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    I'm in L6, wanting to apply for medicine and I'm hoping to do the UKCAT this summer- I'm just wondering how much revision/when I should start revising? Also, same for the BMAT. Thanks!
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    For UKCAT wait until exam season is finished then start preparing. It's probably best to sit it around mid to late August. But tbh you probably don't need that much. A few weeks should be fine. After that's out of the way gradually start looking at BMAT stuff (this isn't till October).
    Also medify was amazing in terms of UKCAT revision. Can't recommend it enough.


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    I'm in L6, wanting to apply for medicine and I'm hoping to do the UKCAT this summer- I'm just wondering how much revision/when I should start revising? Also, same for the BMAT. Thanks!
    Hello,

    Wonderful news that you want to study Medicine

    Just to give you a little info about theUKCAT(although you've probably looked all this up already):
    registration opens 3rd May 2016
    Testing begins 1st July 2016
    Registration closes 21st Sept 2016
    Last testing date 5th Oct 2016

    With that in mind, you do have plenty of time to prepare which is great news. Make sure you strategically think of the best time for you to sit the test. For instance, too close to the end of your AS level exams and you might be a bit burned out. Some people like to give themselves a little break.

    However, you don't want to have to be revising intensely over your summer hols.

    We think one of the best ways to try and get your head around the UKCAT is to very slowly ease yourself into it, so by the time it comes around it will be second nature to you! Maybe just start familiarising yourself with the test format for an hour each week? Then in the month before you start to sit the test give it your all! The UKCAT site has loads of questions and papers, and explains every section well.

    We've also got a UKCAT question bank with 2000 practice Qs.

    Regarding BMAT:
    BMAT entry sign up starts 1st Sept 2016
    Last BMAT entry 1th Oct 2016 (standard closing date 1st Oct)
    BMAT takes place on 2nd Nov 2016
    Results released 25th Nov 2016

    You don't have to start prepping for the BMAT for a while. In this instance, we'd recommend that after you've sat your UKCAT, take a break, and then start introducing yourself to the BMAT format slowly. A month before the test then start working hard. Many candidates find this test harder, so it's important that you try and prepare yourself as much as possible.

    See the here for BMAT specimen and past papers, and use our BMAT question bank when you get round to revising!

    We hope this helps,

    The Medic Portal
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hello,

    Wonderful news that you want to study Medicine

    Just to give you a little info about theUKCAT(although you've probably looked all this up already):
    registration opens 3rd May 2016
    Testing begins 1st July 2016
    Registration closes 21st Sept 2016
    Last testing date 5th Oct 2016

    With that in mind, you do have plenty of time to prepare which is great news. Make sure you strategically think of the best time for you to sit the test. For instance, too close to the end of your AS level exams and you might be a bit burned out. Some people like to give themselves a little break.

    However, you don't want to have to be revising intensely over your summer hols.

    We think one of the best ways to try and get your head around the UKCAT is to very slowly ease yourself into it, so by the time it comes around it will be second nature to you! Maybe just start familiarising yourself with the test format for an hour each week? Then in the month before you start to sit the test give it your all! The UKCAT site has loads of questions and papers, and explains every section well.

    We've also got a UKCAT question bank with 2000 practice Qs.

    Regarding BMAT:
    BMAT entry sign up starts 1st Sept 2016
    Last BMAT entry 1th Oct 2016 (standard closing date 1st Oct)
    BMAT takes place on 2nd Nov 2016
    Results released 25th Nov 2016

    You don't have to start prepping for the BMAT for a while. In this instance, we'd recommend that after you've sat your UKCAT, take a break, and then start introducing yourself to the BMAT format slowly. A month before the test then start working hard. Many candidates find this test harder, so it's important that you try and prepare yourself as much as possible.

    See the here for BMAT specimen and past papers, and use our BMAT question bank when you get round to revising!

    We hope this helps,

    The Medic Portal
    Thanks so much! This is very helpful I will definitely be following this advice.
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    (Original post by mliela)
    For UKCAT wait until exam season is finished then start preparing. It's probably best to sit it around mid to late August. But tbh you probably don't need that much. A few weeks should be fine. After that's out of the way gradually start looking at BMAT stuff (this isn't till October).
    Also medify was amazing in terms of UKCAT revision. Can't recommend it enough.


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    Thank you! I'll check out medify for sure.
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    (Original post by RainHolmes)
    I'm in L6, wanting to apply for medicine and I'm hoping to do the UKCAT this summer- I'm just wondering how much revision/when I should start revising? Also, same for the BMAT. Thanks!
    Hi RainHolmes

    Just saw your post from a few months ago and wondered how you are getting on with your UKCAT prep?

    Do you have a date booked yet?

    It's a really good idea to set yourself a regular practice schedule in the weeks leading up to your UKCAT, ideally a few hours a day. So when you start really depends on when your test is booked for. As I'm sure you realise, it is much better to take a steady approach to your prep rather than try and cram right before your test. That way you really put yourself in the best position possible to succeed.

    With regards to your BMAT, I would start on this once you have done your UKCAT and again, taking a slow and steady approach to preparing yourself over a number of weeks leading up to your test date really is the best way to go.

    I hope that helps... do give me a shout if you have any questions!

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    (Original post by RainHolmes)
    Thank you! I'll check out medify for sure.
    Yes, most people use a combination of the ISC Medical 1000Q book for technique and Medify for online practice
 
 
 
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