In BMAT Section 3, you’re required to write a short essay. This will cover one side of A4, but it can’t be any longer, so timing and technique are crucial.
Each essay option is based on a short quote or statement. These can be scientific or medically-related but often aren’t. Typical examples might include a quote from Voltaire or Charles Darwin.
Your Section 3 BMAT score will be split into two.
You’ll score between one and five for the quality of the content of your essay. 5 is the highest, and awarded to those who address the question in the way demanded, organise their thoughts clearly, and have used general knowledge and opinions appropriately.
You’ll also get a score from A to E for the quality of your written English. A is the best, and will be given to students who express themselves clearly using concise, compelling and competent English.
You’ll get to choose from three essay questions in Section 3 of the BMAT. You must fill one sheet of A4 in the 30-minute timeframe.
Each question may seem totally different, but the reality is that you’ll do the same three things no matter what question you pick. When answering Section 3 you will:
You may not be studying essay-based subjects, which can lead to a degree of trepidation. However, we have designed a clear and repeatable strategy for success in this section that you’ll learn in our BMAT Course – and we can review your BMAT essay practice, too.
When it comes to selecting the best question to answer, we recommend you choose the one that:
Once you’ve decided on the question, you should follow these steps:
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