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    Oxford
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    Cambridge
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    Cardiff
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    UCL
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    Imperial
    12.59%
    Queen Mary
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    Newcastle
    6.81%
    Keele
    4.54%
    Bristol
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    Birmingham
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    Manchester
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    King's College London
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Hey guys!
    U did my UKCAT today and got 716 avg and SJ band 1 overall im happy

    So now im stuck on where to apply!? I got 4A's at AS (we get our predicted grades in september) and will probably drop maths and continue my 3 linear a levels of biology chem and psychology.

    GCSE'S :
    I have 9A*'s and 1A(english lang) at gcse and have done a fair amount of volenteerimg and work experience.

    I wanted to apply to cardiff and birmingham but now i have done my ukcat i dont know where else?! Also im worried about my decision to drop maths and do psychology as my third a level even tho all medical schools have told me it doesnt matter what your 3rd alevel is :/

    Any help on my potential opitions would be appriciated! xxx
    Great stats and so far great choices (of course im biased with cardiff haha).

    Dropping maths and carrying on with psychology will not give you any disadvantage over those who do maths A2.

    As for other med schools, it may be wise to apply to ones which consider high GCSE grades alongside a high UKCAT score. Hence have a look at:
    - KCL
    - Leicester
    - Nottingham
    - Hull york
    - UEA
    - st andrews
    - Aberdeen
    - Dundee
    -QUB

    I would personally avoid universities which place very little emphasis on GCSEs or UKCAT and instead value the personal statement heavily such as Bristol and liverpool.

    Hope this helps


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    So does applying with achieved A levels give you any considerable advantage? According to Manchester, they'll greatly ease their GCSE requirements if you've already finished your A levels and got the required grades.
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Aw okay thanks guys! I think nottingham is a good choice too as i have family there but i havny looked a bristol?! I might apply Im not sure about kings, i dont know much about it at all!
    I'm applying to Nottingham too Bristol's not a very heavy weight on UKCAT (only 10% because they just introduced it) and mainly goes on PS (70% this year) but I love it
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    (Original post by Moodicrus)
    Ok I might get some stick because this is a bit early but there's no harm right? The sooner we start the more prepared we are.

    GCSEs - 6 A*s Chemistry Physics Maths Further Maths French Music
    6 As Biology History Economics English Lang English Lit RE

    AS - Biology A
    Chemsitry A
    Economics A
    Maths A
    Average UMS: 94
    EPQ A*

    Work Experience - Volunteer at King's, 1 week with a cardiothoracic surgeon, 1 week GP, 1 week shadowing a doctor.

    Potential unis - Cambridge (if my AS modules are good enough, maybe...)
    Imperial
    UCL
    Newcastle
    Southampton


    Further reading - I recommend A brief introduction to medical ethics, really useful book for interviews apparently and not too long.
    The man who mistook his wife for a hat

    Hobbies - Piano, cycling, tennis and theatre&dance

    UKCAT - Verbal Reasoning: 640 ( it was hard this year )
    Quantitative Reasoning: 770
    Abstract Reasoning: 800
    Situational Judgement: Band 1
    Average: 737

    Discuss anything related to applying to study Medicine at University. What did you guys get at GCSE/aiming for at A Level?
    3 BMAT unis!!! wow you should be careful with that! BMAT is currently an unknown quantity for you and with such great stats (especially your ukcat!) I'd be very wary of that. I'm actually off to cambridge for medicine this year and would say that my advice to you as it was for me is to only apply to 1 BMAT uni! After all if medicine is what you really want to do what matters most is that you get in somewhere right and with such a high UKCAT I'd say play to your strengths! it really is a stats game applying for medicine lol
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    Okay, so for some reason, I'm suddenly considering Barts... Why?

    For Barts, if I only have my AS levels and Predicted A Levels contributing to my UCAS Tariff, do I stand a chance? Assuming I'm predicted A*A*A or above? Would I need to take on a fourth A-Level or EPQ? My UKCAT is 787 average Band 1, so would that offset my poor UCAS Tariff?

    Also, does anyone know what the anatomy teaching is like at Plymouth. Anatomy is important to me since I want to go into Surgery, and from what I've heard, anatomy is a bit poor at Plymouth, although, they have invested in a new 3D Anatomy board. I did love it a Plymouth, thought it was absolutely fantastic, but I've been having second thoughts recently...
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Great stats and so far great choices (of course im biased with cardiff haha).

    Dropping maths and carrying on with psychology will not give you any disadvantage over those who do maths A2.

    As for other med schools, it may be wise to apply to ones which consider high GCSE grades alongside a high UKCAT score. Hence have a look at:
    - KCL
    - Leicester
    - Nottingham
    - Hull york
    - UEA
    - st andrews
    - Aberdeen
    - Dundee
    -QUB

    I would personally avoid universities which place very little emphasis on GCSEs or UKCAT and instead value the personal statement heavily such as Bristol and liverpool.

    Hope this helps


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    Thank you! Yes im not sure about my PS so i agree! Just worried cuz everyone on here has ukcats of 750+ and 11A*'s (our school only did 10) but those choices will defo be my next place to look! Thanks ! X
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    Hi everyone! i have no clue where to apply and my UKCAT is in 2 weeks so i can't use that to help! my stats are 10A*s at GCSE, 1B in English Lit, and 5As at AS, 1 being in Gen St so doesn't really count. however, my UMs in maths was 98, 95, 87 (so not v high average), and in Religious studies it was even worse, 100 and 67 (v dodgy average ). would i be able to apply to cambridge with these results? Also any suggestions for other universities for me to consider? i really have no clue what i'm doing right now so sorry about all the Qs, and thank you for your help in advance!
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    (Original post by Unknown_12345)
    Hi everyone! i have no clue where to apply and my UKCAT is in 2 weeks so i can't use that to help! my stats are 10A*s at GCSE, 1B in English Lit, and 5As at AS, 1 being in Gen St so doesn't really count. however, my UMs in maths was 98, 95, 87 (so not v high average), and in Religious studies it was even worse, 100 and 67 (v dodgy average ). would i be able to apply to cambridge with these results? Also any suggestions for other universities for me to consider? i really have no clue what i'm doing right now so sorry about all the Qs, and thank you for your help in advance!
    You have amazing GCSEs and AS, well done! If you do well in the ukcat you can pretty much apply anywhere imo. With your GCSEs I'd recommend uni's that prioritise that because you'd get full points. I know last year keele gave 1/3 of interviews or something for the highest academic achievers like yourself so try and find places like that ☺️ Birmingham like lots of a stars at GCSE, as do Cardiff which you'd score full points in I believe. Even though it doesn't seem like it you have a while to decide on you uni's yet it won't take you too long once you start researching properly so don't stress☺️


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    (Original post by michaela__)
    You have amazing GCSEs and AS, well done! If you do well in the ukcat you can pretty much apply anywhere imo. With your GCSEs I'd recommend uni's that prioritise that because you'd get full points. I know last year keele gave 1/3 of interviews or something for the highest academic achievers like yourself so try and find places like that ☺️ Birmingham like lots of a stars at GCSE, as do Cardiff which you'd score full points in I believe. Even though it doesn't seem like it you have a while to decide on you uni's yet it won't take you too long once you start researching properly so don't stress☺️


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    Wow thank you so much for all the advice!! Are you applying this year? Where are you thinking of applying to? Thanks once again!
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    With a UKCAT of 670 how many UKCAT unis should I look at applying to?
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    (Original post by Unknown_12345)
    Wow thank you so much for all the advice!! Are you applying this year? Where are you thinking of applying to? Thanks once again!
    No problem! ☺️ yes I think I'm applying this year to Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Keele, SGUL, Newcastle. (Haven't fully decided on which 4 as my ukcat isn't until the 15th September). 😭


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    (Original post by michaela__)
    No problem! ☺️ yes I think I'm applying this year to Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Keele, SGUL, Newcastle. (Haven't fully decided on which 4 as my ukcat isn't until the 15th September). 😭


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    I'm thinking of Manchester Liverpool and SGUL too! Who knows maybe we'll see each other there oh good luck!! How are you feeling about it
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    (Original post by Unknown_12345)
    I'm thinking of Manchester Liverpool and SGUL too! Who knows maybe we'll see each other there oh good luck!! How are you feeling about it
    I'll try and keep in contact with you nearer the time then ☺️ good luck to you too! And absolutely awful, like yes I have 3 weeks to revise which is good but TSR is scary with people getting 700+😭 I feel like I'm practicing and it's going nowhere because normally with A Levels etc my grade would improve so quickly after some revision so I guess I need to be patient lol😭 wbu?


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    Hi,

    I just did my UKCAT recently and got 757 average. I'm currently thinking about applying to Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle and Cambridge. I got 8A* and 2A(RS and Eng.lit) at GCSE and I've done lots of w.experience, volunteering etc... And I have 4 As at AS.
    My question is, are there any other universities I should be considering?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Also, I got 281/300 UMS in maths with 94 average. Is this good enough for Cambridge?
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    (Original post by lauralollipop123)
    3 BMAT unis!!! wow you should be careful with that! BMAT is currently an unknown quantity for you and with such great stats (especially your ukcat!) I'd be very wary of that. I'm actually off to cambridge for medicine this year and would say that my advice to you as it was for me is to only apply to 1 BMAT uni! After all if medicine is what you really want to do what matters most is that you get in somewhere right and with such a high UKCAT I'd say play to your strengths! it really is a stats game applying for medicine lol
    Oh dw there's no way that's my university options! I just haven't got round to changing them yet I still need to visit a lot of unis anyways!
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    (Original post by Pra99)
    Hi,

    I just did my UKCAT recently and got 757 average. I'm currently thinking about applying to Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle and Cambridge. I got 8A* and 2A(RS and Eng.lit) at GCSE and I've done lots of w.experience, volunteering etc... And I have 4 As at AS.
    My question is, are there any other universities I should be considering?

    Thanks in advance!
    You have amazing stats! Birmingham and Cardiff would be good choices for you because of your stats. Manchester like a high UKCAT (which you have,well done☺️) and since you've done lots of work experience I think you should be able to get an interview there most likely!


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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Okay, so for some reason, I'm suddenly considering Barts... Why?

    For Barts, if I only have my AS levels and Predicted A Levels contributing to my UCAS Tariff, do I stand a chance? Assuming I'm predicted A*A*A or above? Would I need to take on a fourth A-Level or EPQ? My UKCAT is 787 average Band 1, so would that offset my poor UCAS Tariff?

    Also, does anyone know what the anatomy teaching is like at Plymouth. Anatomy is important to me since I want to go into Surgery, and from what I've heard, anatomy is a bit poor at Plymouth, although, they have invested in a new 3D Anatomy board. I did love it a Plymouth, thought it was absolutely fantastic, but I've been having second thoughts recently...
    Your ukcat is very high so it should balance out your UCAS tariff.If you manage to get a three A* prediction you'd have a very good chance
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    everyone here has amazing grades, I don't even know why I thought about applying for medicine. My grades are terrible compared to all your grades. Gcse: 8A, 4B. A level predicted: AAA. UKCAT - taking at end of september
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    Your ukcat is very high so it should balance out your UCAS tariff.If you manage to get a three A* prediction you'd have a very good chance
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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