Singapore BMAT Intensive Course
If you’re looking to improve your BMAT score in a short space of time, our BMAT intensive course is perfect for you. The BMAT intensive course is a fully interactive seminar that guides you through section 1, 2 and 3 of the BMAT- teaching you time-saving techniques and strategies to help you succeed. In this BMAT crash course, you are taught by our experienced BMAT experts, who are Doctors or senior Oxbridge medical tutors who excelled in the BMAT. This provides ideal BMAT preparation for test day.
BMAT Intensive Course Structure
The BMAT intensive course is a crash course that focuses on areas that you can most benefit from improving, for example critical thinking in section 1 and physics in section 2. Your tutor will ensure you get personal help with whatever part of the BMAT you find hardest.
Before the Seminar: Complete the first mock paper and bring it with you
1015 – 1030: Registration
1030 – 1300: Section 1
1300 – 1330: Lunch
1330 – 1600: Section 2
1600- 1730: Section 3
1730 – 1800: Epilogue and Finish
The vast majority of questions in section 1 are either problem solving, data handling or critical thinking. Whilst this section of the BMAT is renowned for being difficult to prepare for, we’ll teach you common shortcuts and techniques you can use to save valuable time on these type of questions. We go over common types of question that come up every single year and show you how to get to the correct answer quickly and efficiently.
You have approximately 100 seconds per question, so many students are able to finish the majority of questions in time. However, some questions on the BMAT are very tricky and can be a big drain on your limited time – this is usually why people don’t finish and lose valuable marks in this section. On the course, you are taught to identify which questions are going to be easy and quick to do and to build your “question radar” for picking out the difficult questions – the ones to leave! This allows you to maximise your score gaining the easy marks and leaving the difficult ones until the end.
Although the questions in section 2 aren’t especially difficult, the intense time pressure of having to do one question every minute makes this section the hardest in the BMAT. As with section 1, the trick is to identify and do the easy questions whilst leaving the hard ones for the end. Normally, the biology and chemistry questions in the BMAT require the least amount of time per question whilst the maths and physics are more time-draining.
Although the BMAT tests “GCSE Level” knowledge, the question style can be much more like A-level, and AS-level topics are frequently seen. This can be problematic if you haven’t done biology or physics beyond GCSE as you may not have covered some examinable topics (e.g. Newtonian mechanics, parallel circuits in physics, and hormones, menstrual cycle in biology). In addition, if you are rusty you will lose valuable seconds. To address this, we’ll teach commonly tested topics and also provide concise notes that will improve your mark dramatically, including a list of every equation you need to know for the BMAT.
Section 3 of the BMAT is frequently neglected by lots of students, who choose to spend their time on sections 1 & 2 instead. However, it has the highest returns per hour of work out of all three sections so is well worth putting time into. Whilst different questions will inevitably demand differing levels of comprehension and knowledge, it is important to realise that one of the major skills being tested is actually your ability to construct a logical and coherent argument and to convey it to the lay-reader.
We will teach you crucial strategies for ensuring you score at least A3 or above, placing you over the interview cut-off for several BMAT universities e.g. Imperial. You’ll see examples of good and bad essays and then get detailed essay plans on how to approach the more difficult and obscure essay titles.
This part of the afternoon is dedicated for reviewing tricky questions in the BMAT mock test you’ve sat and showing you how the techniques you’ve learned could have been used to get the answers quickly and accurately. We’ll also flag up difficult questions that you should have left till the end so you get a better understanding of how to pick your questions.
The final part of the course consolidates the main techniques and strategies taught throughout the day. Although the course is scheduled to end at 1730, your tutor will be around until 1800 (or later if need be) to answer any questions that you have. Please arrange your transport back home with this in mind.
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This really depends on what type of learner you are. Students attend our course having done as much as 4 weeks of preparation or as little as one day! The course is designed to take you from very basic concepts to advanced ones within a day. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to have done at least a few days’ worth of preparation and at least one practice paper before you attend.