UCAT 2021:

UCAT Courses & UCAT Tutors

The best one-day online UCAT course run by Doctors & UCAT Tutors

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UCAT Tutoring

Our UCAT Test Tutors are leaders in the field. They have all scored in the top decile of the exam and been teaching the UCAT for years, with 1000s of successful students taught between them all. 

They can take you through the entire process, or focus on things that you are finding hard in particular. It is entirely flexible - contact us to see how we can help you. Remember purchase our Ultimate Package & get 5 hours tutoring free!

 

UCAT Courses: Dates & Times

Summary

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

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

  3. We spend 1-1.5h covering all 5 UCAT sections of the UCAT Test (2021 Updates) - UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Abstract Reasoning, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning & UCAT Situational Judgement Test, which includes UCAT practice tests & UCAT practice questions

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

  5. Learn the best UCAT tricks & UCAT time management techniques to help maximise your UCAT score

  6. Ongoing 24/7 UCAT guidance & support until your UCAT test via Whatsapp with an experienced UCAT Tutor

 

Please click below to join one of our UCAT 2021 Courses. Remember purchase our Ultimate Package and guarantee your free seat on our UCAT 2021 course. 

  • 05 Jun, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sun, 13 Jun
    Online
    13 Jun, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sun, 27 Jun
    Online
    27 Jun, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sat, 03 Jul
    Online
    03 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • 16 Jul, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
  • 07 Aug, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sat, 08 May
    Online
    08 May, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sat, 03 Apr
    Online
    03 Apr, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sun, 14 Mar
    Online
    14 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00
    Online
    Taught by Doctors, covers all 5 sections, running for 10+ years, 1000s of students taught - everything you need to help boost your score.
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    Sun, 21 Feb
    Online
    21 Feb, 09:00 – 17:00
    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, 13 Feb
    Online
    13 Feb, 09:00 – 17:00
    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, 27 Jan
    Online
    27 Jan, 09:00 – 17:00
    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 

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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

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UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

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

We will go through UCAT calculator tips, common formulae you must learn and time management techniques to help you succeed. We have a number of different types of question in our UCAT question bank.

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UCAT 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! We end with UCAT practice test questions. 

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UCAT Abstract Reasoning

Often the most daunting section for pupils, there really is a steep learning curve in mastering UCAT 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, and our course contains UCAT past paper questions. 

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UCAT Decision Making

Here you have to answer a range of different questions, which all vary a lot in the approach needed. We include lots of UCAT example questions in this. 

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, with help of our UCAT practice questions.  

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UCAT 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, especially from UCAT past paper questions. 

We will go through UCAT example 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 Test?


The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or university Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a multiple choice, timed, a computerised UCAT Test that prospective medical or dental applicants for UK universities may be required to take. The UCAT Test is made up of five different UCAT 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. Your UCAT Scores are calculated at the end of each exam
The UCAT Test 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 Test 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




UCAT Scores & UCAT Marking


The first four UCAT 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. UCAT Marking Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning have a different number of questions. Hence, there is no direct UCAT Score Calculator. Therefore the UCAT Score Conversion results in converting 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. UCAT Situational Judgement Test Bands Here, the marking system is different. UCAT 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 UCATSJT Banding System:

  • 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 You Receive UCAT 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.




What Is The UCAT Score Out Of?


Your UCAT score can help guide you into choosing your UCAT universities. Your UCAT 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 in selecting candidates. For some universities, the UCAT 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 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 section. For those that do not look at the UCAT or consider the UCAT 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 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 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 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 score as a way of deciding which university you want to apply to by finding out more information about each potential university.




What To Take To The UCAT Exam


  • A print out confirmation of your booking from Pearson Vue UCAT
  • 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, 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 a UCAT Calculator provided online for you.




UCAT Pearson Vue Centre


  • You will get a desk space with a PC, keyboard and space for a UCAT 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.
  • UCAT Whiteboard - this is non erasable usually and you can ask for more!
  • You will be given a laminated UCAT whiteboard 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
  • You will also receive UCAT Earplugs for your exam




UCAT Average Scores


The average UCAT score changes every year. It is usually between 620-630. In The 2019 UCAT Average was 620. This increased in 2020 where the average UCAT score was 628.




Can You Resit The UCAT?


Unfortunately the UCAT can only be taken once per application cycle. Your score does not carry forward - you must retake the UCAT test if you reapply next year.




How Long Is The UCAT?


The UCAT is a 2 hour long paper and is all taken on the computer.




What Is A Good UCAT Score 2021?


The average UCAT score in 2020 was 628. We expect this to roughly stay the same in 2021, and therefore a good score is expected to be anything about 680, which should not hinder your application.




Do You Get Earplugs In The UCAT?


Yes! You are always provided with UCAT Earplugs in the exam. You do not have to wear or use them.




UCAT Registratio


UCAT Registration takes place NOT via your school, but online on the official UCAT website. In 2021, registration for the UCAT will take place online from May 2021. See the official UCAT website for more details on this!





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