BMAT Crash Course Online

The world's best BMAT preparation course, created by Oxbridge medical students.

Overview

In this course, I teach you everything I know about the BMAT and how to maximise your score. Since I created the 6med BMAT Crash Course in 2012, I've taught over a thousand students in classrooms across the UK, Singapore and The Netherlands. Now that I've graduated from Cambridge University and have started working as a junior doctor, I don't have the time to physically teach on weekends anymore, which is why I've created this online course to guide you through everything you need to know to do well on the BMAT.

Obviously, this course is not a magic bullet. You'll have to put in a lot of work learning the content and doing past papers. But if you're serious about the BMAT and work through this course, you'll learn the best techniques for tackling the questions in Section 1 and Section 2, and some great ways of maximising your mark on the Section 3 essay.
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Reviews

I'm loving it so far. The videos are concise and to-the-point, everything's been labelled/titled clearly so its really easy to find what you're looking for. The interactive aspect of the videos really helps to engage with the content better. You've really outdone yourself here, Ali. This is BY FAR the best BMAT guide out there that I've seen. Your approach to critical thinking in particular is super good and I haven't seen that level of strategy anywhere else.
Zia

Bursaries

Since we started 6med in 2013, we've given out over £50,000 worth of bursaries for our courses to students in financial difficulty. This online course is no different - if you're struggling to pay the full price for whatever reason, you can apply for a bursary to cover all or part of the cost. 
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What's included?

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Contents

Introduction
Introduction to the BMAT Crash Course Online
5 mins
Section 1 - Introduction
Approach to Section 1
4 mins
How to prepare for Section 1
3 mins
Section 1 - Critical Thinking
The 3-step Method for Critical Thinking
6 mins
Structure of a Critical Thinking question
3 mins
Critical Thinking Worksheet
56.5 KB
Conclusions - Strategy
6 mins
Conclusions - Examples
9 mins
Timing in Critical Thinking
1 min
Conclusions - Questions
7 mins
Assumptions - Strategy
6 mins
Assumptions - The Negation Test
2 mins
Assumptions - Questions
11 mins
Flaws - Strategy
7 mins
Flaws - Questions
5 mins
Strengthen / Weaken - Strategy
3 mins
Strengthen / Weaken - Questions
6 mins
Inferences - Strategy
1 min
Inferences - Questions
6 mins
Principles - Strategy
4 mins
Reasoning Parallels - Strategy
6 mins
Reasoning Parallels - Questions
3 mins
Critical Thinking Roundup
1 min
Section 1 - Problem Solving & Data Analysis
Introduction to Problem Solving
3 mins
Problem Solving Worksheet
176 KB
The 3-step Method for Problem Solving
4 mins
The Maths behind Problem Solving
5 mins
Working with Tables
5 mins
Interpreting Graphs
4 mins
Fun with Fractions
7 mins
Repeating Patterns - Strategy
5 mins
Repeating Patterns - Questions
5 mins
Logic - Strategy
6 mins
Logic - Questions
4 mins
The beauty of Venn Diagrams
5 mins
Problem Solving Roundup
2 mins
Section 2 - Introduction
Approach to Section 2
4 mins
How to use the S2 Assumed Knowledge Guide
4 mins
How to prepare for Section 2
4 mins
My Section 2 YouTube video
How hard is Section 2?
4 mins
Section 2 - Physics
Approach to Physics
1 min
How to prepare for BMAT Physics
Electricity - Basic Formulae
8 mins
The secret method for every Physics question
Physics Worksheets
177 KB
Electricity - Calculations
7 mins
Electricity - Questions
5 mins
Electricity - Series and Parallel Circuits
12 mins
Electricity - Series and Parallel Questions
8 mins
Electricity - Short Circuits
5 mins
Electricity - Diodes
3 mins
Electricity - Test your Understanding
4 mins
Electricity - Transformers
4 mins
Electricity - Transformers Questions
3 mins
Mechanics - Basic Formulae
3 mins
Mechanics - Energy Formulae
7 mins
Mechanics - Test your Understanding
6 mins
Nuclear - The 3 Facts
5 mins
Nuclear - Decay Equations
5 mins
Nuclear - Half-Life
4 mins
Nuclear - Background Radiation
3 mins
Nuclear - Test your Understanding
5 mins
Nuclear - Roundup
2 mins
Section 2 - Chemistry
Approach to Chemistry
3 mins
How to prepare for BMAT Section 2 Chemistry
Speeding up your calculations
How to work through this section
2 mins
Displacement Reactions
4 mins
Empirical Formulae
3 mins
Valency and Oxidation Numbers
2 mins
Moles #1 - Carbon Reactions
4 mins
Percentage Yield
6 mins
Balancing Equations
3 mins
Moles #2 - Calculations
5 mins
Chemistry Roundup
4 mins
Chemistry Worksheet.pdf
46.1 KB
Section 2 - Biology
Approach to Biology
2 mins
Genetic Trees - Question #1
5 mins
Genetic Trees - Question #2
3 mins
Important Hormones you should know
7 mins
The Heart and Circulation
3 mins
Section 2 - Maths
Approach to Maths
3 mins
3 Tips to boost your maths score
General Strategies for Maths
Mental Arithmetic
Word Problems
Fractions 101
Estimating Fractions
Section 3 - The Essay
Approach to Section 3
1 min
My ultimate guide to Section 3
Planning an Essay together
20 mins
Marking Criteria - Content
Marking Criteria - English
Question Types
Section 3 - Example Essays with Feedback
5A - Dolphins
5A - Integrity
4.5A - Extreme Sports
3B - Extreme Sports
3B - Patient Consent
2.5B - Vaccines
The End
Parting Thoughts
2 mins

FAQs

What's the difference between this online course and BMAT Ninja?

The BMAT Ninja Training Temple is similar to this in terms of content, but it's in textual form. So it's like reading a textbook rather than watching a series of videos.

Honestly, if you learn fine through a text-based format, then you should stick to the Training Temple - it's cheaper and just as comprehensive as this video course.

However, if you think you might learn better from having a teacher like me explaining stuff to you, then you'll probably find this online video course super helpful. 

I've been on your BMAT Crash Course in real life. Is there any point in me paying for this online course?

Good question. Not really - the content I teach in this online course is broadly identical to the content our instructors teach on our classroom courses. So if you've been on the classroom course, you probably won't get much extra value out of this online course. 

I've already paid for BMAT Ninja but I still want to have stuff explained to me over video. Are there any discounts?

Yes! If you've got the BMAT Ninja Training Temple upgrade, then you can get £29 off this online course. You'll find a coupon code on the Online Course page on BMAT Ninja. 

What if I don't like the course?

That's okay. If you don't like the course, just drop me an email (refunds@aliabdaal.com) within 7 days of signing up and I can give you a full refund. All I ask is that you give me some advice about how I can improve the course. 

Ali Abdaal

I'm a Cambridge University medicine graduate, now working as an FY1 junior doctor. On the side, I run a YouTube channel with loads of videos aimed at medicine applicants, and I've been teaching courses for the BMAT, UKCAT and Interviews for the past 5 years.