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I am thinking of applying to Exeter, but I dont know if I stand a chance.
My predictions are A*A*A, but I got a 632.5 UCAT. I am a resit, and I attained BBC last year. I am also eligible for Exeters contextual offers. Do you reckon I stand a chance?
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Hi,
I am thinking of applying to Exeter, but I dont know if I stand a chance.
My predictions are A*A*A, but I got a 632.5 UCAT. I am a resit, and I attained BBC last year. I am also eligible for Exeters contextual offers. Do you reckon I stand a chance?
You would have been ok last year
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You would have been ok last year
Thank you for such a quick reply.
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I have achieved A*BB (A* Psychology BB Biology + Chemistry). However my POLAR 4 postcode is in the lowest quintile and according to the admissions team i am eligible for a contextual offer. However the medicine admissions statement states only people stated in the access courses and young carers can get a contextual offer.

Is anyone in the same position? I dont want to waste a medicine choice on UCAS due to ambiguity.
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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?
Hello Unknown829919228,

Information regarding contextual offers for all of our programmes can be found here. My understanding is that HEFCE POLAR4 data (based upon your postcode) will be taken into account when Medicine applications are received and tiered; we will be able to do this using the information already provided on your UCAS application. For more information i would recommend contacting our admissions team directly so they can provide you with the information that you need. You can call them on 0300 5556060 or use our enquiry form.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Otherwise good luck with your application!

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Unknown that is the very question I was wondering.

I achieved A*BB in A levels and my POLAR 4 postcode falls into the lowest quintile (1), furthermore I received UCAT bursary and my school bursary along with free school meals. I was wondering since my POLAR 4 is 1, will I be tiered in contextual or the normal offer. The admissions statement dosent have any detail regarding this (only widening participation courses are explained). I really want to go to Exeter but the admissions team which I have rang twice don’t have a clear cut idea at no fault of their own.

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Unknown that is the very question I was wondering.

I achieved A*BB in A levels and my POLAR 4 postcode falls into the lowest quintile (1), furthermore I received UCAT bursary and my school bursary along with free school meals. I was wondering since my POLAR 4 is 1, will I be tiered in contextual or the normal offer. The admissions statement dosent have any detail regarding this (only widening participation courses are explained). I really want to go to Exeter but the admissions team which I have rang twice don’t have a clear cut idea at no fault of their own.

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Hello I_A_786,

I am sorry to hear that you have not had a clear cut answer. One of my colleagues in Admissions who specialises in Medicine Admissions would be happy to send you an email with further information about the selection process relevant to the circumstances that you have listed. Would you be able to send us a private message with your email so that they can respond to you directly? Thanks!

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Hello I_A_786,

I am sorry to hear that you have not had a clear cut answer. One of my colleagues in Admissions who specialises in Medicine Admissions would be happy to send you an email with further information about the selection process relevant to the circumstances that you have listed. Would you be able to send us a private message with your email so that they can respond to you directly? Thanks!

Melody
What was UCat cut off for normal school leavers application last year and the year before? How do they grade the GCSe since I couldn't find anything about GCSe on their website. Thanks.
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What was UCat cut off for normal school leavers application last year and the year before? How do they grade the GCSe since I couldn't find anything about GCSe on their website. Thanks.
Hello Yashchou,

I have been told by the Admissions team that last year they did not use the UCAT score as they were able to invite all students from tier 3. They did not have the year before cut off to hand but wanted to stress that it can change hugely year on year (which I am sure you are aware of) so is not that useful a guide. I assume you are already familiar with our BMBS admissions policy?

There are no specific GCSE (or equivalent qualification) requirements for BMBS Medicine at Exeter beyond our general requirements to have acceptable levels of literacy. This would typically be evidenced by GCSE English Language at minimum grade C (4).

I hope this helps- good luck with your application!

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Hello Yashchou,

I have been told by the Admissions team that last year they did not use the UCAT score as they were able to invite all students from tier 3. They did not have the year before cut off to hand but wanted to stress that it can change hugely year on year (which I am sure you are aware of) so is not that useful a guide. I assume you are already familiar with our BMBS admissions policy?

There are no specific GCSE (or equivalent qualification) requirements for BMBS Medicine at Exeter beyond our general requirements to have acceptable levels of literacy. This would typically be evidenced by GCSE English Language at minimum grade C (4).

I hope this helps- good luck with your application!

Melody
Thanks
How does medical school UCAt score for the interview or admission process please
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On this same thread people have posted some UCat cut offs between 645 and 667.is it possible to know the lowest UCat score that was accepted for admission last year?
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Hello Yashchou,

I would recommend reading the BMBS admissions policy as this outlines how we shortlist applicants for interview in more detail. In short, we place all applications in to tiers (you can see the criteria for each tier in the policy I have linked to). The tiering is based upon predicted grades, so those with higher grades will be in a higher tier. We have a set number of places for interviews. Students are invited from the highest tiers first until all the designated places are filled for interviews. Where there are too many applicants for the places available from a given tier, applicants will be ranked by overall UCAT score, in order to arrive at a defined number of applicants to be called for interview. So the UCAS is used as a differential once predicted grades have been considered.

I hope this makes sense. If you have further questions do get in touch, or you might also find it useful to contact our Admissions team on 0300 555 60 60.

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Hello Yashchou,

I would recommend reading the BMBS admissions policy as this outlines how we shortlist applicants for interview in more detail. In short, we place all applications in to tiers (you can see the criteria for each tier in the policy I have linked to). The tiering is based upon predicted grades, so those with higher grades will be in a higher tier. We have a set number of places for interviews. Students are invited from the highest tiers first until all the designated places are filled for interviews. Where there are too many applicants for the places available from a given tier, applicants will be ranked by overall UCAT score, in order to arrive at a defined number of applicants to be called for interview. So the UCAS is used as a differential once predicted grades have been considered.

I hope this makes sense. If you have further questions do get in touch, or you might also find it useful to contact our Admissions team on 0300 555 60 60.

Melody
Hi,
Would we have to state that we live in a low progression area, or will that be evident from the UCAS application (when we put down our postcode)?
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Would we have to state that we live in a low progression area, or will that be evident from the UCAS application (when we put down our postcode)?
Pretty sure postcodes are one of the few things that doesn’t have to be evidenced separately as it’s just where you put down on your application
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Pretty sure postcodes are one of the few things that doesn’t have to be evidenced separately as it’s just where you put down on your application
So they'll know if you're from a low progression area...?
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Hi there, I just wanted to know Exeter admissions stance on Scottish applicants for its medicine course: if someone was to be predicted all A’s for their advanced highers (which is the highest grades they can be predicted for this course), what tier would they be in?
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Hii guys
Please post below if you have recieved an interview from exeter medicine A100 for 2020 entry and state your stats.

My stats
GCSE- 9888766654
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Ucat- 2390 band 2

Good luck !
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Hii guys
Please post below if you have recieved an interview from exeter medicine A100 for 2020 entry and state your stats.

My stats
GCSE- 9888766654
Predicted-AAA
Ucat- 2390 band 2

Good luck !
Are you a contextual applicant as Exeter rank on predictions?
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hey guys,
so i've applied to Exeter but really unsure whether I'll have a chance of getting an interview
My stats are:
I'm a resit student but my a-level predictions for this year are A*,A,A
GCSE's:5a*,3a,1b
UCAT: 2830 (707.5 average) band 2
thanks guys
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Are you a contextual applicant as Exeter rank on predictions?
Yes I'm an conxteual student
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