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    (Original post by ryan118244)
    It doesnt matter if you have re taken an exam. I retook 2 of my chem modules. Tbh med schools aren't that bothered, as long as you are predicted the grades. Didn't you get ABBB? Those are fine to apply anywhere apart from UCL < they are the only med school which don't like re takes in A2 exams, I don't think they mind re takes in AS exams though.

    So if you really like those med schools and their course then apply to them, if your only applying because you think there more relaxed about entry requirements then e very careful because you could be making the wrong choice.
    Im predicted A*AA (this year with one biology as retake) so i will be having a gap year and re applying. I suppose the best thing i can do is ask any universities
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    (Original post by CrazyDaisy123)
    Im predicted A*AA (this year with one biology as retake) so i will be having a gap year and re applying. I suppose the best thing i can do is ask any universities
    Well it would be great if you could get those grades and then apply to peninsula
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    Yeah but travelling isn't the same as living somewhere... like, I dunno, I thought communities were more friendly in rural areas and stuff. :p:

    Oh, right, makes sense. So what exactly do they managers do? I mean, mobile to deal with the whole area sounds like a massive responsibility!

    130 miles. :eek: What they did makes sense, in that case, but poor women who have early as well as complicated deliveries!
    It's probably the best way to deal with it
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Which section of the UKCAT is the one with the list of numbers and letters with words/phrases next to them and you have to match them up according to the sequence of numbers/letters they give you in the question?

    I LOVE that section :love:
    Decision Analysis. My best section I seem to recall.....
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Decision Analysis. My best section I seem to recall.....
    yup Apparently the QR questions are a lot easier in the real exam compared to the ones in the 600 practice questions book. :eek:
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    yup Apparently the QR questions are a lot easier in the real exam compared to the ones in the 600 practice questions book. :eek:
    Well I guessed all of mine in the exam :rolleyes: I tried the first few seriously, then realized I had no time at all.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    Well I guessed all of mine in the exam :rolleyes: I tried the first few seriously, then realized I had no time at all.
    ouch! what did you get in that section?
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    ouch! what did you get in that section?
    680?? Something like that. It just proved to me that the test isn't really a test of ability...
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    My main worry UKCAT-wise is the timing, particulaly with the numerical questions - I'm not bad at maths when I can think and reason something through properly, but I don't stand a chance if I'm having to rush.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    680?? Something like that. It just proved to me that the test isn't really a test of ability...
    680's amazing!!! you must be really lucky - normally when I guess stuff without thinking I always get it wrong
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    680's amazing!!! you must be really lucky - normally when I guess stuff without thinking I always get it wrong
    And I tried everyone of the AR and got 520 :rolleyes: I should've guessed them and all...
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    (Original post by Stegosaurus)
    My main worry UKCAT-wise is the timing, particulaly with the numerical questions - I'm not bad at maths when I can think and reason something through properly, but I don't stand a chance if I'm having to rush.
    My main worry is that abstract reasoning is god damn impossible and I'll be relying on guesswork for all of it.
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    And I tried everyone of the AR and got 520 :rolleyes: I should've guessed them and all...
    Lol - that's why I'm a bit afraid of applying to Leicester - in terms of the UKCAT they look at your lowest section instead of your average score
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    My main worry is that abstract reasoning is god damn impossible and I'll be relying on guesswork for all of it.
    Normally I just use elimination - I eliminate the options that don't sound right and go for the one that's the most fitting.
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    My main worry is that abstract reasoning is god damn impossible and I'll be relying on guesswork for all of it.
    The shapey one? I'm not feeling too bad about that, but I can see what you mean - how on earth was I meant to know that there were more black pixels in the lower left hand corner of the triangles in the upper right quadrant of the square or whatnot

    Decision analysis has stumped me a bit when I've looked at it briefly in the past, but I imagine that gets a lot better when you practice and sort of "learn" what to do a bit more.
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Lol - that's why I'm a bit afraid of applying to Leicester - in terms of the UKCAT they look at your lowest section instead of your average score
    I must admit I think that is not the best way to use it...but what do I know?

    Prayer seems like a good preparation technique :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Normally I just use elimination - I eliminate the options that don't sound right and go for the one that's the most fitting.
    I don't think you're thinking of the right section :confused:

    (Original post by Stegosaurus)
    The shapey one? I'm not feeling too bad about that, but I can see what you mean - how on earth was I meant to know that there were more black pixels in the lower left hand corner of the triangles in the upper right quadrant of the square or whatnot

    Decision analysis has stumped me a bit when I've looked at it briefly in the past, but I imagine that gets a lot better when you practice and sort of &quot;learn&quot; what to do a bit more.
    Exactly! Some of the rules seem so 'abstract' and ambiguous it's frustrating as hell! DA isn't much fun either, I'll have to rely on my QR bringing it up, that seems to be the only one I understand...
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    (Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
    I must admit I think that is not the best way to use it...but what do I know?

    Prayer seems like a good preparation technique :rolleyes:
    lol - I'm not religious
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    I don't think you're thinking of the right section :confused:
    woops - was thinking of Decision Analysis :mmm:

    Have you decided when you're going to sit the UKCAT and/or BMAT?
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    On medical school websites (I've looked at Manc and SGUL) AS grades aren't mentioned but it says applicants should be predicted AAA so tbh the person with BDE might be at a disadvantage at worst, but it shouldn't hold them back too much...

    Honestly, I don't know, I'm going off what I've heard on here and what websites say (well, more like don't) say.
    Okay. I just don't know why med schools would assume someone with ABD at AS could suddenly skip to AAA, as AS is half the A2 grade mark.
 
 
 
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