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Just received my results- 633 avg band 1. I’m worried about the bmat because if it’s anything similar to ucat, I don’t stand a chance of getting into ucl/oxford. Do my ucat results reflect a similar bmat result? I need to get around 6 to be competitive. Is there even a point trying? Before my ucat, my stats were pretty much perfect and now I can’t apply anywhere I want. That’ll probably be the case with the bmat too ☹️
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Possibly, there are three sections in the BMAT and only the first is similar to the UCAT. The other two sections are completely different. I got a 635 band 4 for UKCAT but 5.1, 5.9 and 3A for BMAT (which for 2018 was very much above average considering how low the average was that year).

You still have plenty of medical schools you can still apply to which do not require a high UCAT score as your ucat score is still pretty good. If it's because you have specific medical schools you want to apply to that require a high ucat score please do not be hung up on them as at the end of the day, all med schools give you the same degree. Check the following links for which UCAT med schools you can still apply to:
https://www.uniadmissions.co.uk/low-...-universities/
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/...re-2019-entry/

My problem was that I had band 4 and almost all UCAT med schools rejected that on the spot. A low UCAT score really is not the end of the world though as I am now studying at Brighton & Sussex Medical School
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(Original post by sunflowerelena)
Possibly, there are three sections in the BMAT and only the first is similar to the UCAT. The other two sections are completely different. I got a 635 band 4 for UKCAT but 5.1, 5.9 and 3A for BMAT (which for 2018 was very much above average considering how low the average was that year).

You still have plenty of medical schools you can still apply to which do not require a high UCAT score as your ucat score is still pretty good. If it's because you have specific medical schools you want to apply to that require a high ucat score please do not be hung up on them as at the end of the day, all med schools give you the same degree. Check the following links for which UCAT med schools you can still apply to:
https://www.uniadmissions.co.uk/low-...-universities/
https://www.themedicportal.com/blog/...re-2019-entry/

My problem was that I had band 4 and almost all UCAT med schools rejected that on the spot. A low UCAT score really is not the end of the world though as I am now studying at Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Congrats! Im in a similar position where I didn't do too great in my ucat.How did you revise for the bmat and when did you start revising? Also, did you do the bmat after sending off your application? X
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