Eton trains MyBigCareer students in UKCAT preparation
Three aspiring medics from Sacred Heart High School and Pimlico Academy were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Eton College’s UKCAT exam preparation day on Monday 6th June.
UKCAT is one of two types of entrance exam for UK medical schools, and the day covered an overview of the exam, details of the different sections, and all-important preparation techniques.
The places on the training day were generously offered by George Fussey, Head of Career Education at Eton College. He spoke highly of the MyBigCareer students, who ‘engaged very well indeed.’
One student from Pimlico Academy said: ‘The UKCAT preparation day at Eton College exceeded my expectations. I had started the day with minimal knowledge about UKCAT and I had never done any preparation; however, after attending the day I found that I feel confident in taking the exam. The interactive nature of the session kept us engaged and it was also very informative, letting us know all the key details and tips. For example, to know that one of the sections won’t count for any marks was very helpful to know and knowing how to approach the different sections respectively will also be of great help when I begin to prepare for UKCAT during the holidays. I’d like to say thanks to Deborah from MyBigCareer for allowing us to take part in this amazing and insightful opportunity, it’s greatly appreciated!’
Lin Proctor, Raising Aspirations Director at Pimlico Academy, added: ‘it was a fabulous opportunity for our students and increased their confidence.’