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    (Original post by -Taz-)
    It varies every year, but last year you needed 62% (raw score) to get an A.
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...UND-JUNE10.PDF

    I really hope it's lower this year, because i don't think i got that much :/ I wish i could remember how my EMPA went, but i honestly can't. It seems a lifetime ago that i did it.

    I didn't get a chance to find out about cancelling the UKCAT, but i'll try and find out tomorrow
    Yeah and surprisingly I did well in that paper but this one was just awful. The empa was no good either, but luckily I retook my AS empa so hopefully that will give me a few extra UMS:dontknow:.

    Yeah you can cancel up to one day before, http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/pages/details...age=cancelling so I think I'll book mine for 25th August which gives me plenty of time to think and cancel if the worst happens.
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    (Original post by Jabbo12)
    True, but don't you want to know that you had the most fun you could during the summer.
    Haha, I'll be doing that anyway! :P

    But seriously, I'd probably start work for the UKCAT at the same time, regardless of when I was taking it, so its not like it will make a difference having it before or after results day. For me, it makes sense. If I don't get the grades, I don't think I'll care how much time I spent on the UKCAT.

    Panicking now that I wono't get the grades... and I don't have a backup option :/ I think I'll have to be checking out clearing to make sure I have something if it all goes tits up. I'm hoping I won't need it, but you never know :/
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    (Original post by twelve)
    Haha, I'll be doing that anyway! :P

    But seriously, I'd probably start work for the UKCAT at the same time, regardless of when I was taking it, so its not like it will make a difference having it before or after results day. For me, it makes sense. If I don't get the grades, I don't think I'll care how much time I spent on the UKCAT.

    Panicking now that I wono't get the grades... and I don't have a backup option :/ I think I'll have to be checking out clearing to make sure I have something if it all goes tits up. I'm hoping I won't need it, but you never know :/
    There's no point panicking now; you've got the rest of the summer to do that!! lol joking. But I can understand why you want to do the UKCAT then.
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Yeah and surprisingly I did well in that paper but this one was just awful. The empa was no good either, but luckily I retook my AS empa so hopefully that will give me a few extra UMS:dontknow:.

    Yeah you can cancel up to one day before, http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/pages/details...age=cancelling so I think I'll book mine for 25th August which gives me plenty of time to think and cancel if the worst happens.
    Thanks, saves me a call

    I do feel a bit pathetic thinking about the £60 UKCAT fee when my future is on the line here :giggle:
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    Has everyone already finished redrafting their p.s?
    A few first-time applicants at college have are already nearing their 2nd-4th drafts, and I'm just concerned that I'm so behind.
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    (Original post by Jin3011)
    Has everyone already finished redrafting their p.s?
    A few first-time applicants at college have are already nearing their 2nd-4th drafts, and I'm just concerned that I'm so behind.
    Yeah i realised that by this time last year, i was already on my 2nd draft..
    But I start my HCA job next week so that will give me the insight i need for a decent 1st draft. Plus i want to focus on the UKCAT cos i booked it really early (August 1st) so I'll start as soon as that's done. Plus I'll need to speak to some of the doctors in my dept. about it.

    But i understand why people may want to wait until after results day though.
    Thing is with my backup course, they let you apply to transfer after the first year if you do the UKCAT in the year of transfer (i.e. now), get ABB at A level and get 1st class marks in your year 1 modules, the chance is very small but it's there so my UKCAT practise and personal statement drafting wouldn't go to waste..
    Haha apologies for the essay:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Yeah i realised that by this time last year, i was already on my 2nd draft..
    But I start my HCA job next week so that will give me the insight i need for a decent 1st draft. Plus i want to focus on the UKCAT cos i booked it really early (August 1st) so I'll start as soon as that's done. Plus I'll need to speak to some of the doctors in my dept. about it.

    But i understand why people may want to wait until after results day though.
    Thing is with my backup course, they let you apply to transfer after the first year if you do the UKCAT in the year of transfer (i.e. now), get ABB at A level and get 1st class marks in your year 1 modules, the chance is very small but it's there so my UKCAT practise and personal statement drafting wouldn't go to waste..
    Haha apologies for the essay:rolleyes:
    Ah nice. Well done on getting the HCA job. I've yet to find a job
    Tried applying for a HCA, but seems like there's none available in my area. There's a few available about 20 miles away, but I don't think it's practicle to go that far every morning
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    (Original post by Jin3011)
    Ah nice. Well done on getting the HCA job. I've yet to find a job
    Tried applying for a HCA, but seems like there's none available in my area. There's a few available about 20 miles away, but I don't think it's practicle to go that far every morning
    Thanks, i was just lucky my mum works in a hospital (not as a doctor) but she's done a lot of favours for doctors/nurses so was able to give me the right advise to get me an interview, the rest was up to me
    It's also an area thing - one of the few joys of living in london
    And i know alot of med gappers who did bar/shop work and volunteered for the first few months while they applied for HCA jobs (which was originally my plan)
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    (Original post by -Taz-)
    Thanks, saves me a call

    I do feel a bit pathetic thinking about the £60 UKCAT fee when my future is on the line here :giggle:
    Yeah I'm exactly the same, probably because I don't have a job yet so need to keep spending to a minimum.
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
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    Hey I see you've got a job as a hca, I've got a couple of interviews coming up and I was just wondering what sort of questions they asked you? Thanks.
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Hey I see you've got a job) as a hca, I've got a couple of interviews coming up and I was just wondering what sort of questions they asked you? Thanks.
    Ah mine wasn't very grilling, fortunately :rolleyes:
    It's a specialist cancer hospital so they just asked me "how would you describe what cancer is to a somebody" they don't just want a defination they want you to say how you would communicate this to a patient i.e. simple but not patronising etc, what you hope to gain from the job, any thoughts on what i'd like to do in the future (didn't mention medicine at all at this point).

    Tbh though, if you just try to bring in words like interpersonal skills, patient confidentiality etc so that you seem to match their person specification then you should be fine. Also, try to sound more caring than clever

    Hardest part is getting the interview first though so I'm sure you'll be fine
    Let me know how you get on though!
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    so UKCAT prep, whos started?
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    (Original post by bertstare)
    so UKCAT prep, whos started?
    Not yet, have you?
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    (Original post by Jin3011)
    Not yet, have you?
    nah, im a bit too confident i think, assuming i just know it and can recap in a few days. but ill force myself to start soon, maybe tomorrow and do a little each day
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    (Original post by bertstare)
    nah, im a bit too confident i think, assuming i just know it and can recap in a few days. but ill force myself to start soon, maybe tomorrow and do a little each day
    You started on your statement?
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    (Original post by Jin3011)
    You started on your statement?
    yeah that wont take too long though
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    Hey

    I was wondering do we gain any advantage at the majority of med schools for having achieved AAA grades already, and is it significant??

    Thanks
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    (Original post by platty1907)
    Hey

    I was wondering do we gain any advantage at the majority of med schools for having achieved AAA grades already, and is it significant??

    Thanks
    Leeds give you extra academic points for already having A-levels, not sure about the rest though.
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Ah mine wasn't very grilling, fortunately :rolleyes:
    It's a specialist cancer hospital so they just asked me "how would you describe what cancer is to a somebody" they don't just want a defination they want you to say how you would communicate this to a patient i.e. simple but not patronising etc, what you hope to gain from the job, any thoughts on what i'd like to do in the future (didn't mention medicine at all at this point).

    Tbh though, if you just try to bring in words like interpersonal skills, patient confidentiality etc so that you seem to match their person specification then you should be fine. Also, try to sound more caring than clever

    Hardest part is getting the interview first though so I'm sure you'll be fine
    Let me know how you get on though!
    Oh cool, that doesn't sound too bad I guess, i'll just look up the hospital and the person specification as well.

    Thing is I had an interveiw a few days ago for a care assistant job in a nursing home and as soon as i mentioned I want to do medicine they didn't look happy, I don't think I'll get that but tbh I wanted the hca job in the hospital more so I guess I won't mention it at all then.

    Thanks for the help ! I'll definitely keep you updated.
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    Hey reapplicants! Just seeing how people are getting along!
    If you want to ask me anything, I'll try and help. Looks like people are making progress with jobs and alike, I remember it well last year.
 
 
 
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