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Oxford medicine weighs BMAT and GCSE equally at the pre-interview stage, which means it's a risky choice for an IB student without GCSE.

Does anyone know whether Cambridge colleges use a weighted average of A-levels (or IB) and BMAT (or UCAT)? Does this vary by college? Thanks!
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Oxford medicine weighs BMAT and GCSE equally at the pre-interview stage, which means it's a risky choice for an IB student without GCSE.

Does anyone know whether Cambridge colleges use a weighted average of A-levels (or IB) and BMAT (or UCAT)? Does this vary by college? Thanks!
Oxford will have a way of scoring IB applicants, so give them a ring and ask what it is if it is not on their website.
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Oxford will have a way of scoring IB applicants, so give them a ring and ask what it is if it is not on their website.
Dear Ganfyd, one would have thought so, but they explicitly answer the question on their website stating that they will only consider the BMAT. I wrote them, not so good about calling them. Thanks much for your response.
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Dear Ganfyd, one would have thought so, but they explicitly answer the question on their website stating that they will only consider the BMAT. I wrote them, not so good about calling them. Thanks much for your response.
Hi, I am in the same boat as you. I did Highers and Advanced Highers. I think they double your BMAT weighting for deciding who to give interviews instead of looking at GCSEs. After interviews, they look at your whole application "holistically" so will take into account other grades there.
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Dear Ganfyd, one would have thought so, but they explicitly answer the question on their website stating that they will only consider the BMAT. I wrote them, not so good about calling them. Thanks much for your response.
It may well be that they just use BMAT, but this may be an advantage if you have a good BMAT score
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After interviews, they look at your whole application "holistically" so will take into account other grades there.
True, but interview will be by far the most important factor at that stage.
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True, but interview will be by far the most important factor at that stage.
I would like to think that I didn't do exams for nothing though.
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I would like to think that I didn't do exams for nothing though.
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