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    In section 2 of the bmat, how did you go about studying the gcse content?

    On the official website they provide a specification but it isn't that detailed and only includes basic details.

    Should I look at the specifications of every gcse exam board/what other methods do you recommend?
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    In section 2 of the bmat, how did you go about studying the gcse content?

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    Should I look at the specifications of every gcse exam board/what other methods do you recommend?
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    Actually the questions are normally not difficult and as long as you are familiar with your gcse/as work you should be fine.
    The real problem should be your speed. I have done my BMAT last year (and preparing for this year's bmat), I was able to do those questions but the time was so limited that i cant concentrate on working them out.
    so just try to practice as many questions as possible to improve your speed!
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    I didn't do physics at AS so I got a physics GCSE textbook and went over the basics. Even did some physics GCSE past paper questions at random to get the practice in. Also covered the kidney and other stuff which other exam boards had done for biology but which we had not covered.
    Other than that I just relied on my own knowledge (I had done maths bio and Chem to AS at that point so trusted that I knew enough from this level of knowledge to at least get a decent mark)!
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    (Original post by ssr-rrs)
    In section 2 of the bmat, how did you go about studying the gcse content?

    On the official website they provide a specification but it isn't that detailed and only includes basic details.

    Should I look at the specifications of every gcse exam board/what other methods do you recommend?
    There's an official 'Section 2 Assumed Knowledge Guide' on the BMAT website. It's an online CGP book that you can go through online, completely free, that has 'everything you need to know' for Section 2. This is quite useful, but the only problem is that its 400 pages long, and mentions topics that they've never asked questions about (astrophysics, star spectra etc).

    To get a better idea of the kinds of topics that they actually ask questions about, have a look through the past papers since 2009. But there isn't much point in trying to find revision guides from various exam boards, given that the official assumed knowledge guide is out.

    Alternatively, you might be interested in ) - it's an online preparation resource for the BMAT that has revision notes, diagrams etc for everything you need to know for Section 2 (and also section 1 and loads of example essays).

    -Ali
    5th year Cambridge medic, BMAT Crash Course instructor
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    There's an official 'Section 2 Assumed Knowledge Guide' on the BMAT website. It's an online CGP book that you can go through online, completely free, that has 'everything you need to know' for Section 2. This is quite useful, but the only problem is that its 400 pages long, and mentions topics that they've never asked questions about (astrophysics, star spectra etc).

    To get a better idea of the kinds of topics that they actually ask questions about, have a look through the past papers since 2009. But there isn't much point in trying to find revision guides from various exam boards, given that the official assumed knowledge guide is out.

    Alternatively, you might be interested in BMAT Ninja - www.bmat.ninja - it's an online preparation resource for the BMAT that has revision notes, diagrams etc for everything you need to know for Section 2 (and also section 1 and loads of example essays).

    -Ali
    5th year Cambridge medic, BMAT Crash Course instructor
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    (Original post by 6med)
    There's an official 'Section 2 Assumed Knowledge Guide' on the BMAT website. It's an online CGP book that you can go through online, completely free, that has 'everything you need to know' for Section 2. This is quite useful, but the only problem is that its 400 pages long, and mentions topics that they've never asked questions about (astrophysics, star spectra etc).

    To get a better idea of the kinds of topics that they actually ask questions about, have a look through the past papers since 2009. But there isn't much point in trying to find revision guides from various exam boards, given that the official assumed knowledge guide is out.

    Alternatively, you might be interested in ) - it's an online preparation resource for the BMAT that has revision notes, diagrams etc for everything you need to know for Section 2 (and also section 1 and loads of example essays).

    -Ali
    5th year Cambridge medic, BMAT Crash Course instructor
    I'm writing the BMAT in 2017 and just want to look at the guide now to get a feel for what I later need to study --does the guide change every year or will it be the same for next year's applicants too? And will I be able to access the guide for an entire year and a bit or is there a time limit on that as it asks to specify 'from' when and 'to' when I use it?
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    (Original post by ssr-rrs)
    I'm writing the BMAT in 2017 and just want to look at the guide now to get a feel for what I later need to study --does the guide change every year or will it be the same for next year's applicants too? And will I be able to access the guide for an entire year and a bit or is there a time limit on that as it asks to specify 'from' when and 'to' when I use it?
    If you have completed your gcses this year you shouldn't be worrying about the BMAT yet, save that for when you finish your AS levels. Focus on AS and work experience now.
    BMAT could change but regardless any preparation you do now will hardly help towards next year when you sit the exam.
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    (Original post by Squishy•)
    If you have completed your gcses this year you shouldn't be worrying about the BMAT yet, save that for when you finish your AS levels. Focus on AS and work experience now.
    BMAT could change but regardless any preparation you do now will hardly help towards next year when you sit the exam.
    Oh right, okay thanks
 
 
 
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