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I want to do medicine but I did not do well in UCAT. I will take the BMAT but the application deadline is before the BMAT. I have high predicted grades, 43, with 776 at HL, but the UCAT destroyed my options… I want some help on hiw to apply: Two BMAT-requiring options (a good one, ie Imperial and an easier one, ie Brighton? and two UCAT-requiring ones (risky, dont know which ones, with my low UCAT score…🫤) and one Biomedicine. Or is it preferable to put two Biomedicine options?? Is that advisable? And is it possible? Does any know? Thanks for all your help.
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Reply 1
Original post by alexML
I want to do medicine but I did not do well in UCAT. I will take the BMAT but the application deadline is before the BMAT. I have high predicted grades, 43, with 776 at HL, but the UCAT destroyed my options… I want some help on hiw to apply: Two BMAT-requiring options (a good one, ie Imperial and an easier one, ie Brighton


BSMS has had a higher UCAT cut off than Imperial in recent years!
All med schools are "good" and Imperial is easier to get into, in terms of applicant per place than BSMS, with Imperial historically having a 30% success rate and BSMS 20%
Reply 2
I have a 2380 B3 UCAT and 266 UCAS tarifs- will that compensate for the low UCAT? should I risk applying??
Original post by alexML
I have a 2380 B3 UCAT and 266 UCAS tarifs- will that compensate for the low UCAT? should I risk applying??


OMG you beat me by 40!!
I guess you can still apply, it just depends on where - with a low UCAT score you need to apply strategically.
Reply 4
I am thinking of two BMAT options (Imperial and Brighton&Sussex) and trying to find UCAT options- maybe Queen Mary’s and one more, do you have an opinion on Anglia Ruskin or Exeter ? Do I stand a chance with my scores??
Thanks!!

Original post by Oghieghie
OMG you beat me by 40!!
I guess you can still apply, it just depends on where - with a low UCAT score you need to apply strategically.
Original post by alexML
I have a 2380 B3 UCAT and 266 UCAS tarifs- will that compensate for the low UCAT? should I risk applying??


I suggest you read through the QMUL entry thread for 2023 as there have been some changes to their scoring system, which may negatively affect you. Also read through the which university Megathread and reading the first post put your stats in the there in line with the requirements and somebody may be able to assist. Good luck with your application.
Reply 6
Hi everyone! I would really appreciate some help on finalising my application for Medicine please, due in two days…
My plan is to apply for:
- Imperial
- Brighton & Sussex
- Queen Mary’s Uni London
- Anglia Ruskin Uni or Exeter? or what???
- one BioMedicine in London, which one? St Georges??
My scores and grades are as follows:
UCAS tariff points 266
IB predicted grades: total 42
Chemistry HL 6
Biology HL 6 (trying to make it 7…)
Psychology HL 7
English SL 7
Maths SL 6
Modern Greek SL 7
Bonus 3 (EE : A TOK: B)

IGCSEs:
English Language 9
English Literature 9
Biology 7
Physics 7
Chemistry 6
Maths A
French A
History A*
Computer Science 7
Drama 9

UCAT scores: 2380 SJT band 3
VR 510, DM 620, QR 640, AR 610

BMAT to be taken on the 18th October…

Please advise on my chosen options and any other possible that you think I should consider…

Thank you so much!
Reply 8
Any advice on the above please??
Maybe include Lancaster?
The BMAT cut off is lower than Imperial, student satisfaction is high and students are well supported. The medical school is modern and very impressive inside.

For this post to be seen by the TSR volunteers who specialise in supporting medical applications it should be posted in the Medicine forum.
Original post by alexML
I want to do medicine but I did not do well in UCAT. I will take the BMAT but the application deadline is before the BMAT. I have high predicted grades, 43, with 776 at HL, but the UCAT destroyed my options… I want some help on hiw to apply: Two BMAT-requiring options (a good one, ie Imperial and an easier one, ie Brighton? and two UCAT-requiring ones (risky, dont know which ones, with my low UCAT score…🫤) and one Biomedicine. Or is it preferable to put two Biomedicine options?? Is that advisable? And is it possible? Does any know? Thanks for all your help.

Hiya, just letting you know I have merged your threads together as it's better to just have one thread to refer back to, where other users can see the advice you have already been given. :wink:

Please have a look at some of the purple MEGATHREADs in the medicine forum for further advice too. :yy:

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