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    To people who have done the test; Do you think 800 in QR (for someone who does further maths) is quite easy to achieve.
    QR in UKCAT isn't about how good at maths you are. It's about how quickly you can interpret data/see what the question is asking for and do one or a series of relatively straightforward calculations.

    You could be amazing at FM but be rubbish with mental arithmetic and do poorly on the QR section.
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    To people who have done the test; Do you think 800 in QR (for someone who does further maths) is quite easy to achieve.
    Definitely not - I have an A-Level in Further Maths but QR was not made easier by it whatsoever. Different skills are required completely.
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    (Original post by janewrightxo)
    I have been studying for the UKCAT all summer and I have managed to improve in each of the tested areas over the last few weeks. However, by adding in the time pressure I struggle to get as high a score. Any advice to doing as well?
    Hi janewrightxo

    Firstly try not to stress yourself out about it.

    As you have pointed out, you have improved which I am sure is thanks to your prep over the summer so my advice is to keep practising and I'm sure you will continue to see improvements.

    Make sure that you are using the best resources available. You could also consider taking a course which will teach you time saving techniques, but this will cost you money. Do give me a shout if you are interested in finding out more about this sort of thing.

    Otherwise, set aside a few hours each day to work on your UKCAT in the weeks leading up to your test date so that you walk in feeling confident and prepared on the day.

    Hope that is of use!
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    (Original post by Fireplace123)
    My ukcat is in a week and ive been revising for a week and a half yet my scores have not improved!Im getting such low low scores- like 40 percents in all sections and haven't jumoed higherI use kaplan book and icc and have read their toos and strategies and answer their questions yet i get them mostly all wrong!Pleasee help in what i should do!
    (Original post by Fireplace123)
    I'm struggling to even hit the 600 mark when practising! I keep gettig aeound 570 im so screwed
    You tried other resources? I'm finding completemedguide and medify really useful. Just got my parents to pay for it lol. The tests Im doing are still having me a bit worried but I still have a couple weeks before I sit it. tbh if you are that worried might as well delay since it's easy to do. No way Id sit it if I was worried. Its too important to your application.
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    (Original post by ronnydandam)
    bloody hell, mine will probably only be 600
    That's still quite high if you have a UCAS tarrif of 650+ you should be fine
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    Whats a tariff? ive heard that Barts like people with high tariffs, but I don't even know what a tariff is. Ive heard that Barts look at predicted grades. I have 4 A* predicted grades so would I have a high chance of getting in there?
    Your UCAS tarrif is when you add up the UCAS points of your predicted grades so an A* is 140, A is 120 and so on.You'd have a UCAS tarrif of 560 with those predicted grades.Depending on how high your ukcat score is you could have a reasonable chance.
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    That's still quite high if you have a UCAS tarrif of 650+ you should be fine
    just to confirm u mean UKCAT right
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    Your UCAS tarrif is when you add up the UCAS points of your predicted grades so an A* is 140, A is 120 and so on.You'd have a UCAS tarrif of 560 with those predicted grades.Depending on how high your ukcat score is you could have a reasonable chance.
    and the AS we dropped adds to the points right?
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    (Original post by ronnydandam)
    and the AS we dropped adds to the points right?
    To answer both your questions yes I meant ukcat score and yes the AS you drop also adds some points think an a is about 60 points
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    To answer both your questions yes I meant ukcat score and yes the AS you drop also adds some points think an a is about 60 points
    thanks a lot, 600 is is then, not too bad I guess
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    Hi guys

    I've just found out that apparently the Oxford Pearson Vue test centre have no keyboards connected to their computers. Can anyone confirm this?

    This has really thrown a spanner in the works as I have been practising using my keyboard to enter numbers into the calculator.

    In my mind it's slightly unfair if some people get to do the test with this option and others not. Aghhhh
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi guys

    I've just found out that apparently the Oxford Pearson Vue test centre have no keyboards connected to their computers. Can anyone confirm this?

    This has really thrown a spanner in the works as I have been practising using my keyboard to enter numbers into the calculator.

    In my mind it's slightly unfair if some people get to do the test with this option and others not. Aghhhh
    My test centre in London didn't have any keyboards Try to practice as much as possible using just the mouse to get used to it (you never know!) and also it really helps save time if you do as must as possible in your head by simplifying and rounding to easier numbers

    I agree its unfair some get it and some don't, but we can only prepare and do our best with what we have!
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    (Original post by michrab123)
    My test centre in London didn't have any keyboards Try to practice as much as possible using just the mouse to get used to it (you never know!) and also it really helps save time if you do as must as possible in your head by simplifying and rounding to easier numbers

    I agree its unfair some get it and some don't, but we can only prepare and do our best with what we have!
    But it's when you need to add up like 5 five-digit numbers to get a total, then work percentage change or something, you need to use the calculator and using a mouse takes so long :'(
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    Direct quote from the UKCAT website:
    'You can use the mouse or the number pad on your keyboard to operate the calculator. Make sure the ‘Num Lock’ is on for the number pad to work'

    Notice the 'your keyboard'.... grrrrhhh!!!
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    (Original post by michrab123)
    My test centre in London didn't have any keyboards Try to practice as much as possible using just the mouse to get used to it (you never know!) and also it really helps save time if you do as must as possible in your head by simplifying and rounding to easier numbers

    I agree its unfair some get it and some don't, but we can only prepare and do our best with what we have!
    Which test centre if i may ask? Pls don't tell me this is watford?
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    (Original post by michrab123)
    My test centre in London didn't have any keyboards Try to practice as much as possible using just the mouse to get used to it (you never know!) and also it really helps save time if you do as must as possible in your head by simplifying and rounding to easier numbers

    I agree its unfair some get it and some don't, but we can only prepare and do our best with what we have!
    Hi again,
    Sorry to bother
    But do you think there was any chance your keyboard may have been placed behind the monitor or placed away from the normal place?
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    (Original post by Jordan674)
    Cheeky question...

    But does anyone happen to have an active medify account they no longer need?😁, the parents won't let me get one😥
    Just get your school to email Medify for a discount lol for your school group

    Can get ukcat books second hand on amazon for cheapo? Since there's the new edition of ISC 1000qs, the old second hand 600qs are selling cheapo

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    (Original post by ronnydandam)
    Shall I aim to complete medify in a week( without mocks) and then redo all questions the next week or just finish in 2 weeks? pLease help
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    (Original post by ronnydandam)
    please
    Do the questions at your own pace, making sure you understand where you've gone wrong or right. There's no point doing questions multiple times, because you remember the answers. You don't need to do every question to do well.

    Try to do at least one mock, also, before your exam.
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Do the questions at your own pace, making sure you understand where you've gone wrong or right. There's no point doing questions multiple times, because you remember the answers. You don't need to do every question to do well.

    Try to do at least one mock, also, before your exam.
    thank you gogreggadon I will do, I'm just a bit worried that I'm doing everything wrong
 
 
 
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