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Is 2 weeks enough time for UCAT?

Booking the UCAT rn and because i left it late theres barely any places left. Theres a test centre thats close to where i live that has a test in exactly 2 weeks and theres another test centre with a test in just under a month but its like 20 miles away. I could just go super early on the test date and make it there on time but if 2 weeks is enough prep then I'll take the closer one.
Does anyone know if 2 weeks is enough prep time? (im decently smart, got A*AA at AS level)
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Original post by TameemAzeezy
Booking the UCAT rn and because i left it late theres barely any places left. Theres a test centre thats close to where i live that has a test in exactly 2 weeks and theres another test centre with a test in just under a month but its like 20 miles away. I could just go super early on the test date and make it there on time but if 2 weeks is enough prep then I'll take the closer one.
Does anyone know if 2 weeks is enough prep time? (im decently smart, got A*AA at AS level)

I did my UCAT 2 years ago, got 2910, and I’m currently in med school. For me, I revised 6 weeks and looking back it was kind overkill icl but I don’t regret it because those questions are hard and are unlike any exam you’ve ever done. I had people in my year who had top grades and ended up going to Oxbridge for med but didn’t do as well as they though they would in the UCAT because it’s so different to the exams we are used too. I solely believe getting a high score relies on getting familiar with questions as much as you can and being extremely lucky with the questions you get on the day. Most of my friends who are in medschool now also did minimum 4 weeks of work with the last week solely relying on doing mocks so if you give urself 2 weeks you’re actually just giving yourself 1 week to get familiar with the structure of the exam and the questions. As a result, I would suggest doing the 4 week date if you can and getting up early for one day. The only reason why I would suggest doing the exam in 2 weeks is if you have mock exams at the start of year 13 that could influence your predicted grades however even then I suggest you first take a mock test test on medify or the UCAT and see how you feel with the questions, if you do some what well, you could maybe work super hard in the 2 weeks and then focus on your year 13 mocks but my general consensus is to do it in 4 weeks.

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