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What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

26th July 2022

What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

The highest UCAT score ever achieved worldwide was by a MedEntry student in 2019, who scored an incredible 3530. The highest performers in UCAT prepare with MedEntry.   Is 3530 a high UCAT score? Yes! 3530 is an incredibly high score, and is the highest score achieved ever in UCAT. Here is the student’s statement of results:     This table from the UC ...

 

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7 Tips for using the UCAT Calculator

22nd July 2022

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 ...

 

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Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

21st July 2022

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 ...

 

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Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

20th July 2022

Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest.   ...

 

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Should I attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop?

19th July 2022

Should I attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop?

MedEntry workshops have become famous over the years for their engaging, effective and enjoyable nature. You may be wondering whether you should attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop. The answer is a resounding yes! Here are three reasons why:   MedEntry UCAT Workshops are Comprehensive MedEntry UCAT workshops cover everything you need to know for UCAT success, including: Deta ...

 

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Dealing With Disappointing UCAT Mock Scores: 3 Tips

16th July 2022

Dealing With Disappointing UCAT Mock Scores: 3 Tips

So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT mock exam score. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips.   1. Understand what a UCAT score means and how they are calculate ...

 

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5 UCAT Tips from a student who scored >3500!

15th July 2022

5 UCAT Tips from a student who scored >3500!

Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT last year, which was the highest score achieved. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips.   1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering each one correctly. However, this carries the risk of running out ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

14th July 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

The final years of secondary school are 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 ...

 

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What Will UCAT Test Day Be Like?

13th July 2022

What Will UCAT Test Day Be Like?

For many students, sitting UCAT can be a daunting prospect. UCAT is a very different experience to standard high school or university examinations, not to mention how important it is when determining entry into medicine. This blog describes what to expect on the day of UCAT.   UCAT check in When you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator (UCAT exam superv ...

 

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How Will UCAT UK 2022 be Delivered?

12th July 2022

How Will UCAT UK 2022 be Delivered?

With the continued COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering, how will UCAT UK 2022 be delivered?   How did UCAT UK 2021 take place? Last year, UCAT proceeded mostly as normal. The vast majority of candidates sat UCAT s planned, in a testing centre, from July to September. There were some additional precautions taken by Pearson VUE relating to hygiene measures and social dista ...

 

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