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BMAT Test Preparation - 5 Day Kaplan Course

A course specifically for students preparing their medical school applications

This course is designed for students preparing their medical school applications (usually in the summer before the October deadline). The course includes 5 afternoons of BMAT test preparation provided by KAPLAN and can be used as the 5 day DofE GOLD Residential Award.

Kaplan have helped prepare over 70,000 aspiring medical students and is the market leaders in test medical school preparation courses. Kaplan teachers have over 65 years of combined experience teaching the BMAT and UKCAT.

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5 Days of Teacher-led Lessons

Receive expert BMAT instruction, as your teacher guides you through the BMAT exam section by section, providing you with strategies to categorise and approach each question type, both at a basic and more advanced level.

Expert BMAT Teachers

Our BMAT teachers have all scored in the top 10% of the exam and have undergone a rigorous training program of auditions, observations and feedback surveys. This ensures that we maintain the Kaplan standard of excellence in all our courses.

6 Practice Tests

These can be completed after the course,once you have learned the methods and strategies of how to approach the exam.

Personalised Reports

After you have taken each practice test and submitted your answer choices, you will generate a score report. Each report will breakdown your performance by test section and even question type, which will help target your study to the areas requiring most help. This section of you online study centre will also house the detailed explanation to each question.

BMAT Strategy Book

The Kaplan BMAT Strategy Book includes methods for tackling each question type, as well as the essay, time management techniques and extra practice.

Draft Essay Feedback

The BMAT essay is unlike any other essay that students would be used to at A-level. We teach you how to write an essay that will gain the most marks in the exam and mark up to 6 attempts until you master it!

Video Lessons

You will be granted access to our complete library of recorded video lessons, as part of your online study centre; useful to refresh your memory on what was taught in your live class sessions. Access will last until the BMAT test date this year.

Teacher Support until Your Test

You will continue to receive academic support after your course has finished until test day, so you go into the exam feeling as prepared and confident as possible.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

BioGrad Clinical Skills Duke of Edinburgh Gold

BioGrad is an Approved Activity Provide for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This course may be used as your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Award, which can be signed off by the course leader on the final day.

Please provide your Duke of Edinburgh Award number on your registration form at the time of booking your course.

Students using this course for their GOLD residential must stay for at least 4 nights in dormitory accommodation.


Students are provided with a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.


Students attending this course are expected to be applying for medical school in October of the same year.

Students attending this course will usually be studying for their A-Levels, however we have a range of students from A-Level to graduate scientists attend. BioGrad adhere to strong child protection policies therefore dormitory accommodation is only available to students aged 16-19 years old during this course, students aged 20 years or older must select 'single occupancy accommodation' for the residential component of the course.

Upgrade to UKCAT/BMAT 5 day course

Students wishing to attend our intensive UKCAT/BMAT course can find further information available here.

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Course Payment:

All payments are taken securely with PayPal. All major debit and credit cards are accepted so you don’t need a PayPal account.

There are four payment options available:

  • Pay in full at the time of booking
  • Pay in 2 - 25% deposit with the remainder due 28 days before the course commences (only available if booking more than 28 days in advance)
  • Pay in 6 - 6 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 26 weeks in advance)
  • Pay in 12 - 12 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 54 weeks in advance)

There is no charge for early payment, which can be made via PayPal at any time.


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Date: 6th April - 10th April 2020
Location: Science Park, Liverpool
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