How Do Universities Use The UCAT?

How Universities Use The UCAT #

Pay close attention to how each university uses the test, not just overall but by section. 

Please note that SIT, as it appears in the table, refers to Situational Judgement Test.

 Universities And The UCAT #

University How Scores Are Used
Used in conjunction with grades, no cut-off. SJT not scored but may be considered for making offers.
Anglia Ruskin
Scores ranked for interview invitation, as long as other criteria met. Band 4 in SJT precludes interview.
Considered with other qualifications. No thresholds or cut-offs but may be used to select for interview.
Interviews based on weighted GCSE and UCAT scores, UCAT counting for 35%, academic 45%, contextual 20%.
Assuming minimum academic requirements met, decision on interview is 100% UCAT score.
May be used as part of assessment or in borderline cases. No minimum cut-off.
No minimum cut-off, will be used in conjunction with academic factors.
East Anglia (Norwich)
No minimum cut-off, and a low score will not necessarily disqualify a strong application.
University How Scores Are Used
Edge Hill
UCAT scores ranked to fill interview places. Applicants scoring in band 4 in SJT will be rejected.
Used together with academic score for interview. SJT band 4 rejected. UCAT score may be revisited for offer.
Scores considered alongside academic factors for offering interviews.
UCAT scores looked at in determining interview offers. SJT score will not be included for 2021 entry.
Hull York
UCAT score, including SJT, used to select for interview, and SJT band considered in making offers.
Automatically reject those in bottom 20% nationally, and band 4 in SJT. Also uses for borderline decisions. .
Kent and Medway
Uses ‘generous’ thresholds in context of other factors. They do not look at predicted grades.
No cut-off score but UCAT a significant factor in decision to offer interview. Band 4 in SJT will be rejected.
University How Scores Are Used
Considered alongside academic criteria, UCAT threshold set each year. Band 4 in SJT unlikely to proceed.
King’s College, London
UCAT score, averaged over four subtests, together with SJT score is very important in decision to shortlist.
Queen Mary, London (Bart’s and the London)
Used to select for interview along with academic record. Rejects UCAT scores below 3rd decile.
St George’s, London
Uses cut-off determined each year, but standard is 500 in each section. SJT not considered.
Initially ranks UCAT scores for interview call but then uses holistic assessment for lower scores. SJT bands 1-2.
UCAT scores ranked to decide on interview offer. Band 4 in SJT will not be considered.
UCAT considered with GCSEs for interview. Verbal reasoning double-weighted, SJT band 4 rejected.
Plymouth (Peninsula)
Threshold is determined yearly, to select for interview. Looks for overall target score. Does not look at SJT.
University How Scores Are Used
Queen’s, Belfast
Gives points to score bands at 1st stage of selection. SJT ignored except for tie-breaks but considering using 2022.
Must meet minimum UCAT (2430+), then ranked for interview. SJT is also scored as a station in MMI.
UCAT score ranked for invitation to Selection Day and looked at again for offers. SJT not currently used.
St Andrew’s
Uses UCAT score to select top 400 of strong applications for interview. SJT is included in interview score.
Overall scores must be within top 8 deciles of the cohort. SJT must be bands 1-3.
Scores below national mean in verbal reasoning will be rejected, then overall score, including SJT, is considered.
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