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    (Original post by chrisjp92)
    Urgh, I just sat my UKCAT and it blew. I got a measly 685. What do people think the chances of getting an interview with Warwick or Southhampton with that score or should I just go and try my luck with the GAMSAT?
    It's way too soon to know if the score is or isn't good enough, 99% of people haven't taken the test yet. Based on last years cutoffs, I'd probably look into the GAMSAT but there's every possibility your UKCAT could be good enough.
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    (Original post by chrisjp92)
    Urgh, I just sat my UKCAT and it blew. I got a measly 685. What do people think the chances of getting an interview with Warwick or Southhampton with that score or should I just go and try my luck with the GAMSAT?
    I think Warwick had said for 2014 entry (not sure could have been from their 2013 - need to check?) on the UKCAT PDF you can get from the official UKCAT website that 2700 with PhD was kind of their cutoff and just 1 undergrad degree around 3000 was their mean applicants score or something? but like others have said you never know until the rest have sat the exam....

    Don't know about Southhampton as such...
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    (Original post by chrisjp92)
    Urgh, I just sat my UKCAT and it blew. I got a measly 685. What do people think the chances of getting an interview with Warwick or Southhampton with that score or should I just go and try my luck with the GAMSAT?
    685 is good! Don't lose hope! I was told by Kings that they consider 650+ as competitive. I'm sitting both
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    (Original post by laurenelizc)
    685 is good! Don't lose hope! I was told by Kings that they consider 650+ as competitive. I'm sitting both
    I did have my heart set on kings but they usually have a cut off at around 750 no? Unless there's a massive drop in national average I can't see me walking through their doors next year!
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    (Original post by laurenelizc)
    685 is good! Don't lose hope! I was told by Kings that they consider 650+ as competitive. I'm sitting both
    KCL have changed their criteria this year to only allow science grads in which will cut the number of people applying by a hell of a lot... Baring in mind half my year are non science grads there.
    You won't know unless you apply!
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    (Original post by laurenelizc)
    685 is good! Don't lose hope! I was told by Kings that they consider 650+ as competitive. I'm sitting both
    Curious as to who told you this. Their admissions dept? The cutoff last year was around 725.
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    (Original post by liam__)
    It's way too soon to know if the score is or isn't good enough, 99% of people haven't taken the test yet. Based on last years cutoffs, I'd probably look into the GAMSAT but there's every possibility your UKCAT could be good enough.
    So later in the summer how do I find out if my score is good enough? Do you get a general "feel" for what people's scores by looking around or do admissions departments let people know the cut off points? Or do you just have to apply and hope for the best?
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    (Original post by chrisjp92)
    So later in the summer how do I find out if my score is good enough? Do you get a general "feel" for what people's scores by looking around or do admissions departments let people know the cut off points? Or do you just have to apply and hope for the best?
    I believe last year Pearson Vue published a report detailing the score distribution about a week before the UCAS deadline. I think they also publish an interim report halfway through testing, if I remember correctly.
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    (Original post by liam__)
    I believe last year Pearson Vue published a report detailing the score distribution about a week before the UCAS deadline. I think they also publish an interim report halfway through testing, if I remember correctly.
    I see! That makes things a bit clearer. I assume the data is released on there website. I shall be checking that every so often then.

    Thanks for the info! =D
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    Hi all, just looking for some advice/perspective. I'm currently trying to decide whether to apply for 2016 entry or wait for 2017.

    My background:
    Decent GCSEs, mostly A's
    Poor A levels, BBC in biology, drama and chemistry respectively.
    2.1 in Biochemistry from Leeds
    Currently 1 year completed on a 2.4 year graduate entry diploma in nursing.

    I had never considered medicine before I started my nurse training, but now the more time I spend on placement the more I think I would be better suited to medicine.

    My work experience comes mainly from my placements, however I have now got a job as a bank healthcare assistant for the NHS.I'm wondering if I should apply for GEM this time round with a view to dropping nursing if I'm accepted, or if I should apply next time, meaning I would be a qualified nurse by the start of the course. I feel like my nursing training would be invaluable experience, but I'm not sure if the universities would just see it as me being indecisive and using it as a stepping stone.

    All advice appreciated!
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    (Original post by chrisjp92)
    I did have my heart set on kings but they usually have a cut off at around 750 no? Unless there's a massive drop in national average I can't see me walking through their doors next year!
    Thats what the admissions office at King's told me recently
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    (Original post by liam__)
    Curious as to who told you this. Their admissions dept? The cutoff last year was around 725.
    Yes the admissions dept. They emailed me that they consider 650+ to be competitive
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    (Original post by lcsurfer)
    KCL have changed their criteria this year to only allow science grads in which will cut the number of people applying by a hell of a lot... Baring in mind half my year are non science grads there.
    You won't know unless you apply!
    I just went to the open day recently.....I don't have a science degree and I was told that I'm eligible to apply. Where did you hear this?
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    (Original post by laurenelizc)
    I just went to the open day recently.....I don't have a science degree and I was told that I'm eligible to apply. Where did you hear this?
    I also heard from the admin office last year that they interviewed only those above 735 and that they are no longer taking non science grads which also writes on their website (they want a minimum 2.1 science degree or 2.2 science degree with post grad qualification with merit) and Kings have been known to be very heavy on their ukcat scores (generally over the years) so upto those who want to apply with a UKCAT score lower than 700 plus something - but best is to obviously call up personally instead of perhaps getting info from a social networking site....
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    (Original post by Gazoula)
    I also heard from the admin office last year that they interviewed only those above 735 and that they are no longer taking non science grads which also writes on their website (they want a minimum 2.1 science degree or 2.2 science degree with post grad qualification with merit) and Kings have been known to be very heavy on their ukcat scores (generally over the years) so upto those who want to apply with a UKCAT score lower than 700 plus something - but best is to obviously call up personally instead of perhaps getting info from a social networking site....
    Oh yes you are right regarding the science degree. It's not an easy process! Im eligible as have diploma and nursing degree and currently doing a Masters at KIng's med school. UKCAT score does seem very important though and they only look at the top 25% scores of the applicant pool. Very difficult when trying to prep for the gamsat also!
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    (Original post by laurenelizc)
    I just went to the open day recently.....I don't have a science degree and I was told that I'm eligible to apply. Where did you hear this?
    I go there and we kicked off when they made it science grads only... You'll be fine with your nursing diploma! Also have a look at Warwick too
    At KCL the UKCAT is kind of the make or break to interview, well has been the past few years on the GPEP, still I'd apply nothing to lose. When i applied I could only apply to 3 units with a ukcat score and a non science degree
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    (Original post by Grad201X)
    Does anyone know if you put your degree result i.e. 1st, 2.1 etc or your actual degree score i.e. 70,68 etc into the UCAS form?
    Classification.
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    (Original post by bensbrussell85)
    Not sure. I was thinking perhaps a group of max 4, perhaps aiming to meet once a week until September? But it also would be sensible to play it by ear and see if it's helping or not.
    Hey I'm looking for study buddies in London too. Are you meeting currently?


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    Hi all. I've planned to take my UKCAT on Tuesday and very indecisive as to whether to reschedule to later in the month. I'm doing mock tests and my scores are so variable, anywhere between 580 -700. But I'm worried that even the higher score is not good enough (Warwick for example requiring 750). I realise it's early days and not many people will have sat the exam yet but I wondered how everyone else is doing with practice tests and if anyone has taken the real exam to say how it fairs in comparison?

    I seem to be doing ok with the abstract reasoning and decisional analysis but the other two sections are letting me down as they are so tight for time!


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    (Original post by victoria25)
    Hi all. I've planned to take my UKCAT on Tuesday and very indecisive as to whether to reschedule to later in the month. I'm doing mock tests and my scores are so variable, anywhere between 580 -700. But I'm worried that even the higher score is not good enough (Warwick for example requiring 750). I realise it's early days and not many people will have sat the exam yet but I wondered how everyone else is doing with practice tests and if anyone has taken the real exam to say how it fairs in comparison?

    I seem to be doing ok with the abstract reasoning and decisional analysis but the other two sections are letting me down as they are so tight for time!


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    MedifyMedifyMEDIFY, honestly. It's the best thing out there for UKCAT. Make sure you read the solutions, they'll help you work out what to look for.

    Since it is so early, I'd try and possibly push it back a few weeks. I did two weeks of medify and one of the 600Q book, and that got me 797.5. If you sit it in late june/early august, it'll still leave you time to study for any other admissions tests you plan on doing.
 
 
 
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