e1994 Registered User
#46

Nessa859 said:
Who's sitting the September exam? I was hoping to either join or set up a study group. I'm in Kildare but I can travel to and from Dublin easily enough. I wasn't planning on doing much until my exams are over though.


I would definitely be interested.. still a bit clueless though and really need to start getting my **** together!! Also based in Kildare but could commute to Dublin 😊

Nessa859 Registered User
#47

e1994 said:
I would definitely be interested.. still a bit clueless though and really need to start getting my **** together!! Also based in Kildare but could commute to Dublin 😊


I can't really do much until my exams are over, since I won't be sitting the thing at all if I don't get a 2.1. I'm downloading what's available from my first year lectures on blackboard (I'm a science student), but I don't know how useful any of it is. I don't know where to start, especially regarding textbooks. That Gold Standard one is about €150, which I just can't afford on top of the GAMSAT.

Do you want to see about starting a facebook group or something? There might be more people in Kildare who'd be willing to set up such a group.

e1994 Registered User
#48

Yeah of course, I understand. I'm not really a science background so need to start studying asap! Yeah that sounds good

coolbeanz93 Registered User
#49

Hey guys, got a 59 on my first go there. Pretty delighted to say the least. Im hoping to go to limerick, am I pretty certain to get in or am I getting ahead of myself? How likely are the scores gonna go up by 4 or 5? Hope yer all delighted with your results!

Sin131 Registered User
#50

Hey, congrats on your result! I got 63 on my first go which is 69th percentile this year but was around 90th percentile in 2016, I'm half worried that there might be a bit of an increase this year? But then again, some will be applying with scores from 2016 so maybe it won't increase too much? I think the percentiles are based on everyone who took the exam, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much of a jump in Irish scores!

trickski Registered User
#51

Sin131 said:
Hey, congrats on your result! I got 63 on my first go which is 69th percentile this year but was around 90th percentile in 2016, I'm half worried that there might be a bit of an increase this year? But then again, some will be applying with scores from 2016 so maybe it won't increase too much? I think the percentiles are based on everyone who took the exam, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much of a jump in Irish scores!

Congrats on your 63 points! I'm more than half worried that there may be an increase this year. I got 61 points on the September Gamsat (~80th percentile) and really want to go to UCD. :/

Sin131 Registered User
#52

trickski said:
Congrats on your 63 points! I'm more than half worried that there may be an increase this year. I got 61 points on the September Gamsat (~80th percentile) and really want to go to UCD. :/


Yeah it seems like a big enough difference in the percentiles alright. UCC is my first choice so I'm hoping I should be ok, I can't see the points jumping more than like 2 though, but I suppose it all depends on whose applying where etc. Fingers crossed anyway and best of luck with UCD!

PyramidUp Registered User
#53

Sin131 said:
Yeah it seems like a big enough difference in the percentiles alright. UCC is my first choice so I'm hoping I should be ok, I can't see the points jumping more than like 2 though, but I suppose it all depends on whose applying where etc. Fingers crossed anyway and best of luck with UCD!


Congrats one and all!

I'm not one for wishing my life away but if we could fast forward to the offers in August I wouldn't be completely against it!

mollylynch10 Registered User
#54

I woke up to a 59 as well, which would have been a definite entry to UL last year.. wondering will massive change in percentile curve cause the cut off to go up a whole 5 points though? Seems like a big jump in one year does it not?

Kirby2k07 Registered User
#55

This is my first time sitting and I got 59 too. I pretty much went in blind with no research of the previous scores. Where are people seeing these percentile curves from previous years? Can't find any through acer, could someone post up a link to those years?

eoinsuller Registered User
#56

Can somebody post the 2017 results curve?

conal11 Registered User
#57

Major, and very strange shift in the norm which just drives us straight into the unknown. There has only ever been an increase of 2 points on two occasions before. 3 has never happened. The curve change may also not be fully representative of Ireland in this case. It's possible that the ozzies smashed it this year as they require serious scores. I would personally estimate an increase of 1 point per University, but having said this read my first sentence again. Fingers crossed for everyone

coolbeanz93 Registered User
#58

Do you know what the curve shift was when it went up by 2? I feel like they could go up by a few because the change is pretty significant. I believe UL are increasing their numbers of Irish this year, so that may negate the shift in the curve a bit. Also people using their scores from last year may lessen the jump a bit too.

conal11 Registered User
#59

Those curves can be googled. RCSI jumped 2 in 2015 and I think Ucc jumped 2 last year. Where did you hear that UL were accepting more Irish Students next year?

Kirby2k07 Registered User
#60

conal11 said:
Those curves can be googled. RCSI jumped 2 in 2015 and I think Ucc jumped 2 last year. Where did you hear that UL were accepting more Irish Students next year?


Probably not as resourceful as folk here as I'm still not really finding them. Many of the curves I've seen correspond to the Australian results and so can't be compared. The only Irish one I've seen comes from 2011. I've tried plugging in the direct link URLs to acer from previous boards posts but it looks like they've copped on as it's become a forbidden domain.

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