UKCAT courses, any experience or recommendations?

(11 Posts)
mindgone Wed 30-Apr-14 20:27:31

DS2 will be doing this, and probably the BMAT too this year. DH is very keen on him doing a course to give him a good chance of a good mark. But I'm not sure which one would be good. Can anyone offer any help or advice please?

AiryFairyHairyAndScary Thu 01-May-14 18:23:17

You will find more info on the Student Room website. There is a whole section in the forum on UKCAT. My DS didn't think it was worthwhile found a course and just used a practise book.

AiryFairyHairyAndScary Thu 01-May-14 19:45:00

Sorry I meant to write my son didn't think it worthwhile to do a course..

mindgone Mon 05-May-14 23:46:45

Thanks AiryFairy, will check out TSR.

aloinlee Fri 01-Aug-14 12:57:28

Has anyone had any experiences of the below UKCAT course?

www.blackstonetutors.co.uk/bmat--ukcat.html

Reviews seem decent

QueenQueenie Fri 01-Aug-14 16:28:08

Don't have experience of that but ds1 did a 2 day Kaplan course this week for UKCAT (and is doing a BMAT one in October). He thought it was good and useful (he already has a desk full of books which he's been working through). He said they had some good tips and enjoyed it.
Where is your ds interested in applying?

Mindgone Thu 07-Aug-14 00:05:53

Newcastle is his favourite, but he needs to apply strategically, depending on his ukcat and AS results. He also liked Leicester and Sheffield, and will go to some more open days in the autumn. Which unis is your DS interested in? Best of luck with the ukcat too.

QueenQueenie Thu 07-Aug-14 12:10:30

He liked Newcastle too. And Sheffield!
Wants to apply to Oxford, Leeds, Edinburgh and one of those two, but like you waiting on AS results next week and UKCAT score before committing to anything. Also off to see Birmingham in September...

Good luck to your ds

Mindgone Thu 14-Aug-14 00:59:08

Queenie, has your DS done the ukcat yet? Need to go to bed now, but nervous for results in the morning! DS should have done ok, but you can never tell. He really has set his heart on medicine, so I so hope he gets the results that will set him on the next part of the long journey. Best of luck to your DS too.

Pipsqueak11 Thu 14-Aug-14 02:32:04

Dd1 did Kaplan course and found it v helpful - got good score as result so wld recommend - also did an on line practice course as well iirc , good luck with this process. It is a loooong slog

alreadytaken Thu 14-Aug-14 13:16:33

no experience of the courses but haven't seen any evidence that they help. The only thing that might be worth the money is interview practise, if the school doesn't offer enough, as that can build confidence.

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