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2650 worth applying with?
I would guess it may be a bit on the low side unless you’re contextual although do wait for the interim/final deciles to be published before definitely ruling iut
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hey friends , I want to also apply through the partner's programme for architecture I meet EVERY requirement except from my maths and English GCSE not being a level 6. Is there a point of m applying ;(((((( .I mean i really want to go to Newcastle I love it !!!!! i also did both of the summers schools and it was totally fine i was accepted so i need some guidance

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I don’t know if anyone knows this but I have a few questions about Newcastle medicine.
1.I have done some research and found that the interview score needed for offer through PARTNERS has been higher than standard entry so I just wondered why that may be.
2. Following on from that, I think last year or the one before the interviewffer was higher for PARTNERS than standard entry so I’m just wondering how this works if both the previous point and this are true .
3. I absolutely loved Newcastle when I visited and love the way they run the course but due to distance from where I live was unable to attend an open day ( have looked at the ppt they have from it on their website) but I was wondering both how clinical placements work in the first few years as well as if anyone knows what the % of people failing or dropping out is at different stages ( I’m only curious as I know a few years ago Leicester published something along these lines). Also how does the first year split in terms of proportions of time spent in each of the activities the website lists for the rest of the years as for some reason unbeknownst to me the data for the first year is not there [kind of turned into quite a few qs]
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Hi all, just wanted to update, I sent in my UCAS on September 6, and I just got an email (September 9) from Newcastle requesting that I send my predicted GPA for graduation (I'm int'l)
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I don’t know if anyone knows this but I have a few questions about Newcastle medicine.
1.I have done some research and found that the interview score needed for offer through PARTNERS has been higher than standard entry so I just wondered why that may be.
2. Following on from that, I think last year or the one before the interviewffer was higher for PARTNERS than standard entry so I’m just wondering how this works if both the previous point and this are true .
3. I absolutely loved Newcastle when I visited and love the way they run the course but due to distance from where I live was unable to attend an open day ( have looked at the ppt they have from it on their website) but I was wondering both how clinical placements work in the first few years as well as if anyone knows what the % of people failing or dropping out is at different stages ( I’m only curious as I know a few years ago Leicester published something along these lines). Also how does the first year split in terms of proportions of time spent in each of the activities the website lists for the rest of the years as for some reason unbeknownst to me the data for the first year is not there [kind of turned into quite a few qs]
1) All unis have quotas they are given for WA applicants that they are expected to fill, so they are essentially assessed as an entirely different cohort (similar to internationals). THey therefore have their own UCAT cut off and their own post interview cut off

2) See above

3) FIrst few years you do half/full day clinical placements at a GP surgery or on the ward. It's every couple of weeks, I think. I think there is something timetabled for pretty much all of most days, but do not know the split between lectures, small-group and practical stuff, I'm afraid and #2 who has just finished 1st year is not around to ask, but if it matters, remind me later and I will ask him.
Not sure of drop out/failure rate, but they are pretty strict if you fail resits and there is no automatic right to resit a year.
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(Original post by GANFYD)
1) All unis have quotas they are given for WA applicants that they are expected to fill, so they are essentially assessed as an entirely different cohort (similar to internationals). THey therefore have their own UCAT cut off and their own post interview cut off

2) See above

3) FIrst few years you do half/full day clinical placements at a GP surgery or on the ward. It's every couple of weeks, I think. I think there is something timetabled for pretty much all of most days, but do not know the split between lectures, small-group and practical stuff, I'm afraid and #2 who has just finished 1st year is not around to ask, but if it matters, remind me later and I will ask him.
Not sure of drop out/failure rate, but they are pretty strict if you fail resits and there is no automatic right to resit a year.
Thank you.
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Thank you.
Apparently students are randomly assigned a GP practice in groups of 2 or 3 and you attend twice in the first year (all day - transport provided is not local)
The hospital is done in seminar groups (13-20 people) and you spend a whole day there 3 times in the first year. Can be on any ward, usually taking histories and examining patients - it is to put into practice the skills learned but the degree of interaction apparently depends on which Dr you are with.

Still no idea how many fail, but says the pass mark is set before the exam is sat, generally, so theoretically, everybody could pass or fail (does not happen)!! Son not personally aware of anybody who failed first year. Says threshold for SBA exam was 53.3 and lower quartile was 56.41 so around 20% failed. For SAP threshold was 50% and max 10 people failed (these exams can be resat).

Says weeks vary hugely - from 3 days off to 6 hours of lectures a day.

They are set a case and then have lectures based round this and the case leader decides how many small group/tutorial sessions etc. Case 1 (cardiac arrest) was roughly 60% to 40% lectures to practicals/seminars. Says have time in skills lab proportional to the case - 1 anatomy session per case and up to 3 clinical skills sessions per case, usually. The cases are variable in length from around 5 days up to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity, eg kidney most complex, "Foundation cases" being the easiest.
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Apparently students are randomly assigned a GP practice in groups of 2 or 3 and you attend twice in the first year (all day - transport provided is not local)
The hospital is done in seminar groups (13-20 people) and you spend a whole day there 3 times in the first year. Can be on any ward, usually taking histories and examining patients - it is to put into practice the skills learned but the degree of interaction apparently depends on which Dr you are with.

Still no idea how many fail, but says the pass mark is set before the exam is sat, generally, so theoretically, everybody could pass or fail (does not happen)!! Son not personally aware of anybody who failed first year. Says threshold for SBA exam was 53.3 and lower quartile was 56.41 so around 20% failed. For SAP threshold was 50% and max 10 people failed (these exams can be resat).

Says weeks vary hugely - from 3 days off to 6 hours of lectures a day.

They are set a case and then have lectures based round this and the case leader decides how many small group/tutorial sessions etc. Case 1 (cardiac arrest) was roughly 60% to 40% lectures to practicals/seminars. Says have time in skills lab proportional to the case - 1 anatomy session per case and up to 3 clinical skills sessions per case, usually. The cases are variable in length from around 5 days up to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity, eg kidney most complex, "Foundation cases" being the easiest.
That was really useful
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That was really useful
It was like getting blood out of a stone!!
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Anybody going to the open day on Saturday?

Do we know if there is a tour of the medical school as there is nothing mentioned on the 'Plan your day' document?
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International A*A*AA predicted 2820 SJT Band 3 - do I have a shot for an interview?
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International A*A*AA predicted 2820 SJT Band 3 - do I have a shot for an interview?
Last year's cutoff for interview was 2720, and it's been lower in years before that. Interview is only based on UCAT score so you should get an interview. Where are you applying from?
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ah that's great to hear!
I'm a Vietnamese intl student doing high school in NZ so applying through my NZ centre/school
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ah that's great to hear!
I'm a Vietnamese intl student doing high school in NZ so applying through my NZ centre/school
Good luck! I'm applying from the US also to Newcastle. See you at interview assuming I filled out my application right.
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Good luck! I'm applying from the US also to Newcastle. See you at interview assuming I filled out my application right.
Haha yes hope to see you there
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I have UCAT 2740, SJT band 3. Is it risky to apply to Newcastle Medicine?
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Also, in the partners I qualify for one of the criteria however not sure if grammar schools are considered state schools. Would anyone know please?
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I have UCAT 2740, SJT band 3. Is it risky to apply to Newcastle Medicine?
How much do you like Newcastle to risk it? It was bang on the cut off for last year. I'd make sure your other choices are safer if you go for it.
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Also, in the partners I qualify for one of the criteria however not sure if grammar schools are considered state schools. Would anyone know please?
I wasn’t sure of this too but I don’t think it is because grammar schools are selective. Check with Newcastle though
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I wasn’t sure of this too but I don’t think it is because grammar schools are selective. Check with Newcastle though
I think they may be considered selective but best to check
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