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Welcome to the Cambridge A100 2022 Entry Discussion.

Cambridge A100 2021 thread:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6560572

For general information click: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....urses/medicine

For entry requirements click: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....quirements.pdf

Spreadsheet with acceptance rates per college in 2021, 2020, and 2019 kindly provided by themartinipolice:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...yJQtE/htmlview

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Good luck!
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Hi all,

Thought I'd start us off.

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ALevel (Hopefully)
3A* (Bio, Chem, Maths)

EPQ - A*

College - Not sure yet but thinking about Jesus
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Welcome to the Cambridge A100 2022 Entry Discussion.

Cambridge A100 2021 thread:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6560572

For general information click: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....urses/medicine

For entry requirements click: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....quirements.pdf


General TSR rules:
(1) Please don't ask for or post group chat links.
(2) Please don't ask for or post interview questions.
(3) Please don't offer to buy and sell items.

Good luck!
BTN - is post #1 supposed to be at the top of this thread, or has it been orphaned from the previous incarnation?
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BTN - is post #1 supposed to be at the top of this thread, or has it been orphaned from the previous incarnation?
Orphaned from previous - thanks for flagging that
For want of a better option and as it didn't seem to have much in I've binned that post - chris01928 hope you don't mind?
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Orphaned from previous - thanks for flagging that
No problem - whenever I tried to move/merge threads, I'd break them so at least you didn't do that!
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Hey everyone, I'll be applying for medicine this year. My friend applied last year and got an offer for Cambridge, in his research before he compiled this table from FOI requests, and has since updated it for 2021. He gave it to me to use if I decide to apply to Cam, and he gave me his permission to post it on here for you lovely people.

A few notes: He missed off a few colleges that he couldn't apply to (female and mature) so if you're applying to these sorryyy)

Remember to keep in mind the these statistics change every year, so be sure not to apply to a college just because of it's history of application rates. Not to mention we have absolutely no idea how 2022 will be, 2021 saw a spike in applications (and hence reduction in offer rate) for every college and every medical schools, we still don't know if this will increase further, remain the same, or decrease back to normal with 2022. We also don't know how universities will respond, if they will give out less offers than usual etc.

Lastly remember the pool system ensures you have an equal chance of getting into CAMBRIDGE. Use of this table only really helps if you are interested in helping you get into your first choice. Eg if you're first choice is King's and second choice is Sidney Sussex. If you apply to King's there's a very good chance you will be pooled elsewhere (Homerton, Robinson, Girton etc), if you apply to Sidney, you have a much better shot at getting into Sidney, but still an equal chance of getting in somewhere.


So keep all this in mind, and get it I guess!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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Hey everyone, I'll be applying for medicine this year. My friend applied last year and got an offer for Cambridge, in his research before he compiled this table from FOI requests, and has since updated it for 2021. He gave it to me to use if I decide to apply to Cam, and he gave me his permission to post it on here for you lovely people.

A few notes: He missed off a few colleges that he couldn't apply to (female and mature) so if you're applying to these sorryyy)

Remember to keep in mind the these statistics change every year, so be sure not to apply to a college just because of it's history of application rates. Not to mention we have absolutely no idea how 2022 will be, 2021 saw a spike in applications (and hence reduction in offer rate) for every college and every medical schools, we still don't know if this will increase further, remain the same, or decrease back to normal with 2022. We also don't know how universities will respond, if they will give out less offers than usual etc.

Lastly remember the pool system ensures you have an equal chance of getting into CAMBRIDGE. Use of this table only really helps if you are interested in helping you get into your first choice. Eg if you're first choice is King's and second choice is Sidney Sussex. If you apply to King's there's a very good chance you will be pooled elsewhere (Homerton, Robinson, Girton etc), if you apply to Sidney, you have a much better shot at getting into Sidney, but still an equal chance of getting in somewhere.


So keep all this in mind, and get it I guess!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
That's really useful, thank you!

becausethenight, maybe we could use this in the medicine Wiki, ofc if themartinipolice gives us permission to!
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It might be a bit niche for the wiki, but themartinipolicewould you be happy for me to merge this with the Cambridge 2022 applicants thread and link your spreadsheet in the first post of that thread?
Thread is here, btw: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7059060
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It might be a bit niche for the wiki, but themartinipolicewould you be happy for me to merge this with the Cambridge 2022 applicants thread and link your spreadsheet in the first post of that thread?
Thread is here, btw: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7059060
That would be equally beneficial! Thank you!
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It might be a bit niche for the wiki, but themartinipolicewould you be happy for me to merge this with the Cambridge 2022 applicants thread and link your spreadsheet in the first post of that thread?
Thread is here, btw: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7059060
yes absolutely! post it where you like
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yes absolutely! post it where you like
Thanks! Done now
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Dear All,

I want to know more about the selection of college in Cambridge to study Medicine. I like Caius college. Is there any difference between different colleges offering Medicine in Cambridge? Is it good to go for a large college or should I opt for a small college? I don’t have any preference whatsoever, just want to hear from you based on your experience. Many thanks in advance.
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Dear All,

I want to know more about the selection of college in Cambridge to study Medicine. I like Caius college. Is there any difference between different colleges offering Medicine in Cambridge? Is it good to go for a large college or should I opt for a small college? I don’t have any preference whatsoever, just want to hear from you based on your experience. Many thanks in advance.
Merged with the Cambridge thread - for example you can see in the first page that different colleges have different acceptance rates.
They may also have different numbers of students on a course, different facilities (like a boathouse or idk extra bars), different location in Cambridge, different 'vibe'/aesthetics and different sporting, dramatic or musical opportunities like Organ or Choral scholarships.Helenia is a Cams grad so may be able to give more helpful advice!
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Hello, I got 5 9's, 3 8's, 2 7's and A* for GCSE.

I am predicted A*A*A* for A-levels (Biology, Chemistry and Maths).

I have no WP flags and I have done BSMS work experience, Observe GP and I volunteer at a vaccination centre.

Do you think I have a decent chance of getting a chance for an interview?
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Hello, I got 5 9's, 3 8's, 2 7's and A* for GCSE.

I am predicted A*A*A* for A-levels (Biology, Chemistry and Maths).

I have no WP flags and I have done BSMS work experience, Observe GP and I volunteer at a vaccination centre.

Do you think I have a decent chance of getting a chance for an interview?
Impossible to say without your BMAT. Cambridge is 'holistic' and your strong A levels and GCSEs will probably look good, but certainly would see it as a risky choice for anyone as you are applying blind. You will probably interview unless your BMAT is terrible (Cambridge interviews like 80% of medic applicants I think) so will also depend on interview performance for if you get an offer.
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What sort of BMAT score tends to get offers from Cambridge? I've seem Oxford's graphs, which seem to show that mid 6s are pretty solid. Is it the same for Cambridge?
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What sort of BMAT score tends to get offers from Cambridge? I've seem Oxford's graphs, which seem to show that mid 6s are pretty solid. Is it the same for Cambridge?
yep. Of course there's exceptions but 6/6/3.5A is a solid score
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What sort of BMAT score tends to get offers from Cambridge? I've seem Oxford's graphs, which seem to show that mid 6s are pretty solid. Is it the same for Cambridge?
Look at FOIs from the colleges - Cambridge is more holistic so a better academic profile or interview can compensate for a lower BMAT much more than at Oxford. Offer holder averages seem to hover around mid 5s.
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Look at FOIs from the colleges - Cambridge is more holistic so a better academic profile or interview can compensate for a lower BMAT much more than at Oxford. Offer holder averages seem to hover around mid 5s.
Yes, it's not compensating for a low BMAT score, rather the opposite! I am strong academically and my BMATs tend to be mid to high 6s, occasionally 7s. But I was wondering if that could make-up for some pretty unexceptional people-skills. I'm not awful at talking, just nothing special, and since Cambridge is pretty selective, I was wondering if I was in trouble.
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Yes, it's not compensating for a low BMAT score, rather the opposite! I am strong academically and my BMATs tend to be mid to high 6s, occasionally 7s. But I was wondering if that could make-up for some pretty unexceptional people-skills. I'm not awful at talking, just nothing special, and since Cambridge is pretty selective, I was wondering if I was in trouble.
Trust me, from some of the people I know with Cambridge places... :rofl:
You will still need to interview well enough, but this can be practiced and trained, and does not require exceptional ‘people skills’ beyond being nice enough and able to hold a conversation and talk through your thought process. You do need to prepare well, though
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