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V. Low UKCAT Score- Which med schools should I apply to?

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    Hey!

    I recently did my UKCAT and got an average score of 556, Band 1 in SJT. I know this is very low. With GCSEs, I got 9A*s and 3As and am predicted A*AA for my A2 results next year. Which med schools will pay more attention to GCSE/Predicted A2 Grades/Personal Statement/ Interview than my UKCAT score?
    Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thank you so much
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    (Original post by confused1799)
    Hey!

    I recently did my UKCAT and got an average score of 556, Band 1 in SJT. I know this is very low. With GCSEs, I got 9A*s and 3As and am predicted A*AA for my A2 results next year. Which med schools will pay more attention to GCSE/Predicted A2 Grades/Personal Statement/ Interview than my UKCAT score?
    Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thank you so much
    Cardiff! They only look at the UKCAT in a tie break situation. They are more GCSE heavy, but you'll be fine because you have 9 A*s and 3As!! Well done!

    Other than that, you should definitely consider doing the BMAT

    Good luck with your application!

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    Thank you so much! I will definitely be applying there Would you say 3 BMAT and 1 UKCAT is too risky or should just go for it?
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    (Original post by confused1799)
    Thank you so much! I will definitely be applying there Would you say 3 BMAT and 1 UKCAT is too risky or should just go for it?
    Hmm that's a bit risky. Maybe try two of each. Have you checked out this blog advising on where to apply with a low UKCAT score?

    And good luck with your BMAT revision! Definitely get started on your revision now in order to ensure you get a good score

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    I'd also recommend Bristol since only 10% of their weighting is on ukcat, 20% on academics and then 70% on personal statement so if your ps is good definitely apply there
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    What do you think of Birmingham?
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    (Original post by confused1799)
    What do you think of Birmingham?
    Well, as we mentioned in our blog (linked above, but here it is again in case you missed it: where to apply with a low UKCAT score), Birmingham only attribute 30% of the selection process to UKCAT.

    The other 70% is based around GCSEs. So if you've got a great set then you could definitely apply here.

    Together, your GCSEs and UKCAT give you a score out of 10. Last year, the threshold to interview was 6.17.

    Hope you find the above useful,

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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Well, as we mentioned in our blog (linked above, but here it is again in case you missed it: where to apply with a low UKCAT score), Birmingham only attribute 30% of the selection process to UKCAT.

    The other 70% is based around GCSEs. So if you've got a great set then you could definitely apply here.

    Together, your GCSEs and UKCAT give you a score out of 10. Last year, the threshold to interview was 6.17.

    Hope you find the above useful,

    The Medic Portal
    Hi
    My ukcat score was also low 620 sjt-band 1
    Stats- 6A*5A
    As-AAAA
    Predicted alevels-A*A*A* and an A* in EPQ
    Where do you reccomend I apply?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by tangled23)
    Hi
    My ukcat score was also low 620 sjt-band 1
    Stats- 6A*5A
    As-AAAA
    Predicted alevels-A*A*A* and an A* in EPQ
    Where do you reccomend I apply?
    Thanks!
    Hey there,

    Great grades!
    Have you checked out the blog we linked in the post above? The one you replied to?

    It has a list of five unis you are eligible for! Definitely check them out and consider applying to them.

    We're also releasing a blog on wednesday called "where to apply with a 600-650 UKCAT", so watch our blogs page!

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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Well, as we mentioned in our blog (linked above, but here it is again in case you missed it: where to apply with a low UKCAT score), Birmingham only attribute 30% of the selection process to UKCAT.

    The other 70% is based around GCSEs. So if you've got a great set then you could definitely apply here.

    Together, your GCSEs and UKCAT give you a score out of 10. Last year, the threshold to interview was 6.17.

    Hope you find the above useful,

    The Medic Portal
    How is this score given? I have 7A*s and 3As and a 610 UKCAT.
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    Hi,
    I'm really starting to panic on where I should apply to, I got quite low in my UKCAT (630 average total 1900) and my GCSE's are weak too (7 A's 3 B's) and my predicted grades are either AAA/A*AA, and I received a D2 for the Cambridge pre U qualification ( equivalent to A*)
    I have my heart set on medicine, i don't mind where i go but i just need a medical school.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by yas_barber)
    Hi,
    I'm really starting to panic on where I should apply to, I got quite low in my UKCAT (630 average total 1900) and my GCSE's are weak too (7 A's 3 B's) and my predicted grades are either AAA/A*AA, and I received a D2 for the Cambridge pre U qualification ( equivalent to A*)
    I have my heart set on medicine, i don't mind where i go but i just need a medical school.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Bristol and maybe Keele if you can get the A*AA predictions. But you need to take the BMAT and try for some of those uni's
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    (Original post by confused1799)
    Hey!

    I recently did my UKCAT and got an average score of 556, Band 1 in SJT. I know this is very low. With GCSEs, I got 9A*s and 3As and am predicted A*AA for my A2 results next year. Which med schools will pay more attention to GCSE/Predicted A2 Grades/Personal Statement/ Interview than my UKCAT score?
    Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thank you so much

    I had a poor ukcat but applied to Cardiff and QUB (Definitely consider QUB as they use GCSEs and add on a small points to your gcse score from your ukcat).
    Trust me Cardiff don't really use the ukcat. Applying to 3 BMATs is very risky as the test is horrible and way worse than the ukcat imo. I applied to 3BMAT places in my 1st cycle and needless to say I got 4 rejections very quickly.
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    (Original post by aspiringmedic178)
    How is this score given? I have 7A*s and 3As and a 610 UKCAT.
    There is a scaling tool they use that accounts for which GCSEs you scored what grade in, and your UKCAT score (based on the total score when adding together VR, QR and AR).
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    I have a total score of 1750 and Band 1 in the Situational Judgment section. Predicted A*AA and had 2A*5A 1B in my o levels. Where should I apply for medicine where I can definitely get in. University Of Keele or HYSM (hull york school of medicine)??
    I have a great PS and reference as well as extra curricular activities.
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    (Original post by ZainabBaber)
    I have a total score of 1750 and Band 1 in the Situational Judgment section. Predicted A*AA and had 2A*5A 1B in my o levels. Where should I apply for medicine where I can definitely get in. University Of Keele or HYSM (hull york school of medicine)??
    I have a great PS and reference as well as extra curricular activities.
    You'll probably need to take the BMAT to stand a chance at 4 uni's
 
 
 
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