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
UKCAT 2013 Statistics (taken from official UKCAT report): Mean average subtest scores: Verbal Reasoning: 557 Quantitative Reasoning: 655 Abstract Reasoning: 661 Decision Analysis: 771 Decile boundaries: 5th Decile total score: 2590 10th Decile total score: 3030
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.
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
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
To help you familiarise yourself with the new style questions in the 2013 UKCAT, the team at GeMS – Get into Medical School have made sample questions available at the online update page for UKCAT For Dummies, alongside plenty of information on the changes: download them for free here! Good Luck with the UKCAT!
From the BBC: Medical students at the University of Oxford are being equipped with a response vehicle to attend emergencies. South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has recruited volunteers to administer aid to patients whilst their ambulance response is en route to a scene. To date 34 students have been trained, with 17 having passed a … Continue reading
The 2013 UKCAT exam differs significantly from previous years, both in terms the the nature of the subtests and the number of questions in each section. You can find information on the latest updates, and free online sample new format questions, at the online update page for UKCAT For Dummies. GeMS – Get into Medical … Continue reading
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From the BBC: The likelihood of becoming a student at Oxford or Cambridge Universities can be strongly influenced by date of birth… In seasonal terms, compared to the summer-born applicants, autumn births were 25% more likely to get an Oxbridge place, while for winter and spring births the figures were 17% and 15% more likely … Continue reading