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    Anyone else just get an email from Liverpool accommodation over a lost pen drive/hard drive
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    Does anyone know if they're still giving out interviews?

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    (Original post by mutlibd1)
    Does anyone know if they're still giving out interviews?

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    Yes they still are.
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    Hello hello! I'm completely new here and I have been spending many hours searching the web for answers :

    I applied at Liverpool and I'm a french student so I do not know what are the selection criteria for the french baccalaureate - I read about GCSEs percentages (I don't know what the conversion is for the FB) and I'm dying for an answer so any word would be helping me! Thank you everyone xx
    ps : I know they rate the PS but I think the grades must be as equally important
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    (Original post by FrenchG)
    Hello hello! I'm completely new here and I have been spending many hours searching the web for answers :

    I applied at Liverpool and I'm a french student so I do not know what are the selection criteria for the french baccalaureate - I read about GCSEs percentages (I don't know what the conversion is for the FB) and I'm dying for an answer so any word would be helping me! Thank you everyone xx
    ps : I know they rate the PS but I think the grades must be as equally important
    I wish I could help you but I'm not very sure about FB. Is it the same as IB (international Baccalaureate)?
    I strongly recommend sending an email to the Admissions.
    Or you could ask one of the students here/ thread starter. (If you go to Page1, you can see their posts: click on their names>visit profile>send a message) You could send them a private message; they are very helpful

    Good luck!


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    (Original post by Laurasurreal)
    I wish I could help you but I'm not very sure about FB. Is it the same as IB (international Baccalaureate)?
    I strongly recommend sending an email to the Admissions.
    Or you could ask one of the students here/ thread starter. (If you go to Page1, you can see their posts: click on their names>visit profile>send a message) You could send them a private message; they are very helpful

    Good luck!


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    Hey I am sending an email Thank you for the tips and to answer your question I don't think they are the same :
    we have 9 subjects i think but the grades are not the same everything is on 20 for the FB whereas I think the IB it's on 50 or 60 ? Also the coefficients for each subject are not the same. I already sat 4 subjects : TPE (teamwork and lab project), french (written), french (oral), history-geography. Now I have all the science subjects (maths, biology, physics + speciality in physics) + languages (spanish + english) + sport due from early march until june!
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    Has anyone else received an email from Liverpool reminding you to apply to student finance? I'm a bit confused as no one has offers, so how can we?


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    (Original post by Daffyd)
    Hey guys!!

    So I'm browsing through the Departmental Supplement pdf and I was trying to see how they hand out offers, and it wasn't too clear on it. It says "the overall interview-scores are ranked, andthe top-scoring applicants are made an offer" but then it goes on to say "combination of both academic achievement/potentialand the interview score of the applicant" are used for borderline decisions (tie-breakers?). So I was just hoping someone could clarify that, all things aside, post-interview they will ONLY use the interview score for making decisions? I'm a little bit scared because I don't think I did the best in my interview (because let's be honest, 15 minutes is unusually short for a med interview) but I think my PS and grades are fairly (if not more so) competitive. I was kinda banking on the UCAS portion being weighed a bit more heavily so I could piggy-back off that to make up for my (self-perceived) interview disaster.

    Also, a side question, it seems like Liverpool likes to score its applicants on all the different aspects, eg. interview scores, academic scores, etc etc. Does anyone actually know how many different scores (ie sections) they evaluate us on?

    Sorry for the bombard. I'm just super duper antsy and stressed.

    Ok ok ok EDIT: I asked a similar question before and Kyalimers linked to a reply they made to someone else in terms of GCSE scores (thanks btw!) but my qualifications aren't UK based so I actually have no idea what those scores mean or what they translate to. From what I gather in that reply, academics don't play much of a role after interview? Was that the point? So what about other things in the PS like "health care career awareness and insight, caring for the localcommunity, and a critical, coherent, and informative approach to written communication" stop playing a role?
    Pretty much what I would want to find out as well! We would really appreciate it if anyone could answer
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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Has anyone else received an email from Liverpool reminding you to apply to student finance? I'm a bit confused as no one has offers, so how can we?


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    You don't need an offer to apply for student finance.


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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Has anyone else received an email from Liverpool reminding you to apply to student finance? I'm a bit confused as no one has offers, so how can we?


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    Yeah I got this as well,confusing! did you get one from Liverpool accommodation about a lost hard drive??
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    Had my interview this week and I was shocked by how badly it went!! The questions seemed very focused on one area (which, unfortunately, I was weak on) and I didn't like them at all However, the 2 ladies were really nice which eased my nervousness. Kind of.
    Disappointed with my performance and the interview overall, but I'm hoping there will be a twist of fate that leads us to getting offers I really love Liverpool and would be crushed to not go there!
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    Hi which area was this what they asked you .
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    (Original post by Maxxie)
    You don't need an offer to apply for student finance.


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    But if we have no offers yet is there any point applying for student loan?


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    (Original post by Student 1)
    But if we have no offers yet is there any point applying for student loan?


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    Student finance are the slowest people ever, it's rarely a smooth process. Assuming you do get an offer, the best way of ensuring you have finance from day one is applying early.

    Of course, there are the lucky few who send of their applications and get their notification of entitlement back after a couple of weeks.
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    (Original post by Daffyd)
    Ok wait. Did EVERYONE get that email? Because I didn't. Am I en route to getting rejected?! D:


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    No I'm sure you're not! I didn't get the other email people were talking about. Have you had an interview? I have, that might be why?
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    (Original post by Daffyd)
    Ok wait. Did EVERYONE get that email? Because I didn't. Am I en route to getting rejected?! D:


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    Any current liverpool medic can you please tell us how much case based learning has been implemented now at liverpool and do we need to know about it in great detail for our interview ? Thanks guys!
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    (Original post by Daffyd)
    Hey guys!!

    So I'm browsing through the Departmental Supplement pdf and I was trying to see how they hand out offers, and it wasn't too clear on it. It says "the overall interview-scores are ranked, andthe top-scoring applicants are made an offer" but then it goes on to say "combination of both academic achievement/potential and the interview score of the applicant" are used for borderline decisions (tie-breakers?). So I was just hoping someone could clarify that, all things aside, post-interview they will ONLY use the interview score for making decisions? I'm a little bit scared because I don't think I did the best in my interview (because let's be honest, 15 minutes is unusually short for a med interview) but I think my PS and grades are fairly (if not more so) competitive. I was kinda banking on the UCAS portion being weighed a bit more heavily so I could piggy-back off that to make up for my (self-perceived) interview disaster.

    Also, a side question, it seems like Liverpool likes to score its applicants on all the different aspects, eg. interview scores, academic scores, etc etc. Does anyone actually know how many different scores (ie sections) they evaluate us on?

    Sorry for the bombard. I'm just super duper antsy and stressed.

    Ok ok ok EDIT: I asked a similar question before and Kyalimers linked to a reply they made to someone else in terms of GCSE scores (thanks btw!) but my qualifications aren't UK based so I actually have no idea what those scores mean or what they translate to. From what I gather in that reply, academics don't play much of a role after interview? Was that the point? So what about other things in the PS like "health care career awareness and insight, caring for the localcommunity, and a critical, coherent, and informative approach to written communication" stop playing a role?
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    Missed this as you didn't quote me!

    To answer your question, the interview score seems to be the main criteria for offers. The university itself states this:

    All offers are based on interview performance and the threshold varies year on year.
    However, those with lower interview scores have managed to get in, albeit under what circumstances, I cannot say; there may well be a reason for this.

    They do go on to say:

    For both the A100 and A101 programmes, it is usual that, unless issues of concern have been raised, the overall interview-scores are ranked, and the top-scoring applicants are made an offer. In making borderline decisions, it may be necessary to make offers based on the combination of both academic achievement/potential and the interview score of the applicant.
    Essentially your PS only really matters for two things; getting an interview and forming a foundation for the interview.

    As for how many criteria your are scored on, I cannot answer that question with certainty as they haven't made it too clear what 'form reading score is' but the answer is either 3 or 4. The sub-categories are PS (for which there are 2 form-reading scores), GCSE and interview.
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    Are they still handing out interviews? Haven't heard anything
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    (Original post by gaby_xo)
    Are they still handing out interviews? Haven't heard anything
    Yes they still are!
 
 
 
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