give you £510? I think my understanding of the question is flawed. Could someone help me out please?

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    How do you answer VR questions?? is it better so scan for key words or skim read the para to get the jist of the text?
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    (Original post by lovegossip)
    My exam is Tommorow and I was just printing my ID , I realised that in my passport I have 3 more given names other than my first name.
    My first name and last name only are on my ukcat details , would this be a problem what should I do. Also the problem is that my exam centre is approx 1 hour away from home , so even if I arrived early it would be difficult to go back . I'm really worried now.
    mine is the same and it was fine last year.

    on my ukcat reg it was first name and second name
    on my ID it was first name, middle name and second name.
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    How do you answer VR questions?? is it better so scan for key words or skim read the para to get the jist of the text?
    Just guess them
 
 
 
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