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    So last year I got BBCC in my AS and was unable to apply for Medicine, this year however I got AAAb and now I can apply for Medicine as I am in a strong position.
    I am currently taking a gap year and was wondering what kind of things I could do to make myself look better when applying.
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    Work experience and volunteering.

    There are volunteering projects you can do such as being a medical volunteer on voluntary projects abroad. Universities encourage those who want to do medicine to have work experience if possible.
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    So last year I got BBCC in my AS and was unable to apply for Medicine, this year however I got AAAb and now I can apply for Medicine as I am in a strong position.
    I am currently taking a gap year and was wondering what kind of things I could do to make myself look better when applying.
    Hi! I'm also applying for Medicine this year! Where are you going to apply for? Also how did you do in your UKCAT? Obviously that's quite important for choosing where to apply Something that would be really good to do would be to undertake more work experience, maybe volunteer abroad - if I don't get in this year that's what I'm planning on doing

    For example: http://www.progressio.org.uk/ics
    Doesn't cost you a penny and something really rewarding to do

    Feel free to ask me any questions you like
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    (Original post by erinls2)
    Hi! I'm also applying for Medicine this year! Where are you going to apply for? Also how did you do in your UKCAT? Obviously that's quite important for choosing where to apply Something that would be really good to do would be to undertake more work experience, maybe volunteer abroad - if I don't get in this year that's what I'm planning on doing

    For example: http://www.progressio.org.uk/ics
    Doesn't cost you a penny and something really rewarding to do

    Feel free to ask me any questions you like
    I haven't done the UKCAT yet I still need to book it >.< Last year I did it just to see what it was like and got about 610. What do you recommend I use to revise for it? Oh and ermm Manchester, Liverpool... Idk about the other 2 yet Lol
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    I haven't done the UKCAT yet I still need to book it >.< Last year I did it just to see what it was like and got about 610. What do you recommend I use to revise for it?
    You haven't booked yet?! Ok you might want to do that....!!! The last date you can book is the beginning of September and you can only take it until the beginning of October - there won't be many slots left now but you should really book as soon as you can!!! I did my UKCAT on Wednesday and got an average score of 713 and band 1 in the situational judgement which I was chuffed with. 610 would be ok but you would ideally like to be aiming higher especially if you're going to apply to UKCAT uni's, where there will be people with averages of over 700, maybe even over 750, so you want to give yourself the best chance
    I just used Medify for 2 weeks before the test and that prepared me perfectly - I'd say the stuff on there is slightly harder than the real thing but it prepares you really well and gives you an idea of how you're doing along the way. It's 35 quid for 2 weeks (I think) but it's worth every penny, definitely.
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    You haven't booked yet?! Ok you might want to do that....!!! The last date you can book is the beginning of September and you can only take it until the beginning of October - there won't be many slots left now but you should really book as soon as you can!!! I did my UKCAT on Wednesday and got an average score of 713 and band 1 in the situational judgement which I was chuffed with. 610 would be ok but you would ideally like to be aiming higher especially if you're going to apply to UKCAT uni's, where there will be people with averages of over 700, maybe even over 750, so you want to give yourself the best chance
    I just used Medify for 2 weeks before the test and that prepared me perfectly - I'd say the stuff on there is slightly harder than the real thing but it prepares you really well and gives you an idea of how you're doing along the way. It's 35 quid for 2 weeks (I think) but it's worth every penny, definitely.
    Wow 713 is amazing!
    Thanks for the advice! I need to start using that Medify
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    So last year I got BBCC in my AS and was unable to apply for Medicine, this year however I got AAAb and now I can apply for Medicine as I am in a strong position.
    I am currently taking a gap year and was wondering what kind of things I could do to make myself look better when applying.
    Hey, can someone give me some advice I also got BBCC for AS and got A*AA for my A2, I would also like to apply for medicine but I don't know how I should prepare for the UKCAT in such a short amount of time.


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    (Original post by Kwaks)
    Hey, can someone give me some advice I also got BBCC for AS and got A*AA for my A2, I would also like to apply for medicine but I don't know how I should prepare for the UKCAT in such a short amount of time.


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    Hi Kwaks

    Have you booked your UKCAT yet? How long do you have?

    You really need to spend as much time as you can practising, ideally a few hours a day for the weeks leading up to your test.

    Let me know if there are any particular areas you are struggling with. Always happy to help!

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    Hi Kwaks

    Have you booked your UKCAT yet? How long do you have?

    You really need to spend as much time as you can practising, ideally a few hours a day for the weeks leading up to your test.

    Let me know if there are any particular areas you are struggling with. Always happy to help!

    UniAdmissions
    Hi, sorry for the late reply. My test is booked for 21st September. I am currently finding Quantitative reasoning a bit challenging since I haven't done maths for a while. Any tips?

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi, sorry for the late reply. My test is booked for 21st September. I am currently finding Quantitative reasoning a bit challenging since I haven't done maths for a while. Any tips?

    Thanks in advance
    Verbal and Quantitative are the worst ugh...

    On medify I'm just being destroyed by those sections.
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    Verbal and Quantitative are the worst ugh...

    On medify I'm just being destroyed by those sections.
    Yeah I agree. Is medify good? I was wondering if I should sign up for it.
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    Yeah I agree. Is medify good? I was wondering if I should sign up for it.
    Yeah so far so good, I need to do more verbal, some of the quantitative is hard.
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Yeah so far so good, I need to do more verbal, some of the quantitative is hard.
    This year you are in the fortunate position of having the unmarked Decision Making (DM) before Quantitative Reasoning (QR), you can make QR improvements by looking for particular calculations that come up frequently in practice exams (eg. compound interest) and write down any common calculations during the DM section, as this will help increase speed of calculations. Also, BBC Bitesize is actually a very useful resource for practicing a lot the arithmetic.
    Also, some questions may be deliberately very long, identify any questions that are likely to take upwards of 90 seconds and make a guess and flag the question to come back to later, rather than spending too long on a particular question and then rushing through others.

    Hope that helps, good luck,

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    This year you are in the fortunate position of having the unmarked Decision Making (DM) before Quantitative Reasoning (QR), you can make QR improvements by looking for particular calculations that come up frequently in practice exams (eg. compound interest) and write down any common calculations during the DM section, as this will help increase speed of calculations. Also, BBC Bitesize is actually a very useful resource for practicing a lot the arithmetic.
    Also, some questions may be deliberately very long, identify any questions that are likely to take upwards of 90 seconds and make a guess and flag the question to come back to later, rather than spending too long on a particular question and then rushing through others.

    Hope that helps, good luck,

    Team YesMED
    Thank you for the tips
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    (Original post by YesMED)
    This year you are in the fortunate position of having the unmarked Decision Making (DM) before Quantitative Reasoning (QR), you can make QR improvements by looking for particular calculations that come up frequently in practice exams (eg. compound interest) and write down any common calculations during the DM section, as this will help increase speed of calculations. Also, BBC Bitesize is actually a very useful resource for practicing a lot the arithmetic.
    Also, some questions may be deliberately very long, identify any questions that are likely to take upwards of 90 seconds and make a guess and flag the question to come back to later, rather than spending too long on a particular question and then rushing through others.

    Hope that helps, good luck,

    Team YesMED
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