Highgrove Education

UCAT & BMAT Preparation

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an exam which is used in the selection process by the majority of UK university Medical and Dental Schools, including the University of Warwick and Kings College London. The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is used for a similar purpose by around ten UK universities, including the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. This elective helps you to develop your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and written communication skills in preparation for a degree in medicine.  

Key Information



Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
TeacherMr Crispin Davis, Chemistry Teacher
Course Length20 weeks
Live LessonsOne 45-minute lesson per week
HomeworkApproximately half an hour a week
ExaminationPreparation for the UCAT and BMAT examinations
Entry RequirementsPupils are required to be taking Chemistry or Biology at A level 

Course Syllabus

Spring 1BMAT: overview of Biology, Chemistry , Physics, Maths content
Spring 2UCAT: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning
Summer 2Quantitative reasoning, situational judgment, abstract reasoning; UCAT past papers practice
Autumn 1BMAT past papers preparation

Teacher Profile

Mr Davis has taught Chemistry for over 20 years, including for three years at Harrow School Online, where he taught Chemistry, BMAT and UCAT and the EPQ course, and held the role of Deputy Principal. Mr Davis read Chemistry at The University of Sheffield, where he remained for his master’s degree in Organic Chemistry and then his PGCE. He has held Head of Chemistry, Head of Science and Deputy Head Academic roles in various independent schools in the UK. Mr Davis is an Edexcel examiner for Chemistry.