How to achieve a good BMAT score in Physics?

Tamsin Dyer

Tamsin Dyer

Head of Content Creation

Introduction to BMAT Physics

Firstly, BMAT students often stress about the Physics questions in Section 2. Most BMAT students have not studied Physics since GCSE more than a year ago, so some brushing up is required. However, don’t stress –  you don’t need to revise everything from GCSE physics, and the exam isn’t anywhere near as daunting as it first sounds. 

BMAT Physics: Current & Voltage

There will be 6 to 8 questions testing your Physics knowledge within Section 2 of the exam. When you realise how few questions this is, it doesn’t seem anywhere near as bad! Of course, 6-8 marks go a long way to determine your final score, and it is crucial to do well in all parts of the BMAT. However, with some practice you will do well. 

BMAT Physics
BMAT Physics: Circuit Symbols

How do I prepare for Section 2?

The BMAT specification tells you what you need to know, and although it is at GCSE level, it isn’t the whole GCSE syllabus, which I am sure you will be relieved to know! In our BMAT course, we go through each specification point, one by one, teaching you the key content. 

BMAT Physics: Waves in Solids

Medic Mind’s BMAT Physics Compilations

We’ve compiled every BMAT past paper (2009 – 2017) by topic, with explained answers. This helps you identify the key topics that come up – for example, in Physics, Waves and Electricity has been tested 12 times!

Free BMAT Section 2 Compilations
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Which BMAT Physics topics should you brush up on?

It is important to cover these topics, as in previous BMAT examinations there have been questions on these topics:

TopicNumber of BMAT Questions (since 2009)
Energy and Work Done9
S.I. Units1
Speed, Distance, Time3

Final Points

Further to these topics, there are additional subject areas covered, but this list gives you a comprehensive overview of what topics to brush up on in order to be confident with the BMAT Physics section. 

Remember, if Physics isn’t your strong point, this section also tests Biology, Chemistry and Maths, so there are plenty of places for you to make up marks if you don’t perform well in the physics section. 

Finally, if you feel you need a bit of extra help with revising for the Physics section of the BMAT, then why not try a tutoring session with one of our experienced tutors? They are on hand to help you perform best in all aspects of the BMAT.

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