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    Hi everyone,

    I'm very new to all of this and to be honest I don't even know if I'm on the right thread. Anyway I am a graduate with a 2:1 in a non science related degree. I have decided to take the UKCAT to see if I stand a chance if I apply for a density degree.

    I achieved ABB back in 2012 for non science A levels and have been advised to take bio and chem A level in 2017, I have been predicted A's for these.

    My main question is what sort of UKCAT score I need?! Is it the same regardless if im applying for density or medicine/I'm already a graduate in another discipline. Sorry if this has come up before but I've tried to look through a lot of this thread but 198 pages is a lot to go through!
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    how can i get better scores in situational judgement? i've read the gmc good medical practice booklet but i didn't really remember most of it when doing q's? should i memorize it? any tips on the importance questions..
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    (Original post by mm_7)
    how can i get better scores in situational judgement? i've read the gmc good medical practice booklet but i didn't really remember most of it when doing q's? should i memorize it? any tips on the importance questions..
    There are usually key aspects that you can consider when you do the sjt section. They have a list of it, and after a few questions you can see the same themes popping up, e.g. confidentiality, competence (so like recognising how much and what work you can take on and do), honesty, team involvement, coping with pressure, distressed patients. In the scenarios you'll usually come across the main issue, and then it'll give you other, less important factors to try and distract. Stay focussed on the main problem you're being asked to deal with.
    I know this one is easier said than done but think about what you should do, instead of what you would do.
    It is usually things like patient well being, their safety and confidentiality that will come first when considering a problem. I don't think memorizing the booklet will help tbh... it's hard to apply the official sounding guidelines to actual scenarios off the top of your head. If you have medify, they will usually explain why the answer is wrong or partially right.
    As for importance questions, try to think of how relevant the factor you are considering is to the situation - does it address the scenario directly and solve a problem, or is it unrelated and a distractor?
    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by deathbeforeimmortality)
    Does anyone know the recommended time to be spend per question? For QR, VR and AR?
    QR: 36 secs per question
    VR: 27 secs per question
    AR: 13 secs per question
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    (Original post by Archie2004)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm very new to all of this and to be honest I don't even know if I'm on the right thread. Anyway I am a graduate with a 2:1 in a non science related degree. I have decided to take the UKCAT to see if I stand a chance if I apply for a density degree.

    I achieved ABB back in 2012 for non science A levels and have been advised to take bio and chem A level in 2017, I have been predicted A's for these.

    My main question is what sort of UKCAT score I need?! Is it the same regardless if im applying for density or medicine/I'm already a graduate in another discipline. Sorry if this has come up before but I've tried to look through a lot of this thread but 198 pages is a lot to go through!

    I guess you need around band 2 in STJ and around 2100 out of 2700 in the other 3 sections (that's for medicine anyway... but i think it's the same for dentistry)

    here's a link that might help : http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/App_Media/upl...T%20Result.pdf
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    I just wanna ask... do your scores when you take mocks for the ukcat represent (even slightly) what your actual score would be?
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    I just wanna ask... do your scores when you take mocks for the ukcat represent (even slightly) what your actual score would be?
    For me, my actual UKCAT score was higher than all the mocks I did (the 3 official ukcat ones, the medify ones and the 1000q book one), except Medify 1 which was higher than my actual score.

    Hope this helps.
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    Found this article helpful

    https://teentodoctor.wordpress.com/2...h-the-ukcat-2/




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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    I skim each paragraph in a few secs so I know where to look and then just look for keywords and eliminate where I can tbh everything I use is back a few pages on this forum haha (replying to tinbite1 and rainbow machine)
    alright, thank you!
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    Did anyone get questions for QR that had no data tables/graphs etc?


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    Did my UKCAT a few days ago and got
    QR 710
    AR 630
    VR 650
    average 663 :/
    Is this any good?...i was planning to apply for kings, barts, exeter and east anglia (norwich)
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    This was a really good one, thank you
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    (Original post by TheVocalSardine)
    For me, my actual UKCAT score was higher than all the mocks I did (the 3 official ukcat ones, the medify ones and the 1000q book one), except Medify 1 which was higher than my actual score.

    Hope this helps.

    At least you got one mock that you did better at....
    I've done like 5 mocks so far and I'm getting rubbish scores on the QR and VR sections and I've been practising for like 6/7 weeks now.
    Pretty much finished the 1000q book and all the QR questions and nearly all the VR questions on medify
    AND my exam is in TWO DAYS........any advice?
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    At least you got one mock that you did better at....
    I've done like 5 mocks so far and I'm getting rubbish scores on the QR and VR sections and I've been practising for like 6/7 weeks now.
    Pretty much finished the 1000q book and all the QR questions and nearly all the VR questions on medify
    AND my exam is in TWO DAYS........any advice?
    Hi,

    First things first, what scores are you getting in your mocks? Like I said, most of my mocks were worse than my actual score - I reckon that the actual scoring system is more kind than it is for any mock.

    Second thing, what techniques are you using for QR and VR?

    Third thing, please don't worry about it! In the unlikely event that your score isn't brilliant, it's not the end of the world - you can always just apply to non-ukcat heavy unis, have another go next year or do BMAT
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    At least you got one mock that you did better at....
    I've done like 5 mocks so far and I'm getting rubbish scores on the QR and VR sections and I've been practising for like 6/7 weeks now.
    Pretty much finished the 1000q book and all the QR questions and nearly all the VR questions on medify
    AND my exam is in TWO DAYS........any advice?
    How long did it take you to finish the book and how long did you spend practicing on Medify? And dont worry too much, everyone says the UKCAT is much easier on the day. Good luck!
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    (Original post by marsbar3007)
    There are usually key aspects that you can consider when you do the sjt section. They have a list of it, and after a few questions you can see the same themes popping up, e.g. confidentiality, competence (so like recognising how much and what work you can take on and do), honesty, team involvement, coping with pressure, distressed patients. In the scenarios you'll usually come across the main issue, and then it'll give you other, less important factors to try and distract. Stay focussed on the main problem you're being asked to deal with.
    I know this one is easier said than done but think about what you should do, instead of what you would do.
    It is usually things like patient well being, their safety and confidentiality that will come first when considering a problem. I don't think memorizing the booklet will help tbh... it's hard to apply the official sounding guidelines to actual scenarios off the top of your head. If you have medify, they will usually explain why the answer is wrong or partially right.
    As for importance questions, try to think of how relevant the factor you are considering is to the situation - does it address the scenario directly and solve a problem, or is it unrelated and a distractor?
    Hope that helps!
    omg thanks! that explains it much better!
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    Sorry for the annoying questions and if this was already written somewhere I apologise, but anyone done Official Mock C? I got 830 Verbal, 670 Quantitative and 730 Abstract (Average 743) and am super happy with it and my exam is tomorrow. Just wondering how representative this mock is compared to the real UKCAT? As I may actually have hope hahah:ahee:
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Sorry for the annoying questions and if this was already written somewhere I apologise, but anyone done Official Mock C? I got 830 Verbal, 670 Quantitative and 730 Abstract (Average 743) and am super happy with it and my exam is tomorrow. Just wondering how representative this mock is compared to the real UKCAT? As I may actually have hope hahah:ahee:
    I found the official ones to be a pretty good representation of the real thing, so you may indeed have hope!
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    does anyone know when the deciles will be released this year?
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    (Original post by TheVocalSardine)
    I found the official ones to be a pretty good representation of the real thing, so you may indeed have hope!
    Oh okay that is good then, although I did not do too great in Mock A (650 average, that maths was a killer!) but heard that is the general consensus that A is harder. Thanks WOO medicine dream is still alive
 
 
 
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