UCAT Online Live Course 2021-22

The best one-day online UCAT course run by Doctors

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Summary

  1. One day online course taught online from 09:00 - 17:30 throughout the summer - see dates for booking

  2. The course is led by a doctor who scored in the top decile of the exam - see reviews

  3. We spend 1-1.5h covering all 5 sections (2021 Updates) - Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning & The Situational Judgement Test - see course overview

  4. Small group classes - unlike other courses we guarantee no more than 10 pupils per class, we achieve this by having multiple tutors teaching per day, allowing us to split up each course. 

  5. Learn the best strategy, time management techniques approach to help maximise your score

  6. Ongoing 24/7 UCAT support until your exam via Whatsapp with an experienced UCAT experts

 

UCAT Course Dates & Times

Please click below to join one of our 2021 UCAT Courses. Remember they are all included as part of our Application Support Programme.

  • Sold Out
    Sun, Mar 14
    Online
    Mar 14, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Apr 03, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sat, May 08
    Online
    May 08, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Jun 05, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Jun 13
    Online
    Jun 13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Jun 27
    Online
    Jun 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Jul 03
    Online
    Jul 03, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Jul 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Aug 07, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Feb 21
    Online
    Feb 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Feb 13
    Online
    Feb 13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • Sold Out
    Wed, Jan 27
    Online
    Jan 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.

UCAT Course Overview 

Course Overview

  • 09:00 - Welcome & Introduction 

  • 09:20 - Verbal Reasoning + Break

  • 10:45 - Abstract Reasoning + Lunch

  • 13:45 - Quantitative Reasoning + Break

  • 15:00  - Decision Making

  • 16:00 - Situational Judgement Test

  • 16:45 - Key Tips, Resources and Q&A

  • 17:00 - Course Ends

Quantitative Reasoning

While the standard of question does not exceed GCSE maths, scoring well here requires efficiency, good time management and knowledge of common questions.

We will go through on screen calculator tips, common formulae you must learn and time management techniques to help you conquer this section.

Verbal Reasoning

This section requires you to critically analyse text and then answer two types of questions. While the questions aren't difficult, time management often causes problems.

 

We will go through key strategies and tricks to help maximise your chances of finishing the section and finding the answer in the quickest time!

Abstract Reasoning

Often the most daunting section for pupils, there really is a steep learning curve in mastering Abstract Reasoning. With four types of question - there's a lot to learn.

Fortunately, we have devised a simple system to help conquer over 80-90% of all questions that come up, irrespective of how unpredictable the section is. 

Decision Making

Here you have to answer a range of different questions, which all vary a lot in the approach needed. 

We will go through each and every type of question and show you the best way of answering each - maximising your chances of getting 900 in this section. 

Situational Judgement Test

While this a new section, it should not be underestimated. It is important to use the correct resources when answering questions in the Situational Judgement Test. 

We will go through both types of questions, the best resources to read and learn and learn tips to try narrow down and choose the correct answer most of the time.

 

UCAT Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UCAT (UKCAT)?


The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or university Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a multiple choice, timed, a computerised exam that prospective medical or dental applicants for UK universities may be required to take. The UCAT (UKCAT) is made up of five different sections and is designed to evaluate your cognitive abilities. It ensures that candidates selected have the most appropriate mental abilities, attitudes and professional behaviour required to be successful in a clinical career.
The UCAT (UKCAT) does not contain any curriculum or science content. It focuses on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates and other attributes considered to be valuable for healthcare professionals. The UCAT (UKCAT) is provided by Pearson Vue and is taken at Pearson Vue’s centres. Score results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam. Scores are sent directly to the university or universities to which you are applying.




What is the UCAT (UKCAT) format?


The UCAT (UKCAT) test assesses a range of mental abilities identified by Medical and Dental Schools as important. There is no curriculum content as the test examines innate skills. Each subtest is in a multiple-choice format and is separately timed. Here is the breakdown of the UCAT (UKCAT) format based on the 2019 format:

  • Verbal Reasoning - 22 minutes - 44 questions
  • Quantitative Reasoning - 25 minutes 36 questions
  • Abstract Reasoning - 14 minutes 55 questions
  • Decision Making - 32 minutes 29 questions
  • Situational Judgement - 27 minutes 69 questions




How is the UCAT (UKCAT) marked?


The first four UCAT (UKCAT) sections: Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning are marked depending on how many correct answers you give. Questions that have one correct answer are awarded a maximum of 1 mark and those that have multiple answers are worth 2 marks. Questions with multiple answers such as those in the Decision Making section, can be awarded 1 mark if you give a partially correct answer. Each UCAT (UKCAT) section does not have negative marking, and there is no influence between sections. Marking each UCAT (UKCAT) Section Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning have a different number of questions. Hence, there is no direct link to the number of correct answers and a score. Therefore the UCAT (UKCAT) convert your raw score into a scale between 300 and 900. Once your UCAT (UKCAT) exam is complete, you will receive a score per UCAT (UKCAT) section. Your overall score will be the total score of all 4 UCAT (UKCAT) section hence ranging from 1200 to 3600. For example, your scaled score may be: Verbal Reasoning: 500, Decision Making: 600, Quantitative Reasoning: 700 and Abstract Reasoning: 800. Your total score will be the total of all 4 sections: 500 + 600 + 700 + 800 = 2600. Your average UCAT (UKCAT) score will be your total score divided by 4. Using the example: 2600/4 = 650. Marking the Situational Judgement Test Here, the marking system is different. The Situational Judgement section uses a banding system depending on how correct your response is. Full marks are given if you answer correctly, and partial marks may be given if you are close to the correct answer. There are 4 bands ranging from Band 1 to Band 4 where per question, you will be awarded Band 1 if you choose the correct answer, band 2 or 3 if you are further from the answer and band 4 if you have incorrectly chosen the answer. After all SJT questions are complete, you will be given an average Band which will be your SJT score. A guide to the UCAT (UKCAT) SJT Banding System is below:

  • Band 1: The candidate has demonstrated an excellent level of performance, a level that is similar to the panel of experts
  • Band 2: The candidate has demonstrated a good level of performance, frequently matching the answers similar to an expert level
  • Band 3: The candidate has demonstrated a modest level of performance, with many appropriate answers but several answers different to the panel of experts.
  • Band 4: The candidate has a demonstrated a low level of performance with most answers differing from the ideal answer.
It is likely that the SJT will be considered in a different manner to the other cognitive subtests, refer to each university website for further details




When do I receive my UCAT (UKCAT) results?


After finishing your UCAT (UKCAT) exam, you will be given a sheet with your UCAT (UKCAT) scores at the test centre. The exam result will involve a score per UCAT (UKCAT) Section as well as your SJT band. Your UCAT (UKCAT) result will be valid for one year. Additional copies can be requested at a fee of £25 GBP. You can order additional copies by contacting Pearson VUE.




How do I interpet my UCAT (UKCAT) results?


Your UCAT (UKCAT) result can help guide you into choosing your universities. Your UCAT (UKCAT) result will be given before the UCAS deadline, giving you time to decide which university you want to apply to. By going onto each university’s admission criteria page on their website, more insight will be given as to how they use the UCAT (UKCAT) in selecting candidates. For some universities, the UCAT (UKCAT) plays a big factor in the candidate’s application and for others it plays a less significant part. Some universities provide information involving a rough UCAT (UKCAT) score they would prefer based on previous years results as well as if they even consider UCAT (UKCAT) in their application process. Some consider the total score and some look at the individual sections with a cut-off score per UCAT (UKCAT) section. For those that do not look at the UCAT (UKCAT) or consider the UCAT (UKCAT) to be a less significant part of the UCAS application, other parts of your UCAS application: academics, personal statement or interview are considered to play a bigger part. Hence by going onto the university’s website / open day more information can be received. Many universities use the UCAT (UKCAT) as a way to discriminate between candidates who are ranked equally in terms of other parts of the UCAS application (personal statement, academics etc) whereas other universities use the UCAT (UKCAT) as a way to boost your UCAS application if other parts of your UCAS application are not as beneficial such as performing less well at GCSE. Each university considers the UCAT (UKCAT) differently by some considering the UKCAT to play a significant part in the candidate’s application and some to not consider it at all. Use your UCAT (UKCAT) score as a way of deciding which university you want to apply to by finding out more information about each potential university.




What do I need to bring on the day?


  • A print out confirmation of your booking from Pearson Vue
  • One piece of photographic identification from the approved list which meets requirements stated on the Pearson Vue website.
  • You cannot take any personal belongings into the UCAT (UKCAT), nor can you take any food or drink. Anything that you do bring will need to be stored in a locker at the test centre.
  • You may not bring a calculator into the exam - there is one provided online for you.




What does the UCAT (UKCAT) venue look like?


  • You will get a desk space with a PC, keyboard and space for a whiteboard and pen. There will be other people doing different tests in the same venue, you may request earplugs or headphones if you think you might require them.
  • Noteboard
  • You will be given a laminated note board and permanent marker pen to make notes on during the test. If you need another pen or board, raise your arm and an invigilator will give you a new one
  • Please check the pen is working before you begin





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