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            Verbal Reasoning

            17 Lessons

            Verbal Reasoning is officially the hardest UCAT section – in 2019, the average UK score was 565. In our in-depth lessons, we will teach you the optimal approach for each question type, whether its a long scientific passage or a tricky statement question.


            Lesson 1
            Introduction to VR

            To begin with, your UCAT tutor will give you a short overview of Verbal Reasoning, discussing the different types of questions, the UCAT timing and the key challenges you’ll face

            Lesson 2
            True, False, Can’t Tell

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you the easier True, False, Can’t Tell questions. We’ll discuss what each of these terms actually mean, and practice some questions together.

            Lesson 3
            Using Inferences

            Inferences can change a UCAT statement from Can’t Tell to True. Being able to understand when you can and cannot make an inference is essential to scoring well in Verbal Reasoning.

            Lesson 4
            Extreme Language

            Here we will introduce one of our most effective Verbal Reasoning techniques – Extreme Language. We’ll discuss mild and extreme phrases, and how to spot them in the UCAT.

            Lesson 5
            Keyword Approach

            To answer a Verbal Reasoning question in 30 seconds, you need to use the Keyword Approach. Your UCAT tutor will introduce this vital technique and then practice using it in UCAT questions.

            Lesson 6
            Passage Adjustments

            Often there can be slight adjustments between the passage and the statement. Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to spot these, and avoid falling into these common Verbal Reasoning traps!

            Lesson 7
            Writer Questions

            Here we discuss how to approach longer, subjective Writer Passages, including how to quickly find the writer’s conclusion in a long UCAT passage.

            Lesson 8
            Type 1 Statements

            In this tutorial, we tackle the more difficult Statement questions, discussing a range of techniques for time-saving and efficient working.

            Lesson 9
            Type 2 Statements

            Here, we teach you how to apply our Verbal Reasoning techniques on the most difficult and long-winded questions in the UCAT – Type 2 Statement Questions.

            Lesson 10
            Factual Passages

            In this tutorial, we teach you how to successfully tackle the more complicated, abstract passages containing multiple numbers, facts and fine details.

            Lesson 11
            Timing Strategies

            In this tutorial, we consolidate all of the timing techniques we’ve learnt thus far, alongside introducing some new tips for beating that UCAT timer in Verbal Reasoning!

            Lesson 12
            Reverse Questions

            Reverse or Negative Questions often trick UCAT students up. We’ll teach you how to spot them and answer them well in a limited amount of time.

            Lesson 13
            Timing Contingencies

            What do you do if you have 10 questions left to do in 5 minutes? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through our contingency Cheetah and Rabbit strategies just in case things go wrong!

            Lesson 14
            Causation vs. Correlation

            It’s easy to make assumptions on links and correlations between UCAT statements. In this UCAT tutorial, we’ll go through some tricky examples to teach you an important skill.

            Lesson 15
            VR Test Day

            In this UCAT tutorial we’ll give you a week by week plan for your Verbal Reasoning preparation. We’ll also discuss how to perform at your best on UCAT Test Day.

            Lesson 16
            Tips from the Experts

            We close up the Verbal Reasoning course with some final tips from our UCAT experts, all of whom scored above 850 in the exam.

            Lesson 17
            Summary and Overview

            This revision lesson will re-cap all of the key UCAT Verbal Reasoning techniques we’ve taught you.

            UCAT Verbal Reasoning Keyword Strategy

            Decision Making

            18 Lessons
            31 minutes

            Decision Making is a relatively new section but also the hardest to grasp in terms of techniques. Watch our award-winning techniques to help you maximise your score in a challenging but fun section!


            Lesson 1

            To begin with, your UCAT tutor will give you a short overview of Decision Making, introduce the 6 question types and identify the key challenges faced.

            Lesson 2
            Syllogisms: Theory

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you our evidence-based method for tackling Syllogisms using Venn Diagrams. It is quite a detailed UCAT tutorial so brace yourself!

            Lesson 3
            Syllogisms: Questions

            Your UCAT tutor will help you now put this into practice by going through questions based on the official UCAT Consortium.

            Lesson 4
            Venn Diagrams I

            There are lots of questions which require you to draw a Venn without even telling you! It’s a key part of Decision Making and you need to get familiar with it early.

            Lesson 5
            Venn Diagrams II

            Your UCAT tutor will put these techniques into practice and give you an array of questions designed to test you to your limit.

            Lesson 6
            Probability: Theory

            Whether you have a basic or expert level of knowledge of maths, Decision Making Probability will give you a refresher and help you cover the content in detail.

            Lesson 7
            Probability: Questions

            After covering the content you will put it into practice and go through UCAT Probability Questions

            Lesson 8
            Logic Puzzles: Theory

            This is a favourite for UCAT Decision Making authors and a question style bound to trip up many so pay attention to this one!

            Lesson 9
            Logic Puzzles: Questions

            Logical Puzzles in Decision Making require lots and lots of practice so watch our walkthrough video to help guide you through it all.

            Lesson 10
            Ordered Puzzles

            In this UCAT Tutorial we go through how to answer ordered puzzle questions as well as covering vital theory to help you score 800+

            Lesson 11
            Tabular Puzzles

            UCAT Decision Making tends to have lots of information in tables and they purposely distract you with overload of information. Learn how to tackle these questions.

            Lesson 12
            Spatial Equations

            These have come up in the past two years of the UCAT Decision Making based on our research so it’s an important question type to get your head around.

            Lesson 13
            Conditional Scenarios

            Here we get to grips with how UCAT Decision Making requires you to have two-step thinking and help you take shortcuts.

            Lesson 14
            Interpreting Data

            It’s crucial to know how to consolidate pieces of information in UCAT Decision Making and score highly by not being fooled by distractors

            Lesson 15
            Assumptions: Theory

            UCAT Recognising Assumption questions are relatively straightforward but we discuss the common pitfalls that students face.

            Lesson 16
            Assumptions: Questions

            These are the easiest type of UCAT Decision Making questions however it helps to get 100% in these questions to set you up for the rest of it.

            Lesson 17
            Tips from Experts

            Hear from UCAT Decision Making experts who can give you their insight into how they did well in this area and what they found useful.

            Lesson 18

            Here we wrap up everything we’ve taught you and help condense everything into the salient points as well as telling you the next steps on how to formulate your revision.

            Quantitative Reasoning

            18 Lessons
            24 min

            We approach Quantitative Reasoning by systematically working through the 15 key question types that appear in the UCAT. Whether it be Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Venn Diagrams, Tax Questions or Areas, we’ve got you covered!


            Lesson 1
            Introduction to QR

            Your UCAT tutor will take you through an overview of Quantitative Reasoning. What is the timing? What types of questions commonly come up? What are the key challenges?

            Lesson 2
            Estimation vs. Precision

            A key technique for saving time is estimation. Your UCAT tutor will teach you when to estimate, how to estimate, and work through different UCAT scenarios to challenge your technique.

            Lesson 3
            Reading The Information

            It’s crucial to understand when to read the QR question stem, and when to skim read. Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to recognise the type of question, and the approach to take.

            Lesson 4
            Units in the UCAT

            In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will take you through unit variation in questions, common units traps, unit conversions and time-saving tips for units questions.

            Lesson 5
            Means, Median, Mode

            With your UCAT tutor, you will work through realistic UCAT scenarios relating to means, weighted means, median and longer time-consuming data calculations.

            Lesson 6
            Area Questions

            UCAT area questions can often be challenging, time-consuming and tricky. With your UCAT tutor, you’ll tackle the most common area questions, teaching you some successful strategies.

            Lesson 7
            Quantitative Formulae

            Your UCAT tutor will introduce the common UCAT formulae and test you with some examples – including UCAT questions on the area of a cylinder, volume of a sphere, diameter of a polygon, use of pi and much more.

            Lesson 8

            You often need to use ratios within UCAT questions, whether it be in a map scale, or calculating proportions of items. Ratios can be tricky, but don’t worry we have you covered!

            Lesson 9
            The UCAT Calculator

            The UCAT Calculator really slows you down. Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to use it quickly and efficiently using our proven shortcuts. We’ll also discuss the UCAT Whiteboard and Flagging function.

            Lesson 10

            Being able to use and convert fractions is a very useful skill for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning. Using our techniques, by the end of this tutorial fractions we will make ‘fractions your friend’!

            Lesson 11
            Interest Questions

            Compound interest, simple interest, interest calculations – these are common nightmares for UCAT students. In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will challenge you with some time-consuming exams.

            Lesson 12
            Tax Questions

            Tax bracket calculations have commonly been asked in the UCAT, and students struggle to get their head around them. In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will work through many examples to overcome your fear!

            Lesson 13
            Venn Diagrams

            Being able to use, draw and understand Venn Diagrams is an essential skill in both the Quantitative Reasoning and Decision Making sections of the UCAT

            Lesson 14

            Percentages are almost guaranteed to come up in the UCAT! We teach you a unique, super fast method for percentage change, increase and proportions.

            Lesson 15
            Speed, Distance, Time

            In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will take you through examples relating to the Speed, Distance, Time Formula. We will teach you how to avoid common traps for these questions (e.g. unit traps).

            Lesson 16
            Tips from Experts

            We close up the Quantitative Reasoning course with some final tips from our UCAT experts, all of whom scored above 850 in the exam. Your UCAT tutor will share some of their own personal closing tips.

            Lesson 17
            QR Test Day

            In this UCAT tutorial we’ll give you a week by week plan for your Quantitative Reasoning preparation. We’ll also discuss how to perform at your best on UCAT Test Day. You can discuss any concerns you have with your UCAT Tutor and talk them through in depth!

            Lesson 18
            Summary and Overview

            This revision lesson will re-cap all of the key UCAT Quantitative Reasoning techniques we’ve taught you.

            Abstract Reasoning

            20 Lessons
            13 minutes

            Abstract Reasoning is a tricky section to grasp especially as there are so many different patterns you could get! We’ll teach you award-winning methods to help you crack through the questions using pattern recognition techniques.


            Lesson 1

            Your UCAT tutor will give you an overview of Abstract Reasoning, including a summary of question types, the common pitfalls and the key techniques required.

            Lesson 2
            AR Question Types

            There are 4 Abstract Reasoning question types. In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will introduce each one, and discuss the differences in approach, timing and difficulty.

            Lesson 3
            Warm Up Quiz

            In this UCAT tutorial, your UCAT tutor will warm you up with some practice patterns before you jump into trickier sets later on. You’ll be able to see how AR works, and understand how to spot patterns.

            Lesson 4
            Type 1 Questions

            Type 1 questions are the most common type in Abstract Reasoning. We will discuss the ideal strategy for these questions, and practice some sets. Your UCAT tutor will also share their personal tips for Type 1 Questions.

            Lesson 5
            The SPONCS Method

            In this UCAT tutorial we will summarise the key types of patterns that appear in the UCAT, including Shape, Position, Orientation, Number, Colour and Size patterns.

            Lesson 6
            AR Triggers

            In AR, you haven’t got enough type to look for every pattern from SPONCS. You need to spot triggers, which will guide you towards the right direction and save crucial time.

            Lesson 7
            Number Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for common Number patterns, including the number of sides, number of total shapes, number of intersections and much more.

            Lesson 8
            Shape Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for common Shape patterns, including presence of a specific shape, symmetry, curved vs. straight-sides, regular vs. irregular and much more.

            Lesson 9
            Size Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for common patterns relating to the relative size of shapes, including common combinations of Size with other pattern types.

            Lesson 10
            Position Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for common Position patterns, including position of shapes in quadrants, rotation and much more.

            Lesson 11
            Colour Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for common Colour patterns, including patterns involving grey, black, striped and spotted shapes. Colour patterns are often combined with other pattern types.

            Lesson 12
            Orientation Patterns

            Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to look for Orientation patterns, including patterns involving direction, arrows and relative position of shapes.

            Lesson 13

            UCAT questions often have distractor shapes and boxes, which are designed to waste your time. We’ll explain how to spot them, avoid them and focus on the important shapes.

            Lesson 14
            Dependent Patterns

            Sometimes patterns involve two steps, whereby one pattern depends on another pattern. These questions can be tricky, so we will practice them and discuss the best approach.

            Lesson 15
            Secondary Patterns

            Sometimes sets have two patterns – one major pattern, and one minor pattern. We will discuss when to look for a second pattern, and when to save time and move on.

            Lesson 16
            Timing Strategies

            Abstract Reasoning is the quickest UCAT section. It can fly by, so it’s especially important to be sharp with your timing. Your UCAT tutor will teach you how to spot patterns efficiently and quickly.

            Lesson 17
            Type 2 Questions

            Type 2 Abstract Reasoning questions involve a series of shapes, with the question asking you to finish the series. Your UCAT tutor will take you through examples, and teach you how to approach them.

            Lesson 18
            Type 3 Questions

            Type 3 Abstract Reasoning questions involves spotting relationships between pairs of shapes. Your UCAT tutor will take you through several examples, and again discuss the best approach.

            Lesson 19
            Type 4 Questions

            Type 4 Abstract Reasoning questions involve a similar approach to Type 1 questions, with a slight twist. Your UCAT tutor will test, discuss and perfect your technique for these questions.

            Lesson 20
            AR Test Day

            In this UCAT tutorial we’ll give you a week by week plan for your Abstract Reasoning preparation. Your UCAT tutor will also discuss how to perform at your best on UCAT Test Day.

            Situational Judgement

            20 Lessons
            25 Minutes

            We approach Situational Judgement by working through the GMC Guidelines and Medical Ethics to help you understand the ethical knowledge and grasp the technique required to secure Band 1.


            Lesson 1
            Introduction to SJT

            Your UCAT tutor will breakdown the different question types you can get in the Situational Judgement section of the exam and help you adjust to the skills required here.

            Lesson 2

            In this lesson, UCAT tutor will introduce the “appropriateness” type of questions and lay out a step by step strategy on how to answer questions related to this.

            Lesson 3

            Your UCAT tutor will introduce the “importance” type of question in Situational Judgement and help you understand how to differentiate between very important and not important at all

            Lesson 4
            Tackling the Scenario

            Your UCAT tutor will share our expert strategy which has been devised by current doctors and medical students based on their insight into the clinical environment.

            Lesson 5
            Knowing Your Role

            When you are faced with a scenario, you have to identify the status and profession of the person involved. E.g. capabilities and responsibilities of a GP will be very different to that of a Medical Student.

            Lesson 6
            Key Principles

            Your UCAT tutor will give you an overview of the principles of situational judgement including patient safety and professionalism. You will learn which of these are most important in a clinical setting.

            Lesson 7
            Patient Safety

            The most important thing you are taught as a medical student is to always be safe! It is drilled in and is the most important quality in medicine. Your UCAT tutor can share their own experience on the hospital wards to add to the tutorial!

            Lesson 8
            Working with Remits

            This applies in particular to situations revolving around medical students – Medical students are not authorised to make decisions surrounding medical care or give any treatment. Your UCAT tutor can share their own experience on the hospital wards to add to the tutorial!

            Lesson 9

            Confidentiality is important for many reasons – this includes patient trust in the profession. Patients are often anxious to come to doctors and so when they do inform them of information they expect that it will not be told to anyone else

            Lesson 10

            Doctors and dentists should be responsible in healthcare setting and outside healthcare settings. This means that all students and doctors should act responsibly as they are representing a whole profession

            Lesson 11
            Honesty & Integrity

            Everyone makes mistakes and it’s important that if mistakes are made that we follow the right protocol to identify them. You should not directly influence patients’ decision – the modern model of healthcare is patient centred – we want patients to be at the heartbeat of their decisions.

            Lesson 12
            Teamwork & Respect

            No one is above anyone else – it’s why doctors and nurses wear the same type of scrubs. We go through common SJT scenarios around this and help you spot key patterns in their questions. Your UCAT tutor can share their own experience on the hospital wards to add to the tutorial!

            Lesson 13
            Duties of a Doctor

            Here we condense the GMC Principles in a series of short videos with interactive question-based UCAT tutorials. Your UCAT tutor will explain their personal insight into the duties of a doctor in the hospital.

            Lesson 14
            GMC #1: Performance

            Your UCAT tutor will take you through the first GMC principle of Knowledge, Skills & Performance and go through Situational Judgement questions around it.

            Lesson 15
            GMC #2: Safety

            Your UCAT tutor will take you through the second GMC principle of Safety and Quality and go through Situational Judgement questions around it.

            Lesson 16
            GMC #3: Teamwork

            Your UCAT tutor will take you through the third GMC principle of Communication, Partnership & Teamwork and go through Situational Judgement questions around it.

            Lesson 17
            GMC #4: Trust

            Your UCAT tutor will take you through the fourth GMC principle and go through Situational Judgement questions around it.

            Lesson 18
            Medical Pillars

            Your UCAT tutor will discuss the 4 Key Medical Pillars and talk through real life SJT scenarios to help you get to grips with the exam.

            Lesson 19
            Tips from the Experts

            Your UCAT tutor will share some final tips from their experience of the Situational Judgement section of the UCAT.

            Lesson 20
            Test Day

            Your UCAT tutor will answer any remaining worries you have going into test day, helping you to feel prepared and relaxed before your UCAT!


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