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    (Original post by hopefuldoctor)
    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
    I did the kaplan course but after a while I totally ran out of material & I didn't like using the books because I don't think it's as helpful as practising on the computer, so I would really advise you to get medify. Having done both kaplan and medify, I found the medify questions and my scores to be the most representative of the actual ukcat
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    (Original post by drcourt)
    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
    I thought you'd have to sit it at the end of your first year of biomed
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    Hi

    I thought I would make a special thread for GEM (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...2#post67486972).

    Also applying toNewcastle on the GEM course.
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    I thought you'd have to sit it at the end of your first year of biomed
    It specifies on the website that the UKCAT has to be sat within 2 years of commencing stage 1 (ie 2015 or 2016)
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    Hi- IS a UKCAT score of 680 avg good enough to apply here?

    got 650VR 740QR 650 AR band 3

    looks like im sold 7th percentile on the interim,

    my GCSEs were 1 A* 10A's and 1 B
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    UKCAT 693
    IB 43/45
    iGCSE 7A* 2A
    I really want to apply here, but i know that my chances might be low bc of ukcat
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    (Original post by Boo_Ayres13)
    Hi- IS a UKCAT score of 680 avg good enough to apply here?

    got 650VR 740QR 650 AR band 3

    looks like im sold 7th percentile on the interim,

    my GCSEs were 1 A* 10A's and 1 B
    Possibly. No one on here can say with any certainty though.

    Best of luck

    G
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    UKCAT 693
    IB 43/45
    iGCSE 7A* 2A
    I really want to apply here, but i know that my chances might be low bc of ukcat
    Your UKCAT is actually amazing, don't let yourself think otherwise because of the scores that you see on here
    I think your score has been over the threshold for every year (ignoring 2014), so it is very possible that you could get an interview
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    Thanks!! I really hope the threshold is lower than my score ahah! Also bc I'm an international student so kinda scared lol. Are you applying to Newcastle for sure?
    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Your UKCAT is actually amazing, don't let yourself think otherwise because of the scores that you see on here
    I think your score has been over the threshold for every year (ignoring 2014), so it is very possible that you could get an interview
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    hey guys, I got 2030 on my ukcat average of 677. Do you think I could get into interview stage for newcastle?
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    Thanks!! I really hope the threshold is lower than my score ahah! Also bc I'm an international student so kinda scared lol. Are you applying to Newcastle for sure?
    Yes, I definitely am.
    I went to the open day yesterday, and it was a really nice place, wit good facilities and the course sounds amazing. It's got an amazing reputation, also
    It is definitely my safest choice, though
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    oh nice! Safest? ah! Def not mine, but I am still gonna apply aha. Where else are you applying?
    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Yes, I definitely am.
    I went to the open day yesterday, and it was a really nice place, wit good facilities and the course sounds amazing. It's got an amazing reputation, also
    It is definitely my safest choice, though
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    oh nice! Safest? ah! Def not mine, but I am still gonna apply aha. Where else are you applying?
    I have a UKCAT of 787, and since they only look a that for interview

    I'm also going to be applying to UEA and Dundee, but I need to decide between BSMS and Barts and the London
    What about you?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    I have a UKCAT of 787, and since they only look a that for interview

    I'm also going to be applying to UEA and Dundee, but I need to decide between BSMS and Barts and the London
    What about you?
    wtf wow goals lol. I am applying to Newcastle, Barts, Dundee and Aberdeen. Hopefully, I won't change my mind lol.
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    wtf wow goals lol. I am applying to Newcastle, Barts, Dundee and Aberdeen. Hopefully, I won't change my mind lol.
    So we're sharing up to 3 of our choices!

    Right now I feel that I'm leaning more towards Barts, because it would mean I don't have to take the BMAT, but I'm still not certain
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    So we're sharing up to 3 of our choices!

    Right now I feel that I'm leaning more towards Barts, because it would mean I don't have to take the BMAT, but I'm still not certain
    Which uni is your first choice? Ah, I was going to take the BMAT too, but now I am not. Oh well, if you really like BSMS then go for BMAT, but yeah Barts seems to be really good too.
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    Which uni is your first choice? Ah, I was going to take the BMAT too, but now I am not. Oh well, if you really like BSMS then go for BMAT, but yeah Barts seems to be really good too.
    UEA is currently my first choice, but there is something about studying in London that just appeals to me
    Is Newcastle your first choice?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    UEA is currently my first choice, but there is something about studying in London that just appeals to me
    Is Newcastle your first choice?
    I feel you aha, and that is why Barts is my first choice. Also, I have a decent tariff but again I am an international student, so I need a really strong application.
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    (Original post by riyaaaaa)
    I feel you aha, and that is why Barts is my first choice. Also, I have a decent tariff but again I am an international student, so I need a really strong application.
    My tariff isn't amazing (I think it is 208 if I'm predicted an A for EPQ?) but my UKCAT counters it, so hopefully I'd be offered an interview
    I feel for you with the international application. It must be even more difficult for you
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    My tariff isn't amazing (I think it is 208 if I'm predicted an A for EPQ?) but my UKCAT counters it, so hopefully I'd be offered an interview
    I feel for you with the international application. It must be even more difficult for you
    yeah dude w that excellent UKCAT score you're pretty much sorted!
 
 
 
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