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I wonder why the academic points dropped from 45 to 34 between 2018 and 2019. Was this because of the Lincoln pathway?

In any case, I was scared off by the 50/56 cut off mentioned earlier and cancelled my train tickets this morning. I was intending to go to their Open Day in September but will now give it a miss.

I find it very confusing when it says on their website they are no longer scoring personal statements but it turns out they actually still are!
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I wonder why the academic points dropped from 45 to 34 between 2018 and 2019. Was this because of the Lincoln pathway?

In any case, I was scared off by the 50/56 cut off mentioned earlier and cancelled my train tickets this morning. I was intending to go to their Open Day in September but will now give it a miss.

I find it very confusing when it says on their website they are no longer scoring personal statements but it turns out they actually still are!
They are definitely not scoring them this year, but did for the other years mentioned (although did change their website last year around UCAS deadline time)
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(Original post by Mel242)
I wonder why the academic points dropped from 45 to 34 between 2018 and 2019. Was this because of the Lincoln pathway?

In any case, I was scared off by the 50/56 cut off mentioned earlier and cancelled my train tickets this morning. I was intending to go to their Open Day in September but will now give it a miss.

I find it very confusing when it says on their website they are no longer scoring personal statements but it turns out they actually still are!
It looks like the year before last they did have a first stage cut off for academics but dropped it last year for some reason. For the people with 34 points for academics last year they must have scored 16/16 for their personal statements then to reach the 50 cut off - wow!
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I understand now that interviews were offered after PS were scored alongside UCAT/GCSE score. So the ‘50’ threshold for non-contextuals last year to receive interviews was out of the max possible score of 72 (made up of 56 Max UCAT/GCSE and 16 PS)? So advice from various people that score of 46 plus for UCAT/GCSE should be fine seems to stand. I suppose the unknown bit this year is how that number may be affected without PS counting towards interview. Thoughts GANFYD please whether in your opinion they like to be subject to move greater than usual? Or is that a bit unfair of me to put on you 🤪?
Are you certain? It does seem like 50/56 is very high even for prospective medics
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Are you certain? It does seem like 50/56 is very high even for prospective medics
It is 50 out of 72
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It is 50 out of 72
How sure are you?
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How sure are you?
It is what Nottingham have stated, see the 2020 thread and the details are there, this one is for last year
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Great post. Thank you. In answer to your question, not hugely 🤣 Score of 48 but need to think about this some more. Glad the uncertainty here resolved though regarding thresholds. Appreciate your help.
Hi Polkadot2018, I’d go for Nottingham if I had your score.
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Possible I suppose that they ruled out too many with ucat/gcse score the year before of 45, as they then only needed 7/16 for PS that year to get interview (totalling score of 52 as threshold). So perhaps they dropped to 34 last year which had effect of allowing so many more to the PS stage that only those with full score actually made the cut off (50/72) interview. 🤔
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(Original post by Polkadot2018)
Possible I suppose that they ruled out too many with ucat/gcse score the year before of 45, as they then only needed 7/16 for PS that year to get interview (totalling score of 52 as threshold). So perhaps they dropped to 34 last year which had effect of allowing so many more to the PS stage that only those with full score actually made the cut off (50/72) interview. 🤔
Hi based on last years cut off, what do you think the cut off will be for this year? Is it likely to increase by much?
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Hi based on last years cut off, what do you think the cut off will be for this year? Is it likely to increase by much?
Likely to increase probably to mid to high40’s
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I wonder why the academic points dropped from 45 to 34 between 2018 and 2019. Was this because of the Lincoln pathway?

In any case, I was scared off by the 50/56 cut off mentioned earlier and cancelled my train tickets this morning. I was intending to go to their Open Day in September but will now give it a miss.

I find it very confusing when it says on their website they are no longer scoring personal statements but it turns out they actually still are!
Yes, Lincoln pathway, I suspect.
They interviewed everybody who met their minimum requirements and had a B1-3 UKCAT for Lincoln last year
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did my ucat and got 550 AVERAGE and band 3 I am really worried :0
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did my ucat and got 550 AVERAGE and band 3 I am really worried :0
What score in each section?
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what score in each section?
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I make your ucat score to be 25/40 (I might be wrong but pretty sure I’m right), so your maximum overall score is 41/56. I’d say it’s very risky but your call
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is it worth applying if my overall score is 46/56 ?
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is it worth applying if my overall score is 46/56 ?
I would, it’s a very good score 😁
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Thoughts on decent Halls for medics? On Open Day I was really short on time to look around these. An Ambassador mentioned a new ‘village’ which just outside campus but on the medical side?
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What is the offer:interview ratio at notts?
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