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I’m asking this in relation to Brighton and Sussex Medical School specifically because I’ve heard they’re very strict with the BMAT. Obviously I’ve yet to have my BMAT results but I have a feeling I’ve passed the minimum grade threshold for section 1 and section 3 but may have fallen short for section 2…I’m applying with contextual data and got approved for special consideration for the BMAT. My predicted grades are A*A*AA and my GCSEs are 8, 8 in English lit & lang and a 9 in maths (BSMS only look at your English and maths). Does anyone think I might still have a shot at an interview if I have fallen short with just section 2..?
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Hi,
I’m asking this in relation to Brighton and Sussex Medical School specifically because I’ve heard they’re very strict with the BMAT. Obviously I’ve yet to have my BMAT results but I have a feeling I’ve passed the minimum grade threshold for section 1 and section 3 but may have fallen short for section 2…I’m applying with contextual data and got approved for special consideration for the BMAT. My predicted grades are A*A*AA and my GCSEs are 8, 8 in English lit & lang and a 9 in maths (BSMS only look at your English and maths). Does anyone think I might still have a shot at an interview if I have fallen short with just section 2..?
They consider contextual applicants separately, and the threshold will be lower than for non-contextual applicants. However, whatever that threshold for contextual applicants ends up being, you will need to meet it; my understanding is that even a fraction below will not result in an interview.
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Hi,
I’m asking this in relation to Brighton and Sussex Medical School specifically because I’ve heard they’re very strict with the BMAT. Obviously I’ve yet to have my BMAT results but I have a feeling I’ve passed the minimum grade threshold for section 1 and section 3 but may have fallen short for section 2…I’m applying with contextual data and got approved for special consideration for the BMAT. My predicted grades are A*A*AA and my GCSEs are 8, 8 in English lit & lang and a 9 in maths (BSMS only look at your English and maths). Does anyone think I might still have a shot at an interview if I have fallen short with just section 2..?
I would suggest posting in the BSMS A100 2022 thread so other BSMS applicants and experts can help you there.
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Hi,
I’m asking this in relation to Brighton and Sussex Medical School specifically because I’ve heard they’re very strict with the BMAT. Obviously I’ve yet to have my BMAT results but I have a feeling I’ve passed the minimum grade threshold for section 1 and section 3 but may have fallen short for section 2…I’m applying with contextual data and got approved for special consideration for the BMAT. My predicted grades are A*A*AA and my GCSEs are 8, 8 in English lit & lang and a 9 in maths (BSMS only look at your English and maths). Does anyone think I might still have a shot at an interview if I have fallen short with just section 2..?
They're not actually massively strict. They score section 1 out of 9, section 2 out of 9, then each component of section 3 out of 5 (so A = 5, B=4, C=3 etc).

Most years, except last year the cutoff hovers a little above 16, so for example 4.5, 4.5, 3A would've guaranteed you an interview most years. Last year it jumped quite a bit to almost 18 I think. Which isn't ideal, but you could still get with say 5, 5, 3A, so it isn't insane. I'm hoping it drops at bit closer to normal this year though as I really struggled with the exam.

best of luck for tomorrow.

edit: completely forgot to respond to the rest of your question lol. For BSMS your GCSEs and a-levels do not matter, as long as you meet minimum academic requirements (which you do), then it is no longer considered in the process. The only thing considered when deciding who to invite for interview is BMAT. They rank everybody's scores and the top x amount (I believe its about 500?) get an interview. Then bmat is forgotten and the same process applies to offers. They rank everybody interview score and the top x amount (I believe roughly above 300) get an offer.
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