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    Since our qualification system is > the rest, its about time we got an applicant thread that isnt swamped with A* questions and all this UMS bull****.

    So guys, wheres your ideal place? Hows the PS coming along? Discuss!
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    I am not doing well, gap year is most likely. Got AAAAB so at least I can get in but the B in Chemistry hurts me badly. Did so **** in UKCAT but I expected that, really didn't work for it at all, and it came back to bite me with 615. so yeah, ill go cure ebola in my gap year or something and then I might get a interview
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    I am not doing well, gap year is most likely. Got AAAAB so at least I can get in but the B in Chemistry hurts me badly. Did so **** in UKCAT but I expected that, really didn't work for it at all, and it came back to bite me with 615. so yeah, ill go cure ebola in my gap year or something and then I might get a interview
    Ah, tough position then. Try your best to ace those Advanced Highers and youll be in a great position if you need a gap year!
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    I messed up my highers. Got ABBBC. But still going for it with Keele, Exeter and Leicester. They don't look at Highers. So thought it's worth a shot.

    I have 1/A's for intermediates/standard grades. Predicted AAA for AH. Just managed to convince my teachers I can do it! Hopefully a good PS. Still to sit Ukcat.

    Let's see how it goes. Lol.
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    I think it is a real shame Scottish unis don't consider AH for med. I know they base offers on a much lower grade in 6th year (except glasgow) but it really sucks that it's highers or nothing. I'm doing 3AH plus one higher this year...
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    I got AAAAB in my highers last year and AB advance Highers this year plus one new higher at A. On a gap year no offers last year . not too sure where to apply as i didnt sit 3 AH in 6th year do any universities look badly on this?
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    (Original post by Alex_96)
    I got AAAAB in my highers last year and AB advance Highers this year plus one new higher at A. On a gap year no offers last year . not too sure where to apply as i didnt sit 3 AH in 6th year do any universities look badly on this?
    As far as I know they don't look badly on this. The offer usually is based on two AH. So technically if everything else goes well with all your application you should receive an unconditional. But as with everyone nothing is guaranteed even if you meet the minimum requirements.

    Just make sure you stay busy this year so you can build on your personal statement and interview skills.
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    (Original post by Alex_96)
    I got AAAAB in my highers last year and AB advance Highers this year plus one new higher at A. On a gap year no offers last year . not too sure where to apply as i didnt sit 3 AH in 6th year do any universities look badly on this?
    For all Scottish universities, 2AH +1H in sixth year is perfectly acceptable.


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    (Original post by cannotdecide)
    As far as I know they don't look badly on this. The offer usually is based on two AH. So technically if everything else goes well with all your application you should receive an unconditional. But as with everyone nothing is guaranteed even if you meet the minimum requirements.

    Just make sure you stay busy this year so you can build on your personal statement and interview skills.
    (Original post by Asklepios)
    For all Scottish universities, 2AH +1H in sixth year is perfectly acceptable.


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    Have volunteering and work experience for this year just about secured. Hopefully this year's application will be stronger with a better ukcat , thanks for the reply!
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    (Original post by cannotdecide)
    As far as I know they don't look badly on this. The offer usually is based on two AH. So technically if everything else goes well with all your application you should receive an unconditional. But as with everyone nothing is guaranteed even if you meet the minimum requirements.

    Just make sure you stay busy this year so you can build on your personal statement and interview skills.
    (Original post by Asklepios)
    For all Scottish universities, 2AH +1H in sixth year is perfectly acceptable.


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    True, but the academic score will be lowered due to not having 3 Advanced Highers and having one at a B level. (According to aberdeen + dundee admissions tutors)

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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    True, but the academic score will be lowered due to not having 3 Advanced Highers and having one at a B level. (According to aberdeen + dundee admissions tutors)

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    Don't know much about Aberdeen but I understand the rest score achieved grades higher than predicted grades.

    If you spoke to the admissions people then you must have updated info I guess
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    Thanks very much for sharing these links. Will definitely check this out.. http://bdrush.com/
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    Question about personal statement. Fit in the character limit but frustratingly don't fit the line requirement. Is it ok not to have a line break for new paragraphs ?
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Question about personal statement. Fit in the character limit but frustratingly don't fit the line requirement. Is it ok not to have a line break for new paragraphs ?
    Obviously it looks better with a line break. But people do continue without one. I might have to do that too. Still trying to cut down/re word. Lol
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Question about personal statement. Fit in the character limit but frustratingly don't fit the line requirement. Is it ok not to have a line break for new paragraphs ?
    Yes, this is completely fine


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    (Original post by cannotdecide)
    Obviously it looks better with a line break. But people do continue without one. I might have to do that too. Still trying to cut down/re word. Lol
    (Original post by Asklepios)
    Yes, this is completely fine


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    Thank **** was literally about to cry
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    Last minute filling in ucas form ...

    If I want the free tution to I have to say I will be applying for student finance ? Is that what that means ?
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Last minute filling in ucas form ...

    If I want the free tution to I have to say I will be applying for student finance ? Is that what that means ?
    Yeah, put SAAS


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    (Original post by cannotdecide)
    I messed up my highers. Got ABBBC. But still going for it with Keele, Exeter and Leicester. They don't look at Highers. So thought it's worth a shot.

    I have 1/A's for intermediates/standard grades. Predicted AAA for AH. Just managed to convince my teachers I can do it! Hopefully a good PS. Still to sit Ukcat.

    Let's see how it goes. Lol.
    Without sounding harsh, do you really think it is wise to apply to medicine with those higher grades?
    Even of you do get in (I highly doubt those universities dont look at highers), how do you plan on coping with the work when you cant get As at higher?

    I'm sorry, but someone had to say it.

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