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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Not at all. Your amazing UKCAT score will make up for lack of A*


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    thanks man, I might look into it
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    What about a 703 avg with Band 2 for Grad entry??
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    GCSE's: 2A*, 6A, 3B
    UKCAT: 703
    Predicted: A*AA - A*A*A (last teacher is undecided still..) Should I apply to kings (assume A*AA will ask again if A*A*A is confirmed)
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    Hi I want to apply to Kings but am not sure my GCSEs are competitive enough or whether I should apply to a more UKCAT heavy uni

    GCSE : 4A* 7A
    AS: AAAAB Biology, Maths, Computer Science, IT (taken early) and Chemistry
    A2 predictions : A*AA Biology , Maths and Chemistry
    UKCAT : VR- 760, QR-850, AR-690, SJ- Band 1, Average-767
    Work Experience : Two weeks across three hospitals and various volunteering
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    GCSE: 5A*s 4As and a B in english language
    achieved alevels: A*AAA
    UKCAT: 660 band 1
    I worried because the ukcat score required seems to change greatly from year to year. Whilst Im happy with my GCSEs they re not very competitve for medicine and often lose too many points when GCSEs are scored. Any advice? Do i have a decent chance of an interview?
    Where else can I apply? Anyone know whether the cut off is expected to rise this year? Thank you in advance
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    Hey guys I really need some help, for my GCSE's I got 2 A*'s, 5A's, 1B and 3C's. I did terrible in my AS but passed by far but not good enough grades for me to think that I have a chance in medicine. I'm predicted ABB- AAB but will be applying to the foundation medicine course at king's. Does anyone think I have a chance to even think about doing medicine. I would appreciate any comments, thanks!
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    (Original post by j4mil417)
    Hey guys I really need some help, for my GCSE's I got 2 A*'s, 5A's, 1B and 3C's. I did terrible in my AS but passed by far but not good enough grades for me to think that I have a chance in medicine. I'm predicted ABB- AAB but will be applying to the foundation medicine course at king's. Does anyone think I have a chance to even think about doing medicine. I would appreciate any comments, thanks!
    You have a chance as you're applying to the foundation course which has lower requirements. Don't let bad AS grades get in your way, it happens to loads of people. Just try your best this year and it'll be worth it in the end.


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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    You have a chance as you're applying to the foundation course which has lower requirements. Don't let bad AS grades get in your way, it happens to loads of people. Just try your best this year and it'll be worth it in the end.


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    Thank you for the advice, Kings is my dream uni and I know I can get those grades it's just my first year I didn't take seriously. Would I have to get an A in chemsitry? Because the requirements don't specify whether chemistry has to be an A or not? Thank you for the reply!
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    Hello... I need help!
    UKCAT: Average 660 SJ: Band 2
    GCSE: 6A*s 4A's
    AS: AAAAA
    A2: probable prediction A*A*AA
    Pretty strong PS
    Do I stand a chance for interview at King's?
    What about the extended degree? Would they even consider me if I have high predicted grades?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by j4mil417)
    Thank you for the advice, Kings is my dream uni and I know I can get those grades it's just my first year I didn't take seriously. Would I have to get an A in chemsitry? Because the requirements don't specify whether chemistry has to be an A or not? Thank you for the reply!
    If you are applying for the standard 5 year course then you would need an A in Chemistry & Biology 100%. I'm not sure about the exact requirements for the foundation course but you definitely don't need an A in Biology or Chemistry to do it.


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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    If you are applying for the standard 5 year course then you would need an A in Chemistry & Biology 100%. I'm not sure about the exact requirements for the foundation course but you definitely don't need an A in Biology or Chemistry to do it.


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    Thank you, that's made everything much clearer! DO you know unis which aren't heavily dependant on the UKCAT test, that is a really weak point on me?
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    (Original post by j4mil417)
    Thank you, that's made everything much clearer! DO you know unis which aren't heavily dependant on the UKCAT test, that is a really weak point on me?
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    Hi there, I am a biomedical science graduate looking to study at King's. I've got a 2:1 with plenty healthcare experience. I know the GEP course is very competitive and you pretty much need a UKCAT score above 700 to have a strong application. My avg score is 690 band 1 (total 2060) which puts me in the 7th decile. Is there any chance in applying for the 5-year undergraduate course? How competitive is it? Do they look at A-level grades for graduates going for the 5 year course? Mine aren't great (ABC) but I'm hoping my degree class will complement the application.
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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Have a look at this. (Made by ChemBoss) Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1473896276.779262.jpg
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    Thank you, one very last question is it worth doing a premed medical work experience or not because the price of one tends to be £1600. So do you think if I complete one I will have an advantage or not? Does it make me stand out? Thanks again!
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    (Original post by j4mil417)
    Thank you, one very last question is it worth doing a premed medical work experience or not because the price of one tends to be £1600. So do you think if I complete one I will have an advantage or not? Does it make me stand out? Thanks again!
    As far as my knowledge takes me, no. Most people who get into Med school have undertaken a few weeks of work experience in a health care setting like a hospital or GP surgery. There's no need to pay that amount of money + I don't think it puts you at a massive advantage tbh - because they're looking for what you learnt from the experience mainly, not where the experience was or how much it cost etc. Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    As far as my knowledge takes me, no. Most people who get into Med school have undertaken a few weeks of work experience in a health care setting like a hospital or GP surgery. There's no need to pay that amount of money + I don't think it puts you at a massive advantage tbh - because they're looking for what you learnt from the experience mainly, not where the experience was or how much it cost etc. Hope this helps.
    That honestly does help, thank you so much for helping me out with everything. I don't think id even go for it now, its true all work experience is the same, its just the money really. Thank you
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    What do kings think of a band 3 in sjt??
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    (Original post by agahaga)
    What do kings think of a band 3 in sjt??
    Hi, it's still possible to get an interview. I emailed admission to get more info on SJT to see if it was also used after interview. They said no, but gave me the run down of how they use it during selection. They said they look for Band 1 and 2 (so I don't think they really differentiate between the two as long as you're up there). If it's band 3 you're less likely to be called for interview, so although it might hurt you a little as long as your UKCAT score is good and your grades you still have a shot!


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    Hi, it's still possible to get an interview. I emailed admission to get more info on SJT to see if it was also used after interview. They said no, but gave me the run down of how they use it during selection. They said they look for Band 1 and 2 (so I don't think they really differentiate between the two as long as you're up there). If it's band 3 you're less likely to be called for interview, so although it might hurt you a little as long as your UKCAT score is good and your grades you still have a shot!


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    i got 680 avg (flopped the vr) and 9A* at GCSE, but then kinda ****ed my AS aswell and got ABBB (B in 4th AS) predicted AAA tho. what do u think are my chances?
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    Hey y'all would appreciate some help.

    I exceed the standard offer for King's with the equivalent of A*AA,

    Plenty of extracurriculars and work experience/volunteering/shadowing, feel like my PS is good.
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    However, my GCSE profile is 2A* 7A 1B and a Distinction in a GNVQ (equivalent to 2A* 2A, I don't know if they'll count it as GCSE grades though), and my UKCAT isn't exceptional - average 636 band 1.

    Only applying for one London uni so do you think I stand a better chance with King's or St. George's?

    TIA*
 
 
 
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