The one-day UCAT preparation course run by experienced Oxbridge medical students.
Priced at £129, the UCAT Crash Course is the most effective UCAT preparation course on the market. Run by a team of experienced Oxbridge medical students, we’ve recently been through the system and will teach you everything you need to know (and more) to get the best score possible.
UCAT Crash Course In A Nutshell
We know you’re busy. So here’s the essential information about the 6med UCAT Crash Course.
- It’s a one-day course, which runs from 10am – 5:30pm most weekends from June – September each year. Most of our courses are in London, but we travel to other major cities too. See our dates and venues.
- Each class has around 30 students, with 1 instructor who is a medical student at one of the top universities in the country. The course is priced at £129 per student. See our reviews.
- Each student gets a copy of our 300-page A4 course book and 2 free mock exams. See samples of our materials.
- We spend around 1.5 hours on each of the 4 main UCAT sections (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgment). We spend 30 minutes going over strategy and technique, and an hour on doing timed practice questions in an interactive fashion. See course details & timetable.
- Our experienced instructors (all current medical students) make sure that everyone’s clear on how to tackle the questions using the best strategies.
Crash Course Overview
People often describe UCAT as an exam that “cannot be prepared for”. We disagree. It’s true that the style of the test means that there aren’t any facts to learn (unlike BMAT), but you can absolutely familiarize yourself with the different sections, and practice techniques that will get you through each question in a timely fashion. These techniques are what we’ll be teaching you on the UCAT Crash Course.
44 questions | 21 minutes
This section tests your ability to critically reason statements and how they relate to the passages given. The questions themselves aren’t necessarily difficult, but the strict time limit is what makes this the section with the lowest average mark.
On the course, we’ll be introducing you to the different types of statements that always come up, and going over techniques that’ll speed up your comprehension of the text and help you find the right answer in the shortest amount of time.
36 questions | 24 minutes
Although there’s nothing in this section beyond the level of GCSE Maths, we find that students often use inefficient methods and therefore waste valuable time.
The good news is that they ask the same types of questions over and over again. We will quickly yet effectively run through every possible mathematical principle tested and make sure you have a strong grasp of these before tackling exam-style practice questions with interactive feedback.
55 questions | 13 minutes
Identifying patterns in pretty shapes is a welcome break from the stress of the previous two sections, and with a solid system in place, you can really raise your score here. Patterns can be painfully obvious, or ridiculously obscure and as usual, the objective is to beat the clock.
Thankfully though, there are only so many patterns they can throw at you before they run out. We’ll show you the basics first, then we’ll challenge you with some of the tougher ones.
29 questions | 31 minutes
In Decision Making, you will have to use a number of different techniques to answer the different types of questions, and it can be difficult to juggle all these different methods. More than in any other section, the question types in this section can vary a large amount.
We have carefully taken apart this section and created a set of techniques for each question type. This section isn’t easy, but we’ll make it as bearable as possible and give you the best shot at doing well in this section.
69 questions | 26 minutes
The Situational Judgement section of the UCAT doesn’t contribute to your overall UCAT score, but instead a raw score in this section will be expressed in one of four bands, with band 1 being the highest. Universities use the result of this section in different ways and even though it might seem like common sense, make sure you don’t underestimate its importance. SJTs are used all the time in medical selection, notably in applications for foundation programme jobs.
We’ll go through the correct approach for all SJT questions and how to work with a strategic framework that will help you become more confident in putting down an ethically robust answer.
Why You Should Book Your Place
We think the course is pretty good. Here are a few reasons why you should think so too!
We’ll teach you the best tried and tested methods for getting through each section as quickly and as accurately as possible.
We’ve designed realistic questions that are worked through and taught alongside the new techniques you will learn.
Our 300-page strategy guide contains advanced techniques and pretty much all you could want in a single UCAT resource.
Tips & Tricks
You will hear from high scorers (all scoring 750+) themselves, who will share their study secrets.
All our teachers have scored extremely highly on the UCAT and have lots of experience teaching.
Our team will be happy to help with anything, from tricky UCAT questions to personal statements and interview advice.
Crash Course Dates and Venues
We run our 2020 UCAT Crash Courses almost every weekend from June until September. Places fill up very fast so we’d recommend booking to secure your place (our courses are taught to reduced groups and places are granted on a first-come, first serve basis). You can check and book your place by clicking the button below.
Refund Policy: If you change your mind about attending the course (or even taking the UCAT altogether), just let us know at least 14 days before the course and we’ll give you a full refund. If there’s less than 14 days to go before the course, we can transfer your registration to another student (if you know someone who’d like to take your place), but sadly we won’t be able to refund you.
The UCAT Crash Course Workbook
The Workbook is one of the most complimented features of our course. It takes the form of a gigantic, 300-page A4 spiral-bound tome. Our students tend to find it intimidating initially, but when they read through the content inside, they realise it’s clear and accessible, with no unnecessary jargon or flowery language. We’ve also injected a ‘bit of banter’ (to quote one of our students), which ‘makes it quite a fun read’ apparently.
Table of Contents
The Table of Contents is often a good indicator as to the content of a book. Here’s what ours looks like.
What Your Workbook Will Cover
The contents gives you a good understanding of what to expect from the workbook. This is what we aimed to provide to you with the workbook:
Before anything else and teaching you the main strategies for tackling the UCAT, we want to give you the best advice on how to prepare on your own at home. This ‘Preparation’ chapter contains helpful tips on what you should be focusing on when preparing, making a study plan and general productivity. A solid game plan for your UCAT exam is something every test-taker should have.
The ‘Strategy’ chapter will go through some of the most important principles and techniques you should know for the UCAT. There’s a clear overarching strategy that you should follow on top of the more specific strategies discussed within the individual sections: this crucially includes time management, when to discard and move on, and general approaches to questions
Much of exam success comes down to smart practice. Too many students fail to properly reflect upon their practice sessions and identify important areas to work on. You have to be your own coach when practising at home, and this means knowing what to look out for. This chapter will emphasise ways of maximising what you get out of every practice section.
All UCAT Sections
Every section of the UCAT exam has a chunky section set aside in the workbook. You’ll get the basic information of the section to start and an understanding as to why the section is required. You’ll then move onto advanced tips and strategies to ensure you can get the highest possible score, along with tons of practice questions and fully worked solutions.
Hundreds and hundreds of students have attended our courses and loved them. In this page, you can find their unedited reviews of our courses.
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