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I have good gcse grades and as levels but from the practise I've done so far, my UKCAT score seems to be slightly below average. I haven't yet started to revise for BMAT but I think I will be better at it than at UKCAT. My extra-curriculars are okay but not great.
What universities do you think I have the highest chance of getting into for interview?
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I have good gcse grades and as levels but from the practise I've done so far, my UKCAT score seems to be slightly below average. I haven't yet started to revise for BMAT but I think I will be better at it than at UKCAT. My extra-curriculars are okay but not great.
What universities do you think I have the highest chance of getting into for interview?
I don't think any med schools are currently using AS levels in their assessments. What are you calling good GCSEs?

Cardiff use GCSE (usually need 8/9A*s unless you are Welsh) and PS
Oxford use GCSE (both number and percentage of A*s) and BMAT
QUB use GCSEs about 85% UKCAT about 15%
Birmingham use GCSEs 70% UKCAT 30%
Exeter use A2 predicted/achieved (usually need 3A* or 2A* and high UKCAT)
Edinburgh score GCSEs, A levels, UKCAT, SJT and PS
Leicester use GCSEs and UKCAT 50/50
HYMS score 8 GCSEs and UKCAT, but won't say what weight they apply to UKCAT until after they get the results!
SGUL set a threshold of 8 As at GCSE and a UKCAT threshold that varies (was 650 last year, I think), if you meet this, you get an interview
Nottingham use GCSEs, UKCAT and PS (details on website)
Liverpool score GCSEs, UKCAT and PS
Kings are "holistic"
UEA use GCSEs, A levels and UKCAT, ditto Dundee
Aberdeen use predicted A2s and UKCAT 60/40
The rest are primarily UKCAT or PS heavy, unless I've missed any?
Not good with BMAT unis, but Leeds use GCSEs (or A level), PS and BMAT

It is perfectly possible to get an interview at the first 4 (excluding Oxford) with a low UKCAT score if your academics are good enough, and quite possible at several of the others if it is somewhere around average (which is usually around 630, don't forget, don't get sucked into the TSR 700 hype!)
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I don't think any med schools are currently using AS levels in their assessments. What are you calling good GCSEs?

Cardiff use GCSE (usually need 8/9A*s unless you are Welsh) and PS
Oxford use GCSE (both number and percentage of A*s) and BMAT
QUB use GCSEs about 85% UKCAT about 15%
Birmingham use GCSEs 70% UKCAT 30%
Exeter use A2 predicted/achieved (usually need 3A* or 2A* and high UKCAT)
Edinburgh score GCSEs, A levels, UKCAT, SJT and PS
Leicester use GCSEs and UKCAT 50/50
HYMS score 8 GCSEs and UKCAT, but won't say what weight they apply to UKCAT until after they get the results!
SGUL set a threshold of 8 As at GCSE and a UKCAT threshold that varies (was 650 last year, I think), if you meet this, you get an interview
Nottingham use GCSEs, UKCAT and PS (details on website)
Liverpool score GCSEs, UKCAT and PS
Kings are "holistic"
UEA use GCSEs, A levels and UKCAT, ditto Dundee
Aberdeen use predicted A2s and UKCAT 60/40
The rest are primarily UKCAT or PS heavy, unless I've missed any?
Not good with BMAT unis, but Leeds use GCSEs (or A level), PS and BMAT

It is perfectly possible to get an interview at the first 4 (excluding Oxford) with a low UKCAT score if your academics are good enough, and quite possible at several of the others if it is somewhere around average (which is usually around 630, don't forget, don't get sucked into the TSR 700 hype!)
Wow thanks for that! Why do you say "excluding Oxford". Would they look at your UKCAT as well?
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Wow thanks for that! Why do you say "excluding Oxford". Would they look at your UKCAT as well?
Oxford are BMAT!
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Wow thanks for that! Why do you say "excluding Oxford". Would they look at your UKCAT as well?
Oxford use BMAT, not UKCAT.
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Oxford are BMAT!
Yep I know but for a second I interpreted your sentence wrong there sorry.
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