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    (Original post by ali.s1002)
    Sheffield still ask for BBB!
    Ah do they, sorry for the misinformation!

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    (Original post by ProNick)
    Hi ive been watching this thread but thought it's about time to ask the dreaded question.
    Average school grades
    BSc and MSc graduate. Currently working full time in a clinical role.
    UKCAT: 665 :VR lowest with 560
    I'm guessing this isn't Good enough for any GEM schools.
    What do you think the odds are for warwick? -If not I will only be applying to UG courses.
    Thanks!


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    Warwick is a long shot but worth a try surely, especially as you have an MSc which will lower the cutoff for you.
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    Hey there.

    I think maybe you should apply to 5 year courses if you want to get a feel for the UCAS process. Sheffield and Keele would possibly take that result. Without offending you, 578 is too low for any grad course and you would most likely get straight rejections through UCAS which makes that learning curve a bit of a dead end.

    I'd look at applying to Sheffield, Keele and Manchester if I were you! Good luck and well done in the exam. It is a ***** and anyone who does it should be commended.


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    Heya HCAssistant are you applying again or did you get into Leicester in the end?
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    (Original post by gemedic94)
    Hiya,
    I would love some general opinions on my GEM application. I'm about to start my research based masters fourth year in Biomedicine (I'll be based in a neuroscience lab). I have numerous experiences with shadowing doctors and I work as a care assistant in a dementia home.
    I scored 2930 on UKCAT (average 732.5) with:
    VR = 790
    QR = 640
    AR = 840
    DA = 660
    Band 1 SJ.
    My UKCAT scores are slightly varied and I'm really not sure if the average in high enough to apply to Kings or Newcastle? I was thinking definitely Warwick, Barts and Southampton, but I'm not sure about the final slot. What do you think?
    I'd appreciate any insight!!
    There isnt any point asking about UKCAT cut off until the results are published and you can compare how you did with the other people who took it.


    Last year your score would have been good enough for an interview at every ukcat uni, if you had got that score the year before it would not have been good enough for unis such as kings and newcastle , i think that year it was about 780...there was about a 60- 80 drop in average from 2013 to 2014... it varies each year
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    Is everyone who is doing the ukcat going to wait for average results or do you think it's beneficial to send off you application before this?
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    (Original post by windnamer27)
    Is everyone who is doing the ukcat going to wait for average results or do you think it's beneficial to send off you application before this?
    There's no benefit what so ever to sending your application off early.

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    (Original post by windnamer27)
    Is everyone who is doing the ukcat going to wait for average results or do you think it's beneficial to send off you application before this?
    I am sending my application off by the end of this week.

    I don't see the point in waiting for the end of testing data because even if the the average UKCAT score increases significantly it wouldn't change my med school choices.

    As Kirstie has said there is no benefit to an earlier application because they won't get our admission test results till November.
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    I am sending my application off by the end of this week.

    I don't see the point in waiting for the end of testing data because even if the the average UKCAT score increases significantly it wouldn't change my med school choices.

    As Kirstie has said there is no benefit to an earlier application because they won't get our admission test results till November.
    I see. Cheers both.
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    Hey all,
    Hope your applications are all going well! I've posted here before but I just did my UKCAT and averaged 680 (which I know isn't the greatest score for GEM). Break of sections
    VR: 650
    QR: 740
    AR: 690
    DA: 640 (majorly disappointed as this was usually my strongest section)
    SJ - Band 2

    Do you think this score is good enough to try for Warwick?

    Other information:
    GCSEs: 4A*, 4A and 2B
    A-levels: A* (maths), A (chemistry), B (biology), AS A(geography)
    Degree: 1st class in biomedical sciences.
    MSc starting in October 2015: Cardiovascular science at UCL

    Which universities should I definitely stay away from? And which ones should I give a go for GEM (if any)?

    Thank you all
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    (Original post by yanjac)

    Do you think this score is good enough to try for Warwick?
    Hi there, you might sneak in the Warwick cutoff as you are doing a masters and have a first (somebody in the Warwick thread who went to an open day this year said that Warwick are scoring on degree classification). Maybe worth going for Southampton as you have chemistry A level?

    High UKCAT unis such as Kings and Newcastle may be a stretch too far (unless there is a swing in the overall mean this year), however people have been predicting Kings cutoff score to go down this year, as they will have less applicants due to them only accepting science degrees now.

    You could always try 5 year courses too, if you can find the money from somewhere.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by liam__)
    Hi there, you might sneak in the Warwick cutoff as you are doing a masters and have a first (somebody in the Warwick thread who went to an open day this year said that Warwick are scoring on degree classification). Maybe worth going for Southampton as you have chemistry A level?

    High UKCAT unis such as Kings and Newcastle may be a stretch too far (unless there is a swing in the overall mean this year), however people have been predicting Kings cutoff score to go down this year, as they will have less applicants due to them only accepting science degrees now.

    You could always try 5 year courses too, if you can find the money from somewhere.

    Good luck!
    I don't think there's any point in applying to Southampton, to be honest. They invite people to interview in the same way that Newcastle do- ie purely on UKCAT score- so with 680 I don't think you'd be safely inside the cutoff for either. However, that will depend on this year's deciles, so worth waiting until they're released before making a decision!


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    (Original post by liam__)
    Hi there, you might sneak in the Warwick cutoff as you are doing a masters and have a first (somebody in the Warwick thread who went to an open day this year said that Warwick are scoring on degree classification). Maybe worth going for Southampton as you have chemistry A level?

    High UKCAT unis such as Kings and Newcastle may be a stretch too far (unless there is a swing in the overall mean this year), however people have been predicting Kings cutoff score to go down this year, as they will have less applicants due to them only accepting science degrees now.

    You could always try 5 year courses too, if you can find the money from somewhere.

    Good luck!
    Thank you! I might give Warwick a go in that case and I'll have a closer look at the Southampton requirements for GEM.
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    (Original post by yanjac)
    Hey all,
    Hope your applications are all going well! I've posted here before but I just did my UKCAT and averaged 680 (which I know isn't the greatest score for GEM). Break of sections
    VR: 650
    QR: 740
    AR: 690
    DA: 640 (majorly disappointed as this was usually my strongest section)
    SJ - Band 2

    Do you think this score is good enough to try for Warwick?

    Other information:
    GCSEs: 4A*, 4A and 2B
    A-levels: A* (maths), A (chemistry), B (biology), AS A(geography)
    Degree: 1st class in biomedical sciences.
    MSc starting in October 2015: Cardiovascular science at UCL

    Which universities should I definitely stay away from? And which ones should I give a go for GEM (if any)?

    Thank you all
    Have you thought about Birmingham? I think they're really keen on people with 1sts and good a levels so you look like you'd be a good bet there? I don't know if they use UKCAT or not, but they didn't last year.

    Edit: I just checked, and they don't use UKCAT for GEM. Just looking for strong academics and commitment to caring/volunteering. So may be a good choice for you!
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    (Original post by JenniB22)
    I don't think there's any point in applying to Southampton, to be honest. They invite people to interview in the same way that Newcastle do- ie purely on UKCAT score- so with 680 I don't think you'd be safely inside the cutoff for either. However, that will depend on this year's deciles, so worth waiting until they're released before making a decision!


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    Was not aware of that - sorry
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    Going to flunk my UKCAT tomorrow, probably no point in applying any more...
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    (Original post by JenniB22)
    Have you thought about Birmingham? I think they're really keen on people with 1sts and good a levels so you look like you'd be a good bet there? I don't know if they use UKCAT or not, but they didn't last year.

    Edit: I just checked, and they don't use UKCAT for GEM. Just looking for strong academics and commitment to caring/volunteering. So may be a good choice for you!
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    Hey, to be honest, I hadn't really thought about Birmingham.
    Thank you for the info, it seems like it'd be a good shot for me
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    (Original post by liam__)
    Hi there, you might sneak in the Warwick cutoff as you are doing a masters and have a first (somebody in the Warwick thread who went to an open day this year said that Warwick are scoring on degree classification). Maybe worth going for Southampton as you have chemistry A level?

    High UKCAT unis such as Kings and Newcastle may be a stretch too far (unless there is a swing in the overall mean this year), however people have been predicting Kings cutoff score to go down this year, as they will have less applicants due to them only accepting science degrees now.

    You could always try 5 year courses too, if you can find the money from somewhere.

    Good luck!
    Ah I think that person may have been mistaken; I went to the Warwick open day a few months ago and they definitely said they don't take the classification of the undergrad into account for the points system, so a First would be given the same amount of points as a 2.1.

    But yeah I agree that as Yanjac has got a masters they may well be in with a shot!
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    (Original post by Ninja_R)
    Going to flunk my UKCAT tomorrow, probably no point in applying any more...
    That's exactly how I felt then scored 100 points higher in the real thing than in the practices. Don't give up!
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    lets say you applied for a graduate place, but you arent quite good enough (but maybe on the boarderline), do/can med schools offer you an undergraduate place ?
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    (Original post by sophie0106)
    lets say you applied for a graduate place, but you arent quite good enough (but maybe on the boarderline), do/can med schools offer you an undergraduate place ?
    Some do. The only one I know of is Kings, but there might be others..
 
 
 
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