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So yea :/ Any advice? I vote bring back UKCAT :p:
so people can get lucky and pull off high scores whereas those who tried equally as hard get really low scores? it tests nothing but luck.
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so people can get lucky and pull off high scores whereas those who tried equally as hard get really low scores? it tests nothing but luck.
Amen :yep:
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so people can get lucky and pull off high scores whereas those who tried equally as hard get really low scores? it tests nothing but luck.
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but just because someone 'tried equally as hard' doesn't mean they deserve to get a good score. Effort is only a very small part of ability which is ultimately what the UKCAT aims to test.

The UKCAT should be scrapped though.
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(Original post by Raquel//)

So yea :/ Any advice? I vote bring back UKCAT :p:
Leave. Now. :p:
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Oooh god.

*slowly tiptoes out of thread*
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(Original post by x.beth.x)
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but just because someone 'tried equally as hard' doesn't mean they deserve to get a good score. Effort is only a very small part of ability which is ultimately what the UKCAT aims to test.

The UKCAT should be scrapped though.

But that wasn't the point anyway. The point was that alot of the UKCAT is pure fluke.

How many people have said that they only answered the first half of the questions and guessed the second half - but they've still come out with scores of like 750 because they've been lucky enough to guess some right answers? The answer is alot.
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(Original post by Raquel//)
Oooh god.

*slowly tiptoes out of thread*
Sorry, we have a very strong anti-UKCAT policy on this thread.
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(Original post by x.beth.x)
I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but just because someone 'tried equally as hard' doesn't mean they deserve to get a good score. Effort is only a very small part of ability which is ultimately what the UKCAT aims to test.

The UKCAT should be scrapped though.

The UKCAT "aims" to test and failed miserably.

If Einstein got 600 and some random 17yr old boy got 850, who has more ability?
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The UKCAT "aims" to test and failed miserably.

If Einstein got 600 and some random 17yr old boy got 850, who has more ability?
Einstein did the UKCAT?! :p:
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I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but just because someone 'tried equally as hard' doesn't mean they deserve to get a good score. Effort is only a very small part of ability which is ultimately what the UKCAT aims to test.
Also, what does "ability" mean in this context?

The ability to guess wisely? The ability to peel bananas super quick?

The truth is that it tests very little, and that's what's frustrating so many of us prospective medics.
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Einstein did the UKCAT?! :p:

i just used him as an example. but NO LOL.


i was gonna say two students with the same results and brain power, with different scores but Einstein was more effective.
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Also, what does "ability" mean in this context?

The ability to guess wisely? The ability to peel bananas super quick?

The truth is that it tests very little, and that's what's frustrating so many of us prospective medics.

id get top marks in that.:yep:
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id get top marks in that.:yep:
Ah but it depends on the ripeness of the banana! If you got a premature one that was green, and I got a perfectly ripe one, then of course I'd win :yep:
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Ah but it depends on the ripeness of the banana! If you got a premature one that was green, and I got a perfectly ripe one, then of course I'd win :yep:

No i have mad skills, which involves a wall and a hammer.
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oh gawd more ukcat talk?..

seriously, i'm gonna shoot someone.

now where did Raquel run off to. :shifty:
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i just used him as an example. but NO LOL.


i was gonna say two students with the same results and brain power, with different scores but Einstein was more effective.
It is a good point though, two academically capable applicants can get markedly different UKCAT scores...

And the image of Einstein doing the UKCAT amuses me much :p:
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BMAT RULES (Well apart from the suffering and pain and pant wetting it will/is causing)
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No i have mad skills, which involves a wall and a hammer.
That sentence suggests you're a psychopath.
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I practised for the UKCAT with three weeks worth of preparation prior to sitting it and came out with an average of 605. To be honest, I don't think it would have made a difference if I only spent a day preparing for it. It's very biased to say it's based on luck alone because there are elements which test natural logic and ability. Yes, some people can get very lucky and guess a lot correctly and come out with a good score but I don't think it's fair to discredit the efforts of those who did well. I personally know two of my friends who came out with scores well above 700 and it's not a surprise either. When a few of my peers have asked "Oh how did you do?" and when I respond, I can't help feel that they judge my ability and prospect as a potential doctor when they have knowledge of how others have done - and that is what upsets me a bit.

We've got less than a week left till the BMAT - I think it's best to focus on that for now until we've sat it first.
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does anyone feel like the interview will be more important than the bmat score?
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