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I have had 9A* at GCSE, AAAA but average of 86-90% at AS , UKCAT score of 690 ?, was quite enthusiastic about Cambridge but now have my doubts. Thinking of Imperial, Birmingham, Cardiff , BS or Keele. I am not sure if my BMAT score will be good enough as my confidence is knocked down by my UKCAT. Are my choices good or any other ideas or tips to improve my chances of getting in?? Thanks in advance
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I have had 9A* at GCSE, AAAA but average of 86-90% at AS , UKCAT score of 690 ?, was quite enthusiastic about Cambridge but now have my doubts. Thinking of Imperial, Birmingham, Cardiff , BS or Keele. I am not sure if my BMAT score will be good enough as my confidence is knocked down by my UKCAT. Are my choices good or any other ideas or tips to improve my chances of getting in?? Thanks in advance
I think you should apply to Cambridge-your academics are strong you just need to ace the BMAT! It's a totally different type of test and more academic based which suits some people better. Imperial is a good choice and Cardiff as you have strong GCSEs. Have you considered Barts and Lancaster as well. Good Luck!
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If you are concerned about your UMS score on your AS levels why not try Oxford instead of Cambridge: they pay more attention to GCSEs (your's are very strong) and BMAT score. If you're set on Cambridge look at individual colleges as some weight BMAT less/more.

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I have had 9A* at GCSE, AAAA but average of 86-90% at AS , UKCAT score of 690 ?, was quite enthusiastic about Cambridge but now have my doubts. Thinking of Imperial, Birmingham, Cardiff , BS or Keele. I am not sure if my BMAT score will be good enough as my confidence is knocked down by my UKCAT. Are my choices good or any other ideas or tips to improve my chances of getting in?? Thanks in advance

If you're not very confident about the BMAT then it might be a good idea to only apply to 1, max 2 BMAT universities; although I'd be careful about cambridge as your UMS is a little on the low side for them. Imperial is a good choice as their BMAT cutoff is relatively low and they also consider your academics heavily; BS too.

Your UKCAT is still ok for several med schools, especial alongside your excellent academics.

Birmingham is a good choice for you as your GCSEs are good for them. Cardiff or Keele would be good insurance choices.

Have a good look at this for applying strategically: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...your_Strengths

and this if you're concerned about where you can apply with your UKCAT: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/UKCAT
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I have had 9A* at GCSE, AAAA but average of 86-90% at AS , UKCAT score of 690 ?, was quite enthusiastic about Cambridge but now have my doubts. Thinking of Imperial, Birmingham, Cardiff , BS or Keele. I am not sure if my BMAT score will be good enough as my confidence is knocked down by my UKCAT. Are my choices good or any other ideas or tips to improve my chances of getting in?? Thanks in advance
Your ukcat is pretty decent. Guaranteed interview at QUB and SGUL, possible at leicester, Sheffield, maybe Aberdeen.
Don't pick too many BMAT it kinda puts a lot of.eggs into a basket which may have huge holes.in if you get what I mean?
Maybe get tactical and pick a safe option.or two eg QUB, SGUL where you definitely get an interview. Then a bigger risk eg Oxford, imperial and maybe one middle level for risk eg Birmingham or Cardiff or keele or BSMS etc.

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