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1. if it is constant speed as you say, then 2 statements are true
2. If you have all A*s, what would be the minimum score do you reckon of getting an interview for the likes of Imperial or Oxford?
3. (Original post by Qos)
If you have all A*s, what would be the minimum score do you reckon of getting an interview for the likes of Imperial or Oxford?

Imperial = 4.5 4.5 and 8.5

Oxford = No idea
4. (Original post by jjkkll)
Imperial = 4.5 4.5 and 8.5

Oxford = No idea
Is it strictly above those, or can certain sections make up for others? I've heard that the essay section isn't as important as the first two.
5. i heard imperial and cambridge look mainly on sections 1 and 2 only.
6. (Original post by jjkkll)
Imperial = 4.5 4.5 and 8.5

Oxford = No idea
Nope, more like 4.7, 4.7 and 6.0 as an absolute minimum. Getting 4.5 won't get you an interview even if you do really well in the other section. It might have gone up this year too I'm not sure...
7. (Original post by Qos)
If you have all A*s, what would be the minimum score do you reckon of getting an interview for the likes of Imperial or Oxford?
Oxford look mainly at sections 1 and 3, the second section doesn't count for as much. I'd say with all A*s you'd be looking at 5, 4.5, 7.5? Purely as an estimation though.
8. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
Nope, more like 4.7, 4.7 and 6.0 as an absolute minimum. Getting 4.5 won't get you an interview even if you do really well in the other section. It might have gone up this year too I'm not sure...
9. (Original post by Isometrix)
5.4, 4.7, 10.5

Most people here seem to have 5+ in the first two sections, it's scary stuff!
10. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
Oxford look mainly at sections 1 and 3, the second section doesn't count for as much. I'd say with all A*s you'd be looking at 5, 4.5, 7.5? Purely as an estimation though.
errrr no... check ur sources mate! oxford concentrate mainly on section 2, although the other sections play a key role. they do this by scaling up section 2 and scaling down the other sections. if you had all a*, i.e. 100% a*, then you would need to be in the 60th percentile or better to guarantee an interview (although of course, personal statement, reference, as grades and predicted grades are pretty damn important too!!!). if you went to a really crappy school, however, then your more likely to get an interview than someone, who for example, was privately educated.... basically everythings taken into perspective.
i'd say u'd need to have got a score in the 60th percentile at least of OXFORD APPLICANTS. although the average score is around 4.5-5 on section 1&2 nationally, for oxford, i'd say you'd need at LEAST 5,5,9. remember the AVERAGE OXFORD APPLICANT has 75% a*; most who get in, however, will have bmat scores in the 6's for section 1&2.
wow....that's really long!
11. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
5.4, 4.7, 10.5

Most people here seem to have 5+ in the first two sections, it's scary stuff!
errrr no... check ur sources mate! oxford concentrate mainly on section 2, although the other sections play a key role. they do this by scaling up section 2 and scaling down the other sections. if you had all a*, i.e. 100% a*, then you would need to be in the 60th percentile or better to guarantee an interview (although of course, personal statement, reference, as grades and predicted grades are pretty damn important too!!!). if you went to a really crappy school, however, then your more likely to get an interview than someone, who for example, was privately educated.... basically everythings taken into perspective.
i'd say u'd need to have got a score in the 60th percentile at least of OXFORD APPLICANTS. although the average score is around 4.5-5 on section 1&2 nationally, for oxford, i'd say you'd need at LEAST 5,5,9. remember the AVERAGE OXFORD APPLICANT has 75% a*; most who get in, however, will have bmat scores in the 6's for section 1&2.
wow....that's really long!
http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...ssingchances04

"The scores on the different BMAT sections were combined by considering each section mark as a percentage of the maximum (allowing for the fact that the scales did not all start with zero), and calculating BMAT performance = 0.4*(% on section 1) + 0.2*(% on section 2) + 0.4*(% on section 3). This decision to give less weight to Section 2 was made on the basis of a review of previous admissions data in advance of the 2004 admissions round, and is to be maintained in the 2005 admissions round."

The website is for 2005 entry but I know they did it for 2008 entry so don't see why things would have changed this year, mate.
13. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...ssingchances04

"The scores on the different BMAT sections were combined by considering each section mark as a percentage of the maximum (allowing for the fact that the scales did not all start with zero), and calculating BMAT performance = 0.4*(% on section 1) + 0.2*(% on section 2) + 0.4*(% on section 3). This decision to give less weight to Section 2 was made on the basis of a review of previous admissions data in advance of the 2004 admissions round, and is to be maintained in the 2005 admissions round."

The website is for 2005 entry but I know they did it for 2008 entry so don't see why things would have changed this year, mate.
Damnit section 2 is my best section >_<
14. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...ssingchances04

"The scores on the different BMAT sections were combined by considering each section mark as a percentage of the maximum (allowing for the fact that the scales did not all start with zero), and calculating BMAT performance = 0.4*(% on section 1) + 0.2*(% on section 2) + 0.4*(% on section 3). This decision to give less weight to Section 2 was made on the basis of a review of previous admissions data in advance of the 2004 admissions round, and is to be maintained in the 2005 admissions round."

The website is for 2005 entry but I know they did it for 2008 entry so don't see why things would have changed this year, mate.

2008 entry

http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...essingchances/
15. (Original post by aMasterPieceOfDNA)
http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...ssingchances04

"The scores on the different BMAT sections were combined by considering each section mark as a percentage of the maximum (allowing for the fact that the scales did not all start with zero), and calculating BMAT performance = 0.4*(% on section 1) + 0.2*(% on section 2) + 0.4*(% on section 3). This decision to give less weight to Section 2 was made on the basis of a review of previous admissions data in advance of the 2004 admissions round, and is to be maintained in the 2005 admissions round."

The website is for 2005 entry but I know they did it for 2008 entry so don't see why things would have changed this year, mate.
sorry, but i think ur still wrong... i went to the open day and spoke to the senior admissions tutor and he said that they definitely place ALOT of emphasis on section 2 ... my worst section
sorry, but i think ur still wrong... i went to the open day and spoke to the senior admissions tutor and he said that they definitely place ALOT of emphasis on section 2 ... my worst section
Maybe they've changed it, I have no idea. But speaking as an Oxford reject I'd say that they wait til the interview to find out how good you are at the sciencey stuff (i.e. section 2).
17. Does that whole % of GCSEs take half GCSEs into account?
18. (Original post by PeeWeeDan)
Does that whole % of GCSEs take half GCSEs into account?
only full gcse's mate!
only full gcse's mate!
I thought that might be the case, do you have a link showing that?
20. (Original post by PeeWeeDan)
I thought that might be the case, do you have a link showing that?
sorry, it was on a powerpoint slide at their open day!
anyone else have a link though?

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