# Blogs

9th September 2022

#### UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?

With 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 cosortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, available her ...

15th July 2022

#### How I Scored 900 in UCAT Abstract Reasoning

The Abstract Reasoning UCAT subtest is one that candidates often find very difficult. Not only is it extremely time pressured, but it is unlike any other test you’ve ever taken. Candidates are often unsure how to prepare for and do well in the Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT. To succeed in this subtest, you need to develop effective strategies to tackle any Abstract Reasoning q ...

12th July 2022

#### 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 2022 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 view vi ...

10th July 2022

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

The UCAT testing period is a big month for many students. It can feel really disappointing if, like me, you logged in to see your UCAT score report and were met with a non-competitive score. I understand that it can feel like the world is ending, and all hopes have been flushed down the toilet, but I am here to tell you otherwise! Note: For information on what is a 'good' UCAT score ...

9th July 2022

#### 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 ...

9th July 2022

#### 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, risk ...

8th July 2022

#### How Will UCAT ANZ 2022 be Delivered?

With the continued COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering, how will UCAT ANZ 2022 be delivered?   How did UCAT ANZ 2021 take place? Last year, UCAT proceeded mostly as normal. Candidates sat UCAT as planned, in testing centres, during the months of July and August. There were some additional precautions taken by Pearson VUE relating to hygiene measures and social distancing. ...

5th July 2022

#### Optimising your Health for UCAT: What I Learned from getting the Flu two days before my UCAT Exam

Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine?). Maybe you have a week before UCAT exam day and while you are beginning to feel the nerves of the situation, you are really not too worried. Because why should you be? You hav ...

3rd July 2022

#### What will UCAT Test Day be Like?

For many students, sitting UCAT can be a daunting prospect. UCAT is a very different experience to standard high school or university examinations, not to mention how important it is when determining entry into medicine. This blog describes what to expect on the day of UCAT.   UCAT check in When you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator. This will involve the foll ...

2nd July 2022

#### How to Study for the UCAT when you’re sick of Studying

Let’s set the scene – UCAT is fast approaching but you can’t stand the thought of sitting at your desk one more minute for UCAT prep. I’ve been there. The secret to igniting your motivation to study is variety – and lots of it. As someone who is change averse and largely a homebody – I always rolled my eyes at this advice, thinking that I already knew ...