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    Hello,

    I am applying to the Access to Medicine courses at Sussex Downs and the College of West Anglia this year.

    I am preparing for the interviews and assessment days and was wondering if any previous students could share any tips or advice on how to prepare for the assessment days.

    I am particularly interested in the level of the exams that you are given.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Many Thanks,
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    Hi, I was wondering the same thing about Sussex Downs. Have you applied to CWA yet? I've heard back from them but have to wait till I visit SD for the info session before I apply there.
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    Hi, I have not submitted my application yet, almost ready to apply to SD though. The CWA application is much shorter but they won't let you visit unless you go for interview. I haven't applied to CWA yet but will do in the next 4 weeks or so.
    The SD info session is very good so it should help answer a lot of questions.

    R.E the actual question in my post above - I'm still not 100% clear, dorsetti (I see you have posted in one of her threads from 2017 too) was helpful in explaining a few bits about it, I am mostly preparing for high GCSE level sciences, plus english and maths.
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    @SRSMed, I'm thinking about applying to Sussex Downs next year, please let us know what the assessment was like/ how best to prepare??? Do you know when you will find out how you did? Also what is your background? Thank you ^-^
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    Hi, I have not submitted my application yet, almost ready to apply to SD though. The CWA application is much shorter but they won't let you visit unless you go for interview. I haven't applied to CWA yet but will do in the next 4 weeks or so.
    The SD info session is very good so it should help answer a lot of questions.

    R.E the actual question in my post above - I'm still not 100% clear, dorsetti (I see you have posted in one of her threads from 2017 too) was helpful in explaining a few bits about it, I am mostly preparing for high GCSE level sciences, plus english and maths.
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    Any updates guys? I have an interview at CWA next week 🤞🤞
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    Yes, has anyone heard anything???
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    Hey thought I'd relay my experience of Sussex Downs assessment day.
    I had to do mine solo as was not available for the assessment days.
    There were 4 tests each 1 hour each.

    General problem solving/reasoning - consisted of questions which assessed your verbal and reasoning skills (wasn't that hard, probably set at a gcse level).

    Writing- was given a variety of newspaper excerpts regarding vaccinations (more than time allowed to read) and was asked to write a letter to a newspaper giving your views on vaccinations and importance/newspaper reporting on them.

    Science - GCSE Biology, Chemistry, and physics questions (questions about periodic table, atomic numbers, basic human bio etc - the GCP higher books would be adequate for revision)

    Maths - GCSE higher- from what I can remember fractional indices (one of the higher questions), basic algebra, sequences e.g nth term rules etc.

    Then their was a panel type interview with typical *medical school* interview type questions- be prepared to answer higher level questions - I even got asked "why doctor, not nurse?" question!!!!

    Hope this info is helpful to someone out there as I couldn't find any info when I was applying!!

    Best of luck ^-^
 
 
 
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