COVID-19: UCAT More Important Now than Ever Before

UCAT Exam

2020-04-03

Now that GCSEs and A-Levels have been cancelled and predicted grades will be used to determine your final grades with no opportunity to improve on them, the UCAT is your only academic opportunity in 2020 to really test your true abilities and impress medical school admissions.

The UCAT will be just as, if not more, important:

Depending on what predicted grades you get, your final UCAT score will be more important for your medical school application. At the moment, UCAT testing has only been postponed and is believed to still go ahead in 2020, therefore, presenting an even bigger opportunity than before the COVID-19 crisis. Use this isolation time to hone in on improving those UCAT scores, they might just make the difference in you getting into medical school. 

Despite the uncertainty, medical schools still need admission data and the best way to get objective data is the UCAT. Therefore, it is very likely that the UCAT will be just as, if not more, important than in previous years. 

Furthermore, all students will have more time in general as there is no commuting to school and minimum extracurricular activities, if any at all. Plus, there have been talks about making GCSE and A-Level resits available in September which means with the UCAT being postponed close to the BMAT date all exams could happen within a very close timeframe. So best to prepare now.

Remember, the UCAT is a competitive exam where you will be given a percentile score relative to your peers. The more you are able to motivate yourself to study and revise for the UCAT, the greater the chance that you will achieve a higher percentile score and have an edge in the medical school selections process. 

With more time at your disposal, we recommend that you spend more time reading; this will boost your speed reading and comprehension skills much needed for the verbal reasoning section.

To really hone in on reaching and improving those UCAT scores check out how our new timing statistics feature can help Medify’s UCAT mock Timing Statistics.

To stay up-to-date with the possible changes COVID-19 might bring to this year's UCAT testing season, bookmark our live updates page here.

If you’re still to start your UCAT revision and fancy improving your chances of gaining a great score check out our UCAT Online Course.

We have a bank of over 10,000 questions, a decision-making section, and 8 full mock exams and 18 mini-mock exams; we even give you performance feedback too.

We’ve been lending a successful helping hand since 2009. Medify is here to support you, just reach out to us.

Note: In response to COVID-19, Medify has rolled out a COVID-19 guarantee scheme for those purchasing a UCAT season pass. This means that even if the UCAT exam is delayed, we will guarantee access to the Medify platform until your exam date.

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