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    Oxford
    11.16%
    Cambridge
    10.64%
    Cardiff
    4.03%
    UCL
    11.26%
    Imperial
    12.50%
    Queen Mary
    8.26%
    Newcastle
    6.82%
    Keele
    4.55%
    Bristol
    7.33%
    Birmingham
    8.37%
    Manchester
    7.44%
    King's College London
    13.12%
    St George's
    5.58%
    Other
    25.72%
    I dont know :')
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    Hey, i forgot to declare my FSMQ and general studies exam on my ucas form and my teacher didnt check it and just sent it off. It went a day ago. What can i do?
    Get in touch with your teacher I think you can make changes up to 7 days after you've sent you application. x
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    (Original post by giraffe1234)
    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to decide my 4th option and I'd love some advice!
    My chosen 3 are Oxford, UCL and Bristol
    Stats:
    GCSE - 10 A*'s and 1A, AS - 5 A's and A level (bio, chem, maths predicted 3 A*)
    UKCAT - 633 average, band 3
    I think with my UKCAT score, options are Birmingham, Cardiff, Keele, Nottingham, Leicester...
    Which do you think I could have the best chance at? Are they any unis which I've missed and can also consider?
    Thanks!
    Cardiff or Edinburgh would be good choices as they don't have UKCAT cut offs, especially Edinburgh with your GCSE results - they love A*s and you've got plenty! Edinburgh also love work experience at a care home so if you have that you've got a good chance of getting in there!
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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    Get in touch with your teacher I think you can make changes up to 7 days after you've sent you application. x
    That's gonna help me sleep haha thanks
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    (Original post by giraffe1234)
    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to decide my 4th option and I'd love some advice!
    My chosen 3 are Oxford, UCL and Bristol
    Stats:
    GCSE - 10 A*'s and 1A, AS - 5 A's and A level (bio, chem, maths predicted 3 A*)
    UKCAT - 633 average, band 3
    I think with my UKCAT score, options are Birmingham, Cardiff, Keele, Nottingham, Leicester...
    Which do you think I could have the best chance at? Are they any unis which I've missed and can also consider?
    Thanks!
    Pretty much sure of a cardiff interview, i would avoid edinburgh if your after a safe choice ad your UKCAT is just not competitive enough.




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    (Original post by emma.sx)
    Cardiff or Edinburgh would be good choices as they don't have UKCAT cut offs, especially Edinburgh with your GCSE results - they love A*s and you've got plenty! Edinburgh also love work experience at a care home so if you have that you've got a good chance of getting in there!
    Edinburgh still use the UKCAT pre interview, and considering how very very few points you have to drop to get an offer from edinburgh as they dont interview, with an average ukcat i wouldnt risk it, as that could lose a few points, plus losing a few points due to the subjectivity of the personal statement, may not be the best "safe" last choice for this applicant.


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    (Original post by emma.sx)
    Cardiff or Edinburgh would be good choices as they don't have UKCAT cut offs, especially Edinburgh with your GCSE results - they love A*s and you've got plenty! Edinburgh also love work experience at a care home so if you have that you've got a good chance of getting in there!
    While I do have carehome work experience, I think they give a 35% weighting to UKCAT and I'm wary about my score being good enough with such tough competition! I think Cardiff seems like a good choice though Thank you for replying!
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Pretty much sure of a cardiff interview, i would avoid edinburgh if your after a safe choice ad your UKCAT is just not competitive enough.

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    Yeah Cardiff seems like the best option! I'm just a bit confused between it and Birmingham as I think I would prefer the traditional over CBL... do you think my chances there would as good as in Cardiff? Thanks for the reply
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    What is AS?


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    (Original post by sweetstars)
    What is AS?


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    It's the first year of A Levels (so you do them in year 12)
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    Oh, I see, thank you.

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    (Original post by Selgomez11)
    It's the first year of A Levels (so you do them in year 12)
    AS levels have now changed to a stand-alone qualification that is now worth less UCAS points than 'half an A level'. A full A level is a separate linear course (ie. AS results now do not 'count towards' a final A level grade).

    Info here : https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform
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    Which are the most GCSE heavy unis out of the following??

    Bristol
    Durham
    Keele
    Leeds
    Manchester
    Newcastle
    Queen Mary
    Sheffield
    Oxford

    Thank you


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    (Original post by munchkin1212)
    Which are the most GCSE heavy unis out of the following??

    Bristol
    Durham
    Keele
    Leeds
    Manchester
    Newcastle
    Queen Mary
    Sheffield
    Oxford

    Thank you


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    I'd say leeds and Oxford
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    I'd say leeds and Oxford
    Cool thanks!


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    (Original post by giraffe1234)
    Yeah Cardiff seems like the best option! I'm just a bit confused between it and Birmingham as I think I would prefer the traditional over CBL... do you think my chances there would as good as in Cardiff? Thanks for the reply
    Cardiff dont use the UKCAT at all until after interview, they just look at your GCSE, achieved A2 and personal statement wheras 30% of birminghams pre-interview score is on the UKCAT.
    the choice is yours.
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    Hi all

    I have A*AA achieved, 2250 in UKCAT and 10 x A* GCSES

    Thinking of applying to:

    Leicester
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Southampton

    Any thoughts of any other med schools I've missed which would suit my grades?

    Thanks all
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    AS levels have now changed to a stand-alone qualification that is now worth less UCAS points than 'half an A level'. A full A level is a separate linear course (ie. AS results now do not 'count towards' a final A level grade).

    Info here : https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform
    Oh, thank you.
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    (Original post by Wantsnoffer)
    Hi all

    I have A*AA achieved, 2250 in UKCAT and 10 x A* GCSES

    Thinking of applying to:

    Leicester
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Southampton

    Any thoughts of any other med schools I've missed which would suit my grades?

    Thanks all
    Newcastle would also be good. So could Kings.
    That said, your choices are already very good
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    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd let you guys know my stats as I'm in need of some advice.

    GCSEs: 5As, 7A*s, 1 D* (we were forced to do BTEC ICT)

    A-Level Predictions: A*AAa (Bio, Chem, Phys, Psyc)

    UKCAT: 727, Band 1 SJT

    Work Experience:
    - 1 week shadowing a consultant at a hospital
    - 2 days at a GPs surgery
    - 1 week at a care home
    - 2 months volunteering at a hospital (still doing this)

    Other:
    - Student Rep on school council
    - Organised several charity events
    - Extra AS done 1 year early
    - Part time job at a retail store

    Wider Reading:
    - The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu
    - Medical Ethics by Tony Hope
    - DNA by James Watson
    - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    - New Scientist and BMJ

    Good personal statement and references.

    I'm applying to;
    - Kings
    - Barts
    - Bristol
    - Southampton
    - UCL (for Biochemistry)

    What does anyone think of my chances? 😄
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    (Original post by WC7867)
    GCSEs: 5As, 7A*s, 1 D* (we were forced to do BTEC ICT)

    A-Level Predictions: A*AA

    UKCAT: 727, Band 1 SJT

    Work Experience:
    - 1 week shadowing a consultant at a hospital
    - 2 days at a GPs surgery
    - 1 week at a care home
    - 2 months volunteering at a hospital (still doing this)

    Other:
    - Student Rep on school council
    - Organised several charity events
    - Extra AS done 1 year early
    - Part time job at a retail store

    Wider Reading:
    - The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu
    - Medical Ethics by Tony Hope
    - DNA by James Watson
    - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
    - New Scientist and BMJ

    Good personal statement and references.

    I'm applying to;
    - Kings
    - Barts
    - Bristol
    - Southampton
    - UCL (for Biochemistry)

    What does anyone think of my chances? 😄
    Pretty good chance at all

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