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1. EDIT:

Total (Avg)

For 2009:

2504 (626) top 50%
2560 (640) top 40%
2620 (655) top 30%
2653 (663) top 25%
2690 (673) top 20%
2733 (683) top 15%
2787 (697) top 10%
2867 (717) top 5%

For 2008

2457 (612) top 50%
2524 (631) top 40%
2590 (648) top 30%
2637 (659) top 25%
2690 (673) top 20%
2736 (684) top 15%
2805 (701) top 10%
2900 (725) top 5%
(Original post by 2ndchance)

http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/pdf/Annual%20Report%202008.pdf

Bottom of Page 7

Scores for medicine candidates (n = 16334)
Sub-test Mean SD
Verbal reasoning 592 87
Quantitative reasoning 636 95
Abstract reasoning 601 83
Decision analysis 627 101
Total scaled score 2457 268
Using 2457 mean and 268 SD on http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html

I get:

Total (Avg)
2457 (612) top 50%
2524 (631) top 40%
2590 (648) top 30%
2637 (659) top 25%
2690 (673) top 20%
2736 (684) top 15%
2805 (701) top 10%
2900 (725) top 5%

Is this right, for 2008 anyway? It makes it seem like the people on here who say they are getting high 700s or even 800+ like ultra rare. I thought top 25% would be in the 700s tbh..[/I]
2. I would hypothesise that the target audience of "The Student Room" tends to be weighted towards to the top end academically in most things.
3. For 2009

2504 (626) top 50%
2560 (640) top 40%
2620 (655) top 30%
2653 (663) top 25%
2690 (673) top 20%
2733 (683) top 15%
2787 (697) top 10%
2867 (717) top 5%

Interesting, the marks have not that varied much from 2008 to 2009, however i think the actual number of people in each of the brackets (30%, 25%, 20% etc.) has increased
4. (Original post by kalim13)
For 2009

2504 (626) top 50%
2560 (640) top 40%
2620 (655) top 30%
2653 (663) top 25%
2690 (673) top 20%
2733 (683) top 15%
2787 (697) top 10%
2867 (717) top 5%

Interesting, the marks are not that varied from 2008 to 2009, but some universities increased there cut-off marks drastically last year
That'll be due to quantity of applicants.
5. (Original post by Fusilero)
I would hypothesise that the target audience of "The Student Room" tends to be weighted towards to the top end academically in most things.
I agree
6. It's interesting looking at the trends age wise. The older you are, the worse you do apparently. Although h ere, graduates seem to do better than undergraduates.
7. (Original post by Hantheman)
It's interesting looking at the trends age wise. The older you are, the worse you do apparently. Although h ere, graduates seem to do better than undergraduates.
Oh yeah, 780 average baby haha...but I dont think graduates do better or worse than undergraduates. I think it's completely due to natural intelligence (and i supppose a bit of practice)

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