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BMAT 3rd November 2010

Many Medical Applicants will be taking this test this year! (03/11/2010) So this thread is to ask questions, gather information about the test, practise material and discuss any concerns, etc. last year's thread can be found here

(Credit goes vas876 for his original thread)
My Advice


(Original post by vas876)
I took this test last year and scored 5.6, 3.8, 7.5, which is just above average, but below average in Section 2.
I myself scored 6.5, 5.1 and 7.5, which is above average in Sections 1 and 2, but average for Section 3.

(Original post by vas876)
Do not go to the COMA BMAT course it is rubbish, and some of their questions are posted in this thread further down.
Also, I don't recommend going overboard on buying BMAT books. There's a list of books which I would personally recommend below.

About the Test

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a 2 hour pen and paper test consisting of 3 separate sections. The BMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it relies on skills and knowledge that candidates should already have.

Test Format

Cambridge Assessment is responsible for producing and marking the BMAT. The test consists of the following three sections:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application
Section 3: Writing Task
Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section.

Calculators may not be used in the BMAT.

Each section is designed to measure a specific construct as detailed below, although more detailed information can be found in the BMAT Specification. Click Here


Section 2 Scientific Knowledge Specification

Download Here


BMAT Dates 2010

30th September 2010 - Standard entry closing date
15th October 2010 - Last date for BMAT Entries
1st December 2010 - BMAT results released to centres. Candidates receive paper copies on the second.

BMAT Practice Material
BMAT October 2007 QP & MS

Download Them Here


BMAT Practice Material

COMA Sample Questions (Answers)
Test Prep BMAT Questions
TSA Cambridge (Section 1 Style)
UCL BMAT Practise


User Generated Section 3 Essay Questions - Full Set

Direct download Here - No Waiting


BMAT PAPER 2009 will be uploaded shortly.
User Generated Section 3 Essay Questions


The idea here is that as the weeks progress TSR users will generate essay questions, and any one can do the essay and post up their answer to receive feedback from other users, and discuss ideas.

Week 2: "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."

Write a unified essay addressing the following:

What do you think the statement means?
Advance an argument against the statement.
Disscuss, giving examples, times when enthusiasm and superstition are seen as "poison".

Week 1:
Week 0:

BMAT Physics Formulae 2008


BMAT FAQ
Q: What is the BMAT?
A: The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a two hour pen and paper test consisting of three sections.

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills (60 minutes - 35 multiple choice questions)
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 minutes - 27 multiple choice questions)
Section 3: Writing Task (30 minutes - 1 essay question from a choice of 3)


Q: Who needs to take the BMAT?
A: All candidates applying to the following institutions/courses are required to take BMAT:

University of Cambridge (C05):
A100 Medicine
A101 Graduate Course in Medicine*
D100 Veterinary Medicine
Imperial College London (I50):
A100 Medicine
B900 Biomedical Science (3 year course)
B901 Biomedical Science (4 year course)
BB29 Pharmacology and Translational Medical Science
BB2X Pharmacology and Translational Medical Science with a Year in Industry
University of Oxford Medical School (O33):
A100 Medicine
B100 Physiological Sciences
Royal Veterinary College (R84)
D100 Veterinary Medicine
D101 Combined Degree Programme
University College London (U80):
A100 Medicine

* Please note that it is not essential for applicants to the Cambridge Graduate course in Medicine (A101) to sit the BMAT, although applicants could use a successful result as part of their pre-medical requirements.

Failure to sit the BMAT could result in an unsuccessful application to a candidate’s chosen institution, it is important that candidates refer to university websites, prospectuses, and UCAS for a definitive list of entry requirements.


Q: When is the BMAT taken?
A: The BMAT will take place on 4th November 2009 at 9.30am GMT.

International candidates should check with their centre to confirm the start time.


Q: Where can the BMAT be taken?
A: Typically, candidates sit the BMAT at their school or college. Candidates who do not attend a school or college will need to find an open centre where they can take the test.

Candidates who cannot find a centre should contact the BMAT Support Team.


Q: How much does the BMAT cost?
A: Standard entry fee (applies until 5pm GMT on 30th September 2009)

UK Candidates £32.10

International Candidates £55.90

Late entries may be accepted by centres until 5pm GMT on 15th October 2009

UK Candidates £64.40

International Candidates £111.80

Some open centres may charge an administrative fee for organising and administering the BMAT on behalf of external candidates.


Q: Can BMAT fees be reimbursed?
A: Candidates from the U.K. in receipt of full Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed. Candidates from within the E.U. in receipt of full Educational Maintenance Allowance, or the equivalent, may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed.

Candidates registered at a closed centre, should speak to their Exams Officer, Head of Sixth Form or Careers Officer and ask them to contact us. Candidates registered through an open centre may contact us directly by writing to:

The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom

Standard entry fees will be reimbursed to candidates who have taken BMAT and applied to a BMAT university. Late entry fees and administration fees will not be reimbursed.

A copy of a candidate’s entitlement for benefits should be enclosed with the request for reimbursement of fees.

All requests for reimbursement of fees should reach the BMAT Support Team by Monday, 1st December 2009.


Q: As a candidate how do I register for BMAT?
A: Candidates cannot register themselves for BMAT; they must be registered by an approved BMAT centre.

If you are currently attending a school or college you should approach your Examinations Officer to discuss whether or not your school can accommodate for you to sit the BMAT there; other candidates should find an open centre where they can sit the BMAT.

If you cannot find a centre near you to take the BMAT you should contact the BMAT Support Team.


Q: As an Examinations Officer how do I register my candidate?
A: Candidates must be registered by their Examinations Officer through our Entries Extranet. If your centre has not offered Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests before you will need to register with us.


Q: Where does the BMAT candidate number need to be entered?
A: BMAT candidate numbers begin with a “B” followed by five numbers. Candidate numbers must be entered on all examinations scripts on the day of the test, candidates will be provided on a Statement of Entry on the day of the test.

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge entering their candidate number onto their Cambridge Application Form should only enter the five numbers from their candidate number.

UCAS advise that candidates should enter their candidate number onto their UCAS form, more information can be found on the UCAS website.


Q: What are access arrangements?
A: Access arrangements is the term given to any pre-examination adjustments based on history of need and provision. That is to say that a candidate may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, or working memory deficit and require extra time, the use of a laptop or some other physical requirement.

It is important for candidates to consult with their centre notifying them of any access arrangements the candidate may have and the candidate should be prepared to provide clinical evidence as requested.



Q: What evidence should an Examinations Officer submit for candidates with access arrangements?
A: Evidence of candidates’ access arrangements is now required to be submitted to Cambridge Assessment.

If a candidate qualifies for access arrangements one of the following reports should be submitted where applicable:

-a Statement of Special Educational Needs relating to secondary education and which has reached the stage where an assessment has been carried out by the LEA educational psychologist;
a Psychological Assessment carried out by a qualified psychologist confirming learning disability during the secondary school period;
an assessment confirming learning disability during the secondary school period carried out by a specialist teacher;
a privately commissioned reports which must give a clear indication that there is evidence of need. The head of centre must be satisfied that there is a history of need and provision.
In other circumstances, such as a medical, physical or psychological requirement, appropriate evidence of need must be provided by the centre for inspection.

Examinations Officers should submit a report dated within three years of the BMAT test date for any candidate with access arrangements to:
The BMAT Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom

Please note that BMAT is not governed by JCQ.


Q: Where should requests for special considerations be sent?
A: Special consideration is the term used for post-examination adjustments to reflect temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of assessment. All special considerations will be passed onto any BMAT university to which the candidate has applied. The University will be asked to take the special consideration into account when considering applications. No adjustment will be made to candidates' results.

Requests for special considerations should be sent on school headed notepaper to:

The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom


Q: What preparation materials are available for BMAT?
A: Preparation Materials for BMAT.


Q: When will BMAT exam materials arrive at the centre?
A: BMAT exam materials will arrive with the examination centre approximately a week to ten days before the date of the exam marked with a sticker stating “Admissions Tests Materials Enclosed”.


Q: Are dictionaries allowed for BMAT?
A: No, dictionaries and bi-lingual dictionaries may not be used for BMAT.


Q: Are calculators allowed for BMAT?
A: No, calculators may not be used.


Q: When will BMAT results be published?
A: BMAT results will be released via centres(electronically only) on 1st December 2009.

Q: Can previous BMAT results be used as part of a new application?
A: BMAT results are only accepted by universities in the year candidates apply for university. Candidates should sit the BMAT in November 2009 if they are applying to start university in 2010 or for a deferred place in 2011.


Q: Can BMAT results be queried?
A: No, results cannot be queried.

BMAT Section 3 Questions from "Passing the UKCAT and BMAT 2008 Edition"


1. "A Cost to an individual can be justified by a benefit to the group"

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this hypothesis? Outline an argument in support of and in opposition to this statement. What factors influence the rights of the individual over that of the group?


2. You can only believe in what you know to be true.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

What relevance does this statement have to scientific thought? Advance an Argument against this idea. What other factors influence scientific belief?


3. The sequencing of the human genome is the most important scientific advance of the twentieth century.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Why is the study of the human genome so important? In what ways could the study of genetics be helpful in medicine and in what ways could it hinder advancements?


4. The right to life carried with it the right to death.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Discuss the implication of this statement. In what circumstances would you agree with this idea, and in what circumstance would you disagree? What factors would influence the possession of such rights?

5. A patients lifestyle choices should not alter the medical treatment recived.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this ideal? Give Examples of when medical treatment may be altered as a result of lifestyle choices. What factors determine whether treatment can be given?

6. Medicine is an art form rather than a scientific discipline.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this statement? In what ways could medicine be considered an art form, and in which ways could it be considered a scientific discipline?


7. The ability to laugh is what makes us human.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

What different meanings could this statement have? Advance arguments for the genetic versus the environmental effect on our personality development.


8. All perceived benefits carry with them a know risk.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Discus, with examples whether this statement is true. How could we resolve the conflict between benefit and harm?


9. Genes control our lives.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Explain what the statement above means. Advance an argument in support of and in opposition to the statement. How can we identify the role that genes play in our live?


Books which are worth buying
Firstly, there is the official BMAT book written by Cambridge Assessment. It costs roughly a tenner and is worth the price.


Secondly, there is the Kaplan BMAT book. It's not in print anymore and they are really damn hard to find. It was only by pure chance I managed to get mine of a member of TSR. This book normally goes for upwards of 40 quid on Ebay, so I recommend you look around some forums such as TSR and New Media Medicine for any 2009 BMAT entrants who are selling there copies on. It's quite a hefty book, upward of around 500 pages I think.

(Before you ask- mines already been reserved by a TSR member, so no, you cannot buy mine! Unless you're offering upwards of 300 quid....in which case I'll think about it.)

For candidates who have not sat either Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Maths at AS/A2-
If you're not doing Physics at AS/A2- don't worry. You may have covered some material in M1 if you're doing Maths.
If you've not covered anything, I recommend buying a cheapish GCSE Physics book for the pre-2000 spec as they seem to be more comprehensive than the newer ones. I didn't do Physics and I used this textbook.

If you're not doing Biology at AS/A2- worry. Worry alot. Both Imperial and UCL require Biology to AS if not beyond, and I assume Cambridge and Oxford wouldn't be too keen on applicants with no Biology at AS/A2.

If you're not doing Chemistry at AS/A2- you're an idiot.

If you're not doing Maths at AS/A2- a simple GCSE revision guide should suffice. BBC bitesize and other online resource sites such as MEI OR SAM learning may make for good prep.

All other books are generally unknown and I cannot recommend them.

Again, credit goes to Vas876, which this thread is based upon! I will continue to make adjustments and upload the 2009 paper when I have the time.

Good luck!
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i'm not taking AS physics - am I screwed?
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No. Although, that's a point I'm now going to cover in my original post.
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BMAT 3rd November 2010

Many Medical Applicants will be taking this test this year! (03/11/2010) So this thread is to ask questions, gather information about the test, practise material and discuss any concerns, etc. last year's thread can be found here

(Credit goes vas876 for his original thread)
My Advice



I myself scored 6.5, 5.1 and 7.5, which is above average in Sections 1 and 2, but average for Section 3.


Also, I don't recommend going overboard on buying BMAT books. There's a list of books which I would personally recommend below.

About the Test

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a 2 hour pen and paper test consisting of 3 separate sections. The BMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it relies on skills and knowledge that candidates should already have.

Test Format

Cambridge Assessment is responsible for producing and marking the BMAT. The test consists of the following three sections:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application
Section 3: Writing Task
Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section.

Calculators may not be used in the BMAT.

Each section is designed to measure a specific construct as detailed below, although more detailed information can be found in the BMAT Specification. Click Here


Section 2 Scientific Knowledge Specification

Download Here


BMAT Dates 2010

30th September 2010 - Standard entry closing date
15th October 2010 - Last date for BMAT Entries
1st December 2010 - BMAT results released to centres. Candidates receive paper copies on the second.

BMAT Practice Material
BMAT October 2007 QP & MS

Download Them Here


BMAT Practice Material

COMA Sample Questions (Answers)
Test Prep BMAT Questions
TSA Cambridge (Section 1 Style)
UCL BMAT Practise


User Generated Section 3 Essay Questions - Full Set

Direct download Here - No Waiting


BMAT PAPER 2009 will be uploaded shortly.
User Generated Section 3 Essay Questions


The idea here is that as the weeks progress TSR users will generate essay questions, and any one can do the essay and post up their answer to receive feedback from other users, and discuss ideas.

Week 2: "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."

Write a unified essay addressing the following:

What do you think the statement means?
Advance an argument against the statement.
Disscuss, giving examples, times when enthusiasm and superstition are seen as "poison".

Week 1:
Week 0:

BMAT Physics Formulae 2008


BMAT FAQ
Q: What is the BMAT?
A: The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a two hour pen and paper test consisting of three sections.

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills (60 minutes - 35 multiple choice questions)
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 minutes - 27 multiple choice questions)
Section 3: Writing Task (30 minutes - 1 essay question from a choice of 3)


Q: Who needs to take the BMAT?
A: All candidates applying to the following institutions/courses are required to take BMAT:

University of Cambridge (C05):
A100 Medicine
A101 Graduate Course in Medicine*
D100 Veterinary Medicine
Imperial College London (I50):
A100 Medicine
B900 Biomedical Science (3 year course)
B901 Biomedical Science (4 year course)
BB29 Pharmacology and Translational Medical Science
BB2X Pharmacology and Translational Medical Science with a Year in Industry
University of Oxford Medical School (O33):
A100 Medicine
B100 Physiological Sciences
Royal Veterinary College (R84)
D100 Veterinary Medicine
D101 Combined Degree Programme
University College London (U80):
A100 Medicine

* Please note that it is not essential for applicants to the Cambridge Graduate course in Medicine (A101) to sit the BMAT, although applicants could use a successful result as part of their pre-medical requirements.

Failure to sit the BMAT could result in an unsuccessful application to a candidate’s chosen institution, it is important that candidates refer to university websites, prospectuses, and UCAS for a definitive list of entry requirements.


Q: When is the BMAT taken?
A: The BMAT will take place on 4th November 2009 at 9.30am GMT.

International candidates should check with their centre to confirm the start time.


Q: Where can the BMAT be taken?
A: Typically, candidates sit the BMAT at their school or college. Candidates who do not attend a school or college will need to find an open centre where they can take the test.

Candidates who cannot find a centre should contact the BMAT Support Team.


Q: How much does the BMAT cost?
A: Standard entry fee (applies until 5pm GMT on 30th September 2009)

UK Candidates £32.10

International Candidates £55.90

Late entries may be accepted by centres until 5pm GMT on 15th October 2009

UK Candidates £64.40

International Candidates £111.80

Some open centres may charge an administrative fee for organising and administering the BMAT on behalf of external candidates.


Q: Can BMAT fees be reimbursed?
A: Candidates from the U.K. in receipt of full Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed. Candidates from within the E.U. in receipt of full Educational Maintenance Allowance, or the equivalent, may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed.

Candidates registered at a closed centre, should speak to their Exams Officer, Head of Sixth Form or Careers Officer and ask them to contact us. Candidates registered through an open centre may contact us directly by writing to:

The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom

Standard entry fees will be reimbursed to candidates who have taken BMAT and applied to a BMAT university. Late entry fees and administration fees will not be reimbursed.

A copy of a candidate’s entitlement for benefits should be enclosed with the request for reimbursement of fees.

All requests for reimbursement of fees should reach the BMAT Support Team by Monday, 1st December 2009.


Q: As a candidate how do I register for BMAT?
A: Candidates cannot register themselves for BMAT; they must be registered by an approved BMAT centre.

If you are currently attending a school or college you should approach your Examinations Officer to discuss whether or not your school can accommodate for you to sit the BMAT there; other candidates should find an open centre where they can sit the BMAT.

If you cannot find a centre near you to take the BMAT you should contact the BMAT Support Team.


Q: As an Examinations Officer how do I register my candidate?
A: Candidates must be registered by their Examinations Officer through our Entries Extranet. If your centre has not offered Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests before you will need to register with us.


Q: Where does the BMAT candidate number need to be entered?
A: BMAT candidate numbers begin with a “B” followed by five numbers. Candidate numbers must be entered on all examinations scripts on the day of the test, candidates will be provided on a Statement of Entry on the day of the test.

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge entering their candidate number onto their Cambridge Application Form should only enter the five numbers from their candidate number.

UCAS advise that candidates should enter their candidate number onto their UCAS form, more information can be found on the UCAS website.


Q: What are access arrangements?
A: Access arrangements is the term given to any pre-examination adjustments based on history of need and provision. That is to say that a candidate may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, or working memory deficit and require extra time, the use of a laptop or some other physical requirement.

It is important for candidates to consult with their centre notifying them of any access arrangements the candidate may have and the candidate should be prepared to provide clinical evidence as requested.



Q: What evidence should an Examinations Officer submit for candidates with access arrangements?
A: Evidence of candidates’ access arrangements is now required to be submitted to Cambridge Assessment.

If a candidate qualifies for access arrangements one of the following reports should be submitted where applicable:

-a Statement of Special Educational Needs relating to secondary education and which has reached the stage where an assessment has been carried out by the LEA educational psychologist;
a Psychological Assessment carried out by a qualified psychologist confirming learning disability during the secondary school period;
an assessment confirming learning disability during the secondary school period carried out by a specialist teacher;
a privately commissioned reports which must give a clear indication that there is evidence of need. The head of centre must be satisfied that there is a history of need and provision.
In other circumstances, such as a medical, physical or psychological requirement, appropriate evidence of need must be provided by the centre for inspection.

Examinations Officers should submit a report dated within three years of the BMAT test date for any candidate with access arrangements to:
The BMAT Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom

Please note that BMAT is not governed by JCQ.


Q: Where should requests for special considerations be sent?
A: Special consideration is the term used for post-examination adjustments to reflect temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of assessment. All special considerations will be passed onto any BMAT university to which the candidate has applied. The University will be asked to take the special consideration into account when considering applications. No adjustment will be made to candidates' results.

Requests for special considerations should be sent on school headed notepaper to:

The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom


Q: What preparation materials are available for BMAT?
A: Preparation Materials for BMAT.


Q: When will BMAT exam materials arrive at the centre?
A: BMAT exam materials will arrive with the examination centre approximately a week to ten days before the date of the exam marked with a sticker stating “Admissions Tests Materials Enclosed”.


Q: Are dictionaries allowed for BMAT?
A: No, dictionaries and bi-lingual dictionaries may not be used for BMAT.


Q: Are calculators allowed for BMAT?
A: No, calculators may not be used.


Q: When will BMAT results be published?
A: BMAT results will be released via centres(electronically only) on 1st December 2009.

Q: Can previous BMAT results be used as part of a new application?
A: BMAT results are only accepted by universities in the year candidates apply for university. Candidates should sit the BMAT in November 2009 if they are applying to start university in 2010 or for a deferred place in 2011.


Q: Can BMAT results be queried?
A: No, results cannot be queried.

BMAT Section 3 Questions from "Passing the UKCAT and BMAT 2008 Edition"


1. "A Cost to an individual can be justified by a benefit to the group"

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this hypothesis? Outline an argument in support of and in opposition to this statement. What factors influence the rights of the individual over that of the group?


2. You can only believe in what you know to be true.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

What relevance does this statement have to scientific thought? Advance an Argument against this idea. What other factors influence scientific belief?


3. The sequencing of the human genome is the most important scientific advance of the twentieth century.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Why is the study of the human genome so important? In what ways could the study of genetics be helpful in medicine and in what ways could it hinder advancements?


4. The right to life carried with it the right to death.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Discuss the implication of this statement. In what circumstances would you agree with this idea, and in what circumstance would you disagree? What factors would influence the possession of such rights?

5. A patients lifestyle choices should not alter the medical treatment recived.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this ideal? Give Examples of when medical treatment may be altered as a result of lifestyle choices. What factors determine whether treatment can be given?

6. Medicine is an art form rather than a scientific discipline.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Do you agree with this statement? In what ways could medicine be considered an art form, and in which ways could it be considered a scientific discipline?


7. The ability to laugh is what makes us human.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

What different meanings could this statement have? Advance arguments for the genetic versus the environmental effect on our personality development.


8. All perceived benefits carry with them a know risk.

Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Discus, with examples whether this statement is true. How could we resolve the conflict between benefit and harm?


9. Genes control our lives.


Write a unified essay in which you address the following:

Explain what the statement above means. Advance an argument in support of and in opposition to the statement. How can we identify the role that genes play in our live?


Books which are worth buying
Firstly, there is the official BMAT book written by Cambridge Assessment. It costs roughly a tenner and is worth the price.


Secondly, there is the Kaplan BMAT book. It's not in print anymore and they are really damn hard to find. It was only by pure chance I managed to get mine of a member of TSR. This book normally goes for upwards of 40 quid on Ebay, so I recommend you look around some forums such as TSR and New Media Medicine for any 2009 BMAT entrants who are selling there copies on. It's quite a hefty book, upward of around 500 pages I think.

(Before you ask- mines already been reserved by a TSR member, so no, you cannot buy mine! Unless you're offering upwards of 300 quid....in which case I'll think about it.)

All other books are generally unknown and I cannot recommend them.

Again, credit goes to Vas876, which this thread is based upon! I will continue to make adjustments and upload the 2009 paper when I have the time.

Good luck!
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dont you already have a medical offer?
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This is great thank you I'm really worried about section 2 though.
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Isn't this exam in November??
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Nice thread :yy:

Does anyone know if section 3 will have the same essay format because i think the scoring of that section is changing...
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Isn't this exam in November??
Yaah, just thought I would try and minimise the avalanche of threads that will no doubt be coming in the next few months.
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dont you already have a medical offer?
Indeed I do, see post above...
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WOW I didnt revise for the bmat until 3 weeks before the test.
I have an offer from Imperial college London x
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Yaah, just thought I would try and minimise the avalanche of threads that will no doubt be coming in the next few months.
I suppose...but this is pretty crazily early. The 2009 BMAT thread was made on the 27th August.

And also, God knows how many simple applicant questions there are floating around this forum - they still seem to miss the thread about it! But I'm sure this will help curb them a bit.
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A BMAT thread now?! Christ, I haven't even started revising for my ASs, and they're in a MONTH :/
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This thread has sent me into panic mode. A UKCAT thread I would have expected but a BMAT thread??? It makes me worry that I should be revising for it now. Irrational I know, but still. Anyway that's useful info in any case. And a good idea to confine any BMAT questions to this thread rather than the millions which would have popped up as threads later on. Also the Physics on the BMAT questions I've looked at seem pretty high level and beyond anything I did at GCSE, though I did do Double Science only. Those who did Triple Science will probably have covered that stuff. Wouldn't hurt to have a brief flick through some AS stuff though it is of greater detail than required I believe.
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(Original post by Scrubby)
This thread has sent me into panic mode. A UKCAT thread I would have expected but a BMAT thread??? It makes me worry that I should be revising for it now. Irrational I know, but still. Anyway that's useful info in any case. And a good idea to confine any BMAT questions to this thread rather than the millions which would have popped up as threads later on. Also the Physics on the BMAT questions I've looked at seem pretty high level and beyond anything I did at GCSE, though I did do Double Science only. Those who did Triple Science will probably have covered that stuff. Wouldn't hurt to have a brief flick through some AS stuff though it is of greater detail than required I believe.
On the current curriculum there's little difference between double and triple science, there's just a lot more Biology. Also, the syllabus they use for the BMAT isn't the one that you will have been examined on, they use the curriculum from before 2006.

EDIT: Just read on the BMAT website that they're now using the national curriculum taught after 2006. So the specification posted may not be completely accurate, although I have no idea of the changes that were made to science.
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(Original post by Scrubby)
This thread has sent me into panic mode. A UKCAT thread I would have expected but a BMAT thread??? It makes me worry that I should be revising for it now.
There's no need to even be thinking about the BMAT yet. Far better to focus on AS exams. This thread is the TSR equivalent of premature ejaculation.
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There's no need to even be thinking about the BMAT yet. Far better to focus on AS exams. This thread is the TSR equivalent of premature ejaculation.

...my favourite kind of ejaculation.

It can't be too bad to start looking at the bmat now, but ASs should be more important, especially for the unis that ask for bmat.
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(Original post by PercyChatsworth)
There's no need to even be thinking about the BMAT yet. Far better to focus on AS exams. This thread is the TSR equivalent of premature ejaculation.
Hey, it'll no doubt at least stem the rapid flow of BMAT threads that are bound to pop up by over zealous applicants.
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