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What should I apply to for an aspirational uni choice with a Mid UCAT score

Hi, I have taken my UCAT for 2023 and scored 2760, but I still don't know where to apply for aspirational university choices.SJT band 2
GCSEs
3x 9
2x 8 inc maths
3x 7
1x 6 English language
I'm not eligible for any widening participation offers. I would also appreciate it if anyone could give a few examples of unis I could apply to with this score. Thanks

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Original post by syciyae
Hi, I have taken my UCAT for 2023 and scored 2760, but I still don't know where to apply for aspirational university choices.SJT band 2
GCSEs
3x 9
2x 8 inc maths
3x 7
1x 6 English language
I'm not eligible for any widening participation offers. I would also appreciate it if anyone could give a few examples of unis I could apply to with this score. Thanks


A levels? x
Reply 3
Original post by Chi chi5
A levels? x


So picky! :lol:
You are nicer than me, as I don't give advice unless all stats and confounding variables are given, and preferably some research people have done for themselves.
Not a medicine expert, but I wouldn’t consider applying for aspiration purposes unless there is something very specific at the university. Id just choose the universities you stand the highest likelihood of receiving an offer from with your application/academic details that you would be happy attending.
Original post by GANFYD
So picky! :lol:
You are nicer than me, as I don't give advice unless all stats and confounding variables are given, and preferably some research people have done for themselves.


lol what can I say, I’m a softy
Reply 6
Original post by syciyae
Hi, I have taken my UCAT for 2023 and scored 2760, but I still don't know where to apply for aspirational university choices.SJT band 2
GCSEs
3x 9
2x 8 inc maths
3x 7
1x 6 English language
I'm not eligible for any widening participation offers. I would also appreciate it if anyone could give a few examples of unis I could apply to with this score. Thanks

A- level predictions A*AA
(edited 5 months ago)
Reply 7
Original post by Chi chi5
lol what can I say, I’m a softy


:hugs:
Original post by syciyae
A- level predictions A*AA


Thank you, I’m presuming they include bio and chem with the A* in a science
Right
Sgul
QMUL needed 2730 with your a levels
Aru
Uea reasonable but have to do well at interview
Edge hill
Manchester needed 2750 it’s close but could possibly make it via holistic route
Plymouth
Liverpool
Kmms if top of school cohort
Reply 9
Original post by Chi chi5
Thank you, I’m presuming they include bio and chem with the A* in a science
Right
Sgul
QMUL needed 2730 with your a levels
Aru
Uea reasonable but have to do well at interview
Edge hill
Manchester needed 2750 it’s close but could possibly make it via holistic route
Plymouth
Liverpool
Kmms if top of school cohort

Thanks, I'll take this into account when applying.
PRSOM
Original post by GANFYD
:hugs:
Reply 11
Original post by Chi chi5
Thank you, I’m presuming they include bio and chem with the A* in a science
Right
Sgul
QMUL needed 2730 with your a levels
Aru
Uea reasonable but have to do well at interview
Edge hill
Manchester needed 2750 it’s close but could possibly make it via holistic route
Plymouth
Liverpool
Kmms if top of school cohort


Looks to me like Manchester's holistic route is gone, as there is no mention of it on the website now, but they do seem to have a mish mash of 2023 and 2024 entry info there, so maybe it is just not fully updated
Original post by GANFYD
Looks to me like Manchester's holistic route is gone, as there is no mention of it on the website now, but they do seem to have a mish mash of 2023 and 2024 entry info there, so maybe it is just not fully updated


wha??? omg these unis kill me.

guys please do go through your 4 uni websites right before the deadline for any last minute changes like these-and qmuls change in scoring last year!
Reply 13
Original post by Chi chi5
wha??? omg these unis kill me.

guys please do go through your 4 uni websites right before the deadline for any last minute changes like these-and qmuls change in scoring last year!


Hi, can you help me as well.
I wanted to apply to Birmingham and qmul and wanted to know my chances of an interview for both
UCAT: 2740 B2
GCSEs: 9999998885
A levels : A* A A.
Original post by kyrie2
Hi, can you help me as well.
I wanted to apply to Birmingham and qmul and wanted to know my chances of an interview for both
UCAT: 2740 B2
GCSEs: 9999998885
A levels : A* A A.


It would be very risky for Bristol I’m afraid
Borderline for QMUL
What are your other considerations?
Reply 15
Bristol ? I said Birmingham
But
Aston and St George’s and I need 2 more
Reply 16
(Original post by Chi chi5)It would be very risky for Bristol I’m afraid
Borderline for QMUL
What are your other considerations?

The guy said Birmingham not Bristol
Original post by kyrie2
Bristol ? I said Birmingham
But
Aston and St George’s and I need 2 more

Sorry, I meant Birmingham! Yes too risky
I would go for
Aston sgul
Qmul depends on your risk tolerance, youre 10 points above 2023 cutoff
and one of edge hill, Aru, UEA (30 points above 2023 cutoff wouldn’t combine with QMUL) Plymouth and Liverpool but both have low int offer ratio
(edited 5 months ago)
Reply 18
Thank you very much I really want to stay at home so I will take the chance on QMUL. And would you know ARU’ s post interview percentages?
Original post by kyrie2
Thank you very much I really want to stay at home so I will take the chance on QMUL. And would you know ARU’ s post interview percentages?

not 100% sure, im going to try and go through those this weekend and update the spreadsheet a bit if I can manage with bmat prep x

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