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    (Original post by G.name)
    Your argument's not bad. But at the moment, the evidence, i.e. the poll, shows otherwise. My explanation for that is that now there are fewer sections to prepare for; by spending more time on each, people will gain a greater proficiency on the remaining tests. Too, there's a redundant section, DM; that'll allow people time off to repose before they start QR. And as with every year, more advice is promulgating, through forums such as this. Those are my reasons, to expect a rise.

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    Ive had these thoughts too. Ive heard VR is taking no prisoners this year tho...
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    (Original post by YesMED)
    Commonly TSR polls suggest a higher average of scores than actually materialises because:

    a) people that score highly are significantly more likely to participate in polling than those with a low score

    b) generally medical applicants that use TSR have also used other materials to prepare for the UKCAT, meaning that many TSR poll participants are likely some of the best prepared UKCAT test-takers, which often (but not always) is reflected in higher scores than the overall average

    c) anybody can contribute to TSR polls and they are not immune to trolls skewing the data

    So, take the TSR polls with a pinch of salt and good luck!
    As I've explained to another TSR member, these observations are relative, i.e. when I say higher, I mean higher than past TSR polls.
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    Ive had these thoughts too. Ive heard VR is taking no prisoners this year tho...
    It never does. The average over years is 570.
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    Hi,
    I know it's been asked already, but could anyone have a prediction at what Newcastles UKCAT cutoff might be this year for 2017 entry? (for undergrad entry)
    Thanks


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    Hi guys, do you think I'll be safe with a 727 average?

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    (Original post by Zedna)
    Hi guys, do you think I'll be safe with a 727 average?

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    Yes I think so that's really high☺️ well done!


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    (Original post by Zedna)
    Hi guys, do you think I'll be safe with a 727 average?

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    See what the official results are like first. If averages have risen, it mightn't be prudent.

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    just looking at the previous cut offs for undergrad and GEM, im applying for both because i will have a degree 1st/2:1 in adult nursing and newcastle and medicine is my absolute dream.
    a cut off for a100 at 570 seems a lot lower than i expected.

    thoughts for this year? do you think itll go up or down?

    also does anyone else think applicants will go down due to junior doctor contracts etc?
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    (Original post by xJessScott)
    just looking at the previous cut offs for undergrad and GEM, im applying for both because i will have a degree 1st/2:1 in adult nursing and newcastle and medicine is my absolute dream.
    a cut off for a100 at 570 seems a lot lower than i expected.

    thoughts for this year? do you think itll go up or down?

    also does anyone else think applicants will go down due to junior doctor contracts etc?
    cannot say with certainty an answer to your first question, sorry.

    And no. A lot of people want to still go into Medicine, with the idea to work somewhere else. But if they know what they owe to this country, they'll serve the NHS!

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    Hi , is an average of 733 in the UKCAT good enough for Newcastle through PARTNERS? Thanks
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    (Original post by L.Khan)
    Hi , is an average of 733 in the UKCAT good enough for Newcastle through PARTNERS? Thanks
    should be! Unless averages are really high this year, but I feel like you shouldn't need to worry about that

    an average of 733 would be good for anyone applying, let alone PARTNERS applicants
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    (Original post by L.Khan)
    Hi , is an average of 733 in the UKCAT good enough for Newcastle through PARTNERS? Thanks
    Id wait until the averages come out which is apparently early October but just by assuming I think you're in with a really good chance well done 😋 I know from stalking the Newcastle 2016 thread that some partners people got in with a lower ukcat than the cut off which is promising, but not too sure if same thing will happen this year. Regardless, you have a super high score ☺️


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    (Original post by xJessScott)
    just looking at the previous cut offs for undergrad and GEM, im applying for both because i will have a degree 1st/2:1 in adult nursing and newcastle and medicine is my absolute dream.
    a cut off for a100 at 570 seems a lot lower than i expected.

    thoughts for this year? do you think itll go up or down?

    also does anyone else think applicants will go down due to junior doctor contracts etc?
    Another fellow graduate!

    I'm also applying for both - like you Newcastle would be a dream (although tbf I've got to the point where I'll happily go wherever will have me!)

    Have you sat your UKCAT yet?
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    (Original post by ameehannah)
    When a medical school has a no resits policy does this include resitting even 1 paper? My friend did this with one of her maths papers and she got into QUB and offers from 2 other med schools (Cardiff and Birmingham) even though they don't accept resits. If I want to go to Newcastle do u think it would be okay to resit one of my chem papers ? (I got a B at AS)
    Hey! Im second year at ncl this year and i resit one of my As chem paper as well so i think you should be fine but you should also email them to ensure that they didnt change the policy this year


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    Anyone else going to the open day next Saturday?
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    (Original post by thtgreeneyedgirl)
    Another fellow graduate!

    I'm also applying for both - like you Newcastle would be a dream (although tbf I've got to the point where I'll happily go wherever will have me!)

    Have you sat your UKCAT yet?
    No not yet! Ukcat is on Saturday! I don't want to move because I live with my boyfriend


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    (Original post by xJessScott)
    No not yet! Ukcat is on Saturday! I don't want to move because I live with my boyfriend


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    Good luck! Haven't got mine until the 19th but need to ramp up revision - QR timing isn't so great atm
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    (Original post by thtgreeneyedgirl)
    Good luck! Haven't got mine until the 19th but need to ramp up revision - QR timing isn't so great atm
    thank you tbf feels like ive revised for ages and just want it over with. yeah QR is awful just make sure you can do the basic maths like averages ratio etc bbc bitesize is good for that
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    I've been doing mock papers and practising gazillion of questions, my problem is I have two different books which I'm using (one is the Kaplan one and the other is one I got because I went on a UKCAT course) however, when I do questions from the Kaplan book, I always seem to get a lower score (approx 600 ish) compared to when I use the other book where I get averages of like 700/800. Can anyone boost my confidence and help me figure out why I can do so well in one book but not the other
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    Just did my UKCAT today:
    VR 630
    QR 740
    AR 750
    SJ band 2
    overall 2120, average 706.6

    Do you guys reckon this will be good enough for Newcastle? I am planning on applying via the transfer to medicine scheme (starting on the biomed course in a couple of weeks!) I really don't know what to make of this score and what sucks is Newcastle is my only hope for 2017 entry to medicine
 
 
 
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