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Official: University of Leicester A199 (foundation year) 2024 entry applicants



Welcome to the University of Leicester A199 2024 Entry Discussion :biggrin:


For general information click: https://le.ac.uk/courses/medicine-with-foundation-year-mbchb/2023

For entry requirements click: https://le.ac.uk/courses/medicine-with-foundation-year-mbchb/2023

scoring for A199: https://le.ac.uk/study/medicine/entry-requirements/foundation


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Reply 2
hi i received really low grades for a levels but my predicted grades from school match the entry requirement. can i still apply for gateway medicine at leicster
Original post by 166z8888
hi i received really low grades for a levels but my predicted grades from school match the entry requirement. can i still apply for gateway medicine at leicster


so are you resitting? check resit policies for this course and also check if you meet the continual requirements
Reply 4
Hi In my UCAT practice, I always calculate my Leicester score after a mock and usually I get a score of around 55 or above. Is this good enough for an interview if I replicate this performance when I sit the actual UCAT?

I live in London btw so probably a bit disadvantaged in comparison to Midland applicants.
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Original post by Aks-y
Hi In my UCAT practice, I always calculate my Leicester score after a mock and usually I get a score of around 55 or above. Is this good enough for an interview if I replicate this performance when I sit the actual UCAT?

I live in London btw so probably a bit disadvantaged in comparison to Midland applicants.

dont have a clue about cutoffs, but looking at previous threads national applicants have got interviews with these points, but im gonna do some more research about it. remember though there's only 10 spaces for national applicants so very competitive
Reply 6
Original post by 166z8888
hi i received really low grades for a levels but my predicted grades from school match the entry requirement. can i still apply for gateway medicine at leicster

This is a quote of their policy in relation to resits.

''Applicants who have not attained the required grades at first sit, will only be considered for resits if there
is substantial mitigation that has previously been agreed by the Admissions Tutors. All mitigation requests
should be sent along with formal supporting evidence to [email protected] by the UCAS deadline. If the
request is received by midnight of 1st September, we will provide a definitive response to whether or not
the mitigation is accepted before the UCAS closing deadline; after this date we are not able to guarantee
that candidates will receive a response before the UCAS closing date.''

Essentially they will not consider resits unless there are significant extenuating circumstances.

I know this isn't the best news and you may wish to consult their scoring document for more info here: https://le.ac.uk/-/media/uol/docs/academic-departments/medicine/study-regulations/2024-scoring-of-application-a199-final.pdf

Other options include Nottingham and Lincoln foundation programmes which require BBC. You can consult the official Nottingham Foundation year thread for more info here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7396764

Hope this helps.
Reply 7
Original post by Aks-y
Hi In my UCAT practice, I always calculate my Leicester score after a mock and usually I get a score of around 55 or above. Is this good enough for an interview if I replicate this performance when I sit the actual UCAT?

I live in London btw so probably a bit disadvantaged in comparison to Midland applicants.


I looked at the official document Leicester sent out for their 2023 post interview admissions statistics for applicants outside the midlands area and it says that the lowest interviewed had 54.5 points so borderline to yours. Make sure to try your best in the UCAT and aim high so that your points can be comfortably above cut-off. Good luck

I'll link it here: https://le.ac.uk/-/media/uol/docs/academic-departments/medicine/study/applying/a100-a199-admissions-statistics-2023-entry---post-interview-final.pdf
Reply 8
Original post by B7861
so are you resitting? check resit policies for this course and also check if you meet the continual requirements


hey yeah i am resitting two a levels and am predicted abc. i dont think they accept resits for foundation courses tho but i tick every other criteria should i still apply ?
Reply 9
Original post by Aks-y
This is a quote of their policy in relation to resits.

''Applicants who have not attained the required grades at first sit, will only be considered for resits if there
is substantial mitigation that has previously been agreed by the Admissions Tutors. All mitigation requests
should be sent along with formal supporting evidence to [email protected] by the UCAS deadline. If the
request is received by midnight of 1st September, we will provide a definitive response to whether or not
the mitigation is accepted before the UCAS closing deadline; after this date we are not able to guarantee
that candidates will receive a response before the UCAS closing date.''

Essentially they will not consider resits unless there are significant extenuating circumstances.

I know this isn't the best news and you may wish to consult their scoring document for more info here: https://le.ac.uk/-/media/uol/docs/academic-departments/medicine/study-regulations/2024-scoring-of-application-a199-final.pdf

Other options include Nottingham and Lincoln foundation programmes which require BBC. You can consult the official Nottingham Foundation year thread for more info here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7396764

Hope this helps.

thank you so so much.
Reply 10
Hi,
Just sat my UCAT and achieved 2530 B1. Combined with my achieved grades my point score totals 57/64. Is this above the cutoff for the previous year for national applicants?
Original post by Aks-y
Hi,
Just sat my UCAT and achieved 2530 B1. Combined with my achieved grades my point score totals 57/64. Is this above the cutoff for the previous year for national applicants?


I belive cutoff for national applicants was 54.5, however im not sure. the cutoffs a readily available online so I would recommend having a look
does leicester preper midlands students? Idk if it is worth apply here as i am from the south east. also does anyone know what their score cut off was?
Reply 13
Original post by Etta2001!
does leicester preper midlands students? Idk if it is worth apply here as i am from the south east. also does anyone know what their score cut off was?

I'm from the south east as well!!! Short answer is yes. A majority of spaces are reserved for people who reside in the midlands. Only 10 spaces for nationals. Last year the lowest point score for nationals to be invited for interview was 54.5/64.
I'm gonna apply this year because I have 57 points but the competition is very high as there are only 10 spaces for national students.
Original post by Aks-y
I'm from the south east as well!!! Short answer is yes. A majority of spaces are reserved for people who reside in the midlands. Only 10 spaces for nationals. Last year the lowest point score for nationals to be invited for interview was 54.5/64.
I'm gonna apply this year because I have 57 points but the competition is very high as there are only 10 spaces for national students.

ohh see thx for the info! do u know if they score PS and reference
Original post by Aks-y
I'm from the south east as well!!! Short answer is yes. A majority of spaces are reserved for people who reside in the midlands. Only 10 spaces for nationals. Last year the lowest point score for nationals to be invited for interview was 54.5/64.
I'm gonna apply this year because I have 57 points but the competition is very high as there are only 10 spaces for national students.


Although there’s only 10 places there will be much more interviews. So if you have a score of 56 or above I think it’s worth applying
Reply 16
Original post by Etta2001!
ohh see thx for the info! do u know if they score PS and reference


Not score it so much, but they do use your personal statement and reference in tie breaking scenarios when you may have scored the same as somebody else at interview. They do this essentially to see which one is better so they know who to give the place to. Therefore it's very important that you read the reference that your UCAS administrator has written for you and ensure your PS is up to scratch.
What’s everyone’s points? I’ve scored myself and I have 54 points so wondering whether it’s worth applying or not as lowest national applicant interviewed last year was 54.5
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Reply 18
Original post by B7861
What’s everyone’s points? I’ve scored myself and I have 54 points so wondering whether it’s worth applying or not as lowest national applicant interviewed last year was 54.5


Applying with 57 points this year (I'm hopeful). I'd say if there are no other clear viable options it is definitely worth applying to Leicester. Entry for 2023 was when GCSE grade inflation was at its peak so the cut off score should be lower for 2024 entry.
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Original post by Aks-y
Applying with 57 points this year (I'm hopeful). I'd say if there are no other clear viable options it is definitely worth applying to Leicester. Entry for 2023 was when GCSE grade inflation was at its peak so their cut off score should be lower for 2024 entry.


I might just go for it. Other options are Plymouth and UEA but they’re too far from where I live and I wouldn’t feel comfortable going that far. Hoping I’ll make the cutoff

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