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Hi my daughter is in currently final year of A level-her predicted grades are A*(BIO) A*(Chem)A(Maths)- her Ucat score 705 and band 2 in SJT.

Her GCSE gardes in All the sciences 9/Maths-9/Eng-Lang 9/Eng Lit-6.

She wants to apply King college/Birmingham /Keele/Imperial/Bristol/cardiff...


How can we get right advice if she should apply any of these or not with her all grades and Ucat score.
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Your daughter has really good grades and will probably get interviews in most places

I'd go for:
-Kings
-Keele
-Bristol
-Birms

If she's also planning to do BMAT, then she can apply to imperial
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Hi my daughter is in currently final year of A level-her predicted grades are A*(BIO) A*(Chem)A(Maths)- her Ucat score 705 and band 2 in SJT.

Her GCSE gardes in All the sciences 9/Maths-9/Eng-Lang 9/Eng Lit-6.

She wants to apply King college/Birmingham /Keele/Imperial/Bristol/cardiff...


How can we get right advice if she should apply any of these or not with her all grades and Ucat score.
her UKCAT is very good. What were the rest of her GCSEs? A lot of unis want consistently good GCSE grades. Not sure exactly but like 8/9s in most subjects.
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her UKCAT is very good. What were the rest of her GCSEs? A lot of unis want consistently good GCSE grades. Not sure exactly but like 8/9s in most subjects.
Did she only do the 6 you mentioned?
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Did she only do the 6 you mentioned?
No No she has her grades in GCSE- BIo- 9
Chem-9
Physic-9
Maths- 9
English Language-9
Geography- 9
History -8
Computer Scienc-8
Food Tech-8
French-A
Only she got 6 in English literature
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No No she has her grades in GCSE- BIo- 9
Chem-9
Physic-9
Maths- 9
English Language-9
Geography- 9
History -8
Computer Scienc-8
Food Tech-8
French-A
Only she got 6 in English literature
Oh that makes things better then. I don't think English Lit will matter too much (but double check the requirements). A 6 is still a B isn't it? So that should be fine. What's most important is that she has loads of A*s so her GCSEs are lookin good
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She can also think of Bristol and Nottingham- I have heard birmingham is very competitive is that true ?
Yes she is planning to apply for Imperial and rest 3 university she wants to choose under UCAT.
Thats why want to get some feedback from experience people . Where she should with her grades and Ucat score she should apply for.
I have also heard that 705 with SJT band 2 is quite low for King college so she was very disappointed.

Please share your experience/feedback that would be helpful.
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Oh that makes things better then. I don't think English Lit will matter too much (but double check the requirements). A 6 is still a B isn't it? So that should be fine. What's most important is that she has loads of A*s so her GCSEs are lookin good
yes luckily she has good gsce grades and her predicted grades are A*(Bio)/A*(Chem) A(Maths).
Only with UCAT score 705 with SJT band 2 I am thinking where it is low or average?
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yes luckily she has good gsce grades and her predicted grades are A*(Bio)/A*(Chem) A(Maths).
Only with UCAT score 705 with SJT band 2 I am thinking where it is low or average?
That's an above average score, definitely, but the unis you've mentioned, especially King's, really use the UCAT in their selection and so they may have a much higher cutoff than other unis. Average is usually around 630 so she should be proud! King's is really competitive, but most other schools would consider that an amazing score.
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That's an above average score, definitely, but the unis you've mentioned, especially King's, really use the UCAT in their selection and so they may have a much higher cutoff than other unis. Average is usually around 630 so she should be proud! King's is really competitive, but most other schools would consider that an amazing score.
Hmm. what about Birmingham/Nottingham/bristol/newcastle/cardiff which can be most suitable in her case- out of these who looks on UCAT most any guess?
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Newcastle I would say. Cutoff in previous years has been around 2720 and thats mainly how they choose for interviews
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Hmm. what about Birmingham/Nottingham/bristol/newcastle/cardiff which can be most suitable in her case- out of these who looks on UCAT most any guess?
definitely not cardiff- i got an offer from them with 585 or something
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Ok what about birmingham/bristol and nottingham what are chances in these?-any suggestion
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I seem to say this a lot but do check if she might be entitled to a reduced offer due to postcode gcse school or a level school ... or various other criteria ... newcastle medicine do this with a separate form (called partners) bristol I know is automatic and notts too I think automatic but please do check ... it gives a tiny bit of breathing room as let's her drop 1 grade in 1 subject and still get in ! dont be afraid to use those schemes where you can they are there to help and wont b mentioned once she is in the uni ... my daughter used it and is doing Brill just started year 3 at newcastle.
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definitely not cardiff- i got an offer from them with 585 or something
Hi any one can suggest how safe bristol could be for my daughters as per grades and score??
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Hi any one can suggest how safe bristol could be for my daughters as per grades and score??
Bristol are UCAT heavy and therefore no one can really say. They interview the top 20% of their applicants but based on last year therefore the only way to say 100% would be with a score in around the top 2%. Last year the cutoff was 690 and it may go up slightly but no one can really say
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Bristol are UCAT heavy and therefore no one can really say. They interview the top 20% of their applicants but based on last year therefore the only way to say 100% would be with a score in around the top 2%. Last year the cutoff was 690 and it may go up slightly but no one can really say
That means it can be risiky her case as she got 705 with SJT band 2??
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That means it can be risiky her case as she got 705 with SJT band 2??
The sjt band is irrelevant. Her score will likely put her in the top decile or just outside it which is a great score. There have historically only been cutoffs above 700 6 years ago when there was an error in one of the tests . It is however still risky as Bristol is one of the most applied to unis and they don’t actually interview that many people compared to their applicants so it genuinely just depends on who applies, what their score are and potentially how much your daughter wants to go to Bristol and how risk averse she is
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Hi my daughter is in currently final year of A level-her predicted grades are A*(BIO) A*(Chem)A(Maths)- her Ucat score 705 and band 2 in SJT.

Her GCSE gardes in All the sciences 9/Maths-9/Eng-Lang 9/Eng Lit-6.

She wants to apply King college/Birmingham /Keele/Imperial/Bristol/cardiff...


How can we get right advice if she should apply any of these or not with her all grades and Ucat score.
I'm also a parent (of a current Med student).

To get the best advice you should post on this thread https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...22970&page=152
You should list all your daughter's GCSE results by subject, with predicted A levels and her UCAT score. Also give a list of the Med Schools your daughter is particularly interested in - I think you later mentioned Nottingham and Newcastle as well as those above.

Until last year I used to give a lot of advice on that thread but it was taking up too much of my time, so I've dropped it. However there are quite a few people still giving advice on there, particularly @Ganfyd who is also a parent and who has been helping people with her knowledge of the different entry requirements for 5 years now.

I noticed that you may have been put off of King's by reputed hign UCAT requirements, but my recollection is that the combination of your daughter's UCAT score and GCSE grades (which you listed in full in post 5) would be fine based on historical cut off scores. It's true that a score of 705 is about average for a King's applicant, but there have been applicants with scores as low as 640-650 who have got interviews because of their excellent GCSE grades (which your daughter has achieved) ie: it's the combination of UCAT and GCSE which counts, not one or the other.

She will be a strong contender for the vast majority of UCAT Med Schools, and many will be almost guaranteed for interview (based on historical cut off scores). She should probably avoid Keele because they use criteria which don't match your daughter's strengths in GCSE and UCAT ie: she has better options.

Anyway, as i said before, I have not kept up to date this year, so your best current advice will be from posting on the thread I mentioned above.

Good luck
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I'm also a parent (of a current Med student).

To get the best advice you should post on this thread https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...22970&page=152
You should list all your daughter's GCSE results by subject, with predicted A levels and her UCAT score. Also give a list of the Med Schools your daughter is particularly interested in - I think you later mentioned Nottingham and Newcastle as well as those above.

Until last year I used to give a lot of advice on that thread but it was taking up too much of my time, so I've dropped it. However there are quite a few people still giving advice on there, particularly @Ganfyd who is also a parent and who has been helping people with her knowledge of the different entry requirements for 5 years now.

I noticed that you may have been put off of King's by reputed hign UCAT requirements, but my recollection is that the combination of your daughter's UCAT score and GCSE grades (which you listed in full in post 5) would be fine based on historical cut off scores. It's true that a score of 705 is about average for a King's applicant, but there have been applicants with scores as low as 640-650 who have got interviews because of their excellent GCSE grades (which your daughter has achieved) ie: it's the combination of UCAT and GCSE which counts, not one or the other.

She will be a strong contender for the vast majority of UCAT Med Schools, and many will be almost guaranteed for interview (based on historical cut off scores). She should probably avoid Keele because they use criteria which don't match your daughter's strengths in GCSE and UCAT ie: she has better options.

Anyway, as i said before, I have not kept up to date this year, so your best current advice will be from posting on the thread I mentioned above.

Good luck
Thank you so much for your advice. I will take your advice and post on suggested link. Thanks a lot.
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