UCAT Crash Course Online by Ali Abdaal

UCAT Crash Course Online

The world's best UCAT preparation course. Now online in a series of 100+ videos with 9+ hours of content, including mock questions and worked examples.

Course Overview

We've been running the 6med UCAT Crash Course in classrooms throughout the UK (and also in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East) since 2013. We've taught thousands of students how to boost their UCAT score, with incredible reviews. Now that we've graduated medical school, we've decided to put everything we know into these online video courses. 

The UCAT Crash Course Online is a series of 100+ videos with mock questions and worked examples. There's over 9 hours of pure video content, and plenty more if you include the time it'll take you to work through the example questions. In painstaking detail, we teach you the most time-efficient techniques for tackling all 5 sections of the UCAT. 

Some of the videos are available free of charge - feel free to look through those, and if you like the teaching style, we'd love for you to enroll in the course. You'll find the Table of Contents, including the free previews, further down on this page. 

All the best for the UCAT, and hopefully see you on the other side :)

What's in the Course?

Getting Started with the UCAT

We talk through general preparation stategy, useful resources, tips for time management and advice on how to make the most of the calculator and the whiteboard.

Verbal Reasoning

We discuss our 4-step method to approaching VR questions, and the importance of skimming the passage for keywords. We then walk through lots of questions, showing how our techniques can save you lots of time. 

Decision Making

We tackle the 6 question types in turn, showing you time-saving techniques for each one, and going over several worked examples to put the theory into practice.

Quantitative Reasoning

We run through our tips for the common question types like fractions, percentages, ratios, conversions etc. Then we work through lots of example questions, highlighting common mistakes and techniques for speeding up. 

Abstract Reasoning

We introduce you to our systematic approach to AR questions using The SSSPN Method. We identify the commonest patterns that come up in the UCAT, and run through 50+ questions showing how you can use our systematic method to increase your odds of spotting the patterns. 

Situational Judgment

We suggest some techniques for tackling the Appropriateness and Importance questions, along with some heuristics / rules of thumb that you can apply to SJ questions during your practice and on test day. We end by walking you through several SJ scenarios. 

What's included?

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Table of Contents

Getting Started with the UCAT
UCAT Overview
4 mins
UCAT Scoring
3 mins
How Universities use the UCAT
2 mins
When to take the UCAT
2 mins
How to prepare for the UCAT
6 mins
The Best UCAT Resources
4 mins
Guess, Flag & Skip
4 mins
Halfway Markers
3 mins
The Calculator
2 mins
The Whiteboard
3 mins
Tips for Test Day
4 mins
Verbal Reasoning
Introduction to VR
6 mins
Tips for T/F/CT Questions
2 mins
The 4-Step Method
3 mins
Verbal Reasoning Workbook
106 KB
Q1-4 Walkthrough
9 mins
Keyword Analysis
5 mins
Understanding the Terminology
6 mins
Qualifiers and Absolutes
2 mins
Qualifiers v Absolutes
63.5 KB
Q5-8 Walkthrough
4 mins
Q9-12 Walkthrough
6 mins
Q13-16 Walkthrough
6 mins
Q17-20 Walkthrough
3 mins
The SBA Strategy
5 mins
Whiteboard Strategy
3 mins
Q21-24 Walkthrough
8 mins
Q25-28 Walkthrough
12 mins
Q29-32 Walkthrough
6 mins
Q33-36 Walkthrough
7 mins
Wrapping up
4 mins
Decision Making
Introduction to DM
3 mins
The 6 Question Types
3 mins
Whiteboard Strategy
3 mins
Decision Making Workbook
478 KB
Interpreting Information - Overview
3 mins
Interpreting Information - Worked Examples
12 mins
Probability
5 mins
Probability - Worked Examples #1
6 mins
Probability - Worked Examples #2
5 mins
Venn Diagrams - Overview
7 mins
Venn Diagrams - Worked Examples
5 mins
Syllogisms - Overview
6 mins
Syllogisms - Worked Examples
8 mins
Logical Puzzles - Overview
7 mins
Logical Puzzles - Worked Examples
7 mins
Recognising Assumptions
14 mins
Wrapping Up
4 mins
Quantitative Reasoning
Introduction to QR
4 mins
Managing your Time Effectively
5 mins
5 Top Tips for QR
7 mins
The General Approach to QR
5 mins
Speed, Distance & Time
10 mins
Percentages
6 mins
Ratios
7 mins
Conversions
5 mins
Probability
6 mins
Quantitative Reasoning Workbook
321 KB
Q1-4 Walkthrough
11 mins
Q5-8 Walkthrough
7 mins
Q9-12 Walkthrough
9 mins
Q13-16 Walkthrough
8 mins
Q17-20 Walkthrough
8 mins
Q21-24 Walkthrough
7 mins
Q25-28 Walkthrough
7 mins
Wrapping Up
2 mins
Abstract Reasoning
Introduction to AR
3 mins
The 4 Question Types
4 mins
SSSPN - The Systematic Method
3 mins
Shape Patterns
4 mins
Size Patterns
2 mins
Shading Patterns
2 mins
Position Patterns
6 mins
Number Patterns
4 mins
SSSPN Checklist
77.3 KB
The 4-Step Approach
595 MB
Type 1 Walkthrough
7 mins
How to Prepare for AR
3 mins
Abstract Reasoning Workbook
1.14 MB
Q1 Walkthrough
4 mins
Q2 Walkthrough
3 mins
Q3 Walkthrough
3 mins
Q4 Walkthrough
6 mins
Q5 Walkthrough
4 mins
Q6 Walkthrough
9 mins
Q7 Walkthrough
5 mins
Q8 Walkthrough
4 mins
Complex Patterns
10 mins
Q9 Walkthrough - Dependent Patterns
8 mins
Q10 Walkthrough - Multiple Patterns
7 mins
Type 2 Questions
4 mins
Type 2 Walkthrough
7 mins
Type 3 Questions
9 mins
Type 4 Questions
6 mins
Wrapping Up
4 mins
Situational Judgment
Introduction to SJ
3 mins
Exam Format
4 mins
Types of Question
3 mins
Assessment Criteria
3 mins
How to Prepare for SJ
3 mins
Approaching SJ Questions
3 mins
Tackling Appropriateness Questions - The Holy Trinity
5 mins
Appropriateness - Walkthrough
5 mins
Situational Judgment Workbook
67.8 KB
Appropriateness - Q1-5
11 mins
Importance Questions - Walkthrough
7 mins
Importance Questions - Solutions 6-8
71.5 KB
Wrapping Up
4 mins

Bursaries

Since we started 6med in 2013, we've given out over £50,000 worth of bursaries for our courses to students in financial difficulty. This online course is no different - if you're struggling to pay the full price for whatever reason, you can apply for a bursary to cover all or part of the cost. 
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Dr Ali Abdaal

I'm a Cambridge University medicine graduate, now working as junior doctor. Throughout medical school, I taught classroom courses for the UCAT, BMAT and Interviews via my company (6med), reaching thousands of students worldwide.

These days, I like to focus all my efforts on my YouTube channel, and so my friends and I have piled everything we know into online video courses for the UCAT, BMAT and Interviews. If you're applying to Medicine, you might like to check them out :)