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    (Original post by SusieShire)
    I wrote my entire first draft of my personal statement today, probably left it a lot later than most but I felt I had a productive day today! I'm planning to send my application off just after October starts. I haven't phoned my college yet though to find out if they'll let me apply through them.

    Don't worry, you're not the only one. I haven't even completed my first draft. I'm waiting to start my job so that I can write about that too! It's definitely looking better than last year though. We've still got a month to go so it's all good :-D
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    I'm pretty sure Exeter accepts AAA
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    Yeah the requirements says AAA-AAA*
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    I applied to Exeter last year and they stressed on candidates having A*AA.
    It's because they're a small medical school. So they only take the best of the best if you get what I mean.
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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
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    Hello! Yes, started KAPLAN today. It's been OK. The guy is a bit - but we don't have him tomorrow. Plus, since I've done it before I'm not really learning anything new at the minute all the new stuff comes tomorrow, SJT etc.

    One thing that was explicitly stated though, and I am wondering if any of you guys who have done your UKCAT can help me on is that in AR, there can be no such rule which is like "At least 3," or whatever. It has to be a consistent rule throughout. Is that true for the real UKCAT test because medify is certainly not following that?
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    What? I thought they wanted AAA-A*AA...

    Luckily, I do have A*AA but I never knew their requirements were that high!

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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    Lol how exactly do they asses you? Is it like an exam with an essay or is it just an essay? I don't know anyone personally sitting the BMAT or applying to medicine at all! So I have no clue

    Yeah I know, and my timing is still horrendous!



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    Section 1 and 2 are scored from 0-9 to 1 decimal point. Section 3 is the essay which is scored from 0-5 on content and graded A-E on Level of English. It is assessed different by the 4 universities but with Imperial (the one I'm going for), they use a cut off point per section to be considered for the interview so it's pretty cut-throat. Neither do I TSR is a good thing to keep in check with the other hopefuls. Looks like this is going to be a stressful year
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Section 1 and 2 are scored from 0-9 to 1 decimal point. Section 3 is the essay which is scored from 0-5 on content and graded A-E on Level of English. It is assessed different by the 4 universities but with Imperial (the one I'm going for), they use a cut off point per section to be considered for the interview so it's pretty cut-throat. Neither do I TSR is a good thing to keep in check with the other hopefuls. Looks like this is going to be a stressful year
    Seems tough, much like the MCAT they do in USA/Canada etc. well best of luck!!! I hope you smash it


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    Seems tough, much like the MCAT they do in USA/Canada etc. well best of luck!!! I hope you smash it


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    Thanks man, same to you on the 4th, go in there guns blazing! (Hopefully not literally, then again Pearson Vue probably deserve it after the cockups with the DA this year )
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Hello! Yes, started KAPLAN today. It's been OK. The guy is a bit - but we don't have him tomorrow. Plus, since I've done it before I'm not really learning anything new at the minute all the new stuff comes tomorrow, SJT etc.

    One thing that was explicitly stated though, and I am wondering if any of you guys who have done your UKCAT can help me on is that in AR, there can be no such rule which is like "At least 3," or whatever. It has to be a consistent rule throughout. Is that true for the real UKCAT test because medify is certainly not following that?
    Did you do medify before KAPLAN?

    I started medify today and have it for a week!! Got my KAPLAN course on the 21st!

    Also, I am considering moving my UKCAT a little earlier. I'm thinking a week after my KAPLAN course. ie either the 30th or the 27th


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    Did you do medify before KAPLAN?

    I started medify today and have it for a week!! Got my KAPLAN course on the 21st!

    Also, I am considering moving my UKCAT a little earlier. I'm thinking a week after my KAPLAN course. ie either the 30th or the 27th


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    Yes, started doing bits and pieces before KAPLAN.

    Go ahead if you think you'll be ready in that time. Personally, I wouldn't. The worst thing that can happen is, you are getting through materials too quickly; you just slow down and pick up the pace again later. If you move the date forward, the worst thing would be if you didn't go through all the materials you wanted to, and come out of it feeling like you coulda woulda shoulda done more.
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Thanks man, same to you on the 4th, go in there guns blazing! (Hopefully not literally, then again Pearson Vue probably deserve it after the cockups with the DA this year )
    Lol I hope my DA isn't altered! And thank you!! I think I may do it earlier depending on how prepared I feel. How can one now when one is fully prepared?? Haha


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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Yes, started doing bits and pieces before KAPLAN.

    Go ahead if you think you'll be ready in that time. Personally, I wouldn't. The worst thing that can happen is, you are getting through materials too quickly; you just slow down and pick up the pace again later. If you move the date forward, the worst thing would be if you didn't go through all the materials you wanted to, and come out of it feeling like you coulda woulda shoulda done more.
    Damn! I didn't think like that!

    Also... After reading susie's posts before her UKCAT I hope my TOM comes on time :\

    I'm just worried it that my PS will be weak


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    (Original post by PG593)
    Thanks man, same to you on the 4th, go in there guns blazing! (Hopefully not literally, then again Pearson Vue probably deserve it after the cockups with the DA this year )
    Hey I was also wondering if your VR section had lots of the new type questions? :| im really bad with those and many people on the UKCAT thread said that most of theirs were the new type


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    Hey I was also wondering if your VR section had lots of the new type questions? :| im really bad with those and many people on the UKCAT thread said that most of theirs were the new type


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    Pretty much all of my VR were new types which really threw me, dunno about the rest but I had only about 2-3 T/F/Can't Tell types. How's the QR going?
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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    Hey I was also wondering if your VR section had lots of the new type questions? :| im really bad with those and many people on the UKCAT thread said that most of theirs were the new type


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    (Original post by PG593)
    Pretty much all of my VR were new types which really threw me, dunno about the rest but I had only about 2-3 T/F/Can't Tell types. How's the QR going?
    I also only had a few of T/F/Can't Tell. They seem to really like the new type.

    By the way you guys... I think I've fallen in love with St George's. :love: I was researching the course and the uni today and it seems perfect for me. I'm from a small northern town so I was a bit apprehensive about applying for London Unis but I was roaming around on street view and it looks so amazing and I want to live there right now. :gah:
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Pretty much all of my VR were new types which really threw me, dunno about the rest but I had only about 2-3 T/F/Can't Tell types. How's the QR going?
    Damn so I really should be preparing for those more!!
    QR is a little better now I did a mock today and missed out 8 questions coz I ran out of time (bad I know but it's ether than missing 16 like my last mock!!!! Lol) still need to improve my speed


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    (Original post by SusieShire)
    I also only had a few of T/F/Can't Tell. They seem to really like the new type.

    By the way you guys... I think I've fallen in love with St George's. :love: I was researching the course and the uni today and it seems perfect for me. I'm from a small northern town so I was a bit apprehensive about applying for London Unis but I was roaming around on street view and it looks so amazing and I want to live there right now. :gah:
    What would we do without google

    Yeah I really like st George's too!!! Seems fantastic, I really want to apply but I have heard that they have cut offs for each subtest on the UKCAT I just hope I meet those!


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    Damn so I really should be preparing for those more!!
    QR is a little better now I did a mock today and missed out 8 questions coz I ran out of time (bad I know but it's ether than missing 16 like my last mock!!!! Lol) still need to improve my speed


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    Nice, I bet you're going to come out with 800+ haha and you'll be laughing all the way home!
    (Original post by SusieShire)
    I also only had a few of T/F/Can't Tell. They seem to really like the new type.

    By the way you guys... I think I've fallen in love with St George's. :love: I was researching the course and the uni today and it seems perfect for me. I'm from a small northern town so I was a bit apprehensive about applying for London Unis but I was roaming around on street view and it looks so amazing and I want to live there right now. :gah:
    It's a good school from what my friend told me, he's a 2nd year there. Even though I'm from London, never been to that side before over in Tooting but I'm sure you'll love it being from a small town n' all
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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    What would we do without google

    Yeah I really like st George's too!!! Seems fantastic, I really want to apply but I have heard that they have cut offs for each subtest on the UKCAT I just hope I meet those!


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    Yeah they do, I've read their entry requirements page so many times, it's a minimum of 500 in each subtest and then they have an overall cutoff which was 2530 last year.

    And I don't know how people coped before google! Whenever I'm going somewhere new I always check out street view, just the other day I had to look up where the Pearson Vue centre was!
 
 
 
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