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hi my daughter sat in ukcst exam and got low score and very disappointed
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got 6 A* 2 A and 2 b in her GCSE
her As level result A, high B and B she is hopping for good predicted grades.
She is thinking to take a gape year now after bad ukcat score .
If anybody can advise what uni she should apply this year .
She is not sitting in BMAT as she has not taken physics as As level Subject
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hi my daughter sat in ukcst exam and got low score and very disappointed
550
640
560
av 583
got 6 A* 2 A and 2 b in her GCSE
her As level result A, high B and B she is hopping for good predicted grades.
She is thinking to take a gape year now after bad ukcat score .
If anybody can advise what uni she should apply this year .
She is not sitting in BMAT as she has not taken physics as As level Subject
BMAT does not require one to have much prerequisite knowledge as it is a reasoning test. The highest level of Physics you can expect is GCSE level anyways. I would strongly recommend her to register for the BMAT to maximize her chances.
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BMAT does not require one to have much prerequisite knowledge as it is a reasoning test. The highest level of Physics you can expect is GCSE level anyways. I would strongly recommend her to register for the BMAT to maximize her chances.
Thanks Saran ,
Her argument is that she needs more A* in her gcse for BMAT uni .
What prepration she needs to do .Can anybody guide for BMAT.
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Thanks Saran ,
Her argument is that she needs more A* in her gcse for BMAT uni .
What prepration she needs to do .Can anybody guide for BMAT.
Hi there,

Your daughter doesn't need more GCSEs at A* grade. What subjects were her two Bs in? The following shows the UK universities that require the BMAT, and their GCSE entry requirements:

Oxford:
Do not have any specific requirements for GCSE grades, though higher grades can help to make your application more competitive. Successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades.

Cambridge:
Grade C or above in Double Science and Maths (two single awards in Biology and Physics can be substituted for double science)

UCL:
Maths and English Grade B
Modern foreign language Grade C (but if not, can take language course in first year)

Imperial:
"We no longer have a GCSE requirement for this course"

Brighton & Sussex:
English Language/Literature and Maths, Grade B

Leeds:
At least 6 GCSEs at B grade, to include the following: English Language; Maths; Dual Science/Double Science or Chemistry & Biology.

Lancaster:
9 subjects, 15 points (A^/A = 2 points, B = 1 point), including Science, Maths and English (Grade B)

What you must note is that some of the above (e.g. Imperial) will offer A*AA at A level. So you and your daughter need to keep up the good work & ace those A2 exams!

For BMAT advice, please check out our free application guide on the BMAT. Read all the subpages so that you are clued up on the test! The best thing to do to get a high score is practice practice practice.

We also have a BMAT Question Bank with some free practice questions.

The BMAT official website has a lot of learning resources - click here (e.g. practice papers and preparation guides).

Your daughter should start revising now, as the BMAT requires the application of a fair bit of scientific knowledge that she may have forgotten since GCSEs! Good luck!

Hope the above helps,The Medic Portal
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Hi there,

Your daughter doesn't need more GCSEs at A* grade. What subjects were her two Bs in? The following shows the UK universities that require the BMAT, and their GCSE entry requirements:

Oxford:
Do not have any specific requirements for GCSE grades, though higher grades can help to make your application more competitive. Successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades.

Cambridge:
Grade C or above in Double Science and Maths (two single awards in Biology and Physics can be substituted for double science)

UCL:
Maths and English Grade B
Modern foreign language Grade C (but if not, can take language course in first year)

Imperial:
"We no longer have a GCSE requirement for this course"

Brighton & Sussex:
English Language/Literature and Maths, Grade B

Leeds:
At least 6 GCSEs at B grade, to include the following: English Language; Maths; Dual Science/Double Science or Chemistry & Biology.

Lancaster:
9 subjects, 15 points (A^/A = 2 points, B = 1 point), including Science, Maths and English (Grade B)

What you must note is that some of the above (e.g. Imperial) will offer A*AA at A level. So you and your daughter need to keep up the good work & ace those A2 exams!

For BMAT advice, please check out our free application guide on the BMAT. Read all the subpages so that you are clued up on the test! The best thing to do to get a high score is practice practice practice.

We also have a BMAT Question Bank with some free practice questions.

The BMAT official website has a lot of learning resources - click here (e.g. practice papers and preparation guides).

Your daughter should start revising now, as the BMAT requires the application of a fair bit of scientific knowledge that she may have forgotten since GCSEs! Good luck!

Hope the above helps,The Medic Portal
Thanks She got high B in chemistry just 4 marks less to get A and B in Maths
she has got really bad marks in C2 so she is going for repeat
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hi my daughter sat in ukcst exam and got low score and very disappointed
550
640
560
av 583
got 6 A* 2 A and 2 b in her GCSE
her As level result A, high B and B she is hopping for good predicted grades.
She is thinking to take a gape year now after bad ukcat score .
If anybody can advise what uni she should apply this year .
She is not sitting in BMAT as she has not taken physics as As level Subject
She should definitely try BMAT. The physics in the exam isn't more than GCSE level. Then try applying this year to mainly BMAT universities, but she should be prepared to potentially take a gap year and reapply next year with achieved grades.


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She should definitely try BMAT. The physics in the exam isn't more than GCSE level. Then try applying this year to mainly BMAT universities, but she should be prepared to potentially take a gap year and reapply next year with achieved grades.


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Thanks milela .I need to try to convince her .She does not want to go to Cambridge and Oxford though.She is still thinking only Ukcat Uni.
Anymore guidance about ukcat uni.
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Thanks milela .I need to try to convince her .She does not want to go to Cambridge and Oxford though.She is still thinking only Ukcat Uni.
Anymore guidance about ukcat uni.
If she doesn't want to apply to any BMAT universities then there's no point applying this year. I don't know of any UKCAT university that will consider her score.
This page : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/UKCAT

This will give some insight into each of the different UKCAT unis and how they use your score.


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