24th June 2022
4 Tips for Making the Most of your UCAT Study Time
It’s easy to sit back at this point in the year and feel like you have forever until UCAT and while that might feel true, it’s definitely not. Right now is the time to be getting your head around the different question types in UCAT, finding your weaknesses and sorting them out, and working out how best to spend the next few months in preparing for UCAT. On that note, here are some ...
23rd June 2022
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...
22nd June 2022
5 reasons to start your UCAT preparation now!
1. Master the UCAT Learning Curve The UCAT is a test unlike anything you have ever sat before. UCAT Verbal Reasoning is loosely connected to traditional reading comprehension texts and UCAT Quantitative Reasoning is mathematics-based, but both the style and time pressure is truly unique. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that you will have ever encountered formal testing in the areas of UC ...
21st June 2022
What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?
If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most undergraduate medical and dental degrees across the United Kingdom. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation is therefore essential. There are hundreds of UCAT preparation courses available, and ...
20th June 2022
What Testing Date Should I Choose for UCAT UK?
Bookings to sit UCAT UK 2022 are now open! If you are planning to sit UCAT in 2022 for entry into medicine in 2023, we suggest booking your UCAT testing date as soon as possible. Remember, popular dates, times and locations to sit UCAT do book out! UCAT offers a variety of testing dates, times and locations. This gives you the flexibility to choose a UCAT testing session that is convenient ...
16th June 2022
5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy
Sitting the UCAT can often feel like an isolating experience, since many of your peers may be focused on other goals such as their school or university performance, making it difficult to stay motivated while studying for the UCAT. This is one of the many reasons why it can be helpful to find a UCAT study buddy, with whom you can create a community of practice where you share experie ...
9th June 2022
5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation
So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. The key to success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UCAT preparation. I did, and they helped me score in the 98th percentile. 1. START NOW! Time is your key ...
3rd June 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...
3rd June 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2
In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your UCAT plan. How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...
17th April 2022
When should I start preparing for the UCAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about UCAT. When you first start to research UCAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach UCAT preparation? When should I start my UCAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the UCAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...