Medical Entry - BMAT and UCAT

Medicine and Dentistry

David Game Medical Programme

Students wishing to study Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Pharmacy receive individual support throughout their studies to make sure that their application is successful.  We also provide preparation and help with UCAT and BMAT admissions tests.  The Medical Programme structure includes:

  1. Support in preparation for the BMAT and UCAT admissions tests
  2. Extra tuition on key medical topics
  3. Visiting lecturers from medical schools
  4. Open Days - visits to medical schools
  5. Assistance in finding work experience placements

Typical A level choices for a medical degree:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics (or a humanities subject)


BMAT is the BioMedical Admissions Test and is required for applicants to Medicine at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL, and applicants for Veterinary Medicine at the RVC and Cambridge.

David Game College provides applicants with extensive advice and support to prepare for the test, and the College is registered as a BMAT test centre so students are able to sit the test in college.

Reforms to BMAT and Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is to withdraw from running a series of university admissions exams with effect from 2024-5. This includes BMAT (medicine), ENGAA (engineering), NSAA (natural sciences) and TMUA (mathematical skills) tests. These reforms do not affect 2023 entry. At present, they have not announced what alternative tests will replace these tests but it is likely that the UCAT will become the universal admissions test for medicine.


Almost all applicants will need to take the UCAT for one or more of their university choices.  The UCAT is an aptitude test and has five subtests: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, decision analysis, and non-cognitive analysis.

The David Game Medical Programme is run by an expert team of tutors who have many years’ experience in sending students to medical and veterinary schools and to Pharmacy degree courses.

Points to consider when applying for Medical School

Required subjects: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths (or physics/psychology). 

Students who sit the UCAT should achieve an average score of above 620 if their application is to be competitive. 

Potential medics are not advised to take the one year Intensive A level course. 

Applications through UCAS need to be in by 15th October, two months earlier than other degree courses. We will ensure you are prepared in time.

You are only allowed to apply for a maximum of four medical schools.
We will advise you on your choice.

Your Personal Statement is extremely important and therefore it must be carefully written to demonstrate that you have the necessary qualities for Medicine.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable English Language qualification.

You will almost certainly be interviewed and you will need guidance in interview technique.

You will need to demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to Medicine and show that you have had relevant work experience.  We can even help you find voluntary work at a hospital or hospice in the London area.

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Open Days at David Game College

If you would like to visit the college view our next available open days here.
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