UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) & BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) Preparation Workshop

United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) Preparation Workshop
The UKCAT is a 2-hour test overall taken on a computer. Each one of the five subsets is in a multiple-choice format and it is separately timed. There is no curriculum content as the test examines innate skills.
BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) Preparation Workshop
The BMAT is a 2-hour, pen and paper test divided into 3 sections:
1. Aptitude Skills
The focus will be on generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, data analysis & inference.
2. Scientific Knowledge Applications
- Students will apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16.
- For the Biology & Chemistry components, students will be working on Past Papers, as well as completing additional exercises of a similar style and difficulty.
- For Physics, the 1st half of each day will be dedicated to presentation of the relevant theory & formulas; while the 2nd half of the day will be devoted to the solution of relevant questions form past papers.
3. Writing Task
Students will practice with formulating their own argument. They will be assessed both for content & the correct use of English, with a focus on good grammar, spelling and punctuation. Students will usually be asked, broadly speaking, to explain the statement, argue against it, weigh arguments for it, and reach a conclusion saying to what extent you agree with it.

REGISTRATION RESTRICTION: IBDP Year 1 students must be following Biology HL ; Chemistry HL.

Day by Day Schedule

Day 1: UKCAT
09:00-13:00: Decision Making, Situational Judgement, Quantitative Reasoning
15:00-18:00: Abstract Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning
Day 2: UKCAT
09:00-13:00: Decision Making, Situational Judgement, Quantitative Reasoning
15:00-18:00: Abstract Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning
Day 3: UKCAT
09:00-13:00: Decision Making, Situational Judgement, Quantitative Reasoning
15:00-18:00: Abstract Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning
Day 4: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Biology, Aptitude Skills
15:00 – 18:00: Physics 
Day 5: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Chemistry, Writing Task
15:00 – 18:00: Physics
Day 6: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Biology, Aptitude Skills
15:00 – 18:00: Physics
Day 7: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Chemistry, Writing Task
15:00 – 18:00: Physics
Day 8: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Biology, Aptitude Skills
15:00 – 18:00: Physics
Day 9: BMAT
09:00-13:00: Chemistry, Writing Task
15:00 – 18:00: Physics
Day 10: BMAT
09:00-12:00: Aptitude Skills, Writing Task
12:00-13:00:Physics
15:00 – 18:00: Physics


UKCAT – (1) Abstract Reasoning; (2) Quantitative Reasoning; (3) Decision Analysis; (4) Situational Judgement; BMAT - Aptitude Skills Instructor: Dr. Anna Kostouki
UKCAT – Verbal Reasoning BMAT – Writing Task Instructor: Ms. Melina Sardi
BMAT – Biology Instructor: Dr. Sofia Roupaka
BMAT – Chemistry Instructor: Mrs. Maria Vlachou
BMAT – Physics Instructors: Dr. Panagiotis Kalpaxis, Dr. Panagiotis Statiris

Learning Objectives

UKCAT
Students will develop the ability
- to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written format (Verbal Reasoning)
- to make sound decisions judgements using complex information (Decision Making)
- to critically evaluate information that is presented in a numerical form (Quantitative Reasoning)
- to use convergent & divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.\ (Abstract Reasoning)
- to understand real world situations & to identify critical factors & appropriate behavior in dealing with them (Situational Judgement)
BMAT
Students will develop the ability
- to problem solve, understand arguments, analyse data, make inferences (Aptitude Skills)
- to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school science & Math by the age of 16 (Scientific Knowledge Applications)
- to select, develop, & organize ideas; & to communicate them in writing, concisely & effectively (Writing Task)