Most Medicine applicants applying to UK universities will be asked to sit the UCAT as part of their application to medical school.
The UCAT is a challenging entrance exam which is used by many medical schools to help select applicants for their Medicine and Dentistry degree programs.
Medical schools use the applicant’s UCAT score alongside their personal statement, academic qualifications and interview skills, to decide who to offer a place.
Questions on the UCAT are in multiple choice format.
The UCAT exam consists of 5 separately timed sub-tests, in multiple-choice format.
The 4 cognitive tests are:
This assesses your ability to read and think carefully about the information and determine what conclusions can be drawn.
This assesses your ability to make sound decisions and judgements, using complex information.
This assesses your ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form and solve problems.
This assesses your ability to identify patterns amongst abstract shapes where irrelevant and distracting material may lead to incorrect conclusions.
There is also a fifth non-cognitive subtest of Situational Judgement. This measures your capacity to understand real-world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them. The questions do not require medical or procedural knowledge.
What UCAT score is needed to study Medicine in the UK?
Every Medicine course has different entry requirements. Always check the universities’ websites and research the necessary information when you visit university open days.
The UCAT is marked on the number of correct answers you give. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
Your total score is generated by adding up the individual scores for all the sub-tests that make up the UCAT.
Generally, a UCAS sub-test score of 750 or above is considered to be high.
What is a UCAT tutor?
A UCAT tutor is someone who has knowledge of the UCAT exam and can therefore coach you on the best study skills needed to achieve a high UCAT score.
The UCAT tutor can’t take the UCAT exam for you, and they can’t tell you the answers to every question on the exam – that would be cheating!
But the UCAT tutor can support you during the exam revision process and help calm any nerves you may be feeling.
Here at The Future Medic, we offer a UCAT tutoring service, where you can get all the help you need to help you ace the UCAT.
You will have one-to-one tutoring with our medical education specialist, who sits on medical school interview panels.
Choose from anywhere between 1 hour of UCAT tutoring to 20 hours, to help you unlock your full potential and achieve your best possible UCAT score.
Over the years, our expert tutors have coached thousands of students on their medical school applications, including international students.
So, they understand first-hand how challenging and daunting it is to take the UCAT exam. That is why they can share their tips and tricks for success with you and address any concerns you may have, as you prepare to apply for your preferred Medicine courses.
Click here to view our ‘Ace the UCAT’ package, which starts from only £100.
Is it worth getting a UCAT tutor?
We at The Future Medic believe that getting a UCAT tutor will significantly boost your chances of getting into your dream medical schools. Having a high UCAT score is literally the difference between getting an interview, and not getting an interview.
The UCAT exam can only be taken once during the admissions cycle, and many students do not achieve scores to their full potential simply due to nerves, or improper revision.
So, our UCAT tutoring service will help you feel more confident about taking the challenging exam and achieving the best possible score.
The average student’s UCAT score is 607, but when they book with our UCAT tutoring package, the mean student score is 743. This shows you the excellent results we gain at The Future Medic, to help students land offers at the medical schools of their dreams.
You will see numerous advantages to using our UCAT tutoring package, such as:
Access to support and advice from our expert tutors
Our tutors are all doctors, medical education specialists and medical school interview panellists. Between them, they have vast experience in interviewing Medicine applicants and coaching them to successfully earn a place at their dream medical schools.
This means that you will get first-hand tutoring directly from a medical school interviewer!
This level of tutoring is not guaranteed by any competitor.
You and your tutor will have personalised 1-1 lessons that are specific to you. It is nothing like a classroom environment, where there is one teacher who has to cater to 30 students!
This will help you progress at your own pace, without the need to worry about distractions or other students.
You and your tutor will be communicating virtually, which is super convenient. This gives you the advantage of being coached from the comfort of your home.
Every student has 24/7 access to their tutor, through a dedicated WhatsApp group.
Our tutors are experienced, friendly, approachable and very dedicated to bringing the best out of all their students, which demonstrates perfectly why you will benefit from a UCAT tutor.
Enhance your learning
Your UCAT tutor will guide you through all 5 of the UCAT exam topics and help you improve your understanding of how to answer the exam questions.
We know the UCAT exam is tough, so we are here to support you and calm your nerves. With our help, you will boost your confidence and approach the exam with the best practice.
Opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback
Preparing for the UCAT exam can be very daunting for students. Many students would greatly benefit from the opportunity to be inquisitive and pose questions directly to a medical school interviewer.
To learn more about The Future Medic and the services we offer, visit our website here.
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Read our blog post on ‘Why you need a UCAT tutor’ to find out more.
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