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UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2

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 ...

 

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How Will UCAT ANZ 2022 be Delivered?

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. ...

 

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Top Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

7th July 2022

Top Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

Struggling with UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions? Check out this blog which outlines 5 top tips.   1. Identify the pattern first When you are first starting out with Abstract Reasoning UCAT questions, it can be tempting to focus on the test shape and try to ‘match’ it to the sets. This wastes valuable time and is unlikely to lead you to the correct answer. Instead, s ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

6th July 2022

5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

Huiyi scored 99th percentile in UCAT (overall cognitive score 3160 / average 790). In this blog, she describes her top 5 tips for UCAT test day.   1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and from ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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What will UCAT Test Day be Like?

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2022: A Student's Experience

1st July 2022

UCAT ANZ 2022: A Student's Experience

I have just completed UCAT 2022! 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 did. ...

 

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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

29th June 2022

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 resc ...

 

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Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

28th June 2022

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 ...

 

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