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    (Original post by mubashir9995)
    All these people are saying don't worry about the SJT section, have they asked universities about this, or universities stated this specifically about this on their websites?
    Some med schools may use SJT as a decider for candidates on the borderline, but it seems that most have no plans to use it.
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    (Original post by E=mc२)
    Hi, How do you write personal statement if your applying to different courses? For e.g I want to apply for both biomedical science and physical therapy . Do I generalise and find a similarity in between the two ? These two courses particularly appeal to me and I am not putting neither of them as a last choice.
    If you want to be successful in an application to do medicine, focus entirely on that. Your 5th choice (biomed) will understand your intentions, so there is no need to mention biomed anywhere in your PS. I followed that strategy, and got a biomed offer within a few weeks of completing my UCAS form. Good luck!
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    (Original post by ynm1)
    OKAY LADS! I achieved AAAa in my a-levels and suppose I achieve 700+ in my UKCAT, will it make any sense to apply to Barts or Kingsy?
    (Original post by MX123)
    GCSE: A*AAABBB
    A Levels: A*A*A*b (chem bio maths and AS history
    UKCAT: 720 band 1
    so far Aberdeen, Barts, Keele just dont know the last one...
    For Barts you should check your UCAS tariff. Last year's threshold was 460, but the stalking pages only show one candidate getting in with a score below 530. Good luck!

    (Original post by Shaimaa95)
    Hey, does General Studies a level count towards your ucas points?
    If you mean for the Barts tariff, then yes. But GS won't form part of any offer they make.
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    (Original post by ynm1)
    OK, my stats are A*A*A*A*BBBBBC and 2 distinctions at GCSEs, AAAa at A-level and yet do the UKCAT. So far I've decided that I will apply to Leeds, Leicester and Belfast. Anyone have any objections or know which one should be my last uni?
    Leeds scores your GCSEs and your AS grades and gives you the higher of the two scores, which is used during the ranking process. Tbh, I doubt your GCSE score is good enough, but you should check with them about your AS's, or see if they score achieved grades and how far you'd be away from max points if they do.
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    (Original post by BethanSalmon95)
    Wondering if anyone can give me some valuable advice!
    I am reapplying for medicine again this year and am absolutely terrified of not getting in again after working so hard!!
    I got AABC at AS level, and knowing I had to raise my game I managed to get AAA at A2 in Bio Chem and Sociology. This left me with AAAc. How important are my AS results? My overall UKCAT score is 2640.
    I'm a volunteer at a care home and have just yesterday been offered a job as a carer there as a result. I also have a job as a waitress. I have 3 weeks of work experience.
    I was a "house music captain" in school and took part in a World Challenge expedition.
    I really feel my application is completely improved from last year but am still scared it is not competitive enough, although I don't know what else I can give.
    My school UCAS deadline is in a week.
    I want to apply to Cardiff Liverpool Leeds and Dundee.
    So the classic question I am asking... am I good enough?
    You can certainly get into medicine with those stats, but you should check the following wiki articles...
    • 'GCSE requirements' and 'A level requirements', to be sure you're offering the right subjects and grades
    • 'UKCAT' to check how various med schools use UKCAT scores
    • 'applying using your strengths' tells you where you should/shouldn't be considering (ie, where you will/won't be competitive)
    HTH, and good luck!
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    (Original post by AhmedDavid)
    Does anyone think more Unis will allow resit applicants without extentuating circumstances for 2015 entry. I got 720UKCAT but failed my AS-Levels so resiting Year 12.
    I got CCCDE in Maths Chemistry Gen studies FMaths Physics
    (Original post by AhmedDavid)
    Thanks for this, really helpful and yes I have already resat the year. I came in on the first day and caused a bit of a hassle sorting me out to yr12 lessons; and another reason why I choose to resit is because as you can see among the CCCDE In Chem Maths Gen studies FMaths and Physics
    I dont do Biology. I would need to pick AS & A2 Biology in a year and probs drop Physics & FMaths to expand the unis I can apply to.
    I'll be honest - this looks tough. The norm is that successful students take 4 AS subjects and 3 A2 subjects over two years of sixth form, typically achieving AAA or better. The two year norm ensures that all students have handled the same workloads, as anyone taking longer could have an advantage over his/her peers. As a result, any student taking resits after Y13 will typically be considered only by 4 med schools - the others will normally reject (except perhaps in the case of a re-applicant who had just missed his/her grades) - see wiki article on 'resit policies'. I don't know the policies for Y12 resitters, but I suspect that few will consider applications without extenuating circumstances. You'll have to ask them directly - you'll not get definitive answers on TSR for non-standard scenarios, as each med school has its own policies for dealing with non-standard cases.

    If you do succeed in finding med schools that will consider you, you are right that changing your subjects will potentially make you eligible at more places. Biology is a good subject to have, after chemistry, and fmaths is not accepted by some med schools. Good luck!
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    Do you like answering questions by any chance?
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    Do you like answering questions by any chance?
    :lol: I wish I had his enthusiasm
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    (Original post by manupalace)
    :lol: I wish I had his enthusiasm
    You're telling me!

    Everyone should definitely apply to St Andrews, just sayin'. Last week we had Hillary Clinton, this week we have Hugh Grant (probably) and some others here for some golf thing. Definitely provides a study distraction.
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    Dundee has ten :p:

    It's actually quite fun, though. And I found it useful as we were given some scenarios the other day in a lecture and they were the same sort of style as the questions asked at some of the stations. Certainly makes you think more, but once you're past the first few stations it's fine I don't think 3 or 4 stations is really enough to get settled in to the style.
    Honestly! sounds painful
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    As a resitter applying for Exeter, what's the minimum UKCAT I should get for a good chance of being interviewed?? Mine's in less than 2 weeks and I'm so nervous
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    (Original post by Rumschpringe)
    As a resitter applying for Exeter, what's the minimum UKCAT I should get for a good chance of being interviewed?? Mine's in less than 2 weeks and I'm so nervous
    Hi, I'm resitting as well, I achieved AABb

    My stats are 4a* 7a
    As AABB
    Ukcat 702.5
    Vr610
    Qr720
    Ar640
    Da840

    I really want to apply to broth plymouth and Exeter and hope my score meets their cut off . Also hope to apply to Liverpool and Lancaster .

    What are your stats like and good luck with your ukcat


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    (Original post by mutlibd1)
    Hi, I'm resitting as well, I achieved AABb

    My stats are 4a* 7a
    As AABB
    Ukcat 702.5
    Vr610
    Qr720
    Ar640
    Da840

    I really want to apply to broth plymouth and Exeter and hope my score meets their cut off . Also hope to apply to Liverpool and Lancaster .

    What are your stats like and good luck with your ukcat


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    Wow well done on your UKCAT!

    I have 10A*, ACCb with circumstances mentioned in my reference.

    I'm applying to Exeter, Lancaster and Liverpool (nowhere else will accept me with my grades :cry: )

    Thank you, good luck for your application! How did you do so well for the UKCAT?? I really want a score above 700 but I don't think I'll be able to do it
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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    I'll be honest - this looks tough. The norm is that successful students take 4 AS subjects and 3 A2 subjects over two years of sixth form, typically achieving AAA or better. The two year norm ensures that all students have handled the same workloads, as anyone taking longer could have an advantage over his/her peers. As a result, any student taking resits after Y13 will typically be considered only by 4 med schools - the others will normally reject (except perhaps in the case of a re-applicant who had just missed his/her grades) - see wiki article on 'resit policies'. I don't know the policies for Y12 resitters, but I suspect that few will consider applications without extenuating circumstances. You'll have to ask them directly - you'll not get definitive answers on TSR for non-standard scenarios, as each med school has its own policies for dealing with non-standard cases.

    If you do succeed in finding med schools that will consider you, you are right that changing your subjects will potentially make you eligible at more places. Biology is a good subject to have, after chemistry, and fmaths is not accepted by some med schools. Good luck!
    Thanks for this what would suggest I do, phone up all the medical unis or the ones that already accept Resitters
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    (Original post by AhmedDavid)
    Thanks for this what would suggest I do, phone up all the medical unis or the ones that already accept Resitters
    I would start with the 4 that will consider resitters (Brighton/Sussex, Exeter, Plymouth, UEA), because if they say no, I doubt you'll get more favourable replies from the others. However, you would still have the option of graduate entry to consider, ie, do a non-medicine degree, then apply for a 4-year graduate entry (GEM/GEP) course. Good luck!
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    Right okay i have finished my a-levels and got A*A*A but i had to work so hard, for AS i got CDDD at my AS!! and my ukcat is 835... but im scared if unis migt go hard on me because of my bad as grades.... so please help if i've got a chance for medicine?!?

    oh and my gcse's arent great as i went to a school that had 65% A*-C so i've got A* maths, A stats, B in english, BB science, C french and the rest wer btecs which were 4 dna*s!!

    so please help?!
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    Hey, is there anyone that is resitting their A Levels as well as reapplying to medicine?

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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    I would start with the 4 that will consider resitters (Brighton/Sussex, Exeter, Plymouth, UEA), because if they say no, I doubt you'll get more favourable replies from the others. However, you would still have the option of graduate entry to consider, ie, do a non-medicine degree, then apply for a 4-year graduate entry (GEM/GEP) course. Good luck!
    Yeah, I thought Liverpool and Lancaster allowed it aswell
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    (Original post by Mr boombang)
    Right okay i have finished my a-levels and got A*A*A but i had to work so hard, for AS i got CDDD at my AS!! and my ukcat is 835... but im scared if unis migt go hard on me because of my bad as grades.... so please help if i've got a chance for medicine?!?

    oh and my gcse's arent great as i went to a school that had 65% A*-C so i've got A* maths, A stats, B in english, BB science, C french and the rest wer btecs which were 4 dna*s!!

    so please help?!
    If you've completed your A levels then you no longer have AS grades (except the one you didn't take on to A2).
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    (Original post by Mr boombang)
    Right okay i have finished my a-levels and got A*A*A but i had to work so hard, for AS i got CDDD at my AS!! and my ukcat is 835... but im scared if unis migt go hard on me because of my bad as grades.... so please help if i've got a chance for medicine?!?

    oh and my gcse's arent great as i went to a school that had 65% A*-C so i've got A* maths, A stats, B in english, BB science, C french and the rest wer btecs which were 4 dna*s!!

    so please help?!
    Wow well done on some fantastic A levels and a awesome UKCAT score!!! However those GCSE's aren't great unfortunately, so you will have to apply very cleverly. Have a look at some of the following, glasgow, newcastle, durham, HYMS, manchester. See what their GCSE requirements are as they place a lot of emphasis on the UKCAT. Im sure I've read some of them saying "we just want a B in english and maths" or somin like that
 
 
 
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