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I sat the UCAT recently and achieved 2800 B2. This may not be the best score, but I thought that it was enough to apply to most unis. However, my teacher has recommended me to also take the BMAT to apply to Oxbridge/The London unis. I am a bit apprehensive about this and would like some guidance.
I’m not here to boast either and got 9 8/9s at gcse and am predicted 3 A*s. I’m wondering if these will better my application to any of the BMAT universities or if i shouldn’t do it. I would appreciate some insight, thank you.
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I sat the UCAT recently and achieved 2800 B2. This may not be the best score, but I thought that it was enough to apply to most unis. However, my teacher has recommended me to also take the BMAT to apply to Oxbridge/The London unis. I am a bit apprehensive about this and would like some guidance.
I’m not here to boast either and got 9 8/9s at gcse and am predicted 3 A*s. I’m wondering if these will better my application to any of the BMAT universities or if i shouldn’t do it. I would appreciate some insight, thank you.
2800 is a really good score what unis do you have in mind? If there is a BMAT uni you want to go into then you should obviously do it
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I sat the UCAT recently and achieved 2800 B2. This may not be the best score, but I thought that it was enough to apply to most unis. However, my teacher has recommended me to also take the BMAT to apply to Oxbridge/The London unis. I am a bit apprehensive about this and would like some guidance.
I’m not here to boast either and got 9 8/9s at gcse and am predicted 3 A*s. I’m wondering if these will better my application to any of the BMAT universities or if i shouldn’t do it. I would appreciate some insight, thank you.
Well you could apply to Leeds with a BMAT as your GCSEs will give you a good boost!
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That's a solid score so you don't have to take the BMAT unless you want to go to Oxbridge, Leeds, Imperial, UCL, Lancaster or BSMS. Also check out the "which medical school should I apply to?" megathread:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6679038
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(Original post by modulus123)
I sat the UCAT recently and achieved 2800 B2. This may not be the best score, but I thought that it was enough to apply to most unis. However, my teacher has recommended me to also take the BMAT to apply to Oxbridge/The London unis. I am a bit apprehensive about this and would like some guidance.
I’m not here to boast either and got 9 8/9s at gcse and am predicted 3 A*s. I’m wondering if these will better my application to any of the BMAT universities or if i shouldn’t do it. I would appreciate some insight, thank you.
It's a good score, and your other stats are great so you should be able to secure interviews with UCAT universities, provided you have a good personal statement. BMAT is an option and as mentioned above only applies to a couple of unis. One thing to note is that (at least for this year) you do your BMAT after you submit your UCAS application, so you won't know how your BMAT results will be. To be honest, do the BMAT if there are BMAT universities you want to apply to, otherwise you can just put 4 UCAT universities in your choices.
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I sat the UCAT recently and achieved 2800 B2. This may not be the best score, but I thought that it was enough to apply to most unis. However, my teacher has recommended me to also take the BMAT to apply to Oxbridge/The London unis. I am a bit apprehensive about this and would like some guidance.
I’m not here to boast either and got 9 8/9s at gcse and am predicted 3 A*s. I’m wondering if these will better my application to any of the BMAT universities or if i shouldn’t do it. I would appreciate some insight, thank you.
Only take it if ur sure u want to. It can be tough to revise for ur exams and BMAT, I think ur UCAT is pretty high so I personally wouldn't do BMAT unless u want to go to a BMAT uni
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First of all, thank you.
I was thinking of applying to Barts,Kings, Bristol and Exeter after my UCAT. I am not especially keen on going to any of the BMAT unis especially but I guess I’m being “teacher pressured” in a way.
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2800 is a really good score what unis do you have in mind? If there is a BMAT uni you want to go into then you should obviously do it
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Only take it if ur sure u want to. It can be tough to revise for ur exams and BMAT, I think ur UCAT is pretty high so I personally wouldn't do BMAT unless u want to go to a BMAT uni
Thank you I don’t think I’ll sit the BMAT. It seems like added stress when I could potentially not do as well and get rejected when I could’ve gotten an interview from a UCAT uni
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Why not work through a past paper and see how you find it before making a decision? Your ucat score is a good one, but the BMAT is a very different format that suits some people better. The past papers are online.
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