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Enrollment Closure Date: 19 Jan 2019

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19 Jan 2019
Date Venue Start Time End Time Items Covered
19 Jan 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 1. Please download sample timetable to see details of items covered. Also, we have a set of interactive live webinar classes, covering the same content and where you are able to ask questions as you would during a live class, available multiple times a year. You may attend these online classes if you were to miss any of the in-person sessions.
20 Jan 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 2. Detailed information regarding the attendance course, such as timetable and exact location, will be emailed to you 1 week prior to 1st day of course.
26 Jan 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 3
27 Jan 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 4
02 Feb 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 5
03 Feb 2019 University of South Australia 10:00 AM 05:00 PM Day 6
09 Mar 2019 University of South Australia 09:00 AM 04:00 PM Day 7. Mock Exam Day
10 Mar 2019 University of South Australia 07:00 AM 09:00 PM Day 8. Recap Day

Course Description

In this package, we teach you how to reason through and analyse the different question types in the GAMSAT ® . The Attendance portion of the course will focus on MCQ strategies, understanding and addressing your specific weaknesses, and really delving into the most challenging topics. In addition you will be able to strengthen your weak points, at your own pace, through our online tutor forum and many hours worth of bite-sized videos. All online material are immediately available for access after purchase. On average, GAMSAT - Attendance (Comprehensive) GradReady students improved their percentiles from 48th to 74th (Raw Score: 58.5 to 63.9 )

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Additional Details

The Following Features are Available Immediately After Completion of Payment

Preparation Material

Diagnostics Assessment

Individual value of item: $39 + 10% GST = $43

Use the 60 question test to assess your familiarity of the fundamental concepts covered in the GAMSAT ® exam...

Use the 60 question test to assess your familiarity of the fundamental concepts covered in the GAMSAT ® exam. Your performance will be automatically reported across the 4 subject areas and 26 subtopics. Use this information not only to guide the focus of your studies but also to compare your performance with 1000s of other GradReady students. Note that this is not diagnostic of your performance in the GAMSAT ® exam; the multiple choice questions or Online Exams would better serve that purpose.

6 Online Exams (Essay Not Included)

Individual value of item: $215 + 10% GST = $237

Our online test system mimics the style of the GAMSAT ® exam by putting you under real time pressure...

Our online test system mimics the style of the GAMSAT ® exam by putting you under real time pressure. The exam results will be automatically broken down according to the applicable topics (from a pool of 43 topics), giving you a precise overview of your strengths and weaknesses. In addition, your performance will automatically be compared to that of other GradReady students, and you will be given your resulting percentile in each section and overall. Other than our Mock Exam Days, this is as close as it gets to the actual GAMSAT ® exam.

4000+ MCQs (and growing) + Tracking System

Individual value of item: $317 + 10% GST = $349

The GradReady MCQ Bank utilises cutting edge web education technology in performance tracking...

The GradReady MCQ Bank utilises cutting edge web education technology in performance tracking and topic targeting. The MCQs are categorised into 43 subtopics - our advanced MCQ system not only tracks your performance in each subtopic, it also allows you to create sets of MCQs based on subtopics of your choosing – meaning you can focus on what you need to. In addition, you are able to set the difficulty of the questions, allowing you to tailor the MCQs to your own ability. Explanations are provided for all MCQs. We are adding new questions to the bank every week and stay tuned for additional technology updates throughout the year. There is no limit on the number of times you may reattempt the MCQs.

1200+ Page Textbook (Online or Hardcopy)

Individual value of item: $159 + 10% GST = $175

The textbook comprehensively covers the GAMSAT ® exam ...

The textbook comprehensively covers the GAMSAT ® exam. It includes sections on overarching strategies (general GAMSAT ® Strategies and Study Guides), essay writing strategies (9 topics), humanities (6 topics) and all sciences (37 topics).

Course Videos

Individual value of item: $159 + 10% GST = $175 Humanities - 4 hours Physics - 3.5 hours Biology - 7 hours Chemistry - 7 hours
The videos are broken up into digestible chunks of approximately 10 minutes each. The videos cover all of the fundamental concepts you'll need to know for the GAMSAT ® exam and serve as an excellent starting point for your GAMSAT ® exam preparation. Go at your own pace, and clarify issues through the GetClarity System. There is no limit on the number of times you may review the videos.

Learning Tools

Quality Assurance System

(Built into our systems)

You are able to provide feedback on everything within the GradReady web system - from MCQs to videos...

You are able to provide feedback on everything within the GradReady web system - from MCQs to videos. This means that we can rapidly adapt to your needs.

Supplemental Resources

(Built into our systems)

Our tutors often go out of their way to find useful material to share with you ...

Our tutors often go out of their way to find useful material to share with you. You will be able to easily access the extra content via our web portal.

Study Timeline Guide

(included in course book)

To help you navigate through the GAMSAT ® exam journey, we have provided a detailed ...

To help you navigate through the GAMSAT ® exam journey, we have provided a detailed Study Timeline Guide for Section I, Section II and each of the Section III science areas. This guide is included in the Course Book.

Cross Referencing System

(Built into our systems)

To enable you to better tie together resources across platforms, we have introduced ...

To enable you to better tie together resources across platforms, we have introduced the Cross Referencing system where you will to able to match MCQs to precise videos and textbook chapters. So when you get an MCQ wrong, you will now know exactly which videos and notes to review to consolidate your knowledge.

GAMSAT ® Strategy

(included in course book)

Perform your best by understanding what makes the GAMSAT ® exam different ...

Perform your best by understanding what makes the GAMSAT ® exam different to other tests, how to prepare for it and how to deal with high-pressure situations. This guide is included in the Course Book.

Essay Writing Guide

(included in course book)

In addition to our general essay writing strategies, we provide a detailed 8-step guide to crafting the perfect essay ...

In addition to our general essay writing strategies, we provide a detailed 8-step guide to crafting the perfect essay. We also provide analysis on 48 example essays of varying quality, allowing you to understand the characteristics of good and bad essays. In addition, there are 40 sets of quotes for you to use as practise (note that the essays you write here will not be marked). The guide is included in the Course Book.

48 Example Essays

(included in our course book)

It’s often easiest to learn what and what not to do from examples, and essays are no exception. To compliment our ...

It’s often easiest to learn what and what not to do from examples, and essays are no exception. To compliment our 8-Step Essay Writing Guide, we’ve provided 48 Example Essays of varying quality, analysed and picked apart by our expert tutors to help you understand the characteristics of a high quality essay as compared to a low quality equivalent.

Targeted 1 on 1 tutor assistance

10 Marked Essays

Individual value of item: $345 + 10% GST = $380

Get personal feedback on your essays within 72 working hours ...

Get personal feedback on your essays within 72 working hours. Experienced essay markers will identify your specific weaknesses and teach you how to improve.

GetClarity System

Individual value of item: $250 + 10% GST = $275

We believe that the best way to improve is to understand where you went wrong and how you can ...

We believe that the best way to improve is to understand where you went wrong and how you can do better the next time. The GetClarity System is a tool that will help you to dissect your weaknesses in even more detail than our standard, but already industry leading, features. The first step in this system is to enable you to easily ask follow-up questions about any content – meaning that you practically have a personal tutor at your fingertips 24/7. The system is currently being applied to our Videos, MCQs, textbook and Online Exams.

Live component

Attendance Tutorials

Individual value of item: $788 + 10% GST = $867 Humanities - 9 hours Physics - 7 hours Biology - 8 hours Chemistry - 7 hours
Our expert tutors will teach you techniques and concepts by demonstrating their thinking process and working through MCQs with you. Our tutors will also dissect difficult concepts and clarify your specific questions. To reap the full benefits of our Attendance Tutorials, please ensure that you prepare by thoroughly working through all videos prior to class – our tutors will assume that you are familiar with the fundamental concepts covered in the videos.

Mock Exam Day + Mock Exam Day Recap

Individual value of item: $229 + 10% GST = $252

The closest thing to the actual GAMSAT ® exam - you will be put ...

The closest thing to the actual GAMSAT ® exam - you will be put under time pressure in a well-simulated test environment. Then our expert tutors will go through all of the MCQs with you the next day and give you personalised feedback on your essays within the week. In addition, your performance will be compared with those by other GradReady students, and you'll be given a percentile in each of the 3 sections and overall.

Interactive Teaching Style

(Built into our systems)

In our small classes of 21, GradReady tutors have plenty of opportunities to ...

In our small classes of 21, GradReady tutors have plenty of opportunities to clarify your specific queries.

Upgrade options after enrolment

Learning Tools

1200+ Page Hard Copy Textbook

Individual value of item: $69 (excluding $19 Shipping) + 10% GST = $76

The textbook comprehensively covers the GAMSAT ® exam...

The textbook comprehensively covers the GAMSAT ® exam. It includes sections on overarching strategies (general GAMSAT ® Strategies and Study Guides), essay writing strategies (9 topics), humanities (6 topics) and all sciences (37 topics).

Live component

6 x 1 hour private tutoring sessions

Individual value of item: $495 + 10% GST = $545

Be fully prepared for the GAMSAT ® exam by addressing your ...

Be fully prepared for the GAMSAT ® exam by addressing your remaining weak points in one on one sessions.

Structure

Contact Hours: Total: 50+ Hours
Section I, II and III Review and Exam Strategy - 37 Hours

Classes run for 6 days and are spread over 3 weekends to ensure you have time to digest and absorb the content

Mock Exam and Review - 20 Hours

A day long Mock Exam that is as close as possible to the real thing with Percentile Reporting comparing you thousands of other GradReady Students, followed by an in-depth review the following day

Total Estimated Hours of Self Learning: 150 - 250 hours
Type 1: No Science or GAMSAT ® Background
15 - 20 hours/week

Our courses comprehensively cover all the specific content and background you need to know for the GAMSAT ® exam, from MCQ Strategies and Exam Tips to required knowledge for Section 1 to 3 - No matter what your background, you can get yourself ready for the GAMSAT ® exam. Nevertheless, with little to no experience with the content or format, you’ll need to dedicate some more time to familiarising yourself with the science components of the exam and learning the best strategies to answering GAMSAT ® MCQs under pressure. Our courses are aimed at making sure that you lay the right foundations and then subsequently guide you in how best to apply the content that you’ve learnt when tackling MCQs and GAMSAT ® Section 2 Essays.

Check out our free GAMSAT ® Study Guide to get an idea of how to breakdown your preparation week by week, whether you're starting your preparation 3 months or 2 months out.

Type 2: Basic Science Background
10-16 hours/week

You’ve got a basic background in the science - Maybe you did first year university level biology and chemistry, but there’s still areas that you need to cover. This might mean spending time revising certain physics or biology topics but you’re not starting from scratch. With this basic background, you can afford to spend some more time on Sections 1 and 2 of the GAMSAT ® and improve your essay writing. We make sure that you’ve laid the right foundations in learning the content, then more importantly we focus on how to apply that content and use it to guide your approach to answering MCQs and writing essays.

Our GAMSAT ® Study guide includes a study guide with a breakdown of how someone with a science background should spend their time on a weekly basis when starting their preparation 3 or 2 months away from the GAMSAT ® .

Type 3: Previous GAMSAT ® Experience and Strong Science Background
5 - 12 hours/week

Maybe you’ve sat the GAMSAT ® before and you’re familiar with the content and format but you’re sitting it again because you’d like to improve your score or maybe you just come from a very strong science background. Perhaps you missed out on some areas you needed to revise or maybe you need to improve the way you approach MCQs.

With our GAMSAT ® courses, you can revise all the content to make sure you’re on top of everything you need to know and focus on getting as much practice as you can with our intelligent MCQ Banks and GAMSAT ® Practice Exams , as well as regular marked essays. Since you’re already largely on top of the required knowledge we can hone in and focus on improving your GAMSAT ® Exam strategy and applying your knowledge of the content through an MCQ strategy.

To learn more about how to organise your preparation, sign up for our free 175 page GAMSAT ® Study Guide which contains key excerpts from our 1200+ pg GAMSAT ® Textbook , including a detailed breakdown of the different content you need to cover for each Section and a 14 pg Essay Writing Guide. Get started on your prep now with a week by week study schedule for each individual Section, including various versions based off which of the above categories you fall into.

Content

Section I:

- Poetry

- Fiction

- Cartoons

- Non-Fiction

- Non-Fiction Medical

- Charts and Diagrams

Section II:

- Expression and Organisation

- Finding the Theme

- Essay Style: Reflective vs Argumentative

- Generating Ideas and Engaging with the Intellectual World

- Improving your Vocabulary

- Example Essays: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Section III:
- Biology

- Biomolecules and the Cell

- Enzymes

- Cellular Metabolism

- The Central Dogma

- Cell Division

- Nervous System

- Musculoskeletal System

- Cardiovascular System

- Respiratory System

- Gastrointestinal System

- Renal System

- Endocrine System

- Immune System

- Genetics and Evolution

- Reproductive System

- Experimental Design and Data Analysis

- Chemistry

- The Atom

- Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry

- Electrons and Chemical Bonds

- Gases

- Thermodynamics and Kinetics

- Acids, Bases, Buffers & Redox Reactions

- Electrochemistry

- Common Organic Reactions

- Special Organic Reactions

- Stereochemistry and Projections

- Biochemistry

- Spectroscopy

- Laboratory Techniques

- Physics

- Linear Motion

- Motion in Two Dimensions

- Newton’s Laws and Forces

- Mechanical Equilibrium

- Work, Energy, & Momentum

- Fluids, Pressure, & Heat

- Electromagnetism

- Electrical Circuits

- Waves and Optics

- Nuclear Physics

For a complete breakdown of all the topic areas, sign up for our free GAMSAT ® Study Guide which provides you with specific details on the different content you need to cover for each topic

Academic Leads

GradReady was founded in 2010 by a group of Medical Doctors from the University of Melbourne.

Our content and courses are professionally designed , leveraging the expertise of former lecturers and academics at the University of Western Australia and University of Otago, and incorporated into a proprietary online system built using our experience in IT and education. As a result, our GAMSAT ® courses have grown to become the most advanced and widely used GAMSAT ® Preparation Course with over 1000 students every year.

The GradReady tuition team consists of successful current medical students , former university level lecturers and PhD candidates , with some of our GAMSAT ® tutors being a combination of 2 or even 3 of these. In addition, all tutors have had extensive teaching experience, and were hand-picked for their engaging teaching style and superb ability to explain difficult concepts.

Suitability/Eligibility

This attendance course is designed to provide students with an comprehensive set of resources and an interactive and engaging learning environment. Our live classes are capped at 21 students, and in addition to the online resources included in the Attendance (Essentials) course, you’ll also get access to our personal essay marking service and our GetClarity system which allows you to get in touch with a tutor with a query on whatever you want whenever you want.

The course is targeted at all students who are looking for a more comprehensive set of tools covering the humanities and science components of the GAMSAT ® and access to tutor help when you need it. If you’re unsure about which course is best for you, try our Course Recommender .

Expected Outcomes

GradReady’s GAMSAT ® Preparation Courses are designed to provide students with all the necessary knowledge and skills required to successfully sit the GAMSAT ® Exam and gain entry into the post-graduate health professionals degree of their choice.

This is of course dependent on the ability of the student to devote sufficient time and energy into their preparation. Nevertheless, it is expected that students who complete the Attendance (Comprehensive) Course will:

  • Develop a successful strategy and approach to preparing for the GAMSAT ® Exam
  • Display an in-depth and detailed knowledge of the common GAMSAT ® topics for Science and Humanities
  • Develop advanced reasoning and problem solving skills in the application of this knowledge
  • Develop proven skills and strategies in answering MCQs and maximising performance within the GAMSAT ® Exam format
  • Establish refined essay writing skills
  • Understand and implement different essay writing styles and formats to enhance the effectiveness of their response
  • Display advanced understanding and interpretations of GAMSAT ® essay themes
  • Establish the ability to produce coherent and refined essays under the extensive time pressure of the GAMSAT ® exam.

GradReady is the only GAMSAT ® Preparation provider with proven results. Our students have achieved statistically significant results with an average improvement of 24 Percentile Points , and a medical school admission rate of 90% over the last 4 years.

Online Access

Upon enrolment you’ll get immediate access to our online resources.

For details on how long your enrolment will last, visit our FAQs.

Paying in Installments

All course fees (except for any Custom course/add on purchases) can be split into 3 equal payments between the student sign up date and Feb 1st/first day of the live course, whichever one is earlier. To arrange a payment plan, complete registration as per usual, but selecting Direct Debit as payment method. Then contact accounts@gradready.com.au to set up a payment plan.

Online access is given after the 1st payment is received. Note that your Online access will be disabled should any of your payments be > 3 days late as defined by your payment plan. Once online access is given, our usual Refund Policy applies.

Personalised study plans, practice problems and essay topic brainstorming.

Charles B, Apr 28, 2016

The strategies behind studying the material were focused on critical thinking, patterns, and time...

The strategies behind studying the material were focused on critical thinking, patterns, and time management rather than simply memorising and regurgitating content. I’m a science student so this was a great help.

Phil H, Mar 10, 2017

The essay feedback offered was really helpful as were the online MCQ's.

Nishita D, Mar 12, 2016

The responsiveness of both tutors and admin staff was exceptional. The tutors went through the...

The responsiveness of both tutors and admin staff was exceptional. The tutors went through the material in-depth and explained the theory behind the concepts, rather than simply providing the answer like some other preparation providers.

Laura Q, Jan 24, 2017

Section II preparation (classes and practice materials were really helpful)

Brian K, Mar 5, 2016

It assisted me and encouraged me to practice and improve my essay writing skills. The marked essays...

It assisted me and encouraged me to practice and improve my essay writing skills. The marked essays were amazing. The mock exam also was great preparation for the real thing, especially for timing purposes. It was also great speaking to the tutors who have been in our position before and had lots of insight to share.

Catherine F, Dec 28, 2015

Marked essays were great. Science tutorials consolidated knowledge. Humanities wasn't as...

Marked essays were great. Science tutorials consolidated knowledge. Humanities wasn't as useful as there was always contention between the answers even after model answers were released.

John S, Jan 03, 2016

I attended all the live classes, mock exam weekend in addition to the online videos, questions and...

I attended all the live classes, mock exam weekend in addition to the online videos, questions and essay submissions. The practice section one questions were helpful as to the section 3 content for grasping the content basics.

Jo M, Jan 18, 2016

GradReady was great for the MCQs and the written essays with feedback. I felt the latter was...

GradReady was great for the MCQs and the written essays with feedback. I felt the latter was the most valuable when it came to the feedback

Barry T, Feb 21, 2016

Pushed me to do more work than I usually do, especially in regard to essay writing.

Avalon M, Jan 21, 2016

The tutors at the Adelaide live courses were excellent. Also, the online tutors were very prompt in providing feedback.

Kalyani H, Jan 23, 2016

I thought it helped with question preparation and overall concept learning.

Aaron B, Apr 02, 2016

Gave me a large question base and built on some existing knowledge. The most helpful part was the Mock exam

Conner B, Apr 02, 2016

Develop better study techniques, and helped me feel a lot more confident leading up to the exam. It...

Develop better study techniques, and helped me feel a lot more confident leading up to the exam. It was very reassuring to realise that the GAMSAT really was something we could prepare for.

Wendy Z, Mar 08, 2016

I liked that the tutors didn't use the slides much. They seemed to be really knowledgeable...

I liked that the tutors didn't use the slides much. They seemed to be really knowledgeable in their areas. Would definitely recommend!

Cindy Z, Feb 14, 2017

Practice essays hands down the most rewarding feature. Worth every dollar. Rest of course was awesome!

Mohammed U, Feb 23, 2017

Great content, very worthwhile

Kim Q, Feb 19, 2017

I would rate my experience 10/10. Thanks a lot!!!

Cassandra G, Mar 8, 2017

Very glad I chose the comprehensive course, I found the mock exam day to be extremely beneficial in my GAMSAT preparation

Megan Z, Jan 25, 2017

Other than a few minor issues with my MCQ bank, I gained a lot of knowledge and confidence from the course.

Neil Y, Jan 22, 2017