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Three Big Changes To UCAT 2020

17th June 2020

  Are you planning to sit the UCAT this year? There are some fundamental changes being made to key dates and testing that you need to be aware of whilst you continue your preparation. Here are three big changes being made to UCAT 2020 that aspiring medics should note. Reduced Testing Window As a result…

UCAT June 2020 Update

1st June 2020

  On June 1st, 2020, the UCAT Consortium announced how UCAT will proceed in light of COVID-19. The big news is: UCAT will be going ahead in 2020… and you can sit it at home! Test dates will run from August 3rd – October 1st, with registration set to open on July 1st. Below is…

Four Screen-Free Ways to Prepare for UCAT

28th May 2020

  The UCAT is the 2-hour computer-based test used by medical schools to assess a range of different cognitive abilities including, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning, decision making and situational judgement. There are various online resources such as The Medic Portal’s UCAT Question Bank that are available at your fingertips.  Whilst the assessment takes place…

5 UCATSEN Preparation Tips

18th May 2020

  Sitting the UCATSEN can be daunting. Teddy, one medical school applicant, has ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and scored 763 on the UCATSEN. She shares her tips on sitting the test below. 1. Start Practising Early When I first started my UCAT revision, I was often tearful and very stressed but I made it through…

UCAT Ready Checklist

7th May 2020

  If you are thinking of applying to medical school this year, the UCAT will probably be on your radar. The University Clinical Aptitude Test is required by 30 out of the 39 medical schools in the UK and is made up of 5 different sections. You can’t really revise for the UCAT unlike the…

UCAT Final Scores

11th October 2019

It’s official – the UCAT 2019 final scores are out! So how did you fare and what does this mean for your application? As predicted, the final scores have dropped slightly from the interim scores. In fact, they’ve fallen by 2.3%, bringing them closely in line with last year’s score: As has always been the…

How do the new Medical Schools use the UCAT? 2020 Entry

9th October 2019

Please note that this blog is just a guideline and we recommend conducting your own research and contacting the universities themselves before making any significant application decisions. Over the last few years, several new medical schools have opened as part of the government’s initiative to increase the number of medical school places. As these medical…

How do Medical Schools Use the SJT for 2020 Entry?

Please note that this blog is just a guideline and we recommend conducting your own research and contacting the universities themselves before making any significant application decisions. Over the last few years, the SJT has become an increasingly important part of the medical school application process. Although it is generally not as important as your…

Where to Apply with an Excellent UCAT Score (2020 entry)

This blog was written for 2020 entry. For the most up-to-date advice, please see our blog on where to apply with a high UCAT score for 2021 entry. Scored over 680 in your UCAT and unsure where to apply? This blog explores your medical school options if you have an excellent UCAT score! Excellent UCAT…

Where to Apply with a Good UCAT Score – Part Three (2020 entry)

Please note that this blog is just a guideline and we recommend conducting your own research and contacting the universities themselves before making any significant application decisions. Scored between 650-680 on your UCAT and unsure where to apply? In the third part of our Where to Apply with a 650 – 680 UCAT Score blogs, we look…

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