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    (Original post by Joseppea)
    xD I actually like doing exams... just not when it goes horribly wrong and I forget everything It's sort of exciting to see what questions come up...


    ...and now we've established just what an exciting life I lead. :ashamed:
    Yeah but only when you know everything inside out not when you pull an all nighter.

    (Original post by fightersfight)
    you really have an equal chance of applying to cambridge, or any other medical school. the number of applicnats per place are equal. Cambridge take GCSE's in context, and UMS marks too.

    But there will be people who get very low grades(like me) but get in (not like me)

    =D to be frank, the teaching is really, all the same, in cambridge, imperial, kele, lesicter, oxford...ucl all the same

    don't ever let somebody tell you that you can't do something. if people can't do something themselves, they'll tell you that you can't.

    you've got to dream, and you've got to protect it. PERIOD.
    My GCSE grades are average people with higher GCSE grades would have a better chance. Also I think Cambridge do a 6 year course instead of five years but I'm not sure.

    (Original post by fightersfight)
    GUYS, i was wondering, for the quantitative reasoning on the UKCAT, do you just pick out scimming the relevant parts of the question, and then, guess the answer by elimination?

    Or do you use the calculator?

    i use the calc, and i use up too much time
    I use the calculator. I've manage to type in the numbers on a calculator really fast after a year of chemistry and physics AS.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Yeah but only when you know everything inside out not when you pull an all nighter.



    My GCSE grades are average people with higher GCSE grades would have a better chance. Also I think Cambridge do a 6 year course instead of five years but I'm not sure.



    I use the calculator. I've manage to type in the numbers on a calculator really fast after a year of chemistry and physics AS.
    we are going to have to use an on-screen calc

    that part sucks
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Really I thought EPQ gets you UCAS points and medical schools don't do UCAS points. Thanks


    I was thinking Oxbridge I go to a private school but I thought there is no point applying to an extremely competitive university for medicine which would just be a waster of choice. I mean my GCSE grades are average and I want to apply to places where I have a higher chance of getting into.
    Cambridge and Oxford look highly on UMS for A-levels too! True, my dad said that each medical school has it's own exam and it's own pass marks, so maybe go to a place where you'll have better grades than other applicants and will find it easier to keep up, but who knows depends all on grades now. Being from a private or grammar school is an advantage though, although would they expect better grades from them?

    What did you get for GCSES if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by fightersfight)
    we are going to have to use an on-screen calc

    that part sucks
    Crap.
    Can you not bring in your on calculator?
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Crap.
    Can you not bring in your on calculator?
    Nope, it's a basic on screen one I think.
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    (Original post by cz100)
    Nope, it's a basic on screen one I think.
    CZ, i heard it's the one on microsofts?

    if so, do you think they'll keep the memory re-call ect? it'd be impossible not to use brackets

    i hate clicking
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    Cambridge and Oxford look highly on UMS for A-levels too! True, my dad said that each medical school has it's own exam and it's own pass marks, so maybe go to a place where you'll have better grades than other applicants and will find it easier to keep up, but who knows depends all on grades now. Being from a private or grammar school is an advantage though, although would they expect better grades from them?

    What did you get for GCSES if you don't mind me asking?
    Yeah there is no such thing as an easy medical school but there is such thing as a medical school you have a higher chance of getting into. Getting in is the hard bit after that its easy. My friend was telling me how universities use to favor grammar school so they got slated now they prefer students from state school I'm not sure how true this is though.
    I got 1.5 A*s in business studies and R.E short course
    5As in bio, chem, physics, maths and geography
    3Bs in english lang and enlish lit and German.

    What about you?
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    Cambridge and Oxford look highly on UMS for A-levels too! True, my dad said that each medical school has it's own exam and it's own pass marks, so maybe go to a place where you'll have better grades than other applicants and will find it easier to keep up, but who knows depends all on grades now. Being from a private or grammar school is an advantage though, although would they expect better grades from them?

    What did you get for GCSES if you don't mind me asking?
    8 less A*'s than you
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    (Original post by fightersfight)
    CZ, i heard it's the one on microsofts?

    if so, do you think they'll keep the memory re-call ect? it'd be impossible not to use brackets

    i hate clicking
    I don't know, I never use the calculator on the computer anyway cos I always click things wrong or I click something but it's not registered.
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    (Original post by fightersfight)
    aisha, medical schools are all equally tierd.

    it's a pass or fail, and GMC approved.

    cambridge/kele will have equal degrees, none higher than the other. your employers don't even know / can't tell the difference

    for other subjects besides medicine, yes, there is a difference

    for medicine, no difference
    hmm really? But I thought they all teach slightly differently and test differently, and they decide their bench marks for pass or fail depending on everyone at that particular Uni. Well if you're right, then I'm chuffed!
    Apparently Bham are going to help Aston Uni start Medicine for 2013, orginally 2012, I personally don't believe that, because I can't find it anywhere online.
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    (Original post by cz100)
    Nope, it's a basic on screen one I think.
    Better get use to using the scree one then.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Yeah there is no such thing as an easy medical school but there is such thing as a medical school you have a higher chance of getting into. Getting in is the hard bit after that its easy. My friend was telling me how universities use to favor grammar school so they got slated now they prefer students from state school I'm not sure how true this is though.
    I got 1.5 A*s in business studies and R.E short course
    5As in bio, chem, physics, maths and geography
    3Bs in english lang and enlish lit and German.

    What about you?
    exactly!!

    there is no such thing as a medical school being better, having better exams

    all doctors are equally approved of, and monitored by the GMC

    you apply to a course you like the look of, or facilities ect.
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    (Original post by cz100)
    I don't know, I never use the calculator on the computer anyway cos I always click things wrong or I click something but it's not registered.
    exactly the same

    i'll need to brush up on mental maths lol, another thing i need to improve
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Better get use to using the scree one then.
    same man=/
    i'm use to my scientific one , i can type super-fast

    but on the computer, it takes me 2 seconds per number lol
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    hmm really? But I thought they all teach slightly differently and test differently, and they decide their bench marks for pass or fail depending on everyone at that particular Uni. Well if you're right, then I'm chuffed!
    Apparently Bham are going to help Aston Uni start Medicine for 2013, orginally 2012, I personally don't believe that, because I can't find it anywhere online.
    I think Oxbridge teaching is more traditional. More lecture based.
    Depending on my UMS marks in August I might try for Oxbridge. The one which does not put much emphasis on GCSE grades.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    Yeah there is no such thing as an easy medical school but there is such thing as a medical school you have a higher chance of getting into. Getting in is the hard bit after that its easy. My friend was telling me how universities use to favor grammar school so they got slated now they prefer students from state school I'm not sure how true this is though.
    I got 1.5 A*s in business studies and R.E short course
    5As in bio, chem, physics, maths and geography
    3Bs in english lang and enlish lit and German.

    What about you?
    Yeah that's true, they used to prefer grammar school, especially those which do non modular sittings for gcses and a-levels, but now they favour alot of state school student who do well, which is kinda annoying for me now
    St Georges have only a certain amount of places for grammar/private and majority being from state, and from poorer backgrounds, as long as they have grades/minimum apparently.

    that's not bad! just try and ace your UKCAT!
    Well actually I'm currently in year 11 :P abit cheeky of me to be on this thread, but hey! you can never start to early, or get too much info
    I'm doing Geo and German too ;D
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    hmm really? But I thought they all teach slightly differently and test differently, and they decide their bench marks for pass or fail depending on everyone at that particular Uni. Well if you're right, then I'm chuffed!
    Apparently Bham are going to help Aston Uni start Medicine for 2013, orginally 2012, I personally don't believe that, because I can't find it anywhere online.
    yes, they do teach differently

    i prefer the cambridge course to the manchester one

    but i prefer the imperial or lesicter course to the cambridge one

    i don't know about the pass/fail mark, maybe you're right but ALL doctors need to have a certain knowledge level to get a pass
    what's stopping you or i getting amazingly high marks that surpass a pass grade anyway?
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    (Original post by fightersfight)
    exactly!!

    there is no such thing as a medical school being better, having better exams

    all doctors are equally approved of, and monitored by the GMC

    you apply to a course you like the look of, or facilities ect.
    Lets be honest it would be nice to tell somebody you have studied medicine at cambridge though.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    I think Oxbridge teaching is more traditional. More lecture based.
    Depending on my UMS marks in August I might try for Oxbridge. The one which does not put much emphasis on GCSE grades.
    Both oxford and cambridge are more traditional. I thought oxford put more emphasis on GCSES :/ and Cambridge on the interview, and BMAT mark? :/
    i thought an average oxbridge applicant will have 70% A*
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    Yeah that's true, they used to prefer grammar school, especially those which do non modular sittings for gcses and a-levels, but now they favour alot of state school student who do well, which is kinda annoying for me now
    St Georges have only a certain amount of places for grammar/private and majority being from state, and from poorer backgrounds, as long as they have grades/minimum apparently.

    that's not bad! just try and ace your UKCAT!
    Well actually I'm currently in year 11 :P abit cheeky of me to be on this thread, but hey! you can never start to early, or get too much info
    I'm doing Geo and German too ;D
    you're in year 11!?

    haha, same as i was last year
    my advise is, start W/E early, don't over-look at prospectuses, as they change, but still look at them

    don't go for prestige, or name, that doesn't exist in medicine, go for the course structure that suits you best.
 
 
 
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