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I have been predicted 4 A*s and an EPQ A* and have 11 grade 9s, but I only achieved 2840 B1 in the UCAT, do you think I could apply to Edinburgh?
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Original post by lllls
I have been predicted 4 A*s and an EPQ A* and have 11 grade 9s, but I only achieved 2840 B1 in the UCAT, do you think I could apply to Edinburgh?


Post it here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7126857&page=30
Original post by lllls
I have been predicted 4 A*s and an EPQ A* and have 11 grade 9s, but I only achieved 2840 B1 in the UCAT, do you think I could apply to Edinburgh?

https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/edinburgh-medical-school/medicine/applying/assessment-selection-and-statistics/pre-assessment-day-scoring-process
Your gcse and A Levels are worth 10 points out of 10 becomes 20 out of 20, read below

How we score your application.

The academic portion of each application to our Medicine programme is scored independently by two members of the Admissions Team. The academic scores outlined in the table below are doubled, to provide an academic score out of a total of 20 points. The academic portion of each application constitutes 25% of the overall application score.

Once the academic part of an application is scored, we await confirmation of each applicant's UCAT total score and Situational Judgement Test banding directly from UCAT. These are weighted separately, with the UCAT total score awarding 17.5% of the total application score and the SJT banding awarding 7.5%. Applicants who are awarded Band 4 in the SJT or whose UCAT total score falls below our cut-off score for that cycle are removed from the selection process (with the exception of Plus Flag applicants, who are exempt from the UCAT total score cut-off).

The total of these three components (50% of the overall application score) is used to shortlist for invitations to our Assessment Day (per fee category). The Assessment Day (Interview) score provides the final 50% of the overall application score. This final overall score is then used to shortlist for offers (also per fee category).
Original post by lllls
I have been predicted 4 A*s and an EPQ A* and have 11 grade 9s, but I only achieved 2840 B1 in the UCAT, do you think I could apply to Edinburgh?

How we use your UCAT score
Potential applicants who score a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will not be considered for entry.
You are required to meet a minimum UCAT score as part of our entry requirements from 2023 entry. Our minimum UCAT total cut-off score for those applying for 2024 entry is 2470. Any applicant applying with a score below the cut-off will not be considered with the exclusion of FLAG PLUS applicants (see below).

Once all the scores are received we rank them, divide the cohort into deciles (ten equal groups) and allocate a score. We also allocate a score to your situational judgement banding. The points are then added to your academic score to contribute towards your final ranking for shortlisting and possible invitation to one of our Assessment Days. The individual sections of the total score an applicant achieved may be looked at again when final decisions are made where there are applicants with the same ranked score and limited places left to offer.

Ultimately, it depends on your competition as your UCAT score is ranked…
Reply 5
Hi,

I think you have had a response from GANFYD to your question about this on the Edinburgh thread. But, unless you have contextual flags then unfortunatley it is unlikely to meet Edinburgh criteria. You have effectively needed north of 3000 as an RUK applicant for Edi in recent years.

However you have excellent stats and there are lots of strategic options. Esp, those that do combination scoring of academic + UCAT.

Have a look / post here.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7312527
Reply 6
Original post by GGIN
Hi,

I think you have had a response from GANFYD to your question about this on the Edinburgh thread. But, unless you have contextual flags then unfortunatley it is unlikely to meet Edinburgh criteria. You have effectively needed north of 3000 as an RUK applicant for Edi in recent years.

However you have excellent stats and there are lots of strategic options. Esp, those that do combination scoring of academic + UCAT.

Have a look / post here.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7312527

Thank you for your response. I am applying as a home (scottish) fee student, do you think I have a chance?
Reply 7
Original post by lllls
Thank you for your response. I am applying as a home (scottish) fee student, do you think I have a chance?


You should be fine as a Home applicant

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