16th August 2023
Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps
The UCAT is one of the three criteria for most undergraduate medicine schools in Australia, and often holds equal weighting to ATAR. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than exp ...
21st July 2023
How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?
With the UCAT testing period soon to be over and with students receiving their UCAT ANZ results, a common question is: how will universities use UCAT scores? Every university is different when it comes to entry into medicine and dentistry, and entry requirements can be complicated and confusing. Most undergraduate medical and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand require candid ...
13th July 2023
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, ris ...
13th July 2023
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 ...
12th July 2023
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 2023 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 ...
10th July 2023
The Casper test - What you need to know
Entry to medical courses remains extremely competitive. Faced with huge numbers of prospective students, universities are constantly developing new tests and assessments to best determine which candidates are a good fit for the medical degree and the medical career that follows. Among these is the Casper test, a newly introduced test that is being implemented by some Australian universities ...
7th July 2023
UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered
With the UCAT testing period underway, 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 ...
3rd July 2023
UCAT ANZ 2023: A Student's Experience
I have just completed UCAT 2023! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went: Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I di ...
1st July 2023
Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before
The day before UCAT Ensure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, acceptable photographic identification (there are specific requirements that must be met, detailed on the UCAT ANZ website. Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or have extenuating personal circumstances, you can re ...
28th June 2023
Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success
With UCAT rapidly approaching, many students begin to madly grind out UCAT questions, without pausing to consider their overall plan of attack for UCAT. It is important that you take a few moments to reflect and check that you are indeed UCAT ready. This blog outlines a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before your UCAT test day. 1. Check your ID Acceptable identifica ...