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Aston, Cardiff and Plymouth may be alright with your stats.
Plymouth depends a bit on the whether they increase UCAT cut off to cut numbers down, or leave it as requiring an A* A-level prediction like last year, so I would call them and ask.
You score full points on Cardiff’s academic scoring, but they have had more people with full marks than they have had interview places for in recent years, so have used PS and UCAT as a tiebreaker. You need to make sure you tailor your PS to their requirements if you apply.
Aston should be a reasonable choice.
Really appreciate your help, thank you.
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I have a question and if anyone knows the answer please reply. I know that applicants are scored and ranked out of 24 points. However does this not mean that those with achieved alevel grades will be able to get a better score and thus more likely to get an interview due to getting points for ahieved grades as well. Or are the "direct school leavers" and those with achieved alevels considered differently?
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I have a question and if anyone knows the answer please reply. I know that applicants are scored and ranked out of 24 points. However does this not mean that those with achieved alevel grades will be able to get a better score and thus more likely to get an interview due to getting points for ahieved grades as well. Or are the "direct school leavers" and those with achieved alevels considered differently?
I have the same questionnn
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I have a question and if anyone knows the answer please reply. I know that applicants are scored and ranked out of 24 points. However does this not mean that those with achieved alevel grades will be able to get a better score and thus more likely to get an interview due to getting points for ahieved grades as well. Or are the "direct school leavers" and those with achieved alevels considered differently?
I thought they use a point system for the UCAT as well as your academic grades to rank you-out of 36, not 24?
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probably quite obvious but how does the the 0.5 increments work for ucat scoring- does anyone know?..its kinda confusing
"We do not have a cut off score for the UCAT and we accept all four SJT
bands (1-4). The total possible range of UCAT scores are divided into equal
deciles from 3600 to 1200 with points, in 0.5 gradations awarded."
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Also out of 36, what do you guys think the cut off will be 27, 30, 35?-especially seeing as they have about 60 places for non-contextual students. GANFYD any ideas please?
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Also out of 36, what do you guys think the cut off will be 27, 30, 35?-especially seeing as they have about 60 places for non-contextual students. GANFYD any ideas please?
Never really looked at it, sorry
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If you give off WP flags, you will automatically be given a reduced offer if you’re successful in the interview.
- What other unis did u apply to and what r ur stats please?????
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Hi !
I just sat my UCAT and got 2800 band 3
VR 550
DM 650
QR 800
AR 800

GCSEs
9 - Chemistry
8 - Biology, physics, maths, French, history
7 - Geography
6 - latin, eng lit, eng lang

A levels
AAA in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology (I am a reapplicant)

I previously applied to Liverpool, Leicester, Sheffield and Nottingham with UCAT 2750 band 2. I had an interview at Sheffield but was unsuccessful so was wanting to apply to different medical schools this year.

What medical schools would you suggest I have a look at with these stats? GANFYD
I have looked at Aston, ARU,UEA and HYMS are there any others you would advise looking into?
Thank you !
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Hey hey Possibly considering Aston, still hella undecisive tho so lets see how it goes.

My stats are below:

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A*A*A*A achieved
999998888766A* grades (6 in lang, 9 in maths, 988 in sciences)
Volunteering in covid clinics and hospital (both clinical and non-clinical), might get a job as a HCA, job as till operator, private tutor <- Gap year stuff
Private tutor, Observe GP and BSMS, HR work experience in 2 companies that aren't related to medicine, caring experience between baby and elderly <- Before gap year

Contextual:
Parents didn't go uni
Postcode contextual for ACORN but not on the other website
Young carer
School can be contextual
Low income household

Is Aston the uni where they double your VR score when giving out points or is that another uni? Thanksss
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Hey hey Possibly considering Aston, still hella undecisive tho so lets see how it goes.

My stats are below:

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3100 band 2
A*A*A*A achieved
999998888766A* grades (6 in lang, 9 in maths, 988 in sciences)
Volunteering in covid clinics and hospital (both clinical and non-clinical), might get a job as a HCA, job as till operator, private tutor <- Gap year stuff
Private tutor, Observe GP and BSMS, HR work experience in 2 companies that aren't related to medicine, caring experience between baby and elderly <- Before gap year

Contextual:
Parents didn't go uni
Postcode contextual for ACORN but not on the other website
Young carer
School can be contextual
Low income household

Is Aston the uni where they double your VR score when giving out points or is that another uni? Thanksss
Thats Nottingham and Lincoln
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Thats Nottingham and Lincoln
Ahhhh thank you so much! I knew it was a university that was linked to another uni, just didn't know which. Appreciate it
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does aston favour locals more? do they have fewer spaces than other med schools?
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Does anyone one know what some of the previous cut-off scores were for GCSE and UCAT out of 24?
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Does that mean UCAT and achieved grades are used post interview?


GANFYD becausethenight (sorry for tagging)
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Does that mean UCAT and achieved grades are used post interview?


GANFYD becausethenight (sorry for tagging)
I'd assume it means to shortlist for interview. Like they will be considered pre-interview?
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I'd assume it means to shortlist for interview. Like they will be considered pre-interview?
But they say "and we then use both of these and MMI results to offer a place to study medicine"
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But they say "and we then use both of these and MMI results to offer a place to study medicine"
I think it means they'll use it before and after interviews then. Maybe to pick between two similar candidates. I might be wrong aha.
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I think it means they'll use it before and after interviews then. Maybe to pick between two similar candidates. I might be wrong aha.
Ooooh yeah it could be used for borderline cases. I might call them tomorrow (assuming I remember to haha) just to clarify
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Ooooh yeah it could be used for borderline cases. I might call them tomorrow (assuming I remember to haha) just to clarify
Ahaha great idea!!
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