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640 average Goodbye KCL...
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Ok, I have officially made my journey of getting to Medical school a whole lot harder..

Verbal: 640
Quantitative: 550
Abstract: 490 [:banghead:]
Decision: 610

Total: 2290
Average: 572.5

Oh lord.
In all fairness, I expected no better from QR .. my numerical skills are appalling, and considering QR is only supposed to be GCSE standard - well God knows what GCSE Maths I did!

But ABSTRACT??! I don't believe it, during practice that was one area I actually felt I could get a decent score in, and even during the actual test I felt I was doing alright. I honestly don't understand what went wrong [I'm currently being skeptical in blaming the computer, as you do in these helpless situations]

My initial uni choices were:

King's [Clearly out of the question now eh..]
Manchester
Nottingham
UCL

3 of which require UKCAT. As if all this wasn't bad enough, my AS results weren't amazing either.

Everything seems to be going downhill rapidly
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Oh yea, the break down is...

600
770
540
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(Original post by L'amourantDeLaPenguin)
Ok, I have officially made my journey of getting to Medical school a whole lot harder..

Verbal: 640
Quantitative: 550
Abstract: 490 [:banghead:]
Decision: 610

Total: 2290
Average: 572.5

Oh lord.
In all fairness, I expected no better from QR .. my numerical skills are appalling, and considering QR is only supposed to be GCSE standard - well God knows what GCSE Maths I did!

But ABSTRACT??! I don't believe it, during practice that was one area I actually felt I could get a decent score in, and even during the actual test I felt I was doing alright. I honestly don't understand what went wrong [I'm currently being skeptical in blaming the computer, as you do in these helpless situations]

My initial uni choices were:

King's [Clearly out of the question now eh..]
Manchester
Nottingham
UCL

3 of which require UKCAT. As if all this wasn't bad enough, my AS results weren't amazing either.

Everything seems to be going downhill rapidly
:console: And I thought I did badly on AR...

Have you considered non-UKCAT or BMAT unis like B'ham, Bristol and Liverpool?
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(Original post by Toiletpaper8)
:console: And I thought I did badly on AR...

Have you considered non-UKCAT or BMAT unis like B'ham, Bristol and Liverpool?
Why thank you :p:

I suppose I will have to consider non-UKCAT unis now; I was already thinking about Bristol.

So gutted right now though, dire situation to be. I don't even blame my apptitude, it really was a timing issue right the way through [bar QR].
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(Original post by Toiletpaper8)
640 average Goodbye KCL...
wts the cut off score for kcl?

Im sure as far as u get over 600, u shud be fine.
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wts the cut off score for kcl?

Im sure as far as u get over 600, u shud be fine.
They don't have a cut off, but I was told at the open day they're looking for around 700
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(Original post by L'amourantDeLaPenguin)
Why thank you :p:

I suppose I will have to consider non-UKCAT unis now; I was already thinking about Bristol.

So gutted right now though, dire situation to be. I don't even blame my apptitude, it really was a timing issue right the way through [bar QR].
I quite like Bristol as well, although the competition there is intense as everyone is avoiding another aptitude test.
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Ok, well I've decided I will be applying to King's.

Most likely now to:

KCL, UCL, Cambridge and Bristol
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(Original post by L'amourantDeLaPenguin)
Ok, I have officially made my journey of getting to Medical school a whole lot harder..

Verbal: 640
Quantitative: 550
Abstract: 490 [:banghead:]
Decision: 610

Total: 2290
Average: 572.5

Oh lord.
In all fairness, I expected no better from QR .. my numerical skills are appalling, and considering QR is only supposed to be GCSE standard - well God knows what GCSE Maths I did!

But ABSTRACT??! I don't believe it, during practice that was one area I actually felt I could get a decent score in, and even during the actual test I felt I was doing alright. I honestly don't understand what went wrong [I'm currently being skeptical in blaming the computer, as you do in these helpless situations]

My initial uni choices were:

King's [Clearly out of the question now eh..]
Manchester
Nottingham
UCL

3 of which require UKCAT. As if all this wasn't bad enough, my AS results weren't amazing either.

Everything seems to be going downhill rapidly
Same score as me..

I got 620, 630, 540, 500

I am sure you can still apply to Manchester and Nottingham maybe too? Not too sure, but remember the UKCAT isn't the only thing they take into account. I did have a processing error on my test though on the abstract part where half the question box didn't show up on 15-20 questions but they are filing an incident report on my profile so the universities know what happened.

EDIT: What were your AS results?

Still wish to apply to those in my sig..
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omg ive not sat the UKCAT yet and everyone on this thread seems to have sat it already!

ive only decided very recently that i definately want to do medicine!

uni's im considering are oxbridge (dunno which?!!?), Imperial, UCL,
and has my fourth i was thinking of Birmingham (but they want 7A*s )

so as my fourth its between: KCL, Bristol and a whole host of others

obv the BMAT may take precedence over the UKCAT for the majority of my applications but i still need to take it.

im gonna get 'Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and BMAT (Student Guides to University Entrance) (Paperback) ' from amazon ASAP and prepare as much as i can.

how much preperation have people done for the UKCAT?
Any tips?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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(Original post by witness the sickness)
omg ive not sat the UKCAT yet and everyone on this thread seems to have sat it already!

ive only decided very recently that i definately want to do medicine!

uni's im considering are oxbridge (dunno which?!!?), Imperial, UCL,
and has my fourth i was thinking of Birmingham (but they want 7A*s )

so as my fourth its between: KCL, Bristol and a whole host of others

obv the BMAT may take precedence over the UKCAT for the majority of my applications but i still need to take it.

im gonna get 'Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and BMAT (Student Guides to University Entrance) (Paperback) ' from amazon ASAP and prepare as much as i can.

how much preperation have people done for the UKCAT?
Any tips?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
dont worry,i havent sat the ukcat yet either.
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um, can anyone tell me ,what is the ukcat cut off score, for Barts and King's?
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dont worry,i havent sat the ukcat yet either.
thank God! ... thought i was the only one
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um, can anyone tell me ,what is the ukcat cut off score, for Barts and King's?
King's don't have a cut off. Barts is 500 I think???
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(Original post by witness the sickness)
omg ive not sat the UKCAT yet and everyone on this thread seems to have sat it already!

ive only decided very recently that i definately want to do medicine!

uni's im considering are oxbridge (dunno which?!!?), Imperial, UCL,
and has my fourth i was thinking of Birmingham (but they want 7A*s )

so as my fourth its between: KCL, Bristol and a whole host of others

obv the BMAT may take precedence over the UKCAT for the majority of my applications but i still need to take it.

im gonna get 'Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and BMAT (Student Guides to University Entrance) (Paperback) ' from amazon ASAP and prepare as much as i can.

how much preperation have people done for the UKCAT?
Any tips?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
Definately practice under strict time constraints, because this is the reason I under-performed as badly as I did [too bad King's won't care about that *lolwut*]

Seriously: Time. Time. TIME

Once you've mastered that, you're pretty much UKCAT-invicible I should think
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(Original post by Toiletpaper8)
King's don't have a cut off. Barts is 500 I think???
King's do place a lot of emphasis on the UKCAT though.
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How do the following unis weight the UKCAT test?

Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton
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excuse the double post

POTENTIALLY USEFUL ADVICE FOR THOSE YET TO TAKE THE UKCAT:

I
Anyway, my point is, i scored 750 after answering 5/8 of the questions. This leads me to the conclusion that perhaps they do not expect you to finish the section, but if you answer a good chunk of it, in an accurate way, you can score highly. Perhaps the score formula is based more on "percentage correct of those answered", than "percentage correct out of all"

Hope this helps, just answer them accurately and work as fast as possible, and dont worry if you cant answer them all
Hey,
I emailed the UKCAT website to ask about this (whether its a percentage of those awnsered) and they replied saying this:
"Unfortunately we cannot give an accurate account of how the test is scored exactly, especially during the testing period as this could be seen to be an advantage over other candidates. All we are able to advise is that you should be trying to answer as many questions as possible, if not all, and obviously trying to answer these correctly. We would not suggest limiting the amount of questions that you answer."
Now obviously they're being as vague as possible but they seem to kind of indicate that you'd be better off finishing...or maybe thats just me trying to find an awnser where there isnt one?
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(Original post by L'amourantDeLaPenguin)
Definately practice under strict time constraints, because this is the reason I under-performed as badly as I did [too bad King's won't care about that *lolwut*]

Seriously: Time. Time. TIME

Once you've mastered that, you're pretty much UKCAT-invicible I should think
since you have aready taken the ukcat.is the QR in the real test similar to the one in the full test practice question or is it similar to the one in the short practice test?
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