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Could anyone explain the what UCAS points are and how they are relevant in applying to university?

I'm wanting to do medicine, but all I've heard is to do well in A-Levels grade wise, get some experience, do well in UCAT/ BMAT exams, interviews and personal statement. So I'm confused where UCAS points come in.

Thank you in advance!!
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Unis for Medicine will want specific subjects and grades - not UCAS points.

More info about applying for Medicine here - including entry requirements https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...22-digital.pdf
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Hi,

Could anyone explain the what UCAS points are and how they are relevant in applying to university?

I'm wanting to do medicine, but all I've heard is to do well in A-Levels grade wise, get some experience, do well in UCAT/ BMAT exams, interviews and personal statement. So I'm confused where UCAS points come in.

Thank you in advance!!
Medicine courses will not use UCAS points so do not worry about them as they do not apply to you.
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They're not relevant at all for medicine/dentistry

(Original post by honey_bear)
Hi,

Could anyone explain the what UCAS points are and how they are relevant in applying to university?

I'm wanting to do medicine, but all I've heard is to do well in A-Levels grade wise, get some experience, do well in UCAT/ BMAT exams, interviews and personal statement. So I'm confused where UCAS points come in.

Thank you in advance!!
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Hi,

Could anyone explain the what UCAS points are and how they are relevant in applying to university?

I'm wanting to do medicine, but all I've heard is to do well in A-Levels grade wise, get some experience, do well in UCAT/ BMAT exams, interviews and personal statement. So I'm confused where UCAS points come in.

Thank you in advance!!
UCAS points are not used at all for medicine apart from QMUL which uses a 50:50 UCAS point: Ucat score weighing.
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Hi,

Could anyone explain the what UCAS points are and how they are relevant in applying to university?

I'm wanting to do medicine, but all I've heard is to do well in A-Levels grade wise, get some experience, do well in UCAT/ BMAT exams, interviews and personal statement. So I'm confused where UCAS points come in.

Thank you in advance!!
Ucas points system is largely used by universities accepting lower grades. Most universities dont use them and they certainly wont be used for Medicine applications. Basically you get points for grades. The higher the grades the more points. As an example an A* grade is worth 56 points A 48 B 40 etc and Btecs are given points 56D* 48D 32 M. The universities that use the would say 136 points instead of AAB. This would mean you could achieve it in a number of ways such as A*A*D or A*AB as well but it rarely applies to universities making offers at these grades. usually around CCC.so is of no use to you.
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