Grade Requirements

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  1. Spencer Wells

    Spencer Wells Noodly Doctory Moderator

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    joining the imperial increase I see
    Kings and St georges I think will also follow...
     
  3. Spencer Wells

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    They already have. Barts, Kings and George's will be AAA from 2009 entry.
     
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    not long then till A* grades introduced (at A-level) i'm gonna guess
     
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    Hmm it seems to me that there isn't really a need for A* grades. Only a handful of competitive subjects need to discriminate between candidates with 3 As and I would have thought the UMS marks would be a better indication whilst making everyone else feel better for getting As!
     
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    UMS is a good idea, but there shuld be a quick way of comparing students, and in a way the A* grade may encourage students to get even higher marks, as A no longer is the highest 'grade' they can get

    dunno, just a thought
     
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    Oh dear, just gets tougher and tougher :eek:
    I dont mind the grade increases so much because i wanna get those anyway, it's the stupid Ukcat I find pointless and a waste of my money! :( But I guess thats a debate for another thread else where :p
     
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    Any 1 know if UCL specifies an A in Chemistry?
     
  9. Spencer Wells

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    Not currently.
     
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    I doubt it. As far as I know, some colleges are dropping A Levels for the international Bac. If anything happens I think the bac may be taken on.
     
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    If I apply (this upcoming ucas cycle) for deferred entry (in 2010) will I be subject to these increased grade requirements or the old one?
     
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    Ooo that's exactly what I plan to do!

    I don't think so, because our offer would be conditional on AABe for this admission cycle surely!

    We are applying in this admission cycle, not the next one...
     
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    hey i was hoping you could tell me what the GCSE requirements are or their preferences

    many thanks
     
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    If you look at the website or prospectus that information can be found easily. But for the lazy, the minimum GCSE requirements are a grade B in English language and a grade B in mathematics.
     
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    hey yeah sorry i knew that, but is that all they really care about?, so how would they differenciate between candidates?
    thanks
     
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    The GCSE requirements are a minimum. If you do better than the minimum, you will look better. AS level results, predicted A2 results, BMAT score, and personal statement are used to differentiate between candidates.
     
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    many thanks again
    i dont suppose you know what the average canditate had in their bmat and got accepted into UCL, do you

    last year i got 5.9 in Sec 1: aptitude and skills
    3.8 :| in sec 2: scientific knowledge
    and 7.5 sec 3: writing task.

    :)
     
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    i think they preferred those with BMAAT scores at 19 or above, with at least half scores in section 1 and 2
     
  19. sam854

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    so anything under 19 has a low chance of getting in?
     
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    not necessarily "low", but an interview is guarenteed if you meet the aforementioned criteria
     

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