Leeds Medicine A100 - 2019 Entry Watch

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Thanks you mate

but I have 5A* 4A B
predicted A*AA
Does that give me 31 before BMAT
or is it set of 9 particular GCSE There after ?
Do I need to smash the BMAT
It does say on the website that the 9 they count have to include maths, english language and Science, so depends what your B is. If the B is not one of those, yes, you have 31 before BMAT so I would say you have a reasonable chance of an interview if you are good at BMAT. My son has 32 before BMAT and is planning to apply and put a lot of effort into strong BMAT. They give the first 2 sections double the weighting of the essay section if it helps.
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It does say on the website that the 9 they count have to include maths, english language and Science, so depends what your B is. If the B is not one of those, yes, you have 31 before BMAT so I would say you have a reasonable chance of an interview if you are good at BMAT. My son has 32 before BMAT and is planning to apply and put a lot of effort into strong BMAT. They give the first 2 sections double the weighting of the essay section if it helps.
Can you send me a link or quote there website I cannot find that

my B IS IN English Language shame so it counts does that mean my score is 30

i have no chance then ??
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Can you send me a link or quote there website I cannot find that

my B IS IN English Language shame so it counts does that mean my score is 30

i have no chance then ??
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/5580/med...mbchb#section3

And the e-mail I received from admissions said:

We add the marks for GCSE or AS (whichever is the higher of the 2) with the marks for predicted or actual grades at A Level to give a total of 35 points for exams. The highest score for GCSEs is 27 points for 9 A*s (including English, Maths, and Double Science or Chemistry and Biology) or 27 points for 3 grade As at AS (including Chemistry).

I would not say "no chance" because it would depend on how you do at BMAT, but you would want to be confident of getting into the top 40% of BMAT scores.
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Can you send me a link or quote there website I cannot find that

my B IS IN English Language shame so it counts does that mean my score is 30

i have no chance then ??
But you should double-check by sending your stats to the admissions team. It may also be worth checking whether you qualify for Access to Leeds.
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I have 33 points before bmat, and just got 3.7, 3.7, 3A. Any advice??
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I have 33 points before bmat, and just got 3.7, 3.7, 3A. Any advice??
Email admissions and ask them which band that would have put you in for the last couple of years. I am guessing it will be band 4, so you would have 35 which is certainly in with a good chance given that 33 would have been the cut off last year. If it was band 3, a score of 36 should be comfortable.

Good luck!
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Email admissions and ask them which band that would have put you in for the last couple of years. I am guessing it will be band 4, so you would have 35 which is certainly in with a good chance given that 33 would have been the cut off last year. If it was band 3, a score of 36 should be comfortable.

Good luck!
Ahh okay thanks I have done. I’m worried it might be band 5 though
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but you should double-check by sending your stats to the admissions team. It may also be worth checking whether you qualify for access to leeds.
how do you know what the cut off will be how are you so certain itll be 35
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It was different last year because the were scoring PS. The Admissions office said that if they had been operating the current system last year, the cut off for interviews would have been around 33.
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how do you know what the cut off will be how are you so certain itll be 35
I don't know what the cut off will be, but it would have been 33 for 2018 if the current admissions system had been used for the applicants they got (according to Admissions Office). I think it may go up if lots of people realise that Leeds is no longer scoring PSs and the number of applicants increases, but based on my reading, I would say that 36 feels safe and 35 looks like a reasonable chance, 34 looks a bit marginal.

Everybody has to apply their own approach to risk!
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I don't know what the cut off will be, but it would have been 33 for 2018 if the current admissions system had been used for the applicants they got (according to Admissions Office). I think it may go up if lots of people realise that Leeds is no longer scoring PSs and the number of applicants increases, but based on my reading, I would say that 36 feels safe and 35 looks like a reasonable chance, 34 looks a bit marginal.

Everybody has to apply their own approach to risk!
okay so will nobody with 33 be interviwed
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okay so will nobody with 33 be
Well we can’t predict the type if applicants, it might be the same, lower or higher than last year
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On a positive note, there may be fewer people with full marks for academics as there used to be 2 chances - GCSE and AS, but now very few students will offer 3 AS levels, so unless more students with 9 A*s are attracted by the reduction of reliance on the PS, the threshold might go down. It is frustrating that it is such a lottery if you don't have full marks for academics and have not yet done BMAT.
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Email admissions and ask them which band that would have put you in for the last couple of years. I am guessing it will be band 4, so you would have 35 which is certainly in with a good chance given that 33 would have been the cut off last year. If it was band 3, a score of 36 should be comfortable.

Good luck!
So I emailed them but they don’t hold any info on the previous bands for bmat
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So I emailed them but they don’t hold any info on the previous bands for bmat
They do hold the actual scores, but will not give anything out unless forced. For example:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1

This is for those that got an offer. In case it’s not obvious, BMAT is out of 9. A lot of people got in with a BMAT less than 4.0 it seems.
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They do hold the actual scores, but will not give anything out unless forced. For example:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1

This is for those that got an offer. In case it’s not obvious, BMAT is out of 9. A lot of people got in with a BMAT less than 4.0 it seems.
Yes, if you score 35 for academics, your BMAT score is fairly irrelevant. What they should be willing to publish is where the band boundaries were for each year. For people who have dropped a few marks on academics it would really help them to decide how good their chances are at Leeds.

I am going to do an FOI request when this is all over for the benefit of future applicants, but it is too late for this year.
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I already have a score of 35 for academics. I'm taking BMAT on 31st Oct. & don't have time to prepare well for BMAT. What are my chances of getting an interview here?

Is there another thread for Leeds 2019 entry?
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I already have a score of 35 for academics. I'm taking BMAT on 31st Oct. & don't have time to prepare well for BMAT. What are my chances of getting an interview here?

Is there another thread for Leeds 2019 entry?
Excellent! You get at least 1 for BMAT if you are the lowest who applies. It would be very surprising if 36 was not enough for an interview, and you would obviously hope for more. Once they have the interview list, they will not use the score again, but the essay will be used in the interview.
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https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/5580/med...-surgery-mbchb
Couldn't find one for this year, so I guess this is it.

What's everyone's application like so far?

Leeds scoring system
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Stage 1: Pre-Interview ranking
Score out of 40 calculated:
- 27 points available for GCSEs based on best 9 subjects, including English Language, Maths, and either Double Science or Chemistry and Biology. 3 points for an A*, 2 for an A and 1 for a B.
- 8 points available for predicted grades, or actual grades, of AAA at A level.
- 5 points available for BMAT score. Points are awarded for the overall score of the 3 components, with 5 points going to the top scoring 20% that applied to Leeds, 4 points to the next 20%, etc.
- A score of around 36/40 should be enough to get through to the interview.

(A BMAT combined score of 15 should guarantee 5 points. Calculated by adding section 1 score to section 2 score and converting the two section 3 scores to a numerical value of 5 each, for a score out of 28. For example 4.9, 4.1 and 3.5A would give a score of 17.5)

Stage 2: MMI Interview
Usually they'd rank personal statements of the top 1000 as well at Stage 1, but the format is changing this year and instead they're calling the top ~1000 for an MMI interview. The scoring is set back to zero here - the final rankings are based on interview performance alone.

Offers will probably be made to around 350 to 370 people.
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Excellent! You get at least 1 for BMAT if you are the lowest who applies. It would be very surprising if 36 was not enough for an interview, and you would obviously hope for more. Once they have the interview list, they will not use the score again, but the essay will be used in the interview.
Thnx for ur reply. Does it say anywhere on their website that the essay will be used in the interview...cud u share the link pls ?
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