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    I know this question has been asked before, but I am a bit desperate. I want to take the BMAT exam this autumn and, unfortunately, my science curriculum-biology, chemistry and physics-, as good as it is when it comes to basic knowledge, is nowhere near the detailed one required for BMAT (this is my own conclusion I may be wrong but it's better to be well-prepared). I don't need just revision, I need proper course books. Basically, I want to learn the BMAT required science subjects from scratch. So, I want to ask someone who has taken this exam successfully which are the best books when it comes to learning, not only exercising and revising. I have some ideas(the Edexcel International GCSE student book, the Cambridge IGCSE Coursebook and the Cambridge International AS level and A level Coursebook- I will need at least three, one for each subject, and maybe some more for practice). So, can you please advise me which of those three are the best? And maybe if there are any others I'd like to know about them as well. I really want to make a smart choice because these books are quite expensive(not that I can't afford them, but it's still uncomfortable to pay this much). I appreciate any piece of advice, especially from people who have taken the BMAT.
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    (Original post by SiminaM)
    I know this question has been asked before, but I am a bit desperate. I want to take the BMAT exam this autumn and, unfortunately, my science curriculum-biology, chemistry and physics-, as good as it is when it comes to basic knowledge, is nowhere near the detailed one required for BMAT (this is my own conclusion I may be wrong but it's better to be well-prepared). I don't need just revision, I need proper course books. Basically, I want to learn the BMAT required science subjects from scratch. So, I want to ask someone who has taken this exam successfully which are the best books when it comes to learning, not only exercising and revising. I have some ideas(the Edexcel International GCSE student book, the Cambridge IGCSE Coursebook and the Cambridge International AS level and A level Coursebook- I will need at least three, one for each subject, and maybe some more for practice). So, can you please advise me which of those three are the best? And maybe if there are any others I'd like to know about them as well. I really want to make a smart choice because these books are quite expensive(not that I can't afford them, but it's still uncomfortable to pay this much). I appreciate any piece of advice, especially from people who have taken the BMAT.
    Well, for a spoiler, i haven't taken the BMAT but for revision and stuff, and building up your science knowledge good enough to pass a subject, you can do better by trying to find the course specifications, and then watching lectures or presentations/animations on each topic. After that, you can quiz yourself or solve questions from any book (I'm sure others will inform you about the best options). That way, you won't need to cram up stuff, and you'll get to understand how it works.
    Good luck!
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    (Original post by SiminaM)
    I know this question has been asked before, but I am a bit desperate. I want to take the BMAT exam this autumn and, unfortunately, my science curriculum-biology, chemistry and physics-, as good as it is when it comes to basic knowledge, is nowhere near the detailed one required for BMAT (this is my own conclusion I may be wrong but it's better to be well-prepared). I don't need just revision, I need proper course books. Basically, I want to learn the BMAT required science subjects from scratch. So, I want to ask someone who has taken this exam successfully which are the best books when it comes to learning, not only exercising and revising. I have some ideas(the Edexcel International GCSE student book, the Cambridge IGCSE Coursebook and the Cambridge International AS level and A level Coursebook- I will need at least three, one for each subject, and maybe some more for practice). So, can you please advise me which of those three are the best? And maybe if there are any others I'd like to know about them as well. I really want to make a smart choice because these books are quite expensive(not that I can't afford them, but it's still uncomfortable to pay this much). I appreciate any piece of advice, especially from people who have taken the BMAT.
    The BMAT is GCSE science, this is covered well by BBC bitesize in my opinion. I'm not sure for GCSE books, as although I've done the BMAT, I didn't use any GCSE textbooks and I've not sat any GCSEs either

    It may be worth having a look at a critical thinking book (any one will do), as this will help with some of the S1 questions.

    Good Luck!




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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    The BMAT is GCSE science, this is covered well by BBC bitesize in my opinion. I'm not sure for GCSE books, as although I've done the BMAT, I didn't use any GCSE textbooks and I've not sat any GCSEs either

    It may be worth having a look at a critical thinking book (any one will do), as this will help with some of the S1 questions.

    Good Luck!




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    Thanks! Im preparing for UKCAT as well so I guess that covers S1 pretty well... my biggest worry is for S2
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    Is it possible to resit the BMAT if you didn't get the score?


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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    The BMAT is GCSE science, this is covered well by BBC bitesize in my opinion. I'm not sure for GCSE books, as although I've done the BMAT, I didn't use any GCSE textbooks and I've not sat any GCSEs either

    It may be worth having a look at a critical thinking book (any one will do), as this will help with some of the S1 questions.

    Good Luck!




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    So what did you use to revise for the science based questions?


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    So what did you use to revise for the science based questions?


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    BBC bitesize, Wikipedia, and my old notes/textbooks from school


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    Is it possible to resit the BMAT if you didn't get the score?


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    Nope. You can only sit it once per admissions cycle.



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    There are lots of GCSE revision materials out there.

    Its worth noting with some questions that, whilst they do not require scientific knowledge beyond GCSE level, you may be totally unfamiliar with the specific topic being asked about. Its a test that sometimes asks you to apply knowledge to deliberately unfamiliar scenarios. Don't expect to understand every part of the test.
 
 
 
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