Score Higher on the UKCAT®


Online Updates for 2017-2018 entry

Book Description

Expert guidance crafted by both teachers and doctors who have helped thousands of students prepare for the exam. Each chapter covers Kaplan’s proven top tips using worked examples, exercises and timed practice sessions for each test section. Learn how to approach each question correctly, along with how to manage your time for maximum score improvement. 

The Score higher on the UKCAT book includes:

  • 1,000 practice questions across all sections of the UKCAT exam, including an initial diagnostic test to help assess where your areas of focus should be from the start.

  • A test-like mock online test to determine your UKCAT readiness, as well as assess your endurance for such a tightly timed exam. 

  • A personalised report once you have completed your online test, which will break down your performance and highlight where further review is required. 

  • Decision Making (new for 2016) tips and practice designed by our test experts is included in the online component that accompanies this book.

Please note: Students should ignore the Decision Analysis content included, as the UKCAT Consortium have removed this from the 2016 exam, replacing it with the Decision Making section (to be un-scored in 2016).



Brian Holmes

Brian is the Curriculum and Training Director at Kaplan Test Prep International and the head writer for Kaplan's UKCAT and BMAT courses. He scored a 3310 on the UKCAT. Before relocating to London in 2006, Brian lectured in drama, classics and film at Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Greek and Latin, and earned a master's degree in theatre arts from UCLA.

Marianna Parker

Marianna earned a Chemistry BSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a medical degree from St George's University of London, where she was nominated for the University of London Gold Medal. As a successful applicant to both UK and US universities, she has extensive personal experience with admissions tests. She is a Neonatology Fellow in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

Katie Hunt

Katie studied Pre-Clinical Medicine and Developmental Biology at the University of Cambridge and then completed her medical degree at King's College London School of Medicine, graduating with Distinction. She has always enjoyed teaching and training, with experience both abroad and in the UK. Katie has taught UKCAT and BMAT courses for Kaplan since 2007, including as lead UKCAT teacher. She is a Paediatric Trainee in London and has a keen interest in research and medical education.