The Student Room Group

bmat results

i got 5.2 4.7 and 3.5A. disappointed but managed to scape an interview with Cambridge. do i actually have a chance at an offer now? i feel like my efforts have gone to waste and that im doing the interview with low hopes since my bmat is poor in comparison to the other candidates this year. (Home applicant btw)
I have decent gcses so i wonder if thats why they didn't reject me yet, although im surprised i even got an interview since ive seen so many people do so well. im grateful that i even got an interview, but is there a chance i can actually turn it into an offer?

thanks in advance
(edited 3 months ago)
Hey there, thanks for posting a question in the Medicine forum. :biggrin:

The Medicine forum gets a high volume of questions being posted, and some of these are already answered by the resources and Megathreads that members of the community and volunteers have created. This is an automatic post which is designed to highlight these resources. Below is a list of threads and articles that could answer your question (you should be looking in the original post of the megathreads). If one of the below threads is a more relevant place to ask your question, please post a reply in that thread to ask your question. If your query is answered by one of the Megathreads or articles linked below, and you would like us to close this thread for you, please reply to this thread with just the words "thank you". A member of our team will then get it locked.

Megathreads
(Please read the first post, before then posting any further questions you have within that thread.)
The "Which Medical School Should I Apply To?" Uberthread
The Ultimate 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' Angst Thread
Medicine A-Level subjects queries
Work Experience and Voluntary Work

2023 Applicants:
Official Undergraduate Medicine 2023 Entry
Graduate Entry Medicine 2023 Entry
Medicine 2023 entry for resit / retake / gap year applicants
A100 Medicine for International Students 2023 Entry
Medicine Interview discussion 2023 Entry
2023 entry A100 / A101 Medicine fastest and slowest offer senders
Index of Individual Medical School Applicants' threads 2023 Entry

2024 Applicants :
Official Undergraduate Medicine 2024 Entry
Graduate Entry Medicine 2024 Entry
GAMSAT 2024 / 2025 entry discussions megathread
UCAT 2024 Entry Discussions Megathread

Other application years:
Graduate Entry Medicine 2025 Entry
Official Undergraduate Medicine 2025 Entry

Useful Articles:
GCSE Requirements for Medicine
Everything you need to know about the BMAT
Work Experience as a Graduate or Mature student
Medicine Personal Statement Advice
Medicine Personal Statement Advice (Graduate Entry)
Interview Frequently Asked Questions
MMI Medicine Interview Tips
What to do after an unsuccessful first application

If your query is answered by one of the Megathreads or articles linked above, and you would like us to close this thread for you, please reply to this thread with just the words "thank you". A member of our team will then get it locked.
Reply 2
Original post by suzyy
i got 5.2 4.7 and 3.5A. disappointed but managed to scape an interview with Cambridge. do i actually have a chance at an offer now? i feel like my efforts have gone to waste and that im doing the interview with low hopes since my bmat is poor in comparison to the other candidates this year. (Home applicant btw)
I have decent gcses so i wonder if thats why they didn't reject me yet, although im surprised i even got an interview since ive seen so many people do so well. im grateful that i even got an interview, but is there a chance i can actually turn it into an offer?

thanks in advance

Cambridge interview anyone they think can realistically achieve 2A* A and then use all stats to decide re an offer, so few are rejected pre-interview due to their BMAT. But they would not interview you if there was no chance of an offer
100% you have a chance. Not sure if you're a contextual student, but either way, interviews are usually the make or break factor (apart from when applicants have truly insane test scores, and even then they still are hugely important). If your interview performance is strong, that can definitely override a slightly lower BMAT.

Massive congrats on getting an interview; now just ensure you revise y12 material solidly + practice interview technique. Fingers crossed for you, I'm sure you'll smash it!
Reply 4
Original post by GANFYD
Cambridge interview anyone they think can realistically achieve 2A* A and then use all stats to decide re an offer, so few are rejected pre-interview due to their BMAT. But they would not interview you if there was no chance of an offer

thank you for telling me! that gives me more confidence :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by deep_sea_thing
100% you have a chance. Not sure if you're a contextual student, but either way, interviews are usually the make or break factor (apart from when applicants have truly insane test scores, and even then they still are hugely important). If your interview performance is strong, that can definitely override a slightly lower BMAT.

Massive congrats on getting an interview; now just ensure you revise y12 material solidly + practice interview technique. Fingers crossed for you, I'm sure you'll smash it!

thank you so much! 🙂 i'll have to rely on interview to carry me then haha. i'm not sure if im considered contextual under cambridges flags, but i think i do hit some of criteria. thanks for your kind words again.

Quick Reply

Latest