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    Please help!
    Im taking a gap year and applying for the 2018-19 cycle. I am unsure of where to apply based on my stats (not amazing academically, personal statement strong, UKCAT could be relatively strong)

    GCSE- 6 A*s 7 As
    A levels- pending (hopefully AAA)
    BMAT- didn't do well last year (3.9 4.2 3A)
    UKCAT- not completed, but suits me better than the BMAT. Been scoring in the 7th percentile.
    Personal Statement:
    -A week with a GP (inc a day in diabetes eye testing)
    -A day in A and E
    -2 Years of voluntary work with disabled people
    -A day in surgery (hip replacements)
    -A day in a respiratory ward
    -A day in an scans ward (X Rays, MRI, CAT scan)
    As well as elite levels of sport in two sports and being in Britains youth choir

    Please help!! Where should I apply to give myself the best chance??
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    Please help!
    Im taking a gap year and applying for the 2018-19 cycle. I am unsure of where to apply based on my stats (not amazing academically, personal statement strong, UKCAT could be relatively strong)

    GCSE- 6 A*s 7 As
    A levels- pending (hopefully AAA)
    BMAT- didn't do well last year (3.9 4.2 3A)
    UKCAT- not completed, but suits me better than the BMAT
    Personal Statement:
    -A week with a GP (inc a day in diabetes eye testing)
    -A day in A and E
    -2 Years of voluntary work with disabled people
    -A day in surgery (hip replacements)
    -A day in a respiratory ward
    -A day in an scans ward (X Rays, MRI, CAT scan)
    As well as elite levels of sport in two sports and being in Britains youth choir

    Please help!! Where should I apply to give myself the best chance??
    No-one can really help you without your UKCAT results. The contents of your personal statement are also not particularly useful as we can't judge how you've written about your experiences or what exactly each university will think of it. If you do really well in your UKCAT you'd probably do well applying to universities that look at your UKCAT and GCSEs together like Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester. If you're incredibly confident in your personal statement you can apply to Bristol.

    Use your UKCAT when you've done it and look at the admissions scoring for each university (if it's available), and choose based on your strengths.
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    Okay, thank you. Ive been told my GCSE's aren't great for medicine though, would they be good enough for those universities?


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    No-one can really help you without your UKCAT results. The contents of your personal statement are also not particularly useful as we can't judge how you've written about your experiences or what exactly each university will think of it. If you do really well in your UKCAT you'd probably do well applying to universities that look at your UKCAT and GCSEs together like Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester. If you're incredibly confident in your personal statement you can apply to Bristol.

    Use your UKCAT when you've done it and look at the admissions scoring for each university (if it's available), and choose based on your strengths.
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    (Original post by haha0901)
    Okay, thank you. Ive been told my GCSE's aren't great for medicine though, would they be good enough for those universities?

    They’re absolutely fine. You’d maybe drop a couple of points with your A’s, but a strong UKCAT would make up for that no problem.
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