# BMAT Crash Course Online

The world's best BMAT preparation course, created by Oxbridge medical students. Now available as a series of 70+ videos with 6 hours of video content and tonnes of worked examples.
Introduction
In this section, we introduce the basics of the BMAT, and talk about how scoring works. We also talk about the format of the course and how to get the best out of it.
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
A deep-dive into Section 1. We go over the two main types of question (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving), and discuss the best methods for approaching each one, with plenty of worked examples along the way.
The 3-step Method for Critical Thinking
6 mins
Structure of a Critical Thinking question
3 mins
Critical Thinking Worksheet
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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
This is the part of the BMAT that often causes the most anxiety for students. We'll start by talking about how best to prepare for section 2, and how to tackle physics questions even if we're not studying it at A-level.

Then we'll take a deep dive into Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths, with lots of worked examples and top tips to maximise your score.
Approach to Section 2
4 mins
How to use the S2 Assumed Knowledge Guide
4 mins
How to prepare for Section 2
4 mins
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
4 mins
Electricity - Transformers
4 mins
Electricity - Transformers Questions
3 mins
Mechanics - Basic Formulae
3 mins
Mechanics - Energy Formulae
7 mins
6 mins
Nuclear - The 3 Facts
5 mins
Nuclear - Decay Equations
5 mins
Nuclear - Half-Life
4 mins
3 mins
5 mins
Nuclear - Roundup
2 mins
Section 2 - Chemistry
Approach to Chemistry
3 mins
How to prepare for BMAT Section 2 Chemistry
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
Section 3 is a nice, relaxed end to the BMAT, but especially for students who aren't studying essay subjects at A-level, it can be a source of confusion and distress.

To remedy this, we'll go over a foolproof approach to Section 3, how to structure your time, how to choose a question to answer, and how to plan your essay.

You'll also find a load of example essays with feedback for you to take a look at, to get an idea of what makes a good essay and what makes a less good one :)
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
Reading through example essays is often pretty useful – you get an idea of what sorts of arguments people are making, and you get an idea of how those essays would be marked.

We’ve attached some example essays that were written by students who attended our courses over the past few years. Various members of the 6med team (medical students at Oxford/Cambridge) have written feedback and comments on these essays.

We obviously can’t guarantee that they’re marked to the same standard as the BMAT but we’ve given it our best shot, and done our best to illustrate the reasons for giving the marks that we did.

Enjoy!
5A - Dolphins
5A - Integrity
4.5A - Extreme Sports
3B - Extreme Sports
3B - Patient Consent
2.5B - Vaccines
The End
Closing off with some final remarks
Parting Thoughts
2 mins