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    (Original post by khookie)
    Thank you What year are you in now?
    I'm about to start year 2!

    I just wanted to add that if you have any doubts with PBL vs lecture-based courses, don't worry about it too much. Before starting I would have preferred a lecture based course as I thought that PBL would be too difficult with the lack of "spoon feeding". Now, I'm soooo glad the course here is PBL. Sitting in a lecture theatre from 9 to 5 every day sounds like torture!
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    (Original post by Mehhhh)
    I'm about to start year 2!

    I just wanted to add that if you have any doubts with PBL vs lecture-based courses, don't worry about it too much. Before starting I would have preferred a lecture based course as I thought that PBL would be too difficult with the lack of "spoon feeding". Now, I'm soooo glad the course here is PBL. Sitting in a lecture theatre from 9 to 5 every day sounds like torture!
    Thanks for clearing this up! But isn't the experience dependant on the PBL group or facilitator I have?
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    (Original post by Pradipta)
    Thanks for clearing this up! But isn't the experience dependant on the PBL group or facilitator I have?
    Not so much really! The main purpose of your PBL group is to share information at the end of the week, and the tutor can help with that if they are able to (some may lack the knowledge to help). If you happen to have a rubbish PBL group and/or tutor, it wouldn't really make much of a difference as long as your notes are up to scratch. For me, the PBL group discussions feel more like a quick revision session for that week rather than a serious note taking session. Besides, I haven't heard of anyone ever having a problem with their PBL group (maybe 1 or 2 members at most).
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    (Original post by Banshee123)
    There are no other threads that I can find which answer my questions for applications in dentistry. Would these GCSE's suffice.


    Are my GCSE results good enough for denta lc uorcses

    Maths:A*
    English Language:A/7
    English Literature:B/6
    Geography:A
    R.E:A
    Biology:A
    Chemistry:A
    Physics:A
    History:B
    Further Maths:B
    P.E: C

    Thank you, (I'm lacking in A*'s, but I was wondering whether I dentistry universities would allow a biology resit as I was very ill for the last two biology exams).
    You only need a minimum of 6 A's and A*s to apply so yh that should be fine
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    (Original post by Citizens)
    Hi,I got 9A*S, 2As and a B on my IGCSES.However, my AS grades were not as good as I got ABBB.Considering I get AAA predicted grades for A-level, should I consider Manchester as one of my options? If not, what other unis do you suggest with my current stats?
    Yes, you should consider Manchester if you get predicted AAA at A level

    What did you get on the UKCAT?
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    (Original post by The Sikh Surgeon)
    You only need a minimum of 6 A's and A*s to apply so yh that should be fine
    hi can i ask please.. if a score is in the 7th decile, so average ukcat 660, GCSE's 9A* and 2A.. do i have a chance...because the cut off last year was 653.. , what exactly does the cutoff mean anyway..does that mean that if you get 653 or more, and your academics are good you are pretty much guaranteed an interview, or does that mean the lowest UKCAT score they interviewed was 653..

    also they seem to suggest they look at the top 1/3 of UKCAT scores, isnt that the 8th decile and above ?
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    (Original post by baycray)
    hi can i ask please.. if a score is in the 7th decile, so average ukcat 660, GCSE's 9A* and 2A.. do i have a chance...because the cut off last year was 653.. , what exactly does the cutoff mean anyway..does that mean that if you get 653 or more, and your academics are good you are pretty much guaranteed an interview, or does that mean the lowest UKCAT score they interviewed was 653..

    also they seem to suggest they look at the top 1/3 of UKCAT scores, isnt that the 8th decile and above ?
    Hey

    yes you definitely have a chance!

    If you meet the cut off then you will receive an interview as long as your NAI form looks good. They only reject a few applicants by looking at their NAI form (still tho make it as good as possible )

    If you're below the 7th decile then they look at your application as a whole to decide whether to give you an interview
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    Hi Sikh Surgeon. I received my AS grades recently, and I took 3 subjects - Biology, Physics and Chemistry. I missed an 'a' in Physics by one mark and hence I want to repeat all component of Physics in my A2. So should I include my AS grades in my UCAS application?

    Secondly, where do I put my predicted A level grades in the UCAS application? Are they included in the reference letter or is it a separate document?
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    (Original post by The Sikh Surgeon)
    Hey

    yes you definitely have a chance!

    If you meet the cut off then you will receive an interview as long as your NAI form looks good. They only reject a few applicants by looking at their NAI form (still tho make it as good as possible )

    If you're below the 7th decile then they look at your application as a whole to decide whether to give you an interview
    What is an NAI form?
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    (Original post by Jasir Alam)
    What is an NAI form?
    It's like a personal statement, but it's split into 4 sections; Experience in a Caring Role, Hobbies and Interests, Team Working and Motivation for Medicine.

    The following link will tell you everything you need to know about the NAI form. At the bottom of the page there's also a link to the form itself

    https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/med.../non-academic/
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    (Original post by Jasir Alam)
    Hi Sikh Surgeon. I received my AS grades recently, and I took 3 subjects - Biology, Physics and Chemistry. I missed an 'a' in Physics by one mark and hence I want to repeat all component of Physics in my A2. So should I include my AS grades in my UCAS application?

    Secondly, where do I put my predicted A level grades in the UCAS application? Are they included in the reference letter or is it a separate document?
    Sorry I didn't read this message

    Definitely include your AS grades on your UCAS application!

    Yes the predicted grades go with the reference
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    (Original post by The Sikh Surgeon)
    Sorry I didn't read this message

    Definitely include your AS grades on your UCAS application!

    Yes the predicted grades go with the reference
    Thank you so much! So basically my Chemistry teacher who is writing my reference can include it in the reference right?

    Do we need 1 reference or 2 references for Medicine applications?
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    Another thing, does my teacher write the predicted grades for all the subjects in the reference letter or only the subject that he teaches?
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    (Original post by Jasir Alam)
    Another thing, does my teacher write the predicted grades for all the subjects in the reference letter or only the subject that he teaches?
    Yes your chemistry teacher can include it in their reference
    You only need one reference

    At my college my subject teachers wrote a small paragraph about me and predicted me a grade. They then sent this information to my form tutor who put all the paragraphs and predicted grades together to form the reference. I'm not sure how it works at your college so it's best to ask your form tutor if you're unsure
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    (Original post by The Sikh Surgeon)
    Yes your chemistry teacher can include it in their reference
    You only need one reference

    At my college my subject teachers wrote a small paragraph about me and predicted me a grade. They then sent this information to my form tutor who put all the paragraphs and predicted grades together to form the reference. I'm not sure how it works at your college so it's best to ask your form tutor if you're unsure
    Predicted 3 A's 660 UKCAT 1A* 9A's but dont know if I'm in top 30% probably not lol
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    Sorry if this has been asked before but, do applicants start with clean state at the interview?
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    (Original post by Hdheimdnbf)
    Predicted 3 A's 660 UKCAT 1A* 9A's but dont know if I'm in top 30% probably not lol
    I got 663 last year and that was bang on 70%

    Just wait for the preliminary results to come out in a couple of days and then check whether your score is high enough. You can still apply if its not in the top 30% as they invite about 300-500 applicants who get a score below 70%
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    (Original post by The Sikh Surgeon)
    I got 663 last year and that was bang on 70%

    Just wait for the preliminary results to come out in a couple of days and then check whether your score is high enough. You can still apply if its not in the top 30% as they invite about 300-500 applicants who get a score below 70%
    Were preliminary similar to real deciles last year?
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    (Original post by ArcaneMists)
    Sorry if this has been asked before but, do applicants start with clean state at the interview?
    Manchester give you a score for interview and then make a cut off for an offer. If you're very close to the cut off they will (most likely) look at your application as a whole
 
 
 
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