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Hi carrotmuncher,

I have a predicted of AAA at A-level. Got 1A*, rest As, and a B in Biology and English Language.

Suppose I ace the UKCAT and get a high score, what unis would u recommend I apply for that don't rank or score GCSEs at all, but only require the minimum GCSE entry criteria?

I am looking towards St Andrews, Newcastle, Queen Mary's London and Aberdeen ? Maybe u can help me out?

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Hi cricketta,

So for St Andrews:
Their minimum entry requirement offer is AAA at A-level (so the subjects they need those grades in is Chemistry and one of either bio or mathematics.) So basically the 3rd subject is of your choice.
In terms of the GCSE requirements, they require a minimum of 5 A grades. On the website they have listed that they look at academic performance, personal statement and reference alongside your UKCAT.

I have attached the link so you can go check out more information about the entry requirement:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subject...ualifications/

So for Newcastle:
Their minimum entry requirement offer is AAA at A-level (the subjects they require this in is Chemistry and/or in Biology. - So Chemistry is a must.)
If you are on track to getting three AAA's then they do not look at GCSE grade. GCSE grades have no weighting on the application.

I have attached the link so you can go check out more information about the entry requirement:

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/...ryrequirements

So for Queen Mary's London:
Their minimum entry requirement offer is AAA at A-level (the subjects they require this in is Chemistry or Biology, another science or maths (chemistry, biology, physics or maths) and an a-level in another subject.
In terms of GCSE's requirements, Queen Mary's is picky because they require AAABBB or above (these are required in subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics.)

I have attached the link so you can go check out more information about the entry requirement:

http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/a100/

So for Aberdeen:
Their minimum requirement is offer is AAA at A-level (the subjects they require this in is Chemistry (a must), one subject from either: biology, maths and physics is required and the 3rd subject is anything.
In terms of GCSE requirements, they require Grade 4 passes in English and Maths. They expect a combination of Grade 6-9 passes at GCSE.

I have attached the link so you can go check out more information about the entry requirement:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergr...s.php#panel536

Now in terms of ranking GCSE's:
The universities that you are consideirng applying to rank you on your UKCAT score and how good your personal statement (+ reference are). For most UK universities, GCSE results aren't taken into consideration as long as you have a minimum of grade B in english.
According to rumours, it appears Oxbridge (mainly Oxford) rank students on their GCSE grades.

A lot of information to take into account, but I hope this helps you out.
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Would Dundee be similar?
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Would Dundee be similar?
Hi ansjfnauni88,

So for Dundee:
Their entry requirements are AAA for A-level (Chemistry is a must alongside one of biology, physics or mathematics. The third choice is your own preference).
*Common subject combinations for medicine applicants is Chemistry, Biology and Maths*

In terms of GCSE entry requirements, they have mentioned they will take into account GCSE results (alongside AS resultls).
This could possibly mean that they do a ranking as they are basically taking into account all the academic results.
However, having said that, seeing as the entry requirements are pretty much the same as the ones I have explained above for cricketta - I assume they require minimum of B and above in the 'relevant subjects' (so like: Biology, English etc)

I have attached the link below - check it out to find additional information about UKCAT score and interviews:

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/medicine/

Hope this helps
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Hi ansjfnauni88,

So for Dundee:
Their entry requirements are AAA for A-level (Chemistry is a must alongside one of biology, physics or mathematics. The third choice is your own preference).
*Common subject combinations for medicine applicants is Chemistry, Biology and Maths*

In terms of GCSE entry requirements, they have mentioned they will take into account GCSE results (alongside AS resultls).
This could possibly mean that they do a ranking as they are basically taking into account all the academic results.
However, having said that, seeing as the entry requirements are pretty much the same as the ones I have explained above for cricketta - I assume they require minimum of B and above in the 'relevant subjects' (so like: Biology, English etc)

I have attached the link below - check it out to find additional information about UKCAT score and interviews:

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/medicine/

Hope this helps
Thanks!
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Good question. How is everyone preparing for the UKCAT exam, any tips?
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Hey! I am a graduate medic at KCL.

Generally you want to start preparing about 1 month in advance (maybe just a little bit more).

I ended up scoring really well (in the 99th percentile). If you want any advice or tips or tricks please feel free to DM me!

All the best in your prep!

-KharmaMedic
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When do you apply for the UKCAT
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Hey guys! I am a graduate medic at KCL who just finished first-year (literally today )

I took the UKCAT under a year ago and have so much to say about it! I ended up scoring really well (in the 99th percentile).

I have a lot of tips and tricks to share so please feel free to DM me!

Also if you have any other medical school-related questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-KharmaMedic
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When do you apply for the UKCAT
You can apply now and you do it online: https://www.ukcat.ac.uk/ukcat-test/u...ation-booking/
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Hi all!I’m hoping to apply for 2019 entry to Glasgow so will be looking at taking UKCAT this summer. Haven’t started preparing yet but I did the full exam when I was 18 (I’m now applying as a graduate) and did SJT last year (got band 1). Got few books but does anyone know which website is best for practice?
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Hi all!I’m hoping to apply for 2019 entry to Glasgow so will be looking at taking UKCAT this summer. Haven’t started preparing yet but I did the full exam when I was 18 (I’m now applying as a graduate) and did SJT last year (got band 1). Got few books but does anyone know which website is best for practice?
Medify was best for me- loads of questions and really similar to the exam
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Medify was best for me- loads of questions and really similar to the exam
Thank you, I’ll look into that
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You can apply now and you do it online: https://www.ukcat.ac.uk/ukcat-test/u...ation-booking/
Hi thanks
When’s the deadline
Also when can you apply for BMAT
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Hi thanks
When’s the deadline
Also when can you apply for BMAT
Last day to take the test is 2nd October. Last day to book is 1st October. I'd book earlier rather than later as you cancel up to two days beforehand without getting charged.
For BMAT, september sitting you will have to book it yourself. If you're sitting it in November, your school will probably book it for you(ask them about it)
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Hi guys!

I am planning on taking my UKCAT in the first week of July - anyone else in the same boat? Trying to get it done early so I can focus on my masters dissertation!
Hi, I'm quite the opposite! Doing it after my Masters dissertation is due on 30th of July hopefully! Best wishes for everyone!
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Hi, I'm quite the opposite! Doing it after my Masters dissertation is due on 30th of July hopefully! Best wishes for everyone!
Oh wow! I wish you all the best sincerely. Your dissertation is due a lot earlier than mine so I completely get why you would wait it out. Mine is due August 21st!
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Essential UKCAT Information - 2019 Medicine Applicants (Adapted from information here)

UKCAT Sections:
1) Verbal Reasoning
2) Quantitative Reasoning
3) Abstract Reasoning
4) Decision Making (Introduced in 2016; this section has replaced decision analysis)
5) Situational Judgement (Introduced in 2014 and does affect overall score)

Test Dates: 2nd July 2018 - 2nd October 2018
Registration Deadline: 18th September 2018
Test Location: Pearson Vue test centre
Test Fee: £65 (£87 - if taking test after 1st September 2018)

Average UKCAT Scores 2017
Verbal Reasoning: 570
Quantitative Reasoning: 695
Abstract Reasoning: 629
Decision Making: 647
SJT: Band 2

How Universities use the UKCAT? (link)

Free UKCAT Resources
Official Practice Questions
Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
Verbal Reasoning Practice
Verbal Reasoning Practice

Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
Quantitative Reasoning Practice
Quantitative Reasoning Practice
GCSE Maths Practice

Abstract Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
Abstract Reasoning Practice
Abstract Reasoning Practice

Situational Judgement Practice (More Advanced)
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Oh wow! I wish you all the best sincerely. Your dissertation is due a lot earlier than mine so I completely get why you would wait it out. Mine is due August 21st!
Thanks! Best wishes to you too on both your dissertation and UKCAT!
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I just did my first Medify mock today and got 582.5 as an average score and my scores for each section were: AR- 650, QR-630, VR-600, DM- 400-500 (even though I got well over half?), SJT- Band 2
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Hey guys! I am a graduate medic at KCL who just finished first-year (literally today )

I took the UKCAT under a year ago and have so much to say about it! I ended up scoring really well (in the 99th percentile).

I have a lot of tips and tricks to share so please feel free to DM me!

Also if you have any other medical school-related questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-KharmaMedic
How did you find out you were in the 99th percentile?
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