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    (Original post by georgialharper)
    Hi guys! I'll be applying for 2018 entry, will anyone here be needing to take A-Levels to support their application? I have experience sorted, so all I need to figure out is the logistics of entrance exams and any extras haha!
    I'm considering Cambridge, Southampton, Kings, Barts and Swansea. 🙃
    I took Chemistry A-level and Biology AS in London as an external candidate, and I will be starting GEM in a month. So happy to answer questions on the logistics of A-levels.
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    (Original post by juno96)
    Does anyone know just how many candidates who apply for GEM at Kings but get rejected post interview who then get offered a place on the 5yr? even a rough estimate
    This is a little bit old, but should give you a rough idea

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...%2015.pdf.html
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    (Original post by mindlesss)
    I have taken Chemistry A-level and Biology AS in London as an external candidate, and I will be starting GEM in a month. So happy to answer questions on the logistics of A-levels.
    Which unis did you apply to and where did you get offers from, if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by mindlesss)
    I have taken Chemistry A-level and Biology AS in London as an external candidate, and I will be starting GEM in a month. So happy to answer questions on the logistics of A-levels.
    Hi! Thanks for replying, did you do the alevels whilst at uni or not? If you don't mind, which medical school will you be going to? ☺️
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    Hello everyone, I'm new on this thread, but could do with some advice
    I did my UKCAT a few days ago, and got an average of 716.7 with the following for each section:
    VR: 600
    QR: 850
    AR:700
    Band 1.

    What universities would be the best options for me? I am ideally looking at graduate unis, as I don't really have 36k laying about, but could look into some undergraduate options if its between that or no medicine!

    Thanks in advance!**
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    (Original post by eemooz)
    Hello everyone, I'm new on this thread, but could do with some advice
    I did my UKCAT a few days ago, and got an average of 716.7 with the following for each section:
    VR: 600
    QR: 850
    AR:700
    Band 1.

    What universities would be the best options for me? I am ideally looking at graduate unis, as I don't really have 36k laying about, but could look into some undergraduate options if its between that or no medicine!

    Thanks in advance!**
    hey congrats.
    any tips for QR?
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    (Original post by immaa)
    Which unis did you apply to and where did you get offers from, if you don't mind me asking?
    (Original post by georgialharper)
    Hi! Thanks for replying, did you do the alevels whilst at uni or not? If you don't mind, which medical school will you be going to? ☺️

    I took A-levels while working, as I graduated from the uni a few years ago. I applied to Warwick, Southampton, Cambridge for GEM and Kings 5-year (I have a non-science degree, so was not eligible for their 4-year course). Going to Cambridge wohoo. I also had an offer from Kings.
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    (Original post by mindlesss)
    I took A-levels while working, as I graduated from the uni a few years ago. I applied to Warwick, Southampton, Cambridge for GEM and Kings 5-year (I have a non-science degree, so was not eligible for their 4-year course). Going to Cambridge wohoo. I also had an offer from Kings.
    Wow! Congrats! Any advice for getting into Cambridge? Do they have any special requirements?

    Was the Kings course the undergraduate course? And what was your UKCAT score? Thanks
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    (Original post by map1989)
    Wow! Congrats! Any advice for getting into Cambridge? Do they have any special requirements?

    Was the Kings course the undergraduate course? And what was your UKCAT score? Thanks
    Kings was undergraduate, yes. My UKCAT was 775, but keep in mind I took it in the previous year as well, and it definitely helped to secure a good score.

    Cambridge has quite a lot of specific requirements - you have to have three science A-levels or AS, including full Chemistry A-level at grade A (or you have to plan to take them in the year prior to the start of the course). They are saying that to be competitive you would have AAA (although they don't seem to mind if people retake a few modules, unlike for the undergraduate degree).
    You also need another reference in addition to the UCAS reference, and you have to submit an additional application form which can be found on their website. Having a varied healthcare experience would definitely help, both for the additional application form and for the interviews.

    As for any school - make sure you look at their website in detail, as all the requirements are listed there (and they can change from year to year, so don't only rely on the forums for info!)

    Also, in my experience, Cambridge has a FANTASTIC team of admissions tutors who are very willing to answer any questions (there is a thread here on TCR where a Lucy Cavendish tutor is answering mature students' questions). If you are unsure whether you satisfy some particular requirement - I would recommend emailing or messaging an admissions tutor and asking.
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    Does anyone know when the ukcat deciles get published?
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    (Original post by Bovla)
    Does anyone know when the ukcat deciles get published?
    I think it was very late in October last year. Well after the UCAS deadline anyway but it means you don't get interview invites until November at the earliest for UKCAT unis.
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    (Original post by Bovla)
    Does anyone know when the ukcat deciles get published?
    This is what the UKCAT website says: UKCAT will issue interim score statistics in late-September 2016 and final test statistics in early October 2016. If following testing, candidates are unsure about how they have performed in relation to other candidates they may wish to wait until they have had sight of these scores before submitting their application.

    http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/applications/
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    sitting ukcat iN late september!
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    Hi guyss.

    Any ideas where can i get online ukcat mock test? I have done medify ones? Any more ?

    Thankyou

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    Does anyone know where we can get hold of the Des O'Neill GAMSAT mocks these days?
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    Looks like I'm a little late to the party, guys, but I'm pretty interested in applying for the GEM. Just to clarify, do all uni's require the standard AAA etc. A-levels, irrespective of graduate and postgraduate degrees?
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    (Original post by Humz7)
    Looks like I'm a little late to the party, guys, but I'm pretty interested in applying for the GEM. Just to clarify, do all uni's require the standard AAA etc. A-levels, irrespective of graduate and postgraduate degrees?
    No, some do, but there are many which don't consider your A-levels or GCSE's or whether your undergraduate degree was even science based. However if you have strong A-levels it may be preferable to apply to such a school as there will likely be less competition due to the amount of grads going into GEM because they fell short at A-level (if that makes sense!).
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    I just graduated this year with a 2:1 in Biomedical Science. I was going to apply this year for 2017 entry but I feel like I need some experience under my belt and some time off to focus on some other stuff so will apply 2017 for 2018 entry. :-) goodluck to everyone!
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    Hey guys,

    I'm applying this year, and just got 716.7 on the UKCAT. I have AAA Bio/Chem/Maths at A-level, and a 1st in Optometry. Been working as an optometrist the last year, so tricky to get lots of work experience. I have a week in a hospital eye clinic and a day shadowing a GP, alongside my work itself.

    My grades are fine, but do I have enough work experience/a high enough UKCAT for GEM?

    Looking at KCL, Birmingham, Southampton and Newcastle!
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    (Original post by Baylo1)
    Hey guys,

    I'm applying this year, and just got 716.7 on the UKCAT. I have AAA Bio/Chem/Maths at A-level, and a 1st in Optometry. Been working as an optometrist the last year, so tricky to get lots of work experience. I have a week in a hospital eye clinic and a day shadowing a GP, alongside my work itself.

    My grades are fine, but do I have enough work experience/a high enough UKCAT for GEM?

    Looking at KCL, Birmingham, Southampton and Newcastle!
    Avoid KCL and Newcastle in my opinion, unless the averages drop this year. Consider Warwick and Barts instead maybe


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