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Course Features

Teaching Excellence
80,000+ students prepared
65+ years of combined teacher experience
Online Study Centre
3000+ realistic practice questions
6 full-length practice tests
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As the leading provider of preparation courses for the UKCAT (from which the UCAT Australia and New Zealand is derived), we now offer our score-raising courses for students taking the identical UCAT ANZ. Study with Kaplan and benefit from a course created by experts and refined over 12 years of teaching and testing.

Our students are provided with all the guidance and tools needed to get great scores on the UCAT exam and stand out on their medical school applications. Don't just take our word for it - take a look at what our UK students thought.

The Kaplan Offering:

UCAT Courses include:

Expert UCAT teachers

Kaplan teachers score in the top 10% of the UCAT exam and are typically current medical students or practising doctors. They go through a rigorous training program of auditions, observations and on-going feedback surveys to ensure they meet Kaplan's high standard of teaching.

UCAT Strategy Book

The Kaplan UCAT Strategy Book will follow along with your lessons so you can make notes as you go along. It will take you through the different question types, strategies and tips for test day.

UCAT Lesson eBook

This workbook will provide an extra hour-long lesson for each section of the UCAT test. You will use this book to work through more guided practice, and sharpen your techniques to approach the test.

Teacher support until your test

You will have email access to our entire bench of UCAT teachers right up until your UCAT test date. They will be available to answer any academic questions that arise after the course has finished.

Online Study Centre:

Future Doctors Channel

Free recordings of extra section-specific UCAT sessions from a range of Kaplan experts, including practicing doctors and current medical students.

10 hours of recorded lesson videos

You will be provided with the recorded lesson videos of your course. These will help you to recap on anything you need to review, as you work through your practice materials.

Decision making material

All students will receive a 1-hour recorded video lesson outlining this new section of the exam. We will guide you through the different question and the Kaplan methods and strategies designed to approach them, through worked examples and sample questions.

6 practice tests

You will have access to 6 online practice tests that will increase your familiarity with UCAT exam questions and build your testing stamina. All our tests can be adapted to fit additional time required by students taking UCATSEN.

500 mastery questions

You will receive 500 mastery practice questions. These will help you practice each of the Kaplan methods in an untimed format, helping you work on your general understanding of the material before you begin timed practice.

30 section-focused quizzes

Structure your practice with 30 quizzes: 6 quizzes for each assessed section of the UCAT with over 700 questions. You will be able to sharpen your skills on specific test sections in order to improve your overall score.

Personalised reports

Instantly track your progress on your practice tests and quizzes, view your average pace, performance by question type and access detailed explanations for every question. Your home screen will provide your test statistics for instant retrieval.

Access until test day

Giving you all the time you need to work through the material before your tests.

* Please note: As the UCAT ANZ will be the same test as the UKCAT in 2018, students who enrol and get their resources before June 2019 will receive the 2018 UKCAT Strategy Book. Student bookings after this point will receive the 2019 UCAT Strategy Book.


Why Kaplan

Why prepare for the UCAT with Kaplan?

Comprehensive UCAT Instruction

Master our proven strategies that cover all new UCAT question types. You will also improve your problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Teacher support until test day

You will receive full support on your UCAT questions, even after your course has finished, with email access to our teachers.

Access our Online Study Plan

Receive access to your Online Study Plan, including 6 practice tests, 30 quizzes and 500 mastery questions (a total of over 3000 questions!) with our renowned test-like interface.

The Kaplan UCAT Strategy Book

This course book will guide you through our methods and strategies, including practice questions, tips for test day and full explanations to hundreds of practice questions. You will also receive a Lesson eBook to sharpen your understanding and techniques needed to approach the test.

Future Doctor Channel

Automatically receive access to free recordings of extra UCAT lessons to supplement your preparation. Delivered by UKCAT experts including practicing doctors and current medical school students..

Interactive classes

Our classes take place in classrooms with a maximum of 25 students, not lecture style. This means that students benefit from one-to-one guidance with their teacher and the discussions generated from small group exercises. 



Meet the Teachers!

Meet the Teachers

Kaplan's UCAT teachers are a highly-trained team who rank in the top 10% of UCAT test takers. Many of them are final year students and graduates from top medical schools. They have a relatable understanding of the application process, and are experts in teaching the strategies needed to score highly on the test.

Our teachers are:

  • Achievers – Top UCAT® scorers.
  • Experts – Rigorously trained and regularly assessed.
  • Talented – Thoroughly screened through a highly competitive audition process.
  • Relatable – Medical students and graduates who share firsthand application experiences.
Rohin A - University of Oxford
Rohin is a 4th year medical student at Oxford and decided to teach UCAT courses for Kaplan two years ago with the aim of helping students through this tough phase in the application process. He scored 815 on his UCAT test in 2013, and is involved in the delivery of the new Kaplan Future Doctors Channel. At Oxford, he is a member of the student medical society committee.
"The most important part of any exam is technique and this is especially true in the case of the UCAT, since the focus is not on curriculum content, but skill, pace and mental agility."
Amna H - Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Amna is a final year student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has been teaching for Kaplan for 4 years and achieved an average score of 730 on the UCAT. She also assists with other areas of the application process and has sat on medical school admission-interview panels. Her specialisation interests are in paediatrics. She is also an active member of the “Teddybear Hospital”, a student-led society at Barts and the London which aims to educate children about the importance of health in a fun environment, and eliminate their fear of doctors and dentists.
"Spread out your preparation over 3-6 weeks (no cramming allowed!). Remember to enjoy the process, because every hurdle you face will only make you a stronger and more experienced doctor in the future. "
Aisha Chowdhury - UCL

Aisha scored an average of 732.5 on the UCAT, which she accredited to taking the Kaplan UCAT course before applying to university. She's an active member on the GP MedSoc committee at UCL where she runs panel events with GPs, and she is also a Med mentor, supporting underprivileged students applying for medicine.

"Preparing for the UCAT is all about practice and pacing, and you will only get faster at answering questions by practising."
Nikhil A - Imperial College
Nikhil is a final year medical student at Imperial College London, who has been teaching Kaplan UCAT and BMAT course for 4 years. As an experienced UCAT teacher, and a previous Kaplan UCAT student himself, he highlights that although it's often said that you can't revise for these tests, you most certainly can and should. "Kaplan is continually expanding and editing the material to keep up to date with all the changes on the test, and to make practice material as useful as possible".
"It's good to be organised: have a timetable of important dates and try to book the UCAT early so that there is enough time to focus on the exams."
Tasneem L - Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Tasneem has been teaching the UCAT for 3 years and is now a 4th year medical school student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She scored 725 on the UCAT and states that getting a good UCAT score gave her the confidence to apply to medical school, and allowed her to get all her interviews. As a previous Kaplan UCAT student and a current teacher, she says that Kaplan courses provide the basic grounding and foundation to build skills for the test.
"If you take the hurdles of applying to medical school one step at a time and without discouragement, you'll be fine."

Find out what our students thought...

UCAT Live Online Course Student

The content was highly accurate, and test-like, when looking at the UCAT material provided by the Consortium examination board.

UCAT Live Online Course Student

The live online course was highly comprehensive and targeted at supporting and ensuring individuals are comfortable with contents and questions. The live online tutor was also highly encouraging and qualified. The tutor was also vocal in ensuring that explanations were clear, and a great atmosphere was created which allowed students learn and ask questions, which were replied to straight away.