hey, I'm in year 12 and planning to take both the UKCAT and BMAT this year. When do you recommend that I start revising for them? I've never done exams like these before so I have no idea how long revision will take and I don't want to leave it too late/early!
Hi, the testing for the UKCAT runs from July-October, so maybe doing it in the summer when you don’t have lots of school work would be a good idea? I did mine at the end of July to ensure I could focus on revising for it, rather than being preoccupied with AS exams. I started revision for that around May/June, and worked probably for a month or just over. For the first 2 weeks I did mostly questions out of the book, and not too frequently. In the second 2 weeks I worked harder, doing timed practise papers (from the website and using Medify).
I worked for a similar amount of time (~1 month) for the BMAT - which is sat in November - but I would suggest starting a little earlier than that, as school work did get in the way, and I felt that I could have been more prepared. Basically, they are both quite hard to ‘revise’ for, you can really only practise. You’ve got ages until you need to start thinking about starting revision for them, focus on year 12 right now! Good luck :)