A good way to practice this is to get used to looking at these statements and explaining them, in one or two sentences, in your own words, explaining the key terms. Next, start planning your answer in bullet points. BMAT Section 3 questions usually ask you to argue against the statement, so start by planning an ‘against’ list with examples, then list some possible positives. The last part of the question will ask to what extent you agree with the statement – here, you could draw in arguments from both the ‘for’ and ‘against’ list, finally reaching a conclusion.
Students chose how many A level subjects and examinations they took over the two-year program of study. However, most looking to continue on to higher studies took three subjects, with some taking fewer and exceptional students taking four. It was not uncommon for students to take an Advanced Supplementary (AS – not to be confused with the Advanced Subsidiary AS of today) examination to complement their three A level programs of study. The AS was introduced in 1989 as part of an effort to broaden the scope of sixth form education from the typical three A level subjects.