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    Hello I really need your help!


    Okay so I really want to apply to QMUL London but my AS results are 4 As (Maths, biology, chemistry, Economics) and 670 average UkCat.
    Do you think I should still apply?


    Thank you
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    (Original post by future_doctor_)
    Hello I really need your help!


    Okay so I really want to apply to QMUL London but my AS results are 4 As (Maths, biology, chemistry, Economics) and 670 average UkCat.
    Do you think I should still apply?


    Thank you
    Hi,

    I'm starting at Barts in September and I had the same dilemma when I was applying.

    It partly depends on your predicted grades which contribute a lot towards your UCAS tariff but since you got 4As (well done!) you'll probably be predicted highly. Also if you have music or drama qualifications, this can boost your tariff (unless the system has changed- I'm not sure if it has). The complete list of qualifications and their points is on the UCAS website.

    If you really want to go to Barts and you meet the GCSE and A-level requirements, I would say go for it! I was quite anxious when applying since I had a UKCAT of 685 and a fairly low tariff of 500 (which was only based on grades as I hadn't done any music or drama stuff). I was pretty much convinced that I wouldn't get an interview but somehow I did so I guess my combined score was high enough for my year. You could also have a look at past tsr threads to see what sort of score is competitive and what lower scores people have got interviews with.

    Barts could be your slightly risky option as long as you apply fairly strategically and methodically elsewhere to make sure you maximise your chances of getting into med school.

    Good luck!

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    (Original post by 7me7)
    Hi,

    I'm starting at Barts in September and I had the same dilemma when I was applying.

    It partly depends on your predicted grades which contribute a lot towards your UCAS tariff but since you got 4As (well done!) you'll probably be predicted highly. Also if you have music or drama qualifications, this can boost your tariff (unless the system has changed- I'm not sure if it has). The complete list of qualifications and their points is on the UCAS website.

    If you really want to go to Barts and you meet the GCSE and A-level requirements, I would say go for it! I was quite anxious when applying since I had a UKCAT of 685 and a fairly low tariff of 500 (which was only based on grades as I hadn't done any music or drama stuff). I was pretty much convinced that I wouldn't get an interview but somehow I did so I guess my combined score was high enough for my year. You could also have a look at past tsr threads to see what sort of score is competitive and what lower scores people have got interviews with.

    Barts could be your slightly risky option as long as you apply fairly strategically and methodically elsewhere to make sure you maximise your chances of getting into med school.

    Good luck!

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    do you think 480 tariff and 793 UKCAT is good enough?
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    do you think 480 tariff and 793 UKCAT is good enough?
    That sounds pretty strong to me for Barts. Your UKCAT is incredible, well done!! But you'll probably want to get Will's advice too since he knows more people that got into Barts than I do!

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    (Original post by 7me7)
    That sounds pretty strong to me for Barts. Your UKCAT is incredible, well done!! But you'll probably want to get Will's advice too since he knows more people that got into Barts than I do!

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    Hey Will!

    I'd also like to ask- how much patient contact do students get in phase 1 (year1/2) ?
    Is it mostly community-based/ with GPs?

    I'm sorry if someone has already asked this! I must've missed it. Whoops.
    Thank you for being so helpful

    Alexandra
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    (Original post by Raymond-I-Legend)
    Hi Will,

    Does Barts offer full cadaveric dissection?
    Hi there,

    It sure does! It's part of a student selected component and every student is guaranteed a place!

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    Where it mentions the UCAS tariff, how many UCAS points are they looking for as I achieved AAAA today in my AS' and I don't know if I need more stuff to bumb up my points?
    Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

    I'm not up to date on the latest policy in regards to UCAS tariff. However, those AS grades are certainly good enough. You can read more about medicine admissions here: http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...100/index.html
    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by future_doctor_)
    Hello I really need your help!

    Okay so I really want to apply to QMUL London but my AS results are 4 As (Maths, biology, chemistry, Economics) and 670 average UkCat.
    Do you think I should still apply?

    Thank you
    Hi there, thanks for the questions.

    You should absolutely still apply! You would be in with a great shot with those grades and UKCAT!

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by 7me7)
    Hi,

    I'm starting at Barts in September and I had the same dilemma when I was applying.

    It partly depends on your predicted grades which contribute a lot towards your UCAS tariff but since you got 4As (well done!) you'll probably be predicted highly. Also if you have music or drama qualifications, this can boost your tariff (unless the system has changed- I'm not sure if it has). The complete list of qualifications and their points is on the UCAS website.

    If you really want to go to Barts and you meet the GCSE and A-level requirements, I would say go for it! I was quite anxious when applying since I had a UKCAT of 685 and a fairly low tariff of 500 (which was only based on grades as I hadn't done any music or drama stuff). I was pretty much convinced that I wouldn't get an interview but somehow I did so I guess my combined score was high enough for my year. You could also have a look at past tsr threads to see what sort of score is competitive and what lower scores people have got interviews with.

    Barts could be your slightly risky option as long as you apply fairly strategically and methodically elsewhere to make sure you maximise your chances of getting into med school.

    Good luck!

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    (Original post by manlike99)
    do you think 480 tariff and 793 UKCAT is good enough?
    (Original post by 7me7)
    That sounds pretty strong to me for Barts. Your UKCAT is incredible, well done!! But you'll probably want to get Will's advice too since he knows more people that got into Barts than I do!

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    (Original post by manlike99)
    Thank you
    Hi both,

    It's great to see that you've both taken your choices seriously and have put a lot of thought into where you want to apply. Being strategic about your choices is so important to maximise your chances of getting in to Medical School.

    A UKCAT of 793 is pretty phenomenal and that will obviously be in your favour. I agree with the previous post in that you stand a very good chance!

    Thanks for your input '7me7' and I'll see you in September!

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Queen Mary University of London)
    Hi both,

    It's great to see that you've both taken your choices seriously and have put a lot of thought into where you want to apply. Being strategic about your choices is so important to maximise your chances of getting in to Medical School.

    A UKCAT of 793 is pretty phenomenal and that will obviously be in your favour. I agree with the previous post in that you stand a very good chance!

    Thanks for your input '7me7' and I'll see you in September!

    Barts love,
    Will
    Thanks Will, I was also wondering whether the dropped AS level still counts as tariff points this year since some schools have chose not to do AS levels? Thanks
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    Thanks Will, I was also wondering whether the dropped AS level still counts as tariff points this year since some schools have chose not to do AS levels? Thanks
    Hi there,

    Since the system changed last year it's become a bit more complicated! I think you can cash an AS level if you only cash in three A levels. I'm not up to date with admissions policy so I can't know for sure. You should probably get in touch with admissions or read the small print on the website: 020 7882 8478. http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...100/index.html

    Barts love,
    Will
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    (Original post by Queen Mary University of London)
    Hi there,

    Since the system changed last year it's become a bit more complicated! I think you can cash an AS level if you only cash in three A levels. I'm not up to date with admissions policy so I can't know for sure. You should probably get in touch with admissions or read the small print on the website: 020 7882 8478. http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergradu...100/index.html

    Barts love,
    Will
    Thanks a lot
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    (Original post by Queen Mary University of London)
    Hi there, thanks for the questions.

    You should absolutely still apply! You would be in with a great shot with those grades and UKCAT!

    Barts love,
    Will
    This literally made me so happy since I love Barts so much, but are you sure I should still apply since my UkCat isn't very strong? I just really don't want to apply and not even get an interview

    Thank you for all your help btw
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    (Original post by future_doctor_)
    This literally made me so happy since I love Barts so much, but are you sure I should still apply since my UkCat isn't very strong? I just really don't want to apply and not even get an interview

    Thank you for all your help btw
    I know this is directed at Will but if you really love Barts, I would go for it! I honestly get what you're feeling, I was in the same situation and almost didn't apply to Barts and I know I would have regretted that. Yes you might not get an interview but if Barts is your only risky option, I'd say it's worth the risk since you really want to go there

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    (Original post by future_doctor_)
    This literally made me so happy since I love Barts so much, but are you sure I should still apply since my UkCat isn't very strong? I just really don't want to apply and not even get an interview

    Thank you for all your help btw
    (Original post by 7me7)
    I know this is directed at Will but if you really love Barts, I would go for it! I honestly get what you're feeling, I was in the same situation and almost didn't apply to Barts and I know I would have regretted that. Yes you might not get an interview but if Barts is your only risky option, I'd say it's worth the risk since you really want to go there

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    I completely agree. If this is where you want to go make your application as strong as possible and go for it! You never know! -Sarah
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    Hey
    I am planning to apply for 2017 entry A100 Medicine at Barts.
    My stats are:
    - GCSEs: 8A*s, 2 Distinction*s and 2 As
    - As level: A in maths (96 ums average); other subjects are under new linear specification
    - A2 predictions: hopefully A*A*A* and A/A* in EPQ
    - UKCAT: 670 average

    Would you say this is enough to get an interview at Barts?

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi Will,

    I was looking over the events for QM welcome week and the timetable for medical students and I saw that quite a few of the events clash with lectures. Is there any way to get around this apart from missing lectures; can the events be rearranged by the uni?

    Thanks!


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    Hi, do you know if QM's accepts A-level retakes for students applying to biomedical sciences? tried emailing but get no reply.
    Thank you for your help
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    Is a UKCAT score of 676 competitive enough for Barts? Thank you
 
 
 
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