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UKCAT For Dummies – Second Edition now available!

UKCAT For Dummies Second Edition is now available! Building on the popular & successful first edition, the second edition has been updated and expanded to include: MORE information – including the new Situational Judgement Test MORE practice questions than ever MORE exclusive online practice content (to come later in the year) Get it now from … Continue reading

2013/2014 Oxford University Medicine Admission Statistics

Click here for statistics from the 2013 admissions round (2014 entry) Key points: 1431 people applied; this figure is skewed upwards by the 303 international, fee-paying candidates (only 3 of which received an eventual offer). Still, competition for places remained stiff at about 9 applicants per place. The mean BMAT score was 54% (up from … Continue reading

GeMS – Get into Medical School is now taking bookings for all 2014 courses

GeMS Get into Medical School is now taking bookings for all 2014 courses – click here for more information about the range of courses GeMS offers to help prospective students get into the medical school of their choice.

Congratulations GCSE Students of 2013!

From the BBC: More than 600,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving results, with head teachers saying changes have caused “a lot of turbulence” in grades. About two-thirds of exam entries were graded between an A* and a C – a fall on last year. And the proportion getting an A* or … Continue reading

Congratulations A-Level 2013 Students!

A-level pass rates have risen for the 31th year in a row to 98.1%, though the percentage of entries awarded top A/A* grades fell marginally to 26.3% from 26.6%. It still means a lot of people around the country have received the happy news that they’ve met their offers from the Medical School of their … Continue reading

Congratulations A-Level 2012 Students!

A-level pass rates have risen for the 30th year in a row to 98%, though the percentage of entries awarded top A/A* grades fell marginally to 26.6% from 27%. It still means a lot of people around the country have received the happy news that they’ve met their offers from the Medical School of their … Continue reading

UCAS tariff to be axed

From the Press Association, via Yahoo News: The points-based system used by students applying to higher education is now likely to be scrapped after the move gained widespread support from universities and schools. Around two-thirds are in favour of proposals to axe the Ucas “tariff system”, according to a report by the admissions service. Instead, … Continue reading

The return of O-Levels

From the BBC: [Education Secretary] Mr Gove is reported to be preparing to scrap GCSEs for England from autumn 2014, but did not confirm any details… Mr Gove said action was needed because the current exam system was letting children down. “Children are working harder than ever but we are hearing that the system is … Continue reading

CHANGE for 2012: UKCAT new SJT subtest; exam lengthened

The UKCAT exam in 2012 will now include a fifth subtest, Situational Judgement. UKCAT are piloting an additional assessment called a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SJT subtest is designed to assess your judgement regarding healthcare related scenarios. The aim of the pilot is to evaluate the appropriateness for future use and your input into … Continue reading

Post-Exams Applications?

From the BBC: Mary Curnock Cook, Ucas chief executive, said the unreliability of predicted grade meant the admissions body now felt “there is a need for change”. “We see that across three A levels, fewer than 10% of applicants actually have all three predicted correctly. Would those be people who might have made a different … Continue reading

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