2nd October 2023
UCAT Prep Grant for Rural Victorians
According to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, people in remote areas of Australia are less likely to have a GP nearby and even less likely to have a specialist. Studies have also shown that individuals who have experience living in rural and regional locations often return to these areas to pursue their professional careers. Therefore, there is a clear need to ...
21st September 2023
UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?
With 2023 UCAT percentile calculator and summary test statistics released, students now have more information about how their score compares to other UCAT candidates. This blog will help you interpret your score and provide advice on what you should do now. You can convert your UCAT score into a UCAT percentile using the UCAT consortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, av ...
19th September 2023
Final UCAT ANZ 2023 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!
The UCAT ANZ 2023 percentile calculator and final statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2023 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score to percentile calculator that will help you to convert your 2023 UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. You can find it here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-st ...
11th September 2023
Medicine at USyd or Other Universities?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose UNSW/JMP/WSU (which offer school leaver entry into medicine) or University of Sydney (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “Why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar questions s ...
30th August 2023
Preliminary UCAT ANZ 2023 Test Statistics Released!
UCAT ANZ 2023 preliminary statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2023 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score percentile calculator that will help you to convert your UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. The UCAT percentile calculator is expected to be released concurrently with 2023 UCAT ANZ final test statist ...
16th August 2023
Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps
The UCAT is one of the three criteria for most undergraduate medicine schools in Australia, and often holds equal weighting to ATAR. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than exp ...
13th July 2023
UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1
A common question among students preparing to sit the UCAT is how does UCAT scoring work? This blog answers that question. Practical implications for the UCAT test taker are covered in Part 2 of this blog. Many UCAT companies claim that they can predict UCAT scores and percentiles from the number of UCAT questions that you answer correctly. This is unfortunately completely misleading and in ...
13th July 2023
UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2
The blog “UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1” explained how the scoring and scaling of UCAT works. In this blog we will discuss what all that means for you in practice. Negative marking There is no negative marking in UCAT. Why? There is a lot of educational research and literature on this point, but in summary, if there is negative marking, ris ...
12th July 2023
How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores
If you have just sat UCAT, congratulations! You have made it through one of the toughest and most gruelling tests of your career. This blog contains information on how to interpret your 2023 UCAT ANZ score report. How do I access my UCAT Score Report? After sitting UCAT, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE notifying you that your UCAT score report is available to ...
10th July 2023
The Casper test - What you need to know
Entry to medical courses remains extremely competitive. Faced with huge numbers of prospective students, universities are constantly developing new tests and assessments to best determine which candidates are a good fit for the medical degree and the medical career that follows. Among these is the Casper test, a newly introduced test that is being implemented by some Australian universities ...