UCAT Crash Course


In A Nutshell

In A Nutshell

We know you’re busy. So here’s the essential information about the 6med UCAT Preparation Crash Course.

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Course Overview

Course Overview

2 days. Is it enough to prepare you for the UCAT? Of course not. But it’s a great foundation.

2 days. Is it enough to prepare you for the UCAT? Of course not. But it’s a great foundation.

Day 1

10:00 - 17:30

Welcome to the UCAT Crash Course! In this introductory session we’ll cover the basics and get everyone on the same page. We’ll talk about each section briefly, how it’s scored and how universities will use your score.

This will provide a solid base for the rest of the course.

Verbal Reasoning tends to be the most time-pressured section of the UCAT. We’ll cover some time-saving strategies and go through each of the question types you will face such as “True, False, Can’t Tell” & “statement” questions.

We will also run through lots of practice questions so you can get a good feel for the section.

We’ll stop for a short breather to gather our thoughts and maybe cup of tea!

Quantitative Reasoning is pretty maths-heavy, but doesn’t go beyond GCSE level. There are broadly four question types here; Algebra, Statistics, Numbers and Geometry. We’ll run through our secret tactics for each question type, as well as some not-so-secret tips such as the calculator shortcuts.

We’ll also do some practice questions as a group for this section.

After an intensive morning, it’s time for a spot of lunch to recharge our batteries. You’ll need it!

The shapes and patterns section! Abstract Reasoning can be a tough section. Some students love it, others hate it. Either way, you’ll finish this session with a clear understanding of how to approach the questions and find the right answer. You will be familiarised with each of the patterns you can be asked about; shapes, frames and Set A/B.

Beware, you’ll be quizzed at the end!

Since Abstract Reasoning is a bit of a brain fryer, we’ll take another short break here to get ready for the next two sessions.

Decision Making is the (not so) new kid on the block for the UCAT. You have just over a minute per question, so you need to make good use of your time here. We will go through each question type you’ll be presented with and strategies you can employ to answer them quickly and correctly.

Situational Judgement is all about doing the right thing as a doctor – not always the most straightforward thing surprisingly! This will be a highly interactive session where you will be getting lots of SJT practice and guidance.

We’ll cover common questions that students get wrong, and the ones that are all but certainly going to come up.

Here’s the time to ask any burning questions you have. You are, of course, encouraged to ask questions throughout the day, but we find some time at the end of the day is helpful to reflect and consolidate what you’ve learnt.

And that’s Day 1 complete! Now you can go to sleep dreaming of the wonders of Day 2.

Day 2

10:00 - 17:00

Welcome back! We’ll do a brief introduction to how Day 2 will run and what to expect. We’ll also get you set up on UCAT.Ninja™ so you are ready to sit your mock exam.

This is where all of Day 1 comes into play!

Put into practice the skills, knowledge and strategies you learned yesterday on a true-to-life UCAT mock paper (this will be timed).

Phew, glad that exam’s out of the way. Time to relax for an hour, grab something to eat and reflect on what you found tough about the exam.

We’ll pull the key questions and topics the group has found difficult (made possible through our technical wizardry) and work through them as a group.

No stone will be left unturned here, any problems you had on your mock exam, now is the time to ask and quash those issues!

After the second intensive session of the day, we have another short break to gather our thoughts.

In this last section of the course we will help you put together a viable revision plan for the UCAT with consideration for the time you have left until the exam.

We recommend inviting your parents along to this bit if they’re around – there’s information for them too.

Here is where we bid our solemn farewells, but not before you have asked any remaining questions you have to your expert UCAT tutor.

Dates & Venues

Dates & Venues

We run our 2023 UCAT Crash Courses almost every weekend from June until September.

We run our 2023 UCAT Crash Courses almost every weekend from June until September. Our UCAT Crash Courses in 2023 will be held online. You can  book your place by clicking the button below.

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Got some questions about the UCAT Crash Course? You might just find the answer here. If not, you can always reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help!

The best UCAT course is the one that is best aligned to you. Most students find a live course to be highly effective as you can ask questions to your course lead on the fly. You’ll also get access to the UCAT Masterclass, which is a 7 hour online course which allows you to learn at your own pace.

Of course, if it’s more than 14 days before the date of the course, you can change this for free! If it’s sooner than that, you can see check out our Terms & Conditions.

6med tutors have all scored highly in the UCAT and are vetted before they teach with us. We make sure that every UCAT tutor knows their stuff, are friendly, and most importantly, want to see you succeed!

You’ll receive your UCAT Workbook and UCAT Masterclass right after checking out. This contains ton of useful tips, tricks, and strategies that you can apply before and after the course to get ready for the UCAT.

We don’t really change our prices, however, if you’re after a great deal, the UCAT Bundle has a fantastic discount all year round.

We’d highly recommend that you have a list of questions and things that you want to ask the tutors on the day, and they’ll be more than happy to help you.

The course has a specific structure, where we go deep section by section. We do cover all the test, just keep asking questions on bits that you might be unsure of!

We have been running our UCAT Crash Courses for many years and have taught over 10,000 students. We’ve got a course rating of 4.87/5 (from 4,281 reviews) and 100% of students said they would recommend us.

We run our courses on a super-engaging platform which allows you to interact with your course leader and other students.

Plus you get a huge 300-page UCAT book and 7-hour online course to take away and absorb knowledge from!

Book today and watch your UCAT score skyrocket.

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