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. Five is the highest, and awarded to those who have addressed the question in the way demanded, organised their thoughts clearly, and 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 writing your Section 3 essay, you will:
You may not be studying essay-based subjects for A-Level, 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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