The first phase of UCAT study is the foundational phase. This 10-week program focus on teaching students the basics of the UCAT, what each section tests and the question types covered in it. Each week students have a 2-hour class and are provided with homework to accompany the session. The benefit of having weekly classes is that students get a set schedule that is easy to follow while having a set school schedule. Having one class a week also allows students to have repeated exposure while still having enough time to do self-study in between sessions.
The second stage of UCAT study is the strategy application stage which focuses on applying strategies to harder questions whilst maintaining accuracy, and overall expanding their strategy bank to better approach questions they encounter. The structure of this 10-week program is similar to the foundational phase.
After the first 2 phases, students will have a 2-month summer holidays (phase 3). This is a period that allows students to be free of school 5 days a week and have a lot more freedom to study. It also can mark a period where they need flexibility due to family commitments and travel plans. Knowing this, it represents the perfect time to run our courses – Strategy Weekend, Blueprint and Concentrated. These courses are filled with workshops, most of which will revise the previous 6 months while providing some question-based speed training. Given this, it will be heavily discounted for existing students. For new students it represents a great period to join in the course without missing out on too much.