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Hi I’m looking at Exeter and will definitely apply there as I went on a summer school and it was really great and the course is so interesting in terms of structure.
Stats: GCSEs: 10 grade 9s
A level predictions: 3a*s (bio,chem,maths)
UCAT: 715 average band 3
Work experience: one week in a neurosurgical ward, one week as a social volunteer at a charity for disabled people to give them respite and an enjoyable holiday, currently 5 months volunteering at a care home
Extracurricular: grade 6 piano, copper in c3l6, silver in intermediate biology Olympiad, doing silver dofe,

I would be applying via Exeter scholars which is good as it means I am considered a contextual application which can only help
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if i have 3A* prediction but only 645 ucat is it worth me applying?
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if i have 3A* prediction but only 645 ucat is it worth me applying?
Last year you would have been fine but the two years before you would have needed 667
I think GANFYD has speculated in the megathread that a cut point may have to be used although can’t remember where she thought that would be I.e. 2a*a or 3a* and also remember it is just speculation. To a large extent it depends on the applicant pool which no one can tell you before the applications have been submitted but if you like Exeter it is probably worth a punt especially if you have other options that also fit your stats which would obviously increase your chances of getting interviews as a whole if one didn’t work out (I’m not necessarily saying it would be Exeter that wouldn’t work though)
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Last year you would have been fine but the two years before you would have needed 667
I think GANFYD has speculated in the megathread that a cut point may have to be used although can’t remember where she thought that would be I.e. 2a*a or 3a* and also remember it is just speculation. To a large extent it depends on the applicant pool which no one can tell you before the applications have been submitted but if you like Exeter it is probably worth a punt especially if you have other options that also fit your stats which would obviously increase your chances of getting interviews as a whole if one didn’t work out (I’m not necessarily saying it would be Exeter that wouldn’t work though)
Purely guesswork, but my gut feeling is there will be a lowish UCAT cut off in the A*A*A predicted tier
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Purely guesswork, but my gut feeling is there will be a lowish UCAT cut off in the A*A*A predicted tier
Interesting to see though?
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Interesting to see though?
Part of the reason I am still here....... (and the fact #3 wants to go through all this next year - I am giving up after that!)
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Part of the reason I am still here....... (and the fact #3 wants to go through all this next year - I am giving up after that!)
Will you then have 3 medical students in your family? They do say it is quite a hereditary career.
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Will you then have 3 medical students in your family? They do say it is quite a hereditary career.
It seems that way! Though one dropped out to go into finance
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Purely guesswork, but my gut feeling is there will be a lowish UCAT cut off in the A*A*A predicted tier
My daughter had her heart set on Exeter but thinks that she doesn?t stand a chance since achieved A-Levels are so highly valued and her UCAT is not the highest;
predicted A*A*A
4 9s 4 8s and a 7 (eng Lang)
UCAT 2680
Is she right to discount Exeter? Your post above Ganfyd gives me hope?!?!
(She?s also looking at Liverpool Southampton and Birmingham)
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thank you
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When are normally the Exeter interviews
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When are normally the Exeter interviews
I think December and January but should be published closer to the time
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When are normally the Exeter interviews
Again, look through last year's thread and that will give you some idea of dates then
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When are normally the Exeter interviews

“All shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview between December and March.” From the website under admissions
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Hi, how does Exeter select candidates for interview? Do they place a lot of emphasis on GCSES/ A level predictions? I have a UCAT score of 2890
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Hi, how does Exeter select candidates for interview? Do they place a lot of emphasis on GCSES/ A level predictions? I have a UCAT score of 2890
All the details are on their website
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All the details are on their website
I don’t want to be annoying because you probably get loads of questions but how does contextual data for Exeter work? I can’t find anything on how they use things like free school meals/criteria for post codes. Just to give some context i get free school meals, bursary, both my sixth form and secondary school are underperforming and I live in an area with low access to higher education (polar 2). Do you think I would qualify for a contextual offer and would I be moved to tier one?
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I don’t want to be annoying because you probably get loads of questions but how does contextual data for Exeter work? I can’t find anything on how they use things like free school meals/criteria for post codes. Just to give some context i get free school meals, bursary, both my sixth form and secondary school are underperforming and I live in an area with low access to higher education (polar 2). Do you think I would qualify for a contextual offer and would I be moved to tier one?
Unfortunately we don’t know as whilst I would guess you would they don’t explicitly state how they assess contextual
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(Original post by Unknown829919228)
I don’t want to be annoying because you probably get loads of questions but how does contextual data for Exeter work? I can’t find anything on how they use things like free school meals/criteria for post codes. Just to give some context i get free school meals, bursary, both my sixth form and secondary school are underperforming and I live in an area with low access to higher education (polar 2). Do you think I would qualify for a contextual offer and would I be moved to tier one?
The only info I have ever been able to find suggests that Exeter only consider WP applicants on specific schemes or from their feeder chools, as per here
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/unive...ntry_FINAL.pdf

Give them a ring and ask if they take other things into consideration, but mostly they say if they do
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