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Lincoln Medical School Low UCAT

Hi,
I got a UCAT of 2530 Band 2 and 999999888 with A*AA predicted (increasing it to all A*s) with plenty of work experience. Any suggestions? Is it risky applying for Lincoln?

Thanks

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Original post by xvg._107
Hi,
I got a UCAT of 2530 Band 2 and 999999888 with A*AA predicted (increasing it to all A*s) with plenty of work experience. Any suggestions? Is it risky applying for Lincoln?

Thanks

See:
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/where-to-apply-with-an-average-ucat-score/
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/where-to-apply-with-a-low-ucat-score/

‘Lincoln does not use UCAT cut off scores. The entry criteria for Lincoln, which offers a collaborated degree programme with the University of Nottingham, is the same as the entry criteria used when applying for Nottingham directly. Points are awarded for GCSEs as well as UCAT and SJT scores. The individual subsections are scored, with double the score given to the Verbal Reasoning section. There are a maximum of 120 points available for UCAT score, with a maximum of 60 coming from UCAT subsections and 60 from SJT banding (i.e. SJT Band 1 can be quite advantageous here, as this alone awards 60 points). The total scores for GCSEs and UCAT/SJT are added up to give a total score. Candidates will be selected for interview based on total scores, with no set minimum score. Applicants with SJT Band 4 are automatically rejected.’

See this https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/study-with-us/undergraduate/undergraduate-medicine/undergraduate-selection-process.aspx
Calculate your own score
Reply 2
Original post by BankaiGintoki
See:
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/where-to-apply-with-an-average-ucat-score/
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/where-to-apply-with-a-low-ucat-score/

‘Lincoln does not use UCAT cut off scores. The entry criteria for Lincoln, which offers a collaborated degree programme with the University of Nottingham, is the same as the entry criteria used when applying for Nottingham directly. Points are awarded for GCSEs as well as UCAT and SJT scores. The individual subsections are scored, with double the score given to the Verbal Reasoning section. There are a maximum of 120 points available for UCAT score, with a maximum of 60 coming from UCAT subsections and 60 from SJT banding (i.e. SJT Band 1 can be quite advantageous here, as this alone awards 60 points). The total scores for GCSEs and UCAT/SJT are added up to give a total score. Candidates will be selected for interview based on total scores, with no set minimum score. Applicants with SJT Band 4 are automatically rejected.’

See this https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/study-with-us/undergraduate/undergraduate-medicine/undergraduate-selection-process.aspx
Calculate your own score


I got a score of 113. Would this be risky?
Reply 4

Heyy,
Does that document say that less than 5 people got over 120 points??
Also, I got 132 points but I can only choose one of nottingham or lincoln. Which should I choose?
Original post by VilasL06
Heyy,
Does that document say that less than 5 people got over 120 points??
Also, I got 132 points but I can only choose one of nottingham or lincoln. Which should I choose?

I mean, that part does seem a bit good to be true… probably is wrong, but 132 points is great for an interview.
Its not just about the course (as they both have the same medicine course), but the campus, city… have you been on their open days?
There is one for Nottingham on Saturday 9 September 2023
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/open-days/
(edited 7 months ago)
Reply 6
Original post by BankaiGintoki
I mean, that part does seem a bit good to be true… probably is wrong, but 132 points is great for an interview.
Its not just about the course (as they both have the same medicine course), but the campus, city… have you been on their open days?
There is one for Nottingham on Saturday 9 September 2023
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/open-days/

no not yet, I've heard that nottingham is a bigger campus though
Reply 7
Original post by VilasL06
no not yet, I've heard that nottingham is a bigger campus though


The medical school building is brand new at Lincoln and the cohort is a lot smaller so it has a bit more of a community feel to it. Nottingham however heavily a student city with 2 unis and there are always things to do and has a the major trauma hospital Queen's whereas Lincoln is more community hospitals. Even though they are both cities they are quite different as well as the type of people on the course. From students I have spoken to, the student work life balance is better at lincoln, chiller atmosphere.
Reply 8
Original post by eveeve18
The medical school building is brand new at Lincoln and the cohort is a lot smaller so it has a bit more of a community feel to it. Nottingham however heavily a student city with 2 unis and there are always things to do and has a the major trauma hospital Queen's whereas Lincoln is more community hospitals. Even though they are both cities they are quite different as well as the type of people on the course. From students I have spoken to, the student work life balance is better at lincoln, chiller atmosphere.

This advice is GOLD! Thank you so much, you don't know how much I've been dwelling over whether to choose Notts or Lincoln haha
Reply 9
is 117 score for lincoln too risky
Reply 10
Original post by jasmine6
is 117 score for lincoln too risky

I heard the cutoff was around 123 for lincoln, so yes its a bit risky
Reply 11
Original post by VilasL06
I heard the cutoff was around 123 for lincoln, so yes its a bit risky


I wonder how much it will go up this year with people discovering lincoln more and the investment they've just put into the new building, I'm at 127 so hopefully it doesn't go up astronomically aha
Reply 12
Original post by eveeve18
I wonder how much it will go up this year with people discovering lincoln more and the investment they've just put into the new building, I'm at 127 so hopefully it doesn't go up astronomically aha

Don't worry the grade deflation neutralises the increase in Band 1s so the cutoff is likely to stay the same or go up by 1 or 2 - it won't go down though
Reply 13
Is 125 too risky? I’m struggling so much to choose bc my UCAT is v low- B1 gives a boost
Reply 14
Hi guys,
I want to apply to Notts but I think it may be risky as my UCAT score, (especially VR) is quite low.
These are my stats:
GCSE's: 10 9's
A*A*A* predicted
UCAT = 2650 :
SJT Band 1

VR = 560
DM = 710
QR = 730
AR = 650


I calculated 124 as my score but I'm not too sure if I did it right. If so, is this a competitive score? Would my low VR weigh me down?
I'm deciding between Notts, Keele, and Cardiff as my 4th option.
Please help!
Original post by 16abcd
Hi guys,
I want to apply to Notts but I think it may be risky as my UCAT score, (especially VR) is quite low.
These are my stats:
GCSE's: 10 9's
A*A*A* predicted
UCAT = 2650 :
SJT Band 1

VR = 560
DM = 710
QR = 730
AR = 650


I calculated 124 as my score but I'm not too sure if I did it right. If so, is this a competitive score? Would my low VR weigh me down?
I'm deciding between Notts, Keele, and Cardiff as my 4th option.
Please help!

i calculated your score as 132
Reply 16
Sorry for asking but how did you get that? They only use 6 GCSE's and the UCAT right?

And I can't seem to find out what my schools 'attainment score' is. Would you please be able to guide me as to where I can find it?
Original post by 16abcd
Sorry for asking but how did you get that? They only use 6 GCSE's and the UCAT right?

And I can't seem to find out what my schools 'attainment score' is. Would you please be able to guide me as to where I can find it?

they use 8 gcses, you're reading the info for the foundation year. https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables
Reply 18
Original post by reubenn05
i calculated your score as 132


And I saw somewhere that your schools attainment score isn't a consideration for Medicine A100, but A104
Original post by 16abcd
And I saw somewhere that your schools attainment score isn't a consideration for Medicine A100, but A104

kmms doesnt have an a104?

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