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    (Original post by kj0511)
    did anyone else find the QR in the 600Q book really hard? I seemed to find the KAPLAN and MEDIFY QR ok but the 600Q stuff i find hard
    I found QR in the 600Q book really difficult within the time limit... I don't recall getting anything as challenging in my actual UKCAT! I think they're good practice, though.
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    (Original post by Going_To_California)
    GAMSAT requires a lot of work, but is probably 'easier' to study for than the UKCAT which often feels quite random and your score doesn't always reflect how much effort you've put in to studying.
    UKCAT prep can probably be done in 2 weeks - a month, so can be more tempting if you don't have the time to dedicate to the GAMSAT, I.e. if you're in your final year of uni.
    If you have time to study and want to go to Notts, I'd go for the GAMSAT. However I believe registration has closed for the September exam?
    I'm not applying for 2016 entry!!
    I'm starting my second year of uni this September hehe!!
    Thanks


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    (Original post by kaz297)
    Well done to you too!

    Well I'm still going to chance Soton, as apparently they no longer have a cut off score...
    And either: Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Keele.

    Would have loved Warwick, but I don't think I have a chance!

    How about you?
    I did gamsat in March so Liverpool 4 year, Mancheyer 5 year, and in still debating between two!

    I wanted to go for Warwick too but I feel mine is too low despite what others have said. 682 is worth a shot though!


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    So after a lot of preparation I've come to the conclusion that the UKCAT is not for me!!! My test is next week but I'm more than 100% convinced I won't get anything above 600 (lol)

    I'll apply again next year but will sit the GAMSAT as I think it's much more resonable. Anyone else feel like this?
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    I did gamsat in March so Liverpool 4 year, Mancheyer 5 year, and in still debating between two!

    I wanted to go for Warwick too but I feel mine is too low despite what others have said. 682 is worth a shot though!


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    Hey, how did u find the GAMSAT compared to the UKCAT in terms of preparation?
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    (Original post by chjw51)
    Has anyone started writing their personal statement yet?

    Second time around I'm remembering how hard it is and trying not to sound cliche, pretentious, douchey etc.
    I found it a lot easier this time, I've done so much extracurricular stuff etc at uni that I'm able to choose what sounds best on my PS rather than just writing everything I've done ever.
    I've got a lab project this year on cardiovascular disease related to hyperphosphatemia in chronic kidney disease patients, and I'm wondering whether I should write about it. I suppose it's clinically relevant, but I'm sure everyone's is, in some way...
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    (Original post by NellyMelly)
    I'm not applying for 2016 entry!!
    I'm starting my second year of uni this September hehe!!
    Thanks


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    No problem! That makes more sense
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    (Original post by chjw51)
    Has anyone started writing their personal statement yet?

    Second time around I'm remembering how hard it is and trying not to sound cliche, pretentious, douchey etc.
    Dreading this. This is my second year applying so I have my PS from last year, but that was only for Notts who don't put much emphasis on it, so now there's more pressure on getting a good one. Everything I write sounds stupid :P.
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    Hi,

    I am currently a biomedical science undergraduate about to go into my final year, and I am predicted a first.
    I got an average score of 705 in the UKCAT this year and am sitting the BMAT in November.
    I'm worried however this score won't be high enough for Warwick, Southampton or Newcastle?
    What are everyone's thoughts on this?
    Any replies will be highly appreciated!
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    (Original post by hharman19)
    Hi,

    I am currently a biomedical science undergraduate about to go into my final year, and I am predicted a first.
    I got an average score of 705 in the UKCAT this year and am sitting the BMAT in November.
    I'm worried however this score won't be high enough for Warwick, Southampton or Newcastle?
    What are everyone's thoughts on this?
    Any replies will be highly appreciated!
    I think you'll have a good shot with Warwick, their UKCAT requirements tend to be lower. I don't know enough about Southampton (even though I'm studying there) or Newcastle but I think they have fairly high requirements.
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    But how is a 1st better than a PhD?


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    I have no idea this is just how I felt the information I got from Barts was when I e-mailed them.

    They said holding a first,pHd,Masters now puts you in a better position than having a 2:1 but because the majority of applicants hold a 2:1 degree it will have little effect only to those with first/phD/masters. This is paraphrased so...
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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    I would be careful re: King's. If I remember correctly, santi_92 applied there for this year, He is/was doing an MSc (at KIng's) and they didn't offer him a place for this year as they insist it is finished in August. Most are not totally complete until September.

    Oh, just found this....

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post54551941
    (see post 492)

    I agree with Zorg, that it may be an idea to consider Bristol. (No entrance test) and providing your B at A level isn't in Chemistry, you look to be a strong candidate.

    Good luck wherever you decide to apply.
    Thank you! ill call them up and ask them about it. Sounds pretty unfair yikes.

    I would consider bristol but I've heard that they like high grades i.e. 9A*s at GCSEs or something along those lines. And yeah A in chemistry, B in biology, A* in maths.
    Thanks
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    Hi all,

    With a UKCAT of score of 700 i think the only GEM course I'll have a chance of making it to interview at is Warwick... so I've been looking to shore up my application with some 5 year places.

    I've found it difficult to track down details on graduate entry requirements for 5 year courses. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of requirements for grads knocking about? or perhaps could suggest where I might be eligible with the UKCAT score mentioned above:

    2.1 in Natural Sciences (Molecular Bio and a few psych modules);
    AAB (bio, history, chem - annoyingly the chem is the B!!)
    Worked the NHS for the past year on the gradate management scheme, also done voluntary work in a care home, voluntary work in India shadowing doctors + doing v basic procedures
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    (Original post by antimony51)
    Hi all,

    With a UKCAT of score of 700 i think the only GEM course I'll have a chance of making it to interview at is Warwick... so I've been looking to shore up my application with some 5 year places.

    I've found it difficult to track down details on graduate entry requirements for 5 year courses. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of requirements for grads knocking about? or perhaps could suggest where I might be eligible with the UKCAT score mentioned above:

    2.1 in Natural Sciences (Molecular Bio and a few psych modules);
    AAB (bio, history, chem - annoyingly the chem is the B!!)
    Worked the NHS for the past year on the gradate management scheme, also done voluntary work in a care home, voluntary work in India shadowing doctors + doing v basic procedures
    I only know about the ones which are for people without any chem/bio post GCSE. They're;

    Leicester - UKCAT - scoring system which includes previous grades and degree classification
    Newcastle/Durham - UKCAT is sole selector for interview, 700 has been good enough for interview in recent years (except 2014 for obvious reasons).
    Exeter/Plymouth - GAMSAT

    Generally, universities have a section for graduates applying to a100 on their entry requirements page. You will have more options open to you due to your A-Level subjects and degree, so definitely look at the websites of every university to check.
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    I did gamsat in March so Liverpool 4 year, Mancheyer 5 year, and in still debating between two!

    I wanted to go for Warwick too but I feel mine is too low despite what others have said. 682 is worth a shot though!


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    (Original post by MJK91)
    With that I would take a stab at Warwick. It's a little low but it does seem people are scoring a little lower this year (based on subjective analysis of TSR posts, who tend to overachieve!)

    What was your VR?
    I think mine will still be too low. For 2015, their lowest was 2800, and mine is only 2730... so I just don't know.
    VR was only 550...
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    (Original post by antimony51)
    Hi all,

    With a UKCAT of score of 700 i think the only GEM course I'll have a chance of making it to interview at is Warwick... so I've been looking to shore up my application with some 5 year places.

    I've found it difficult to track down details on graduate entry requirements for 5 year courses. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of requirements for grads knocking about? or perhaps could suggest where I might be eligible with the UKCAT score mentioned above:

    2.1 in Natural Sciences (Molecular Bio and a few psych modules);
    AAB (bio, history, chem - annoyingly the chem is the B!!)
    Worked the NHS for the past year on the gradate management scheme, also done voluntary work in a care home, voluntary work in India shadowing doctors + doing v basic procedures
    Not of much help, but I went to medschools.ac.uk, wrote down all of the med schools and went on to each's individual websites. I managed to find admissions info for all of them, for graduates.
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    (Original post by liam__)
    I only know about the ones which are for people without any chem/bio post GCSE. They're;

    Leicester - UKCAT - scoring system which includes previous grades and degree classification
    Newcastle/Durham - UKCAT is sole selector for interview, 700 has been good enough for interview in recent years (except 2014 for obvious reasons).
    Exeter/Plymouth - GAMSAT

    Generally, universities have a section for graduates applying to a100 on their entry requirements page. You will have more options open to you due to your A-Level subjects and degree.
    From what I have seen from my preliminary checks, you either need AAA or an A in Chemistry. Pretty frustrating haha... if I'd have known that one exam was going to play such a pivotal role in my life, I would've tried a little bit harder (I went through the US education system and that exam was not necessary for getting into US universities).
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    Hey guys, I just got an email from gamsat saying my admissions ticket is now available, just thought I'd let you all know x
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    Hello people,

    So it all went wrong today and I only scored an average of 630 with a band 1.

    Worth applying?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by JDarlo91)
    Hello people,

    So it all went wrong today and I only scored an average of 630 with a band 1.

    Worth applying?

    Thanks.
    You have nothing to lose. Worst case scenario: you get rejected and reapply next year.
 
 
 
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