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    Ideally what would be the minimum UKCAT score, GCSE's and A-Levels you would consider when applying for Medicine?
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    Hi westarmy,

    You can find the full admissions criteria for our MBChB Medicine & Surgery Course online here: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi.../criteria.html

    I've outlined the main points below:
    A-Levels
    AAA, to include Chemistry. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. All other subjects are acceptable, apart from the combinations:
    -Chemistry & Biology & Human Biology
    -Chemistry & Maths & Further Maths

    Those taking a fourth A2 subject will not be at an advantage over those taking three.

    GCSEs
    A minimum of 6 grade Bs, to include English, Mathematics, and either Dual/Double Science or Chemistry any Biology.

    UKCAT
    There is no predetermined cut-off score for the UKCAT. The scores are considered then the assessors look at the whole of the application - including personal statement, academic background and referee's statement.


    For anyone else reading, we do accept other qualifications, for the full admissions criteria please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/admi.../criteria.html

    I hope that answers your question, let me know if you think of anything else.

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    Thank you so much.
    The links are very helpful and I've booked an open day visit so hopefully I'll be able to present a strong application when I apply.
    1 more thing, if a family member studied at the university previously would it be 'silly' to mention them in your personal statement indirectly?
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    Hi

    I've put your second question to the medicine admissions team - and will get back to you next week.

    Thanks

    Amanda
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    Hi - sorry for the incredibly slow reply!

    I've spoken to the admissions team, and their advice is not to include it. Not because it would go for/against you, but because your personal statement is so limited on space, you need to be using all the space you do have to tell us about YOU. It's great that you're considering the same university as your family, and obviously their passion for Leeds has transferred onto you, but when it comes to your application, you need to be devoting 100% of the personal statement to you, your skills, your work experience and your passion.

    Not sure if your family are still connected to Leeds, but if you can encourage them to get in touch, I know the Alumni Team would love to hear from them: www.leeds.ac.uk/alumni



    Amanda
 
 
 
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