2025 UK Medical School: Master UCAT admission test with High-Scoring Strategies

Date and Time: 4 July 2024
7:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Location:
Zoom Virtual Meeting

To gain admission into a medical school at a UK university, in addition to excellent public examination results, high score in UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is essential as well in order to have an interview opportunity. UCAT is the only significant aptitude test for medical school in the UK, aimed at identifying whether candidates possess the potential to succeed in the medical profession. Generally, achieving a score in the top 10% offers more opportunities to choose a preferred university!

Entry Medical school in 2025 ? Complete the UCAT this year

The UCAT entrance test in the Hong Kong region for 2024 will start on July 8, with the last examination day being September 26. The application for medical schools through the UCAS will close in October; hence, the UCAT results will be sent to universities in November.

It's important to note that the UCAT scores are only valid for one year, and candidates need to take the exam in the same year they apply to medical school. Therefore, those preparing to enter a UK university medical school in 2025 must start their preparation earlier!

Master UCAT admission test with High-Scoring Strategies

There are 5 section for the UCAT admission test including Abstract Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Situational Judgement.

Ascent Prep, part of the Beacon Group, will provide in-depth analysis of various UCAT question types and share effective problem-solving strategies to help students achieve high scores in the upcoming admission test.

Seminar Highlights

  • Highlights of the UCAT preparation programme : A comprehensive introduction to the UCAT format and preparation process, from creating a study plan to choosing the right preparatory materials.
  • Analysis the entry requirements of 5 well-known On-the-list medical schools in UK
  • Sharing sample questions and effective problem-solving strategies: Detailed explanations on how to answer, sharing various methods to tackle different question types.
  • Understanding the impact of UCAT scores on admissions: Evaluating candidates' competitiveness based on scores to formulate corresponding application strategies.

Seminar Audience

  • Students/parents who intend to apply to medical schools in UK universities for 2025/2026 
  • Students who have applied 2024 UCAT admission test

Seminar Details

  • Date: 4 July, 2024 (Thurs)
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm 
  • Location: Zoom Webinar 
  • Host: Ascent Prep Head of Operations - Iris 
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Jessie C.
Desire Subject Physiotherapy
Programme Medicine and Allied Health Professions Admissions Preparation Course
Hours Attended 20

From a young age, Jessie was passionate about sports, especially football and competitive jump roping. An injury during a jump roping competition that required physical therapy piqued her interest in the profession. Jessie chose Biology and Chemistry as her subjects, and her predicted DSE scores met the entry requirements. However, she had doubts about her suitability due to her petite stature and introverted nature, fearing these could be obstacles to becoming a physical therapist. Despite Jessie's excellent grades, her father was also concerned about her career choice, worrying that Jessie was blindly following a trend without truly considering her interests and abilities, as choosing this field would mean committing to a career as a physical therapist.

Our education consultant recommended the shadowing program by Ascent Prep, the only official preparation program recognized by AEAS, offering students clinical internship experiences and professional mentorship. Seeing it as an opportunity to resolve her doubts and increase her chances of being admitted to higher-ranking universities, her father enrolled her in the program.

During the shadowing process, she gained in-depth knowledge of a physical therapist's daily duties, including assessing patients, developing treatment plans, and guiding patients through rehabilitation exercises. Though challenging, she found the work meaningful. Throughout this period, Jessie had the opportunity to ask many questions, particularly about her concerns. After completing the shadowing program, her determination to become a physical therapist was strengthened.

When preparing her personal statement, Jessie tried writing it herself but felt it lacked persuasiveness. With her tutor's guidance, she realized many areas needed improvement. The tutor helped her reorganize her experiences volunteering in physical therapy, highlighting her passion and dedication to the field. During interview training, she learned how to showcase her strengths and effectively answer the interviewer's questions. For example, Ascent Prep tutors taught students how to answer common situational questions, such as:

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Ultimately, with Ascent Prep's assistance, Jessie was accepted into the Physical Therapy program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also received offers from the University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Brunel University, and the University of Salford in the UK. Among these options, she chose the University of Birmingham and was awarded a scholarship for her outstanding performance.

This journey highlights the value of Ascent Prep, offering practical clinical experiences and professional guidance, enabling students to not only improve academically but also to find their direction in their future career paths.

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Desire Subject Architecture
Programme Portfolio Guidance
Hours Attended 10

Sophie is a high school student from Hong Kong who has been passionate about architecture since she was young. She excelled academically and actively participated in various architecture-related activities, such as architectural model competitions and visits. However, as the time for further education approached, Sophie began to feel somewhat lost, due to her very high standards for herself. She knew that to gain admission into architecture programs at prestigious universities like Cambridge or UCL, she needed not only excellent academic grades but also well-rounded abilities and creativity.

By chance, Sophie attended a lecture by Ascent Prep, where the instructors shared their experiences in helping students gain admission to top universities. Ascent Prep introduced her to a mentor who was studying architecture at Cambridge. The mentorship and classes were designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter and encouraged Sophie to think critically about the core of architectural studies, enriching her personal statement with diverse elements. In these classes, Sophie learned about architectural history, theory, and design. Her tutor explained complex concepts in an engaging way, making it easy for Sophie to understand.

For instance, during a mock interview, Sophie encountered a challenging question: "What do you think are the professional ethics of an architect?" She had never considered this question before, but with her tutor's guidance, she was able to articulate a well-thought-out answer, boosting her confidence for the actual interview.

The art portfolio is a critical component of university applications, and Sophie's tutor helped her create a portfolio that was both deep and creative. The tutor meticulously guided her through the selection and arrangement of her works, covering her academic research, practical experience, and personal interests. Under the tutor's guidance, Sophie revised her portfolio multiple times, resulting in an impressive collection of work.

Sophie's efforts were rewarded when she was accepted into the Architecture program at the University of Cambridge. Her portfolio showcased her unique understanding of architecture, including a sustainable design proposal that received high praise from her tutor. Moreover, Sophie performed excellently in her university interviews, demonstrating her academic abilities and personal charm.

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Desire Subject AEAS
Programme Official AEAS Test Preparation Course
Hours Attended 30

Andy attended a local Hong Kong secondary school. Despite having average grades at school, he has always been afraid of English, to the point of hesitating to speak it. Andy is a typical slow starter; when under pressure, he easily feels overwhelmed. This became even more evident after he took the AEAS test unprepared, resulting in scores far below expectations. The AEAS report recommended Andy to undertake an English course for 20-30 weeks, and the substantial cost of attending a 30-week language course in Australia, including tuition, accommodation, and student insurance, caused considerable concern for his parents. Not only were they considering the dual factors of time and finances, but they also hoped that Andy could have more opportunities to apply to his desired schools. That's when they found us, the only official preparatory course institution recognized by AEAS. In the 1-on-1 courses at Ascent Prep, students receive meticulous instruction from teachers and consultants, improving their English skills and gradually overcoming their fear of English. To the parents' surprise, the child performed excellently in the AEAS test. By achieving good results in Hong Kong, the AEAS report reduced the required language class from 30 weeks to just 4 weeks before entering mainstream schools in Australia. This not only saved money but also allowed the child to integrate into the Australian mainstream education system sooner.

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