23rd June 2022
Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips
So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips. 1. Understand what a UCAT percentile means and how they are calculate ...
22nd June 2022
Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning
The Quantitative Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be challenging, even for those who are proficient at maths. This is largely due to the extreme time pressure placed on students in this UCAT subtest. The commonest mistake made by students in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, ch ...
17th June 2022
How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making
The UCAT Decision Making subtest poses several challenges, including various question types, limited time, and difficult questions. However, I managed to score a perfect 900 on the Decision Making subtest. There were several strategies that allowed me to bring my score up from the 600 range to the 800-900s. Here are my top 5 tips. Tip 1: Understand each UCAT Decision Making questi ...
16th June 2022
Three Steps to UCAT Success
Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time. Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes three steps to succeeding in UCAT. 1.&nbs ...
15th June 2022
Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making
In the UCAT Decision Making subtest students will be presented with a variety of question types. The questions presented are characteristic, but often unusual. It is therefore important that you practice answering Decision Making UCAT questions, and develop familiarity with each type. This blog describes five key tips to help you answer Decision Making UCAT questions quickly and accurately. ...
14th June 2022
What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?
The highest UCAT score ever achieved worldwide was by a MedEntry student in 2019, who scored an incredible 3530. The highest performers in UCAT prepare with MedEntry. Is 3530 a high UCAT score? Yes! 3530 is an incredibly high score, and is the highest score achieved ever in UCAT. Here is the student’s statement of results: This table from the UC ...
12th June 2022
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT
Year 12 is a stressful time. Add in UCAT and the pressures of getting into medicine, and stress levels can rapidly sky rocket. As a parent it is easy to succumb to feelings of powerless as you watch your son or daughter struggle to prepare for such an important and difficult exam. However, there are many things you can do to boost their performance and have a positive impact on their wellbeing ...
11th June 2022
6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls
Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be the most challenging subtest. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower in UCAT Verbal Reasoning – ...
10th June 2022
How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning
UCAT Verbal Reasoning is widely known as the hardest and lowest scoring UCAT subtest. The average UCAT Verbal Reasoning score over the past five years has been 570 out of 900. Sara scored an amazing 900 in UCAT Verbal Reasoning (the highest possible Verbal Reasoning score!). In this blog she shares her top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips. Tip 1: Learn to Speed Read One of the bigg ...
9th June 2022
5 Key UCAT tips
There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT courses. Here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT. 1. Work on your UCAT weaknesses Each of the f ...