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St Georges Medicine Applicants 2012 Watch

  • View Poll Results: What UKCAT average did you get ? 2012
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    HI! Let's get the ball rolling for St Georges then..........
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    does anyone know what is the individual section ukcat cut off score for st george is? thanks
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    (Original post by Jchen)
    does anyone know what is the individual section ukcat cut off score for st george is? thanks
    No At the open day I was told that they will announce the cut-offs after the ukcat results are sent out; ie first week in November
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    Oh i didnt know st georges used a UKCAT cut of :/ does anyone know what the cut off was last year ?
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    (Original post by aggie30)
    Oh i didnt know st georges used a UKCAT cut of :/ does anyone know what the cut off was last year ?
    It's the first year that St Georges are using it
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    (Original post by oldbatty)
    It's the first year that St Georges are using it
    oh wow well does anyone have any ideas what its likely to be? Is it like the tope x number get interviewed or is it like the bottom 25% get rejected like other medical schools have done in the past ?
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    (Original post by aggie30)
    oh wow well does anyone have any ideas what its likely to be? Is it like the tope x number get interviewed or is it like the bottom 25% get rejected like other medical schools have done in the past ?
    Who knows? It's the first time they've used a cutoff.
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    "Candidates not offering GCSE and A level qualifications or lower achievements than those mentioned will be considered on their merits paying particular attention to their UKCAT score among other things."
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    Ah, I'm having second thoughts on applying to George's. I went to the open day and I didn't particularly like the environment, the multi-mini interview idea and the location. At the moment I'm thinking I would only accept their offer if I get rejected everywhere else (Imperial, King's and Barts).

    Am I being too critical and picky - do they have a lot more to offer?
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    (Original post by TastyLimes)
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    If you don't like it, you don't like it. There's nothing wrong with that.

    Perhaps look at another uni. I was in almost the exact same position as you like 4 years ago. I'd applied to UCL, KCL and QMUL because I wanted to study in London. I wanted to go for another London uni, but I wasn't too keen on St George's or Imperial. So I went with a wildcard choice and picked Newcastle.

    Newcastle ended up being my favourite (probably by virtue of being my first interview and offer, before KCL and QMUL).

    I didn't get in. However, that's another story all together.

    Either way about it, if you're not keep on a school, don't bother and pick somewhere which doesn't leave you with uncertainty.
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    has anyone actually sent their applications yet?
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    Hey, i know st georges ask for 4 A's at gcse's, but they do they count btecss?
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    (Original post by JayD123)
    Hey, i know st georges ask for 4 A's at gcse's, but they do they count btecss?
    BTECs do not count for any medical university I don't think. They require full AS and A Levels.
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    noooo haha i mean, i went to a crappy school where one of our gcse options HAD to be a btec (supposedly worth 4 gcse's...)... does that count?
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    How lenient are they with the 4th AS thing (like does a C at A2 = B at AS) ??
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    (Original post by JayD123)
    noooo haha i mean, i went to a crappy school where one of our gcse options HAD to be a btec (supposedly worth 4 gcse's...)... does that count?
    Oh right lol my bad. Well I still don't think they count it, no offence to anyone who does a BTEC but they aren't comparable to 4 gcse's - well not to unis anyway.

    (Original post by Limesasquatch)
    How lenient are they with the 4th AS thing (like does a C at A2 = B at AS) ??
    I think for SGUL its AAAb so a B grade at AS. I don't how lenient they are with it but students do get offers of AAA so I'm assuming you only need a B at AS and they can offer you AAA even if you drop the fourth subject after year 12. Keeping in mind most if not all Medical applicants will have done (at least) 4 AS, I think you should aim for at least a B in your 4th AS even if you're going to drop it.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    Oh right lol my bad. Well I still don't think they count it, no offence to anyone who does a BTEC but they aren't comparable to 4 gcse's - well not to unis anyway.



    I think for SGUL its AAAb so a B grade at AS. I don't how lenient they are with it but students do get offers of AAA so I'm assuming you only need a B at AS and they can offer you AAA even if you drop the fourth subject after year 12. Keeping in mind most if not all Medical applicants will have done (at least) 4 AS, I think you should aim for at least a B in your 4th AS even if you're going to drop it.
    Im a reapplicant with A* A* A* C, so no opportunity to change or improve it
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    (Original post by Limesasquatch)
    Im a reapplicant with A* A* A* C, so no opportunity to change or improve it
    To be honest with 3 A* I doubt you'd have much of a problem anywhere! :lolwut:

    If still in doubt and you obviously don't want to waste an application, then just call them up and ask.
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    (Original post by Facticity)
    To be honest with 3 A* I doubt you'd have much of a problem anywhere! :lolwut:

    If still in doubt and you obviously don't want to waste an application, then just call them up and ask.
    I will probably phone them, but it doesn't matter if I have got 1, 2 or 3 A*'s if I don't have the B in a 4th AS which is annoying.
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    (Original post by JayD123)
    noooo haha i mean, i went to a crappy school where one of our gcse options HAD to be a btec (supposedly worth 4 gcse's...)... does that count?
    Same. I was doing electronics and got an A for the short course in year 10, good, but I would have got A* had I did the full course like we were supposed to. However, everyone else in my class got E/F/G etc so our head teacher switched us to a BTEC, while brainwashing the others that it was actually worth 2 GCSEs. I didn't stand for such bull**** and had a go at the head teacher (the rest of the class cheered although I'm not sure they understood why I was so angry,).

    I now have on paper that "BTECs are equivalent to multiple GCSE grades" from my head teacher. I'm going to send an email from any given medical school that they don't get included.
 
 
 
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