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hi everyone! I'm from Italy, currently in 10th grade, and I study at an international school. I have a few questions, and I hope that you will help me with them...
Firstly, this year I took the SAT and my score was of 1230, is it good for a sophomore? Does anyone know how much it can improve?
Then, I am thinking of applying to the UK for medicine. Because at my school we have to take the SAT, do you think I can put the score (like if I can reach a really high score) in my UCAS application? For medicine, would it be useful to take a specialized SAT in chemistry and biology and write the scores in the application as an extra thing?
Thank you a lot for your help xx
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(Original post by cate_deve)
hi everyone! I'm from Italy, currently in 10th grade, and I study at an international school. I have a few questions, and I hope that you will help me with them...
Firstly, this year I took the SAT and my score was of 1230, is it good for a sophomore? Does anyone know how much it can improve?
Then, I am thinking of applying to the UK for medicine. Because at my school we have to take the SAT, do you think I can put the score (like if I can reach a really high score) in my UCAS application? For medicine, would it be useful to take a specialized SAT in chemistry and biology and write the scores in the application as an extra thing?
Thank you a lot for your help xx
You need to look at the individual requirements on university websites. They should have a page for international requirements for you considering how well known the SAT is.
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As Blue_Cow says, look at the requirements for the courses you're planning to apply to. If in doubt, contact their admissions teams. I would say, I don't think the SAT is normally expected except from students applying from the US, but if you're in a US international school they may assess your application as they would for a US student.

I believe normally for US students the SAT isn't that important, as it broadly corresponds to GCSE level knowledge and/or aptitude that they'll probably mainly be assessing through the UKCAT or BMAT for medicine, and I'm not aware of any UK universities requiring subject tests. Usually the main point they'll be assessing will be your performance in relevant university preparatory qualifications, such as A-levels, IB, or AP exams.

nexttime is very knowledgeable about medicine entry criteria and might know more?

edit: I've also moved your thread to the medicine courses forum.
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Yeah as above - you'll need to check uni requirements. SAT subject tests or APs normally form part of the requirements - American education is very broad compared to UK so they expect you to have some evidence of higher level, more specialised knowledge in relevant areas.
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Next' year I'll start the IB, so maybe it won't be necessary to write the SAT scores?

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Yeah as above - you'll need to check uni requirements. SAT subject tests or APs normally form part of the requirements - American education is very broad compared to UK so they expect you to have some evidence of higher level, more specialised knowledge in relevant areas.
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