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    Hey everyone.i did my ukcat today and I wasguttedwith my score. I got 600 avg and a Band 2 in the SJT. My other stats are;
    7As in National 5 Accounting, Geography,Modern Studies,biology,german, Chemistry, maths and a B in National 5
    English.
    In my highers I got 4As in Maths,Chemistry, Biology and Geography and a B in Modern Studies.
    In S6 I got A in Advanced Higher Biology, B in Advanced Higher Chemistry and a A in Higher Psychology.
    I wondering what people think i should do. whether i still apply to the scottish unis. take up my neuroscience offer. or take a second gap year. andy advice is much appreciated.
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    I'm really sorry that your UKCAT wasn't as good as you had hoped as you probably know, that's probably not a good enough score for (most? not sure about all) Scottish unis. You should look at this document about how unis in the UK use the UKCAT: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/App_Media/upl...T%20Result.pdf

    You could do the BMAT too, if you're considering unis outside Scotland.

    Whether to take another gap year or to go study neuroscience... It's up to you, really. How much do you want to study medicine? Do you think you'd be happy as a neuroscientist? Do you think you could improve your application enough to get into medicine? Dreams are worth pursuing, but sometimes you just need to admit that your life is going to another direction than you had planned, and that can be ok. Good luck whatever you end up choosing
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    I'm really sorry that your UKCAT wasn't as good as you had hoped as you probably know, that's probably not a good enough score for (most? not sure about all) Scottish unis. You should look at this document about how unis in the UK use the UKCAT: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/App_Media/upl...T%20Result.pdf

    You could do the BMAT too, if you're considering unis outside Scotland.

    Whether to take another gap year or to go study neuroscience... It's up to you, really. How much do you want to study medicine? Do you think you'd be happy as a neuroscientist? Do you think you could improve your application enough to get into medicine? Dreams are worth pursuing, but sometimes you just need to admit that your life is going to another direction than you had planned, and that can be ok. Good luck whatever you end up choosing
    Thank you for your reply. I really want to study medicine, but unfortunately because I got a B in advanced higher chemistry I can't apply to English unis, so I am restricted to the 4 scottish medical (really 3 because I don't have a chance with Edinburgh), if I could get a higher ukcat e.g.above 680 then i'd have a chance with these 3 unis, but its a massive IF
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    Hi guys. I've on my gap year and i've just taken my ukcat and screwed it up again. I wondering what your opinion is on taking 2 gap years, do you know anyone who has taken 2 gap years before, does anyone know what medical school's opinions are on taking 2 gap years. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by PND98)
    Hi guys. I've on my gap year and i've just taken my ukcat and screwed it up again. I wondering what your opinion is on taking 2 gap years, do you know anyone who has taken 2 gap years before, does anyone know what medical school's opinions are on taking 2 gap years. Any advice would be much appreciated.
    What are your grades and what did you get on the ukcat?
    There is no harm in applying in your current gap year.


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    (Original post by PND98)
    Hi guys. I've on my gap year and i've just taken my ukcat and screwed it up again. I wondering what your opinion is on taking 2 gap years, do you know anyone who has taken 2 gap years before, does anyone know what medical school's opinions are on taking 2 gap years. Any advice would be much appreciated.
    What are your grades and what did you get on the ukcat?
    There is no harm in applying in your current gap year.
    Additionally, I've known people who have taken 2,3 and 4 gap years
    So don't worry, you are not the only one


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    What are your grades and what did you get on the ukcat?
    There is no harm in applying in your current gap year.
    Additionally, I've known people who have taken 2,3 and 4 gap years
    So don't worry, you are not the only one


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    My grades are 4As in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and a B in Modern Studies in Scottish Highers at the end of S5. I have also attained 7As in Intermediate 2 Mathematics, Intermediate 2 Accounting, National 5 Biology, National 5 Chemistry, National 5 Modern Studies, National 5 German, National 5 Geography and a B in National 5 English. After completing my S6 exams, I attained 2As in Advanced Higher Biology and Higher Psychology and a B in Advanced Higher Chemistry. I got 600 avg in my ukcat and band 2 in sjt
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    I know a lot of people who are doing two gap years! As long as you can credit your time away and say that you have gained a lot of experience and life skills, you will be able to justify doing it. Try volunteering for a few months or teaching English in a foreign country. Things like that really intrigue a university and it will be good to chat about it at any interviews!
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    (Original post by hattie_creese)
    I know a lot of people who are doing two gap years! As long as you can credit your time away and say that you have gained a lot of experience and life skills, you will be able to justify doing it. Try volunteering for a few months or teaching English in a foreign country. Things like that really intrigue a university and it will be good to chat about it at any interviews!
    okay great. Thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by PND98)
    My grades are 4As in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and a B in Modern Studies in Scottish Highers at the end of S5. I have also attained 7As in Intermediate 2 Mathematics, Intermediate 2 Accounting, National 5 Biology, National 5 Chemistry, National 5 Modern Studies, National 5 German, National 5 Geography and a B in National 5 English. After completing my S6 exams, I attained 2As in Advanced Higher Biology and Higher Psychology and a B in Advanced Higher Chemistry. I got 600 avg in my ukcat and band 2 in sjt
    You can still apply!!!
    Apply to the foundation courses, and have you tried doing BMAT?


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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    You can still apply!!!
    Apply to the foundation courses, and have you tried doing BMAT?


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    there is no point of me doing BMAT because i got a B in advanced higher chemistry, so i wouldn't meet the requirements of the bmat unis. what unis do foundation courses?
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    (Original post by PND98)
    there is no point of me doing BMAT because i got a B in advanced higher chemistry, so i wouldn't meet the requirements of the bmat unis. what unis do foundation courses?
    You'll deffo get in with foundation if u pass the interview
    Just make sure ur personal statement is smashing

    Apply to:
    Kings college extended medical programme

    Southampton BM6

    Nottingham 6 year programme

    Other universities do it too, I can't name them on the top of my head

    Just make sure u meet the requirements



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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    You'll deffo get in with foundation if u pass the interview
    Just make sure ur personal statement is smashing

    Apply to:
    Kings college extended medical programme

    Southampton BM6

    Nottingham 6 year programme

    Other universities do it too, I can't name them on the top of my head

    Just make sure u meet the requirements


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    i dont think i am eligible for foundation because i'm not from a disadvantaged programme
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    (Original post by PND98)
    i dont think i am eligible for foundation because i'm not from a disadvantaged programme
    For the Kings programme
    I don't think you have to be disadvantaged
    Check the requirements if ur eligible
    Otherwise u may take a second gap year



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