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Re- Applicant seeking advice.

Hi,

Just need some advice from experienced members here for my son who is going to re-apply this year for 2024 entry.

Last year applied to Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester and Aston with predicted grades of A*AA. UCAT 2820 Band 2. Only had interview with Manchester which was not successful. Leicester offered to re-interview after actual result if able to get AAA or A*AB. Unfortunately, he got ABB (Chem, Bio, Math). We found out that he missed A in Bio with one mark. Applied for re-marking and gained 5 marks, so grades changed to A in Bio as well. Hence, final grades are AAB (Chem, Bio, Maths). Obviously, did not have interview in clearing.

Repeated UCAT this year and scored:
VR 660
DM 680
QR 900
AR 700
Total: 2940
SJT Band 2.

His GCSE Scores were (9,8,8,8,8,8,7,7,7,6):

Chem 9
Bio 8
Physics 8
French 8
DT 8
Geography 8
Maths 7
Eng 7
Eng Lit 7
Arts 6

A Level grades achieved:
Chem A
Bio A
Maths B

I know it would probably be difficult, but if anyone could guide please:

1. Any chances with AAB and current UCAT score? If so, which universities we should apply? (which unis give more weightage to UCAT?). We don't qualify for "widening participation" etc.

2. If he re-sits A levels Maths only and secure A or A*, any chances if some Unis will consider shortlisting?

Many thanks for your help and advice.

Kind regards.
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Thanks a lot. I thought I pasted in wrong board. Sorry, new to this forum.
Original post by reubenn05
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Original post by M.S.R
Hi,

Just need some advice from experienced members here for my son who is going to re-apply this year for 2024 entry.

Last year applied to Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester and Aston with predicted grades of A*AA. UCAT 2820 Band 2. Only had interview with Manchester which was not successful. Leicester offered to re-interview after actual result if able to get AAA or A*AB. Unfortunately, he got ABB (Chem, Bio, Math). We found out that he missed A in Bio with one mark. Applied for re-marking and gained 5 marks, so grades changed to A in Bio as well. Hence, final grades are AAB (Chem, Bio, Maths). Obviously, did not have interview in clearing.

Repeated UCAT this year and scored:
VR 660
DM 680
QR 900
AR 700
Total: 2940
SJT Band 2.

His GCSE Scores were (9,8,8,8,8,8,7,7,7,6):

Chem 9
Bio 8
Physics 8
French 8
DT 8
Geography 8
Maths 7
Eng 7
Eng Lit 7
Arts 6

A Level grades achieved:
Chem A
Bio A
Maths B

I know it would probably be difficult, but if anyone could guide please:

1. Any chances with AAB and current UCAT score? If so, which universities we should apply? (which unis give more weightage to UCAT?). We don't qualify for "widening participation" etc.

2. If he re-sits A levels Maths only and secure A or A*, any chances if some Unis will consider shortlisting?

Many thanks for your help and advice.

Kind regards.


I am assuming no EPQ?
Without one, and with no WP flags, only KMMS will accept AAB, so he will need to resit.

If he is predicted an A in a resit, can look at Sheffield, Plymouth, Southampton, ARU, Edge Hill
If predicted an A* can also look at Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, may creep in for Aston
Reply 4
Original post by GANFYD
I am assuming no EPQ?
Without one, and with no WP flags, only KMMS will accept AAB, so he will need to resit.

If he is predicted an A in a resit, can look at Sheffield, Plymouth, Southampton, ARU, Edge Hill
If predicted an A* can also look at Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, may creep in for Aston


Yes, he would be re-sitting maths definitely. Predicted score is likely A* (as it was last time as well but not sure what happened in actual exam). Even in UCAT he score 900 out 900 in QR.
Reply 5
Original post by M.S.R
Yes, he would be re-sitting maths definitely. Predicted score is likely A* (as it was last time as well but not sure what happened in actual exam). Even in UCAT he score 900 out 900 in QR.


UCAT QR and A level maths are very different beasts! Otherwise there would be a lot more high scores, given how many do A level maths

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