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Welcome to the University of St Andrews A101 / ScotGEM 2022 Entry Discussion.

St Andrews A101 / ScotGEM 2021 thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6560844

St Andrews A101 / ScotGEM 2020 thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6022684

For general information click: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subject...scotgem-mbchb/

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Is there a thread for ScotGEM 2022 applicants?
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Hey grace, guess this is it now!

I'm Lily it is nice to meet you!

Have you sat the GAMSAT yet?
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Hi Lily! I haven't, bit of a late decision so have decided to wait till march to give myself a proper shot at it! Have you?
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Hey guys, I will be applying as well for 2022 entry.Currently struggling with getting relevant experience. Are you guys facing the same challenge?Will be interesting to discuss background of those who are planning to apply
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Hey - anyone here having to sit their Chemistry next summer for this course?
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Hi there, I'm also thinking of sitting the gamsat and applying next year for 2023 entry. Was just wondering if you guys had any recommendations on which resources and where to get them?

Also where else are you all applying?
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Hi,

The official Acer material (though very expensive), Des O Neill, Science dummy books and the AceGamsat Bible set are all very good.

I have managed to buy all the above plus many other tests I could find...message me if you are interested and we can figure something out.
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Hi,

The official Acer material (though very expensive), Des O Neill, Science dummy books and the AceGamsat Bible set are all very good.

I have managed to buy all the above plus many other tests I could find...message me if you are interested and we can figure something out.
Ah that's great, can't message just yet as I'm a new member apparently but will do at some point! What was the rough cost of those resources and did you get the non-ACER ones from ebay? Cheers
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Ah that's great, can't message just yet as I'm a new member apparently but will do at some point! What was the rough cost of those resources and did you get the non-ACER ones from ebay? Cheers
Acer material costs 27 GBP per paper and there are 3 practice papers + few other smaller versions of full exams (total cost of this is around 100GBP) if you buy it from Acer's website. Acer seems to be only website that sells them unfortunately

AceGamsat Bible set is around 147 GBP and Des O Neill can be bought from eBay or Scribd if you have their subscription...

Will be able to sell these for alot cheaper as I would hate to see anyone paying more than what they should have like I did....
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Yeah that's quite pricey haha, heard the acer and des resources are really good so will message you about those in a few days.
Do the acer materials get updated as time goes on and if so, are the older ones still good for practice?

Also are you applying via ukcat as well to other unis?
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Yeah that's quite pricey haha, heard the acer and des resources are really good so will message you about those in a few days.
Do the acer materials get updated as time goes on and if so, are the older ones still good for practice?

Also are you applying via ukcat as well to other unis?

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Yes, they are pricey indeed, Acer swimming in my money!

People do seem to say that test 3 is the most representative but I would say the previous tests are very helpful as they are a very similar natur

Sure and no, only Gamsat unis, had to prioritise one exam over the other due to limited time.
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Hey guys, really considering ScotGEM as my fourth option but so unsure on how the GAMSAT went I’m not too confident in it using up a place! Does anyone know what the GAMSAT cut off has been for last year?
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I think it's the same as other unis like at George's Swansea, 61-63 so top 30-20% I think
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Hey guys, really considering ScotGEM as my fourth option but so unsure on how the GAMSAT went I’m not too confident in it using up a place! Does anyone know what the GAMSAT cut off has been for last year?
Not sure for definite but most likely in the upper 50’s/lower 60’s like the other GAMSAT courses. Swansea, Notts and SGUL usually fluctuate between 57-61. Swansea was a bit higher last time at 62 though! I’ll be applying to all 4 with a score of 61
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Can anyone explain gem funding for Scotland, is it the same as in the UK? Does the NHS bursary pay for your 2nd,3rd and 4th year fees? I am also unsure about what my fee status is. If anyone could PM me and help me figure this out, it would be appreciated.
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Can anyone explain gem funding for Scotland, is it the same as in the UK? Does the NHS bursary pay for your 2nd,3rd and 4th year fees? I am also unsure about what my fee status is. If anyone could PM me and help me figure this out, it would be appreciated.
Everyone receives a bursary of £4000 per year from NHS Scotland. This is essentially an incentive/helping hand and is separate from fees.
f you are Scottish then your fees are paid.
If you are English expect to pay £9000 a year.
If you are out with the UK then expect to pay the same as you would at any UK university.
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Everyone receives a bursary of £4000 per year from NHS Scotland. This is essentially an incentive/helping hand and is separate from fees.
f you are Scottish then your fees are paid.
If you are English expect to pay £9000 a year.
If you are out with the UK then expect to pay the same as you would at any UK university.
Also the 4k is only if you work for NHS Scotland after graduation
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