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How To Get The Most Out Of The Medify UCAT Course (2020 updated)

The Medify UCAT online course is one of the most popular online resources to prepare for the UCAT. In this article, I share my top THREE tips on how to get the most out of the Medify UCAT course. Currently, the Medify UCAT course is used by 1-in-3 candidates to prepare for the exam, with thousands of past candidates recommending it on forums, social media and blogs to prepare for the exam. I bought it myself (read my review), and in this article, I share my top THREE tips for getting the most out of it. Tip #1: Make Effective Study Notes Medify includes examples, explanations, tips and techniques in [Read More]

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Some mental maths tricks for the UCAT (incl. YouTube videos)

One of the main challenges with the QR and DM subtests is timing. Learning a few basic mental maths tricks will save you a ton of time. In this article, we share YouTube videos that provide helpful mental maths tricks for common calculations in the exam. 1. Fast Mental Multiplication Trick 2. Mental Maths Trick For Calculating Fractions 3. Mental Maths Trick for Calculating Percentages 4. Mental Maths trick for Square roots 5. How To Square Number In Your Head For more check out the Tecmath’s YouTube channel. Not sure where to begin UCAT preparation? Take the FREE 30-day UCAT study challenge or read more UCAT articles.

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How to save time with the UCAT Calculator (2020 updated)

A simple on-screen calculator will be made available to use in the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) and Decision Making (DM) subtests. I strongly recommend that you practice using it when preparing for both subtests. Percentage: Use this function for calculating percentages Divide: Use this function for the division of one number by the other. Multiply: Use this function for multiplication of two numbers Subtract: Use this function for the subtraction of one number by the other. Add: Use this function to add two numbers together. Equals: Use this button to get a result of a function (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and so on). The equals sign is also useful for getting around the [Read More]

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Achieved a Low UCAT Score? READ THIS

Let us start by saying that achieving a low UCAT score isn’t the end of the world. It just means you might have fewer options available. Universities with a high cut-off mark are probably out of the question. However, a UCAT score below the cut-off of one school may be good enough for admittance to another. The following are six things I recommend you do if you achieve a low UCAT score: 1. Research all Medical Schools (or Dental Schools) Start by looking into every medical school and picking out the ones that do not rely heavily on the UCAT. These will be schools that use a point-based system, or [Read More]

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Complete Guide to Percentages in the UCAT Quantitative Subtest

Percentages can get surprisingly complicated on the UCAT. Part of that is because they are never straightforward. While it’s easy enough to work out 50%  or 10% of a number, it’s rarely so easy to make the conversion on the UCAT, especially when the percentages given are, say, 31% or 18%. To make matters worse, the UCAT won’t just test you on the simple process of finding the percentage of a number. Instead, it’ll present problems in such a way that calculating the percentage is one of the multiple steps to derive your final answer. Scenarios you can expect in the exam include cases where you calculate in reverse, find [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A with Magda Nikkii – Episode 007

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with medical student and YouTuber Magda Nikkii, she offers advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2950. Magda Nikkii is a 1st-year medical student at the University of Cambridge. She has a vlog on YouTube where she shares her life as a medical student. What year did you take the UCAT? 2017 What was your overall UCAT score? Overall – Overall 2950 (average 737.5) Verbal reasoning – 610 Decision making [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A with Esther (@EsteebeeStudies) – Episode 006

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with Esther (@Esteebeestudies on Instagram), she offers advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2050. Esther is a second-year Pharmacy student hoping to get into Graduate medicine.  What year did you take the UCAT? 2018 What was your overall UCAT score? 2050 (very bad I know)#tip no 1: prepare well as much as you can it is no joke What was your strongest subtest? My strongest subtest was abstract [Read More]

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How I Improved My UCAT Score (2500 to 2940)

Hi, I’m Sam. I’m a physiology graduate, healthcare assistant and volunteer. I’ve sat the UCAT twice and improved my score from 2500 to 2940. I’ll be starting graduate entry medicine at Newcastle in September 2019. So, you’re thinking of sitting the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), formerly known as the UKCAT? Good on you. For many, this is the first step towards your application to medical or dental school. I’ve sat the UCAT twice, once in 2017 and again (more successfully) in 2018. I didn’t really know much about the UCAT before 2017. All I’d heard was that it was hard. I took to google to find out a little [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A with Clara Reeves (Clara._.Studies) – Episode 005

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with Clara Reeves (@Clara._.Studies on Instagram), she offers amazing advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2950. Clara is an  A level student studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry hoping to study medicine in September 2019! What year did you take the UCAT? August 2018 What was your overall UCAT score? Total score: 2950 (average score: 737.5)Situational Judgement: Band 1Verbal Reasoning: 740Decision Making: 870Quantitive Reasoning: 690Abstract Reasoning: 650 What was [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A with Kristie Nurse – Episode 004

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with Kristie (@gunabadr on Instagram), she offers amazing advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 3010. Kristie is a Biomedical graduate with experience as a clinical scientist, she is starting post-graduate medicine at King’s College London for 2019 intake. What year did you take the UCAT? 2018 What was your overall UCAT score? Overall Score – 3010 (Average 752)Verbal Reasoning – 750Decision Making – 760Quantitative Reasoning – 700Abstract Reasoning -800Situational Judgement – [Read More]