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    (Original post by kate1902)
    Downing! You? I chose it because it has a really strong medical tradition and the word beautiful was invented for that campus
    Same I like Downing really much IT is really tough to get in!
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    Everyone's worrying about the BMAT so
    The admissions tutors (at Selwyn anyway) said they always find it hard to actually see a correlation between GCSEs, UMS, BMAT and interview scores; on the FOI requests you can see so many people with 98% at AS and 3.0s in the BMAT. Relatively very few people actually get above a 6.0.
    (the average applicant for Selwyn med last year had 5.1 S1, 4.7 S2)
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    (Original post by TotalerReinfall)
    Everyone's worrying about the BMAT so
    The admissions tutors (at Selwyn anyway) said they always find it hard to actually see a correlation between GCSEs, UMS, BMAT and interview scores; on the FOI requests you can see so many people with 98% at AS and 3.0s in the BMAT. Relatively very few people actually get above a 6.0.
    (the average applicant for Selwyn med last year had 5.1 S1, 4.7 S2)
    Different colleges look at BMAT differently. In Downing last year, the successful average is 7.2, 6.7 ... LMAO
    Anyway, good luck to everyone!
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    Different colleges look at BMAT differently. In Downing last year, the successful average is 7.2, 6.7 ... LMAO
    Anyway, good luck to everyone!

    Omg why is the average for S1 always higher?!
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    (Original post by a123a)
    Omg why is the average for S1 always higher?!
    I have no idea!!! What do you mean by always?? Anyone knows the average for other colleges??
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    I have no idea!!! What do you mean by always?? Anyone knows the average for other colleges??
    I have just generally been looking through threads, and by looking at the stats published overall on the BMAT website; S1 is always higher. How did you find out the average for your college? Do you know any others, specifically St John's?

    My mock scores for S1 vary too much; from between 4.2 to 8.6. Whereas my S2 mock scores have all been above 6.9. Do you think if I get a really good S2 score, it will compensate for an average or slightly below average S1 score? Surely they look at S2 more than S1?
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    (Original post by a123a)
    I have just generally been looking through threads, and by looking at the stats published overall on the BMAT website; S1 is always higher. How did you find out the average for your college? Do you know any others, specifically St John's?

    My mock scores for S1 vary too much; from between 4.2 to 8.6. Whereas my S2 mock scores have all been above 6.9. Do you think if I get a really good S2 score, it will compensate for an average or slightly below average S1 score? Surely they look at S2 more than S1?
    For St John i sent them an email a long time ago and they never reply.. so I have no idea, but you can check on their college website see if they published any stats there
    For my college, I email them and they replied me literally within hours! ;D
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    For St John i sent them an email a long time ago and they never reply.. so I have no idea, but you can check on their college website see if they published any stats there
    For my college, I email them and they replied me literally within hours! ;D
    Ok thanks!!
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    (Original post by kate1902)
    Downing! You? I chose it because it has a really strong medical tradition and the word beautiful was invented for that campus
    SAMESIES <3 I'm applying to Downing too! maybe I'll see you at interview? haha
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    (Original post by a123a)
    I have just generally been looking through threads, and by looking at the stats published overall on the BMAT website; S1 is always higher. How did you find out the average for your college? Do you know any others, specifically St John's?

    My mock scores for S1 vary too much; from between 4.2 to 8.6. Whereas my S2 mock scores have all been above 6.9. Do you think if I get a really good S2 score, it will compensate for an average or slightly below average S1 score? Surely they look at S2 more than S1?
    have you seen this document? it's got all the data on the medicine applicants and shows their BMAT scores! https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...and%20data.pdf

    I swear the BMAT scores are surprisingly low? I mean in S1 and S2 I'm doing OK on average, say an average of 6 for S1 and 7 for S2. But I think the exam situation must really affect people as I don't feel I'm exceptional at all to get these scores
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    have you seen this document? it's got all the data on the medicine applicants and shows their BMAT scores! https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...and%20data.pdf

    I swear the BMAT scores are surprisingly low? I mean in S1 and S2 I'm doing OK on average, say an average of 6 for S1 and 7 for S2. But I think the exam situation must really affect people as I don't feel I'm exceptional at all to get these scores
    Omg! The bmat scores for the St. John's applicant are a bit lower than expected!
    Are these all offer holders?
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    (Original post by a123a)
    Omg! The bmat scores for the St. John's applicant are a bit lower than expected!
    Are these all offer holders?
    no no! they're not allowed to do that as it's such a small number there would be a high risk of identifying applicants but yeah

    there are some surprising ones with people with 98% and 4 and 3 for BMAT scores!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    no no! they're not allowed to do that as it's such a small number there would be a high risk of identifying applicants but yeah

    there are some surprising ones with people with 98% and 4 and 3 for BMAT scores!
    I am bombarded by the fact that most of the Downing applicants have 98 ums above and 7 and above in both sections in BMAT.
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    I am bombarded by the fact that most of the Downing applicants have 98 ums above and 7 and above in both sections in BMAT.
    don't worry; if we're right for cambridge we'll get an offer, if not from Downing

    (that's a big IF though)
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    SAMESIES <3 I'm applying to Downing too! maybe I'll see you at interview? haha

    Haha for the sake of both of us, let's hope so!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    no no! they're not allowed to do that as it's such a small number there would be a high risk of identifying applicants but yeah

    there are some surprising ones with people with 98% and 4 and 3 for BMAT scores!
    Oh my bad I just got happy then
    Which college have you applied for?
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    don't worry; if we're right for cambridge we'll get an offer, if not from Downing

    (that's a big IF though)

    (Original post by kate1902)
    Haha for the sake of both of us, let's hope so!
    Indeed, Hope we all can get in!!
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    Hey how are you guys scoring your bmat from raw marks to the bmat scale? Just wondering - got a rough idea of the marks required but would be good if I was following something more concrete (even though boundaries will change every year)


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    damn smart people, a regular peasant passing by
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    GCSEs: 6A*s, 4As
    AS: AAAAA
    Maths: 258/300 (sat in 2013 though)
    Biology: 281/300
    Chemistry: 291/300
    Physics: 278/300
    Further Maths: 266/300
    UMS Average: 93%
    SUMS: 94.4%
    Would you say these are strong enough for Cambridge?
 
 
 
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