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Hi, if I’m taking a gap year would I have to do my UCAT this July-September or in 2025 ?
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Reply 2
Original post by sumayaa.x
Hi, if I’m taking a gap year would I have to do my UCAT this July-September or in 2025 ?

if you want to reapply for 2025 entry then you would have to do the UCAT this summer
Original post by sumayaa.x
Hi, if I’m taking a gap year would I have to do my UCAT this July-September or in 2025 ?

Hi!! Planning to take a gap year too!
How are you planning to revise for ucat? After exams? What website/app has been useful for you?
Reply 4
Hiya, I’ve already taken my UCAT exam before and I used medify to practise!

I didn’t get the best result bc I left it until a week before the test to prepare but medify is very useful because it gives you lots and lots of practise questions.

Also I’m going to start preparing for UCAT after my exams definitely
Original post by sumayaa.x
Hiya, I’ve already taken my UCAT exam before and I used medify to practise!
I didn’t get the best result bc I left it until a week before the test to prepare but medify is very useful because it gives you lots and lots of practise questions.
Also I’m going to start preparing for UCAT after my exams definitely

I will take a look at medify, thank you.
Good luck, I am here with you on this journey if you ever feel lonely :smile:
Reply 6
Hello guys me too I did my UCAT in 2023 , got a bad result because I left it until 2 weeks left to revise . Now I am taking a gap year and preparing my UCAT for August 2024. I am using medify , lot of questions available to practice.
Reply 7
Original post by Teetee19
Hello guys me too I did my UCAT in 2023 , got a bad result because I left it until 2 weeks left to revise . Now I am taking a gap year and preparing my UCAT for August 2024. I am using medify , lot of questions available to practice.


Omg literally meee too! We got it this time don’t worry. I got panicked and booked my ucat for the 26th September because my first one went so bad looolll ……
Original post by Teetee19
Hello guys me too I did my UCAT in 2023 , got a bad result because I left it until 2 weeks left to revise . Now I am taking a gap year and preparing my UCAT for August 2024. I am using medify , lot of questions available to practice.

hey so not really related to the UCAT but i’m also thinking about taking a gap year for medicine as my predicted grades are too low (i’m just finishing year 12) and wanted to ask, did u still have to submit ur uni application at the start of yr13 , or are u applying this october?
Reply 9
Original post by sr-lilyrose07
hey so not really related to the UCAT but i’m also thinking about taking a gap year for medicine as my predicted grades are too low (i’m just finishing year 12) and wanted to ask, did u still have to submit ur uni application at the start of yr13 , or are u applying this october?

hey , as you are starting year 13 in September . Nothing is too late for you , look at foundation year with medicine which is 6 years ( pathway to medicine or extended medical degree with KCL) as the entry requirements are lower e.g Bristol : BBC and KCL : ABB. I already did my A levels exams so yes I will be applying for this October . If your grades are too low then do a gap year which means you will apply in October 2025.

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