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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    Everyone with coursework...we dont get any for biology or maths. Its great. Biology has a practical exam which for us is OPEN BOOK - next year dont get that, hah.
    Practical exams are worse. My Chemistry one was traumatising. I was really really ill that day and felt so faint in one of those stupid hut things outside with all the windows closed. I got given dodgey equipment as well so I managed to spill HCl on the floor and I forgot to put my goggles on until about 15 minutes in. As you can see that day went very well for me :yep: :p: I suck at coursework generally. I always lose my marks on it.

    The Maths coursework is rubbish. Stupid MEI. It is soooo boring and only counts for like 20 UMS (although it takes like 8 hours!).
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    one third of my english exam is coursework. and it's really really helpful that i hated one of the novels and didn't even read it!
    & i suck at practicals as well. i always manage to drop stuff or break something or spill something or generally mess it up somehow. argh!
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    I'm so stressed right now.

    - Biology trip from Wednesday to Friday. I HAVE to hand in my completed PLANNING section for BYB5/c on Friday and was only just told about it today.
    - Computing teacher is nagging the class to hand in the entire Analysis section for CPT6 by next week. I haven't even started it and it's supposed to be like fifty pages long.
    - I'm still on my third draft of my PS and am not satisfied with it at all.
    - I am struggling with Core 3 and Chemistry in general.
    - I have my theory exam next Monday and haven't done much preparation at all for it.

    I've got so much on my mind, I really don't know what to prioritise to be honest.
    Wahey finished my plan and passed my theory today!

    In other news, my form tutor was escorted from my school by police on Friday morning while I was on the Biology field trip. No idea what's going on - not my place to get involved either. I'm more worried about where this leaves my bloody reference since all the teachers return their references to him to gather and write something.
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    Wahey finished my plan and passed my theory today!

    In other news, my form tutor was escorted from my school by police on Friday morning while I was on the Biology field trip. No idea what's going on - not my place to get involved either. I'm more worried about where this leaves my bloody reference since all the teachers return their references to him to gather and write something.
    Have you guys added the BMAT/UKCAT admissions tests to your UCAS application?? I've made a thread about this already but no one seems to care about it (or me) .
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    Wahey finished my plan and passed my theory today!

    In other news, my form tutor was escorted from my school by police on Friday morning while I was on the Biology field trip. No idea what's going on - not my place to get involved either. I'm more worried about where this leaves my bloody reference since all the teachers return their references to him to gather and write something.
    Congratulations on passing your theory test. It must feel good to be able to finally begin crossing items off of your list. I cannot wait to finish my personal statement and the BMAT.
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    (Original post by ajdj)
    Have you guys added the BMAT/UKCAT admissions tests to your UCAS application?? I've made a thread about this already but no one seems to care about it (or me) .
    my tutor told me to add the ukcat, but i don't know if that's relevant or not. haven't put the bmat on. yet.
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    (Original post by ajdj)
    Have you guys added the BMAT/UKCAT admissions tests to your UCAS application?? I've made a thread about this already but no one seems to care about it (or me) .
    You honestly don't need to.
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    how do u add it on?
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    Hello,
    I have a query. My sixth form says that the earliest they can send my UCAS application off is in the beginning of October (1st/2nd), however, as we all know, the deadline is October 15th. Would this be a disadvantage on my part, since it might be considered to be a relatively 'late' medical application?

    I've been begging them to let me send it off, since I've had my PS drafted over 10 times and checked constantly since the summer holiday - so I really would like to submit it now. Even my referee said that it doesn't take long to write a reference, so everything could be off in time.

    What should I do? Am I wrong, is this actually early enough?


    Would be grateful for replies.


    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Supernova*23)
    Hello,
    I have a query. My sixth form says that the earliest they can send my UCAS application off is in the beginning of October (1st/2nd), however, as we all know, the deadline is October 15th. Would this be a disadvantage on my part, since it might be considered to be a relatively 'late' medical application?

    Thanks!
    im not 100% sure, but i really doubt it will put you at a disadvantage....most people will be in the same situation. my ucas is now finished by me, but needs my teachers to add the reference etc., which probably won't be done before the start of October, at the earliest. im sure ive heard that a fair few med schools don't even start looking at applications until after the deadline anyway...as long as it's there by the 15th, it should get equal consideration with the rest....medicine's just treated a bit differently to other subjects.
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    Just had a UCAS / parents evening with the head of year which was helpful. Finally understand how the reference thing works. Got to do a bit of chasing up teachers to make sure they get it done real soon.

    My head of year is also insisting that I have a back up alternative course. When I suggested that I would take a gap year and reapply if I got four rejections, she gave me a stern look and rambled on how it would be a waste of time and how much harder it would be to get a place the following year if I did that (which is complete crap everyone here knows).

    What is everyone else doing? Just the four choices or a back up alternative course too?
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    might as well apply for a backup...you always have the option to accept it or not if you do get 4 rejections.
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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    You might as well choose a 5th - Im gonna do biomed as a 5th (though if I get 4 rejections, im going for a gap year). At least if you have a change of heart, you can go for the 5th choice.
    Less likely to be a change of heart and more likely to be : Sudden Onset Depression
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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    You might as well choose a 5th - Im gonna do biomed as a 5th (though if I get 4 rejections, im going for a gap year). At least if you have a change of heart, you can go for the 5th choice.
    :ditto:
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    Just had a UCAS / parents evening with the head of year which was helpful. Finally understand how the reference thing works. Got to do a bit of chasing up teachers to make sure they get it done real soon.

    My head of year is also insisting that I have a back up alternative course. When I suggested that I would take a gap year and reapply if I got four rejections, she gave me a stern look and rambled on how it would be a waste of time and how much harder it would be to get a place the following year if I did that (which is complete crap everyone here knows).

    What is everyone else doing? Just the four choices or a back up alternative course too?
    if you do really badly in the A-Levels and wont be able to reapply in a gap year its best just to have an insurance back-up even if you will never go there
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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    I swear, we're the same person...:woo:
    :p: I would say so too, except from that tiny difference between our sex chromosomes...
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    :p: I would say so too, except from that tiny difference between our sex chromosomes...

    LOL true i was just gonna say apart from the Boobs.

    but you beat me with a slightly better answer!
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    LOL true i was just gonna say apart from the Boobs.

    but you beat me with a slightly better answer!
    you always need to be frank don't you jjkkll :o:
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    (Original post by motiv3)
    you always need to be frank don't you jjkkll :o:

    no point in sugar coating things it doesn't change what they actually are!!
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    ARGH! Confusement here!
    Trying to post my Personal Statement up on UCAS but it's saying it's over the character limit, despite Word saying it's 3998 characters (with spaces). Anyone else found this/have any idea what it's going on about?!?
 
 
 
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