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    All of these new abbreviations! I'm so confused!

    The two I can think of are AEA and BMAT. Also any others I come across.

    Thank you!
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    AEA - Advanced Extension Award.
    BMAT - BioMedical Admissions Test.
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    (Original post by Laura373)
    All of these new abbreviations! I'm so confused!

    The two I can think of are AEA and BMAT. Also any others I come across.

    Thank you!
    Just to expand a bit more on that,

    AEA

    These are Advanced Extension Awards as correctly indicated. They are exams with A Level content, however they are used to challenge the most able pupils in each field. There are currently around the odd 20 AEAs, I can't remember right now off the top of my head, however you get them in the most common subjects, i.e. Maths, Chemistry, Physics, MFL, Biology...

    These are being withdrawn after the june 2009 exam session and June sessions are the only ones you can sit them in. So June 2009 will be your last opportunity to sit them.

    They are 3 grades you can get, Distinction, Merit or Ungraded, going from the best possible to the one you'd avoid...

    BMAT - Biomedical admissions test... don't know much about it, you have to take these to get into some of the unis for medicine
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    (Original post by xinolisss)
    Just to expand a bit more on that,

    AEA

    These are Advanced Extension Awards as correctly indicated. They are exams with A Level content, however they are used to challenge the most able pupils in each field. There are currently around the odd 20 AEAs, I can't remember right now off the top of my head, however you get them in the most common subjects, i.e. Maths, Chemistry, Physics, MFL, Biology...

    These are being withdrawn after the june 2009 exam session and June sessions are the only ones you can sit them in. So June 2009 will be your last opportunity to sit them.

    They are 3 grades you can get, Distinction, Merit or Ungraded, going from the best possible to the one you'd avoid...

    BMAT - Biomedical admissions test... don't know much about it, you have to take these to get into some of the unis for medicine

    Do you know when and how to go about doing an AEA...should i ask school?
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    (Original post by Priyanka1992)
    Do you know when and how to go about doing an AEA...should i ask school?
    Err... it depends which AEA you want to do...

    Different AEAs are managed by different boards, like Physics is with CCEA, Maths is with Edexcel, as well as History and Spanish and Religious Studies, Chemistry with AQA, Biology with OCR... you should approach your school first before sometime in April to be sure and ask them whether they can put you in to do an AEA... if your centre is not registered with the board you should still be able to do it, only you may have to contact them first...
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    LNAT - Law admissions test required by some unis..
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    I hear the AEAs are being scrapped - the current Year 13s will be the last year to take them. 'Tis a shame, because they were fun exams.
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    (Original post by Excalibur)
    I hear the AEAs are being scrapped - the current Year 13s will be the last year to take them. 'Tis a shame, because they were fun exams.
    Yep you're right. The reason being that the new A* grade will be kicked into action thus Universities can use that extra grade as another differentiator when selecting students. I guess where once you may have been asked to get a Merit or Distinction in the AEA, you will now be asked to achieve the A* grade.
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    Oh and the BMAT, the BioMedical Admissions test, is only required for Vet Medicine, Dentistry and Medicine at particular Universities. For example, for Medicine, only OxBridge, UCL and ICL ask for the BMAT.
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    someone here said you can't do an AEA after june 2009 exams...

    as far as i know this isn't true as my RS teacher already wants to put me in for one, and that would be in june 2010.
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    (Original post by ..J'adore..)
    someone here said you can't do an AEA after june 2009 exams...

    as far as i know this isn't true as my RS teacher already wants to put me in for one, and that would be in june 2010.
    Then your teacher is mistaken. The last sitting will be in June 2009.
 
 
 

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