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Your chances of being short-listed rest on a number of factors, although we do rely heavily on BMAT scores and (if completed) GCSEs during short-listing.

You should bear in mind that as we short-list the same number of applicants every year, there is no actual cut-off. How well you need to do in BMAT will be entirely dependent on how well every other applicant does.

However, to offer a rough guide, we would suggest that the typical average applicant should be working towards a 6 (a 7 is still fairly rare) in sections 1 or 2; do note that sections 1 and 2 receive greater weighting (40% each) than section 3 (20%).

Applicants should undertake thorough preparation for BMAT - they should practice taking the test to familiarise themselves with the format of it and increase their chances of obtaining a high score. Specimen papers are available from the BMAT website.

See our recent admissions statistics for further information on average BMAT scores.