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    (Original post by Ecds)
    Hi everyone,

    Re-applicant here. Got two offers last year from UCL and Bristol but after getting my A levels I've decided to give Oxford another go (got rejected on base of BMAT last year). I don't know too much about Manchester UKCAT but I sat mine yesterday (sadly did worse than last year).

    UKCAT: Band 2 + 2790 but might go up because one of my UKCAT stems was missing.
    GCSEs: 12 A*s
    A level: 3A* (bio, them, eng lit) and 1 A (Physics)

    I was wondering whether my UKCAT was good enough to but Manchester down?
    Hey!

    Your UKCAT is definitely good enough... if your score is above 70% (which it most likely will be ) then you should get an interview considering your NAI form is reasonable

    Good Luck on the BMAT for this year!
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    Hi I got a UKCAT score 2600, 650.... Predicted AAA, I did the Irish version of GCSE's which dont have A*s but I got 5 A's.. I have an amazing PS... Do you think its worth applying to manchester
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    Hi I got a UKCAT score 2600, 650.... Predicted AAA, I did the Irish version of GCSE's which dont have A*s but I got 5 A's.. I have an amazing PS... Do you think its worth applying to manchester
    It looks like you meet their academic entry criteria. Your UKCAT would likely be slightly below Manchester's threshold of top third nationally as their first route of inviting candidates to interview. You would therefore be considered as part of their holistic assessment. Some candidates may have scored below the top third in their UKCAT but be holding a string of A*s at GCSE and a couple of A*s predicted at A Level, so you would have to assess how competitive your academics are. Manchester use their Non Academic Information form as opposed to the Personal Statement, so you would have to make sure that your NAI form is strong. It's competitive but if you fancy going to Manchester then its worth a shot.

    It may be worth including a back up in your applications that doesn't put too much weighting on UKCAT so if you weren't successful in getting an interview at Manchester then you still have a good chance elsewhere. Best of luck!
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    (Original post by Scruffy Jack)
    It looks like you meet their academic entry criteria. Your UKCAT would likely be slightly below Manchester's threshold of top third nationally as their first route of inviting candidates to interview. You would therefore be considered as part of their holistic assessment. Some candidates may have scored below the top third in their UKCAT but be holding a string of A*s at GCSE and a couple of A*s predicted at A Level, so you would have to assess how competitive your academics are. Manchester use their Non Academic Information form as opposed to the Personal Statement, so you would have to make sure that your NAI form is strong. It's competitive but if you fancy going to Manchester then its worth a shot.

    It may be worth including a back up in your applications that doesn't put too much weighting on UKCAT so if you weren't successful in getting an interview at Manchester then you still have a good chance elsewhere. Best of luck!
    Thanks so much for your help! My non academics are really interesting but I feel I have a really small chance of getting in :afraid:
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    4A* 5A and C in french
    756 band 1 ukcat
    A in AS Physcics and A* in a level italian achieved.
    A*A*A* predictions

    is manchester a good option? what other options are good?
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    (Original post by Linalolo)
    Thanks so much for your help! My non academics are really interesting but I feel I have a really small chance of getting in :afraid:
    I’m not applying with 660 it’s too risky /:
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    (Original post by hdheimdnbf)
    i’m not applying with 660 it’s too risky /:
    do it take a risk u wanna go manchester or you want to go to poopoo school
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    (Original post by Linalolo)
    do it take a risk u wanna go manchester or you want to go to poopoo school
    Poopoo?
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    (Original post by Hdheimdnbf)
    Poopoo?
    A shite school!
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    (Original post by Linalolo)
    A shite school!
    The other ones I’m applying to aren’t bad lol
    HYMS
    Newcastle
    St George’s
    Liverpool
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    (Original post by Hdheimdnbf)
    The other ones I’m applying to aren’t bad lol
    HYMS
    Newcastle
    St George’s
    Liverpool
    You do know newcastle is like 700+ ukcat cut off right?
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    (Original post by lolz23489)
    You do know newcastle is like 700+ ukcat cut off right?
    So which universities have a low ukcat cut off and also require 5 A*-A GCSE's or less. Whats glasgows cut off like?
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    (Original post by lolz23489)
    You do know newcastle is like 700+ ukcat cut off right?
    Partners scheme has a lower cut off
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    Hi guys
    Do you think it worth applying to manchester?
    Achieved A-levels: A*AA
    Gcses: 6A* 6A
    Ukcat: 700 band 2 sjt??
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    (Original post by Dan Milik)
    Hi guys
    Do you think it worth applying to manchester?
    Achieved A-levels: A*AA
    Gcses: 6A* 6A
    Ukcat: 700 band 2 sjt??
    Hey

    Yes definitely. With your GCSEs and UKCAT score you will most certainly get an interview so long as your NAI form looks good
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    Hey

    Yes definitely. With your GCSEs and UKCAT score you will most certainly get an interview so long as your NAI form looks good
    is it okay to write duke of edinburgh as DofE? also my WE is 1100 characters, does that seem good enough length wise?
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    (Original post by singhaman)
    is it okay to write duke of edinburgh as DofE? also my WE is 1100 characters, does that seem good enough length wise?
    Yes that would be fine and yh it does. Just make sure it's all relevant and concise as possible
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    Hey I’m not applying to machete with a ukcat of 660. Should I wait till final deciles or just apply early and not apply to Manchester?
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    Hey I've applied.
    My stats are:
    GCSEs- 2A*, 8A, 1B
    Alevels (achieved)- AAA and an A in EPQ
    Ukcat: 667.5 Band 2
    I know the UKCAT is pretty low but Manchester is the one I really want to go to, do you think they'll give more leeway to those who've already done their A-levels?
    Thank you for the info on this thread by the way- really helpful for clueless folks like me lol.
 
 
 
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