Leeds BMAT: How do they use your score?

How does Leeds use the BMAT Cut Off? Different medical schools use BMAT scores differently in their admissions, but what is the Leeds BMAT cut off and how is it used?

Last Updated: 13th November 2018

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As of 2024, the BMAT will no longer operate for Medicine applicants. Applicants for all UK medical schools, including Leeds, will be required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) for 2025 Entry. Find out more in our BMAT/UCAT 2025 Guide.

How does Leeds use the BMAT Cut Off?

Different medical schools use BMAT scores differently in their admissions, but what is the Leeds BMAT cut off and how is it used?

What is the Leeds BMAT cut off?

The BMAT (Biomedical Aptitude Test) is an admissions test used by several UK medical schools. Each university uses the BMAT scores in different ways. Leeds medical school does not have a set required BMAT mark and there was no strict Leeds BMAT cut off but it is taken into account during the application process.

The Leeds medical school website comments about the Leeds BMAT cut off, saying:

“Your application is assessed against academic criteria and considers both your past and any predicted grades, including that of your Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) score. Any issues raised in your personal statement and academic reference will also be taken into account.”

Therefore, the Leeds BMAT cut off was not a set number but Leeds medical school uses it within the context of academic performance and your personal statement.

How Does Leeds Take into Account your BMAT score?

Nevertheless, Leeds do take into your BMAT score along with academic performance as follows:

  1. Checking that applicants meet the minimum requirements
  2. Referee statements are read to consider special circumstances
  3. GCSE and AS results scored out of a maximum of 27 points
    1. 9 A*s at GCSE = 27 points
    2. 3 As at AS = 27 points
  4. Predicted A-Level grades scored out of a maximum of 8 points
  5. BMAT scored out of a maximum of 5 points
    1. This is done by banding all BMAT results into 5 groups
  6. Applications ranked and top 1000 taken through to next stage, with personal statements assessed by two independent reviewers, scoring for the following, with a total score of 8 for each assessor and therefore a maximum score of 16 points
    1. Motivation and Insight
    2. Social Awareness
    3. Responsibility
    4. Interests and Achievements
  7. Top 50% of these taken for interview

How does the cut off compare to other medical schools?

Leeds have not released their cut-offs from previous years and, therefore, we are unable to compare the results.

However, if you want to look at the results from other medical schools in previous years, visit the BMAT cut off pages below:

Further Information:

For more information on the ranges in BMAT scores for each year, see the admissions testing website on scoring and results.

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