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don't be sorry! school comes first, we'll all be here waiting
reading this when i should be working on my activity log

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reading this when i should be working on my activity log

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ayo get back to work!! the feeling of completing it is pure bliss. lemme know if you need any help <3
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Hope you have a good week!
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UPDATE!!!!(5th November 2020)
Hey guys! I have been resurrected from the dead. I am sorry for not updating this. School was getting too much for me but I am so proud for myself (and literally any other med and oxbridge applicant and even yr13s) for getting through this far into the term during such s*** times. So what I have done since my last update?

  • EPQ- I have finally finished and don't ever want to think about it again. Don't get me wrong, I love the topics but I will never the willpower write a 10000 word essay on medical ethics again.
  • UCAS- Yay! I submitted it the day before my birthday (13th October) so hopefully I will some extra luck. So this was my final choices:
  1. Cambridge- Medicine
  • UCL- Medicine
  • King's- Medicine
  • Southampton- Medicine
  • St George's- Biomedical Sciences
  • I had to complete an SAQ as well for Cambridge (Basically had to write a 1200 character "essay" on why I chose Cambridge and had to disclose what topics I had covered in each subjects and how big my classes are and some other boring admin stuff)
  • Exams and Flipping Practical Write ups- Some teachers need to understand that students need something called a good mental health because for the past few weeks they have been bombarding us with so many tests (our school didn't even mocks last half term) For example, the week before half term, I had 1 chemistry test, 2 maths tests ( one on A2 Integration 🤢), 4 biology practical write ups and 2 chemistry write ups on top of homework.
  • BMAT- Literally just did this yesterday. Section 1 was actually alright, much better than I expected. Section 2 on the other hand was a different story. The timing was so difficult. I had to guess about 5 question within 40 secs. Whoever got paid to write those questions must have been having a really s*** day. However Section 3, whoever decided to write the third essay question deserves a pay rise because it was a godsend. I guess I can't talk about the actual questions till December so can't really say anything more than that but yeh hopefully my scores gets me an interview for Cambridge and UCL (UCL at least). I will only know on the 27th November and it's a school holiday for me so I will get to drown in my own tears at home. Yay! (To the many people who experienced issues with the exam. I am so sorry. There were so many things that the exam provider should have checked before giving the test out.)
I have finished all my pre-interview admissions process so all I can do is wait while teachers deliberately eat away at my mental health. Sorry this was kinda short for 2 months worth of my life but I gotta go revise for a bio test on photosynthesis and respiration for tmrw. Lockdown starts again today so hope everyone is well and safe. Till next time (whenever that will be lol) bye!

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Lil Update: Just poured hot oil over my middle finger on my right hand (I was frying some sausages). The scar is gonna be there for a long time).
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well done for getting through bmat! i agree i found s2 nASty
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well done for getting through bmat! i agree i found s2 nASty
Yeh. I remember in the exam, I was missing out so many questions and I was like this shouldn't be happening. I thought I should be getting at least a few. But when I came and everyone else told me that they found it so hard, I was like yes I wasn't having a mind blank. Tbh I'm just we have all finished the preinterview part of the application. All we can do is wait. I know they sent out UCAT scores yesterday so hopefully we will can get some offers soon. (Ik Sheffield is sending out offers on the 16th)
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A2 integration is awful

Glad to hear the BMAT went okay, well done on completing it and well done for getting your UCAS sent off - best of luck :woo:

Hope you have a good weekend and get chance to relax and feel proud of yourself for everything you have completed :hugs:
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A2 integration is awful

Glad to hear the BMAT went okay, well done on completing it and well done for getting your UCAS sent off - best of luck :woo:

Hope you have a good weekend and get chance to relax and feel proud of yourself for everything you have completed :hugs:
Thanks. Hope you're having a good weekend too. (I literally have be in front of the front of the tv watching cnn all day) How is your UCAS going? :hugs:
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Thanks. Hope you're having a good weekend too. (I literally have be in front of the front of the tv watching cnn all day) How is your UCAS going? :hugs:
Honestly, not great I am really struggling with my personal statement, which means I can't send my application off which is kind of annoying :eek:
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Honestly, not great I am really struggling with my personal statement, which means I can't send my application off which is kind of annoying :eek:
Ik. At least you're in this position way before the deadline. I literally finished my ps the week before Oct 15th. All I can say is that it does take time and it is the best feeling when you have finished it
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I'm so happy that you have a gyg blog :party:

and good luck
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I'm so happy that you have a gyg blog :party:

and good luck
Thank you. I am guessing you're at uni now. How's it going?
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Thank you. I am guessing you're at uni now. How's it going?
nah SQA and my school screwed me over
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nah SQA and my school screwed me over
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Oh I'm really sorry about that. I guess you put your UCAS in. Was it as stressful as last time?

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Oh I'm really sorry about that. I guess you put your UCAS in. Was it as stressful as last time?

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yes and no.
yes - no support from my school now and all my med and non med friends are at uni

funnily my UCAT went down and up at the same time:


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2020
VR 620
DM 590
QR 690
AR 660
SJT band 1
AVERAGE 640

2019
VR 669
DM 690
QR 690
AR 620
SJT band 3
AVERAGE 665
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like last year I was like I am going to get an offer but this year its more like I am going to get rejected



no - oddly more relaxing from last year like I kinda now when to hear back from unis and what to expect

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You guys already know what courses I have applied to but this is more for me to track all my applications.

Applied: 12/10/2020
UCAT: 710 Band 2
BMAT: 5 4.8 3.5A
GCSEs: 99988887766A*B
Predicted A-Levels: A*A*A in Maths, Chemistry, Biology. Didn't get a predicted for my EPQ but it doesn't really affect my offers if I get any.


University of Cambridge (Downing College) / A100
Date: 12/10/2020 | Reply: Acknowledgement
Date: 20/10/2020 | Reply: SAQ Acknowledgement
Date: 03/12/2020 | Reply: Rejection

UCL / A100
Date: 14/10/2020 | Reply: Acknowledgement
Date: 06/01/2021 | Reply: Interview invite
Date: 17/02/2021 | Reply: Conditional Offer (A*AA)

King's / A100
Date: 13/10/2020 | Reply: Acknowledgement
Date: 12/02/2021 | Reply: Rejection

Southampton / A100
Date: 13/10/2020 | Reply: Acknowledgement
Date: 06/01/2021 | Reply: Interview invite
Date: (date) | Reply: Offer / Rejection

St George's / B940
Date: 22/10/2020 | Reply: Acknowledgement
Date: 17/12/2020 | Reply: Conditional Offer (ABB)

I know there's a thread for this but I didn't really want to put it on there so I'm putting it here. I will update this as I get updates from my unis.
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whoo downing med gang! did you get sent a fee status form to fill in?
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we’re also applying to the same med unis ahhh - so nervous ab when they’ll start sending out interview invites
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whoo downing med gang! did you get sent a fee status form to fill in?
yeh why was it only for med applicants?

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we’re also applying to the same med unis ahhh - so nervous ab when they’ll start sending out interview invites
someone on TSR thinks king's should be sending them out very soon so I have frantically checking my email. (an unhealthy amount lol)
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yeh why was it only for med applicants?


someone on TSR thinks king's should be sending them out very soon so I have frantically checking my email. (an unhealthy amount lol)
no idea/ maybe bc intl places are capped idk tho.
me too loll terrifying honestly, wish they gave us a date it would be announced instead of having us check everyday lol.
have u started interview prep? idk if i should start after invites come out or if i should be doing stuff now
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