ENHANCING ENTRY TO UK MEDICAL & DENTAL SCHOOLS
We run a comprehensive Virtual UCAT Preparation Programme (June – August), comprising of 12 intensive sessions
(2 hours per session).
Our provision is uniquely designed so that we work with students over multiple sessions, giving them the opportunity to improve on their technique and scores over time. Over the years, we know that this has been a great advantage to students. We use the following methods of delivery side-by-side throughout the programme:
Group Discussions (8-10 students per group)
Multiple Mock Exams
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a computer-based psychometric test used in the selection process by most UK Medical and Dental Schools. Used alongside other student information, it helps the universities make informed choices from amongst the many highly qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes. In the face of stiff competition for places on these degree programmes, obtaining a high UCAT score is very important and often advantageous.
Students applying for university entry in 2023 (or deferred entry in 2024) are required to sit the UCAT at Pearson Vue centres by 29 September 2022. The test may only be taken once in any test cycle, highlighting the need for a high level of preparation for the exams. This will improve the chances of achieving a high score..
Detailed information about the UCAT exam; key dates, deadlines and how to apply, is accessible via www.ucat.ac.uk
Over the scheduled sessions, we will cover all the UCAT Exam subsets
We achieve excellent levels of individual student participation by the small class size of a maximum of 8 students. Through paper-based and online set-work to be completed independently by each student, we will monitor individual engagement and performance throughout the course of the programme. Performance analysis will highlight strengths and weaknesses in subsets of the UCAT Exam, inform in-class discussions, and focus on improving scores.
Joshua – Successful Medical School Applicant and TAP ScholarI found the programme to be very helpful in preparing me for my medical school interviews.
I was given an informative insight on how to effectively and coherently structure my answers, which was an initial weak point of mine. Naturally it wasn't that I did not have the things to say, rather that I wasn't clear on how to structure my thoughts. Nevertheless this aspect of my interview skills visibly improved through the training I received.
Secondly I received comprehensive and beneficial advice for MMIs, particularly in terms of understanding how to deal with questions that assess your qualities through indirect means eg. asking you to describe a picture to test your communication skills.Read more →
Oleg, one of two students to gain admission to an Oxbridge UniversityOleg attends a non-selective state school in inner-city London. First in the long history of this school, he is one of two students (both supported by the Top Achievers’ Programme) to gain admission to an Oxbridge University. This programme was key to allowing me to get to Cambridge. If you're in a position to apply to Oxbridge, or other top unis - just do it. Do not let your background, or school performance define your prospects, as it is up to you to make the best of your situation. Also, remember that if you do get rejected - there are still several other options, as you would apply for 5 universities.
Simi is a Computer Science Student at a Russell Group UniversitySimi was a TAP Scholar on our School Support Programme at a non-selective state school. He has now progressed to studying Computer Science at a Russell Group University.
I would like to express my appreciation for TAP and hope that other applicants can benefit from it too. Determining universities to apply to/pre-application preparation advice: This was quite helpful as it helped me determine which five universities I wanted to apply to. I was also given a personalised list of activities to do in order to strengthen my application.
Parent-Student Testimonial – Mrs O and Niyin, from KentMrs O and Niyin, from Kent
Mrs O (mother) contacted us to enrol her daughter - Niyin , on our Private Support 'Gold Package'. Working with a dedicated TAP consultant, Niyin and her family were strategically guided on the pathway to medical school - from gaining relevant work experience, required admissions tests, university choices, personal statement, overall UCAS application, and medical school interviews. Niyin is now studying Medicine at the UK university of her choice.Read this Parent and Student Testimonial here →
Chloe – Successful UKCAT Preparation TAP Summer School participant testimonialChloe attends a non-selective state school in Essex. A week after completing our UKCAT Summer School, she sat the UKCAT exam and had a score above the 90 th percentile of all test takers. Simply put, Chloe achieved one of the highest scores out of the 24,844 students that sat the UKCAT exam in 2017!!!