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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 3 – Where to Apply with a Good UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 3 – Where to Apply with a Good UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how you should use your UCAT scores strategically when applying to UCAS for medical school, in order to maximise your chances of securing a place. In this blog we will be focusing on which universities you should consider applying to with a good UCAT score (a UCAT score in the range of 655-705).   What does my UCAT score mean? A UCAT score of ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 4 – Where to Apply with a Medium UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 4 – Where to Apply with a Medium UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how to use your UCAT scores when applying to medical school. Depending on the UCAT score that you have achieved, you should apply to universities which will maximise your chances of securing a place in medicine. In this blog we will discuss the universities that you should consider applying to if you have achieved a medium UCAT score (615-650).   ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 5 - Where to Apply with a Low UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 5 - Where to Apply with a Low UCAT Score

In this blog series we are discussing how you should use your UCAT scores strategically when applying to UCAS, in order to maximise your chances of securing a place in medical school. In this blog we will focus on which universities you should consider applying to with a low UCAT score (615 and below).   What is a low UCAT score? A UCAT score of less than 615 is slightly below av ...

 

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What is a good UCAT UK 2021 score?

6th October 2021

What is a good UCAT UK 2021 score?

This blog answers some common questions about UCAT UK scores.   How are UCAT UK 2021 scores calculated? UCAT scores are calculated by converting the number of questions you got right into a ‘scaled score’. Scaled scores range from 300-900 for each UCAT cognitive subtest. Pearson VUE do not publicly release details of how they calculate scaled scores, but they use st ...

 

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5 ways to make the most of your post-UCAT pre-Interview time

3rd October 2021

5 ways to make the most of your post-UCAT pre-Interview time

If you have completed your UCAT exam, congratulations on getting through the marathon that it is! While you can relax a little, now is not the time to be sitting back and relaxing (sadly). Instead, you should start planning for applications and interviews! Here are five tips to make the most of your post-UCAT, pre-interview time: 1. Pump up your Grades Before UCAT, chances are your ot ...

 

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5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now

2nd October 2021

5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now

1. Don't Forget UCAT Situational Judgement The UCAT Situational Judgement section tests similar skills to the medical interview. Unlike the other parts of the UCAT exam, the Situational Judgement subtest analyses your ability to handle potentially difficult situations. This is an excellent foundation with which to begin your medical interview preparation. Remember the types of scenar ...

 

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How to choose a medical school

1st October 2021

How to choose a medical school

Choosing a medical school is a really important decision. It is where you will study for the next 4, 5 or 6 years, and may also influence where you practice medicine in future. The decision on where to study will eventually come down to where you are offered a place and then your personal preferences. Deciding on where you wish to study is a very personal decision. However, deciding on the ...

 

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I didn’t get a ‘good enough’ UCAT score – what should I do?

22nd September 2021

I didn’t get a ‘good enough’ UCAT score – what should I do?

So you’ve sat UCAT and feel that you didn’t get a good enough UCAT score. What should you do now? Firstly, it’s important to note that there is no score achieved in UCAT that is not ‘good enough’ to get into medicine, as there are many routes into medicine. It is possible to gain entry into medicine even with a low UCAT score. If you achieve a low UCAT score ...

 

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UCAT UK 2021 Preliminary Test Statistics Now Available!

20th September 2021

UCAT UK 2021 Preliminary Test Statistics Now Available!

Interim test statistics for UCAT UK 2021 are now available on the UCAT UK website. This blog describes what they mean and how to interpret them. What data is shown? The UCAT UK 2021 preliminary test statistics displays the following data: the mean total overall cognitive UCAT score (2570): this is the sum of your subtest scores for UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UC ...

 

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6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

17th September 2021

6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be the most challenging subtest. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower Mean in UCAT Verbal Reasoning &n ...

 

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