30th May 2023
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 ...
28th May 2023
Why Group Study is Effective for UCAT
There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...
27th May 2023
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 ...
26th May 2023
Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day
Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for UCAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Those who are about to participate in an important event, be it sports or social, make sure that they eat right to perform at their best. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to UCAT is vital ...
25th May 2023
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 ...
24th May 2023
UCAT Situational Judgement: 5 Top Tips
Situational Judgement UCAT questions test a different type of non-cognitive aptitude, and can be challenging if you do not have an effective framework to answer them. This blog covers five key tips for success in the UCAT Situational Judgement test. 1. Identify the key issue(s) in the scenario When reading the UCAT Situational Judgement scenario, it is important to read activel ...
20th May 2023
NEW UCAT 2023 Feature – UCAT Navigator
In the time leading up to the official UCAT testing window, the UCAT ANZ consortium will often make updates to the features, structure or content of the official UCAT exam. UCAT 2023 is no different, with the launch of a new feature – the UCAT Navigator. For a summary of changes that are occurring to the structure of UCAT ANZ 2023, see our blog. How can I access the UCAT ...
19th May 2023
7 Tips for Using the UCAT Calculator
I managed to score 880 out of 900 in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section. A significant reason for this was my ability to use the UCAT Calculator quickly and effectively. In this blog, I discuss my top tips for using the UCAT Calculator. Learning to use the UCAT calculator took my mind off the time-consuming and seemingly never-ending calculations required to answer UCAT Quantitative Re ...
18th May 2023
Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2023?
Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2023? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...
17th May 2023
3 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. Sim ...