- The mean BMAT score was 55% (similar to 2010); this rose for to those short-listed to 66% (similar in 2010). For those with an offer of a place, the mean adjusted BMAT score was 68%.
- The mean number of total GCSE qualifications offered (not including short courses and other GCSE-equivalent qualifications) was 10.5.
- The mean proportion of A* at GCSE was 0.76 (0.73 in 2010); this rose for those short-listed to 0.90 (similar in 2010). For those with an offer of a place who had taken GCSEs, the mean proportion of A* at GCSE was 0.91.
- BMAT is the only element of an application that is common to all applicants for Medicine and giving as it does a snapshot of ability and aptitude, is an important selection tool when assessing a large number of extremely well qualified applicants.
Our analysis: every year, the standard is higher and the competition is tougher: 90+% of GCSEs at A* and an average of 68% at BMAT are both hugely impressive results.
Thorough preparation is your best chance of doing well and impressing short-listers.