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nayanayan
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Has ANYONE heard from Sheffield uni for Medicine!!! Many people from our school have been rejected with straight A's at A Level - predictions, and 9 A*s at GCSE. All these people had excellent personnal statements, and have been rejected without interview. Is it that Sheffield dont like our school?

So who actually is being accepted. If you've got an interview, what were your predictions, and GCSE results- and what school/college you from?!
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Anita is prob the best person to answer this, but I know Sheff is v popular for medicine, 2nd highest no of applictants in the country, or so I've heard.
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I really doubt they have something against your school ... think about it logically: why on earth would they?
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i got rejected from sheffield this morining but so did EVERYONE else at my school which is really werid because again most ppl had a few a*'s at gcse and all a's at AS and all A predictions. i
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yeah, about 12 people applied from my school & they've all been rejected. two of them had 12A*, 5 A's @ AS level, a year worth of work exp etc.
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Sheffield would have had many more applications than usual this year because it is one of the only medical schools still offering ABB. That doesn't make it inferior in any way, just more popular among applicants.
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(Original post by Sarky)
Sheffield would have had many more applications than usual this year because it is one of the only medical schools still offering ABB. That doesn't make it inferior in any way, just more popular among applicants.
HEY EVERYONE, A NOTE FOR ALL THOSE MEDICS OUT THERE WHO PUT SHEFFIELD DOWN BECAUSE OF ITS ABB OFFER - OR INSURANCE PLACE!!

WELL JUST THOUGHT YOU MAY LIKE TO KNOW THAT I RECIEVED AN EMAIL OFF SHEFFIELD ADMIN TEAM AND THEY HAVE CONFIRMED THAT ENTRY REQ FOR 2006 ENTRY IS OFFICIALLY AAB, AND FOR RESIT CANDIDATES, ITS AAA INSTEAD OF AAB. LOOKS LIKE COMPETITIONS HIGHER THAN EVER! YOU WONT FIND THIS INFO ON THE WEBSITE, AS ITS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED. PLEASE CARRY ON SENDING YOUR RESPONCES AS TO WHETHER YOU HAVE HAD AN INTERVIEW AT SHEFFIELD AND if so then what your grades were for GCSE and Alevel. SAME GOES FOR CARDIFF PLS.

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It makes sense for them to do that. Seriously... 4000 applications wasn't it? That's enormous. I suppose it means that they can be very selective. What's the true difference between an ABB and an AAB student in academic terms? I doubt it is much.
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It makes sense for them to do that. Seriously... 4000 applications wasn't it? That's enormous. I suppose it means that they can be very selective. What's the true difference between an ABB and an AAB student in academic terms? I doubt it is much.
Very true... i think there isnt much difference between an ABB candidate and an AAB candidate. However, there is no possible way for the admin tutors to know whether you are a low grade B cand or a high grade B cand... and this is what cheeses me off- because there are many 'wanna be medics' out there who are capable of getting an A at A level, but are just predicted a B. :mad: And admin tutors just see a B on paper, and so reject the application- if you see where i'm coming from! :bebored:
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The thing you need to remember is that its not just work experience and grades that matter, its how you come across in your personal statement, its no good just listing a load of stuff you've done, and different unis look for different qualities in people. People from the same school will probably have all written their personal statements in a similar way. You can't make them like you unfortunately.
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Anita is prob the best person to answer this
...well, probably not, but since I'm here

Yes, Sheffield has been insanely popular this year (as every year) with nearly 6000 applications. This means the uni has been very selective with both its interviews and its offers. I have nothing to do with who gets invited to interview, but I do know that the slightest thing at interview can lead to you being rejected - last month I was sitting on an interview panel with a consultant who automatically rejected every male not wearing a tie...

Sorry to all who didn't get in, but neither did thousands of others...
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(Original post by anita_xx)
...well, probably not, but since I'm here

Yes, Sheffield has been insanely popular this year (as every year) with nearly 6000 applications. This means the uni has been very selective with both its interviews and its offers. I have nothing to do with who gets invited to interview, but I do know that the slightest thing at interview can lead to you being rejected - last month I was sitting on an interview panel with a consultant who automatically rejected every male not wearing a tie...

Sorry to all who didn't get in, but neither did thousands of others...

SHEFFIELD RECIEVED 4200 APPLICANTS FOR 2005 ENTRY!
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