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    how many of you havn't sent your application yet?

    or is it just me.....
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    (Original post by spoinkytheduck)
    You can put down a 'nominated access' on your UCAS form
    okay thankyou , which section is that under ?
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    (Original post by tammie94)
    It's a frightening prospect that in a years time we'll be sending off application forms, desperately hoping to get in. Well I will anyway because my grades aren't very good. Anyway I have a simple question. I was entered into a course I didn't want to do (drama btec) and I didn't finish the course but still scraped a pass somehow. Do I have to mention this grade on my UCAS application form? My other GCSE's are all B's and above but it's just this subject. What should I do? My Drama teacher apologized to me and told me not to mention it. A few people from my school also want to do medicine but they failed additional maths, which isn't even a GCSE so my maths teacher told them not to mention it. Should I do the same?

    (Sorry for the long post)
    I think on UCAS when you're filling in the form, it states that you must state all examination grades you've obtained even if they're fails which implies you would have to and if you've not stated anything then there'll be trouble! But that could be aimed more at A/S-levels than GCSE (I've either read this on UCAS or I had a really weird very offical dream lol)

    Ask a careers person (or a few just to check they all say the same) Or there might even be a ucas helpline you could ring to check? Although it might not be the best grade, you're much better finding out now than applying and having it cancelled cause it's wrong
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    (Original post by rsp)
    okay thankyou , which section is that under ?
    Its under 'Personal Details'
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    (Original post by Quackers93)
    I think on UCAS when you're filling in the form, it states that you must state all examination grades you've obtained even if they're fails which implies you would have to and if you've not stated anything then there'll be trouble! But that could be aimed more at A/S-levels than GCSE (I've either read this on UCAS or I had a really weird very offical dream lol)

    Ask a careers person (or a few just to check they all say the same) Or there might even be a ucas helpline you could ring to check? Although it might not be the best grade, you're much better finding out now than applying and having it cancelled cause it's wrong
    Thank you for your reply and I'll surely take your advice. If that really is the case then I really feel for the students who failed additional maths, I'm really glad I didn't take it now as everyone who did it failed (, in my school anyway).
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    (Original post by SomeoneYouDon'tKnow)
    I've got acknowledgement from King's and Edinburgh, they have their own Track-like websites that you can sign into. I got emails from them both within 24 hours of sending off my form, so you should get them soon! Not heard anything from the other three yet...

    Oh, and some people already have letters to interview from Birmingham, for like 2 weeks time! :eek: I'm completely unprepared, I'd like an interview, but not this soon! I thought they didn't start 'till Nov at the earliest!
    Ah, good good.. so I should hopefully have another little boost of excitment soon

    I know!! When I found out, my UCAS hadn't even been sent off and knowing that they were already giving out interviews I felt a tad like I was behind everyone else.
    I havent started interview prep at all.. I have the medical school interveiws book and flicked through it, but thats about it! I dont really know what you can do in terms of interview prep really, other than reading up on stuff..?? I'm just scared that I'll just lose it when I'm in the room, or they'll ask a question and I'll just have no idea what they are on about!
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    (Original post by spoinkytheduck)
    Ah, good good.. so I should hopefully have another little boost of excitment soon

    I know!! When I found out, my UCAS hadn't even been sent off and knowing that they were already giving out interviews I felt a tad like I was behind everyone else.
    I havent started interview prep at all.. I have the medical school interveiws book and flicked through it, but thats about it! I dont really know what you can do in terms of interview prep really, other than reading up on stuff..?? I'm just scared that I'll just lose it when I'm in the room, or they'll ask a question and I'll just have no idea what they are on about!
    Tbh if you started full on interview prep now you might risk doing too much. Theres also stories of peoples who answers are wayyy too over practised and they just come out sounding fake. I had one interview last year and I did little bits every so often throughout the year and looking on bbc health homepage. But I did my main prep a few days before the interview looking over the course, anticipating questions with rough answers and speaking to other students who'd previously had interviews.

    Tbh don't stress too much until you hear I ended up worrying that I'd done no where near enough prep and you'll always feel theres more you should do but I ended up being told I'd done well in the interview
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    (Original post by Quackers93)
    Tbh if you started full on interview prep now you might risk doing too much. Theres also stories of peoples who answers are wayyy too over practised and they just come out sounding fake. I had one interview last year and I did little bits every so often throughout the year and looking on bbc health homepage. But I did my main prep a few days before the interview looking over the course, anticipating questions with rough answers and speaking to other students who'd previously had interviews.

    Tbh don't stress too much until you hear I ended up worrying that I'd done no where near enough prep and you'll always feel theres more you should do but I ended up being told I'd done well in the interview
    That's good to hear actually, I was getting quite worried too! Thanks for the advice.
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    (Original post by Ryaaaaannnnn)
    My tutor is saying that there is not enough information in my personal statement regarding my academics and A level subjects.

    I'm slightly confused as i've written a lot about work experience/voluntary work together with my extra curricular activities with a paragraph in what interests me about medicine.

    Surely all Medicine applicants are going to have the same academic standards so little information in personal statement is needed?

    Any help appreciated
    I had this problem with my tutor, in the end I wrote about my French and how it enhanced my communication skills and whatnot, but didn't write anything about my other subjects because I knew everyone else would be doing the same subjects.
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    can someone paste the link to the excel spread sheet of where you can apply please ?
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    (Original post by rsp)
    can someone paste the link to the excel spread sheet of where you can apply please ?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ements_Program
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    some advice where to apply and what my chances are

    GCSES - 6 A*s 3 As 1 C ( yh i know i hate French)

    AS - A - CHEM A - BIO A - GEOG B - ECON (resitting in jan to get A, but will this help)

    A2 predictions - A*AA

    UKCAT - 612.5 ( I know poor )

    Voluntary - special needs school, hospital, primary school , special needs sports

    Work exp - Pathology lab, GP surgery , Orthopaedic and trauma adult, paediatric orthopaedic, anesthesilogist. Was able to go in to theatre

    thinking of applying

    Liverpool
    St Georges
    Bristol
    Keele/Leeds

    What do you think my chances of getting an interview or place with my choices, general advice would be great too.

    My personal statement is coming a long well too


    reeeeealllly would appreciate some help and advice and feed back
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    (Original post by hak123)
    some advice where to apply and what my chances are
    GCSES - 6 A*s 3 As 1 C ( yh i know i hate French)
    AS - A - CHEM A - BIO A - GEOG B - ECON (resitting in jan to get A, but will this help)
    A2 predictions - A*AA
    UKCAT - 612.5 ( I know poor )
    Voluntary - special needs school, hospital, primary school , special needs sports
    Work exp - Pathology lab, GP surgery , Orthopaedic and trauma adult, paediatric orthopaedic, anesthesilogist. Was able to go in to theatre
    thinking of applying
    Liverpool
    St Georges
    Bristol
    Keele/Leeds
    What do you think my chances of getting an interview or place with my choices, general advice would be great too.
    My personal statement is coming a long well too
    reeeeealllly would appreciate some help and advice and feed back
    How many times are you going to post this?!

    If you seriously want some advice post in the 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' thread, otherwise stop spamming it here, this is for discussion and chat.
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    I sent off my application on tuesday and I've gotten acknowleged from Cardiff and Kings already :O
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    How many times are you going to post this?!

    If you seriously want some advice post in the 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' thread, otherwise stop spamming it here, this is for discussion and chat.
    can you send me the link then i just found this and wanted a reply
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    (Original post by hak123)
    can you send me the link then i just found this and wanted a reply
    It's a stickied thread at the top of the forum, in bold and green, not hard to miss.
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    UCAS application has been sent. :zomg:

    Now we wait....
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    I have loads of ucas tariff score, lyk around 620, but i suffered so bad on my UKCAT...i got 605...which is apalling for my standard...do you think i have a chance at barts, coz sum ppl say they look at tariff scores, and some say they determine a UKCAT cut off score..
    much appreciated.
    7a*, 2a, 2b at gcse
    4a's at as level
    3a* and 1a predicitions for a2+predicted a* for my extended project
    do i have a chance at barts, please help me
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    Sent off UCAS!!!! :eek3:
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    Ugh, Birmingham has started giving out interviews already, making me tense ><
 
 
 
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