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UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

27th April 2022

UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered

With UCAT fast approaching, you may be asking questions such as: When and how will I get my UCAT results? How does scoring work in the UCAT? How will universities use my UCAT scores? This blog answers your questions about UCAT results.   When and how will I get my UCAT results? You will receive an email from Pearson VUE within 24 hours (usually within an hour) of completing yo ...

 

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10 Biggest UCAT Myths

7th April 2022

10 Biggest UCAT Myths

Myth 1: UCAT scores aren’t important if you have a solid academic background Even medical school applicants who get an ATAR of 99.95 can flake out on the UCAT and miss out on a place in medicine. The UCAT is one of three important elements of your medical school application (the other two being your academic results and interview), so it is vital that you take the UCAT seriously ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Success

3rd April 2022

5 Tips for UCAT Success

The UCAT is not an easy exam. It is intense both when you prepare for it and when you undertake it. It requires every ounce of mental concentration and effort to do well. However, you need not be worried about this: the conditions apply to everybody and what determines whether you will do well in UCAT is if you can perform better than your peers. Always remember that a large portion of student ...

 

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Top 5 Under-Rated UCAT Preparation Strategies

17th March 2022

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 ...

 

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When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

23rd February 2022

When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the UCAT or are just setting up a UCAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first UCAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...

 

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The UCAT – A Test of Endurance

16th February 2021

The UCAT – A Test of Endurance

The UCAT is so commonly viewed as a test of intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the UCAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school exam. Not only is the UCAT as long as or longer than any school exam (2 hours), but the nature of each individual question requires much g ...

 

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Simplifying UCAT passages in VR

7th October 2020

Simplifying UCAT passages in VR

The passages that you are required to read and understand in the Verbal Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be dense. Absorbing enough information from the passages to answer the questions can be difficult and your brain will not be able to recall all the information that you read from a passage. However, passages can be broken down into simpler forms to help you better process and recall the passag ...

 

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Tips for Multiple Choice on UCAT

7th October 2020

Tips for Multiple Choice on UCAT

Top tips for multiple choice in the UCAT The UCAT consists of only multiple choice questions. While multiple choice means they give you the correct answer as one of the options, choosing it is not as easy as it seems. Here are some useful tips for answering multiple choice questions for the UCAT · Answer all questions. You have a 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 chance of getting the right answer ...

 

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10 Tips For During The UCAT

7th October 2020

10 Tips For During The UCAT

You have rehearsed for this day for the past few months, so here are a few final tips that you may have heard before. Here at MedEntry, we want to make sure that you have as smooth a UCAT experience as possible. Please share this article with your friends or family if you think they need some final tips as well. 1. Read and Think carefully. Consider all the choices in each question on ...

 

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UCAT Day: Get psyched up, not psyched out

7th October 2020

UCAT Day: Get psyched up, not psyched out

Your UCAT scores depend on how much you know, but they also depend on how well you can apply what you know. If you are nervous, distracted, or in a bad mood during the UCAT, you may have a hard time concentrating and harnessing your knowledge and skills. Here are some basic tips to help you control your nerves on the day of the UCAT. Think Positively. This tip cannot be emphasized enough ...

 

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