27th March 2023
4 Steps to Transform your Weakest UCAT Subtest into your Strongest
Although I had been preparing for UCAT for over 6 months, with less than 2 weeks to go until the UCAT, I still wasn't feeling confident about UCAT Abstract Reasoning. I was consistently scoring in the high 80th or 90th percentiles for other UCAT subtests on the MedEntry online platform, but was still ranging from 40-70th percentile in UCAT Abstract Reasoning. Since I was happy with my perf ...
24th March 2023
Why is UCAT so Hard?
Most current medical students and doctors would agree that UCAT is probably the hardest and single most important test that they ever sat in their career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare effectively, are shocked by the difficulty of UCAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of UCAT. So why is UCAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read o ...
23rd March 2023
CHANGES TO UCAT ANZ 2023
There has been an update to the structure and content of UCAT, which will apply to anyone sitting UCAT ANZ in 2023. For a summary of changes that occurred for UCAT ANZ 2022, see our blog. Summary of the changes Here’s a summary of the changes to UCAT ANZ 2023: UCAT Situational Judgement: the number of questions has increased by three (from 66 up to ...
22nd March 2023
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 ...
21st March 2023
The UCAT – A Test of Endurance
The importance of endurance Mental endurance can be defined as, ‘the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.’ The UCAT is so commonly viewed as a test of aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to also improve our mental endurance for the UCAT exam. In fact, the endurance required for the UCAT is much greater than that req ...
20th March 2023
Mind games: Motivation for UCAT study
Yes, we’d all rather be on Tiktok or Instagram or YouTube, but before you pick up your phone to scroll through social media, read this! Motivating yourself to prepare for UCAT can be difficult. You should not expect to always feel motivated to prepare for UCAT – no-one feels motivated all the time. However, there are proven methods to help boost your motivation for UCAT prep. ...
17th March 2023
Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?
UCAT is used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for selection of students into medicine and dentistry. If you wish to apply to universities in both Australia and the UK, there is a specific procedure relating to UCAT that you must follow: You will need to sit the UCAT ANZ. It is important that you sit this test so that your UCAT results are delivered to the ...
16th March 2023
UCAT WEEKLY CLASSES STARTING SOON!
Have you ever wished you could have a regular UCAT tutor and classmates with whom you could discuss difficult UCAT questions? Or access to a UCAT expert who can answer your UCAT preparation questions on a regular basis? Or maybe you’ve even wished that you could watch a tutor work through a UCAT question live, to show how to actually arrive at the right answer quickly and accurately? If ...
15th March 2023
How to Interpret Your UCAT Mock Exam Scores
So you’ve completed a UCAT practice exam and have no idea how to interpret the wealth of information and statistics you’ve been presented with. This blog has some tips to help you gain a better grasp of your UCAT preparation progress. 1. Look at percentile not percentage The UCAT is a test designed to compare students against each other, thereby givin ...
14th March 2023
Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies
There are hundreds of UCAT strategies out there, but not all are created equal. There are some UCAT strategies that are very important, but also completely under-rated by most UCAT candidates. Familiarising yourself with them will help you boost your UCAT performance. Ready? Here they are: 1. Learn how to speed-read Not enough students are working on improving their speed readi ...