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On a gap year currently, got A*AA in bio, chem , psych.
Got 2400 in UCAT and band 1
Have some med work experience and have volunteered at hospital for 3 months.

How strong does my application seem, I wanna apply to Kcl and Qmul, possibly Sgul, but my ucat seems pretty low. Do I have hope lol
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What are your GCSE's? I'm going to say right off the bat that applying to KCL,QMUL and SGUL are a bad idea. From the QMUL website, it states that you will need "High Tariff of 260 supporting a low UCAT of 2410". 4A*'s is worth 224 UCAS points which gives you an idea of what they need. The lowest UCAT score for interview at KCL was 2510. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1880426
The cutoff for SGUL was 2610 last year
https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergr...ons-statistics
If you want to stay in London then take the BMAT and apply to imperial and ucl. Depending on your GCSE's, you could consider Cardiff, Liverpool, Sunderland, Keele, Plymouth or QUB with your UCAT score.
Also check out the megathread for more advice
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6679038
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Its worth applying to one or two non-London Unis, and including a Uni that isnt 'fashionable' - Keele, Sunderland, Queens Belfast etc.
This means you are far more likely to get at least one interview.
Remember, all Med degrees are accredited as equal by the GMC, the NHS will not care where you trained - and neither will your future patients - so put any 'Uni snobbery' aside. For Medicine there is no 'best'.
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hungrysalamander Hi! I've seen the UCAT-UCAS tariff points for QMUL and I was wondering what you thought:

I have a 2530 UCAT Band 1 and 248 UCAS points, and the website says that for 242 UCAS points, a score of 2580 in the UCAT is OK- do you think I could apply with a chance? Do you think the higher UCAS points can account for a UCAT score that is slightly lower than 2580?

I have Biology, Chemistry, Maths at A predicted, and French A*, and 2 Grade 8 music exams which gives me the 248 UCAS points. Thanks, any help would be appreciated!
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(Original post by mariaknightt)
hungrysalamander Hi! I've seen the UCAT-UCAS tariff points for QMUL and I was wondering what you thought:

I have a 2530 UCAT Band 1 and 248 UCAS points, and the website says that for 242 UCAS points, a score of 2580 in the UCAT is OK- do you think I could apply with a chance? Do you think the higher UCAS points can account for a UCAT score that is slightly lower than 2580?

I have Biology, Chemistry, Maths at A predicted, and French A*, and 2 Grade 8 music exams which gives me the 248 UCAS points. Thanks, any help would be appreciated!
Remember that the distribution of UCAT scores look like this. A difference of 50 points is quite a lot to compensate with 6 extra UCAS points even though I don't know how exactly qmul calculates your overall score. Based on interim scores this it's not likely to fall from the results achieved in the last cycle which makes your application risky. You can also see a increase of around 3000 people taking the UCAT from last year which will exacerbate competition this year.
https://www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1490/pr...-sept-2021.pdf
https://www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1491/ucat-test-statistics-2017_2020.pdf
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(Original post by hungrysalamander)
Remember that the distribution of UCAT scores look like this. A difference of 50 points is quite a lot to compensate with 6 extra UCAS points even though I don't know how exactly qmul calculates your overall score. Based on interim scores this it's not likely to fall from the results achieved in the last cycle which makes your application risky. You can also see a increase of around 3000 people taking the UCAT from last year which will exacerbate competition this year.
https://www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1490/pr...-sept-2021.pdf
https://www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1491/ucat-test-statistics-2017_2020.pdf
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OK, thank you ! It's just that I had seen that with 260 UCAS points, your UCAT score could be 2410, which seems like a big decrease in UCAT requirement (170 less) with only an 18 point increase in UCAS, which made me think that with 6 more UCAS points, a 50 decrease in UCAT was possible?
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(Original post by mariaknightt)
OK, thank you ! It's just that I had seen that with 260 UCAS points, your UCAT score could be 2410, which seems like a big decrease in UCAT requirement (170 less) with only an 18 point increase in UCAS, which made me think that with 6 more UCAS points, a 50 decrease in UCAT was possible?
I mean it doesn't hurt to try to apply as long as you apply strategically with your 3 other choices.
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Ok, thanks for your help
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