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Unlock Your Potential

Problem solving and critical thinking. Often looked upon as collegiate and corporate buzz phrases, these two soft skills are assumed by many to develop naturally with time and life experience. However, truth be told, much of pre tertiary education across the globe isn’t yet optimized to cultivate these facilities to their fullest especially to the extent that is expected of young scholars at top universities.

The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is a university admissions test administered for entry to a wide range of courses that is designed to assess these very abilities. Used by Oxford, Cambridge, and University College London three of the world’s foremost academic institutions it serves as a common ground through which to compare applicants from different backgrounds, while also ensuring that those who progress further into the admissions process are fully equipped to tackle the university level coursework they are soon to encounter.

As the Latin phrase goes, cogito, ergo sum I think, therefore I am . Although the prospect of besting yet another application requirement may appear daunting, rest assured that being the thinking creatures that we are, anyone can hone the thinking skills needed to overcome the challenges of the TSA. All you need now are curated strategies and a practice regimen to match all of which we’ve rolled into a comprehensive preparation program.

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  • Gauge your current ability level with a full-length BMAT diagnostic test 
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MEDICINE AND THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS

In ancient Greece, birthplace of Hippocrates and modern medicine, an educated person was well-versed in the trivium – rhetoric, grammar and logic – and the quadrivium – what can loosely be referred to as the predecessor of the modern sciences. These “seven liberal arts”, as they came to be known, formed the cornerstone of a modern university education.

The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) may not trace its genealogy back to ancient Greece, but it certainly seeks to assess the same knowledge and skills that an educated Greek was expected to have. To do well in the BMAT, you need to possess these knowledge and skills.

In our BMAT course, you will learn how to effectively understand rhetoric and solve problems logically in the Thinking Skills section, how to use rhetoric and grammar to build a persuasive argument in the Writing Task section, and how to apply concepts in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to answer scientific questions in the Scientific Knowledge & Applications sections.

After all, the BMAT is your first step towards becoming educated in medicine – a field pioneered by the ancient Greeks.

The IvyPrep Approach

With our proven track record in both test preparation and the UK university admissions process, we ensure that you receive the best support and guidance possible to maximize your chances of achieving the TSA score you need to set you apart in your desired course.

THINK LIKE A UNIVERSITY STUDENT

We focus not only on bestowing the know how required to master the TSA, but also on cultivating your ability to apply the practical skills the exam aims to assess. Our experienced instructors will help you dissect the TSA’s two main pillars critical thinking and problem solving while illuminating their future use cases for the puzzles and challenges life may send your way.

DIGITALLY SUPERCHARGED

Our proprietary online platform allows students to continue practicing outside of class time with hundreds of authentic practice questions, helping them reinforce newly learned concepts. Personalized feedback reports accessible on the platform also help students focus their revision on topics that they need the most help with.

PREPARING YOU FOR APPLICATIONS TO MULTIPLE COURSES

The TSA is one of the most widely used admissions assessments in the UK. You will need to take either Section 1 and 2 or only Section 1, depending on the course you are applying for. Look below to know which Sections you need to sit for:

TSA Section 1 (MCQ) onlyTSA Section 1 (MCQ) and 2 (Essay)
Cambridge
                  • Land Economy
Oxford
                  • Experimental Psychology
                  • Geography
                  • Human Sciences
                  • Philosophy and Linguistics
                  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
                  • Psychology and Linguistics
                  • Psychology and Philosophy
UCL
                  • European Social and Political Studies
                  • International Social and Political Studies
Oxford
                  • History and Economics
                  • Economics and Management

TSA Section 1 (MCQ) only

TSA Section 1 (MCQ) and 2 (Essay)

Cambridge
  • Land Economy
Oxford
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • Human Sciences
  • Philosophy and Linguistics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • Psychology and Linguistics
  • Psychology and Philosophy

UCL

  • European Social and Political Studies
  • International Social and Political Studies
  Oxford
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • Human Sciences
  • Philosophy and Linguistics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • Psychology and Linguistics
  • Psychology and Philosophy

 

Oxford
  • History and Economics
  • Economics and Management

  

 

Features

Authentic BMAT Questions

All our course material is taken from real BMAT Past Papers and official BMAT practice questions released by Cambridge Assessment. This ensures that students are well prepared for the question patterns and format they will encounter when they take the BMAT themselves. 

INTERACTIVE ONLINE SELF-LEARNING 

Our e-learning system allows students to continue practicing with hundreds of authentic practice questions, helping them reinforce the concepts learned in class. 

TRACK RECORD

Our students have gained acceptances to: 

Product Packages

Our BMAT Course is a dedicated program designed for students aiming to apply to top-tier Medical Schools in the UK as well as Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Meticulously curated by top scoring BMAT experts, our in-house curriculum covers everything you need to know while always remaining up-to-date, drawing only from the most recent and authentic BMAT exam papers and questions.

Recognizing that every student has unique learning needs, we offer two BMAT tutoring options for you to choose from.

BMAT MASTERCLASS

Consisting of eight exam prep lessons covering over 20 hours of content, the BMAT Masterclass comprehensively covers each segment, allowing students to develop a strong understanding of each of the subjects tested, sharpen exam strategies, and practice extensively. 

BMAT PRIVATE TUTORING

Our Private Tutoring course is designed to allow the flexibility for students to focus on their key areas of weaknesses with personalized lesson plans and targeted instruction.

BMAT MASTERCLASS

Consisting of eight exam prep lessons, the OxbridgePrep BMAT Masterclass is designed for BMAT test takers who prefer a comprehensive coverage to every BMAT segment.

BMAT PRIVATE TUTORING

The OxbridgePrep Private Tutoring course is designed to allow the flexibility for students to focus on their key areas of weaknesses.

TSA Masterclass

COURSE STRUCTURE

BMAT COURSE SYLLABUS

Thinking Skills

Module #1

Thinking Skills (I)
Critical Thinking

  • Identifying the Main Conclusion
  • Drawing a Conclusion
  • Identifying an Assumption
  • Assessing the Impact of Additional Evidence
  • Detecting Reasoning Errors
  • Matching Arguments
  • Applying Principles
Module #2

Thinking Skills (II)
Problem Solving

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • Spatial Reasoning

Writing Task

Module #3

Essay

  • Paragraph Development
  • Model Essay Analysis
  • Essay Practice

Scientific Knowledge & Applications

Module #4

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (I)
Mathematics

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #5

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (II)
Chemistry

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #6

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (III)
Physics

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #7

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (IV)
Biology

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice

Review

Module #8

BMAT Review

  • Key Strategies & Techniques
  • Timed Practice: Thinking Skills
  • Timed Practice: Scientific Knowledge & Applications
  • Timed Practice: Writing Task

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors have extensive experience preparing students to take the BMAT for top tier medical schools.

Our instructors boast 99th percentile scores in each section of the BMAT, and impart their test-taking strategies and skills to the students they teach. 

Adam Goh

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
B.Sc (Honours)., Life Sciences Yale-NUS College 

Adam graduated from Yale-NUS College with cum laude honors. As an undergraduate, Adam was actively involved in teaching, working as a mathematics peer tutor for an introductory statistics course as well as a writing tutor for the College’s Writers’ Centre.

Previously, Adam worked as a field biology guide, teaching high school students field research techniques in various field sites around South East Asia.

Through his work as a BMAT tutor, Adam aspires to instill the skills and knowledge necessary for them to achieve their goals at the undergraduate level and beyond. 

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Group Class Schedule

2022 MasterClass Schedule

Batch A

(Start: 11 Sep, End: 9 Oct)
Scientific Knowledge & Applications
  • 11 Sep 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
  • 11 Sep 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
  • 18 Sep 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
  • 18 Sep 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Thinking Skills
  • 25 Sep 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
  • 2 Oct 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
Writing Skills 
  • 25 Sep 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
BMAT Review
  • 9 Oct 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm

Batch B

(Start: 25 Sep, End: 23 Oct)
THINKING SKILLS
  • 25 Sep 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
  • 2 Oct 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
WRITING SKILLS
  • 25 Sep 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE & APPLICATIONS
  • 2 Oct 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
  • 9 Oct 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
  • 16 Oct 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm
  • 16 Oct 2021, Saturday, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
BMAT Review
  • 23 Oct 2021, Saturday, 1.15pm – 3.45pm

Schedule for BMAT Classes in 2022 will be released a few months before test dates.
Please check back later!

Our Packages

TSA PT

8 HOURS FOR SECTION 1

$1,650

Recommended for students who need

  • to sit for only Section 1
  • targeted instruction and a personalized study plan for their specific weaknesses
  • customized schedule to suit their availabilities
  • Proprietary IvyPrep TSA notes
  • Access to practice tests on IvyPrep’s online platform 
  • Detailed score analytics and improvement tracking
  • Regular drop-in office hours and ongoing email support

TSA FULL PT

8 HOURS FOR SECTION 1
2 HOURS FOR SECTION 2

$2,010

Recommended for students who need

  • to sit for both Section 1 and Section 2
  • targeted instruction and a personalized study plan for their specific weaknesses
  • customized schedule to suit their availabilities
  • Proprietary IvyPrep TSA notes
  • Access to practice tests on IvyPrep’s online platform 
  • Detailed score analytics and improvement tracking
  • Regular drop-in office hours and ongoing email support

TSA Hybrid

3 group classes for Section 1
3 hours of private tutoring for Section 1

$1,250

Recommended for students who need

  • develop a strong understanding of Section 1
  • sharpen exam strategies
  • supplement learnings of the class with targeted 1 1 instruction
  • Proprietary IvyPrep TSA notes
  • Access to practice tests on IvyPrep’s online platform 
  • Detailed score analytics and improvement tracking
  • Regular drop-in office hours and ongoing email support

TSA FULL Hybrid

3 group classes for Section 1
3 hours of private tutoring for Section 1
2 hours of private tutoring for Section 2

$1,650

Recommended for students who need

  • develop a strong understanding of both Sections
  • sharpen exam strategies
  • supplement learnings of the class with targeted 1 1 instruction
  • Proprietary IvyPrep TSA notes
  • Access to practice tests on IvyPrep’s online platform 
  • Detailed score analytics and improvement tracking
  • Regular drop-in office hours and ongoing email support

Masterclass Schedule

SECTION 1: THINKING SKILLS (MODULE #1-3)

BATCH

Module #1
Thinking Skills (I)
Module #2
Thinking Skills (II)
Module #3
Section 1 Review
A
Start: 17 Sep
End: 29 Oct

17 Sep 2022
Saturday
1:30pm – 4pm

24 Sep 2022
Saturday
1:30pm – 4pm

29 Oct 2022
Saturday
4:30pm – 7pm

B
Start: 8 Oct
End: 29 Oct

8 Oct 2022
Saturday
1:30pm – 4pm

15 Oct 2022
Saturday
1:30pm – 4pm

29 Oct 2022
Saturday
4:30pm – 7pm

C
Start: 13 Oct
End: 29 Oct

13 Oct 2022
Thursday
1:30pm – 4pm

15 Sep 2022
Saturday
1:30pm – 4pm

29 Oct 2022
Saturday
4:30pm – 7pm

Batch: A

Start: 17 Sep
End: 29 Oct
Module #1
Thinking Skills (I)
Module #2
Thinking Skills (II)
Module #3
Essay
Module #4
Scientific Knowledge & Applications (I)
17 Sep
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
24 Sep
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
1 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
1 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
Module #5
Scientific Knowledge & Applications (II)
Module #6
Scientific Knowledge & Applications (II)
Module #7
Scientific Knowledge & Applications (II)
Module #8
Review
8 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
29 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm

Batch: B

Start: 1 Oct
End: 29 Oct
Module #1
Thinking Skills (I)
Module #2
Thinking Skills (II)
Module #3
Essay
Module #4
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (I)
8 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
1 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
1 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
Module #5
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #6
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #7
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #8
Review
8 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
29 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm

Batch: C

Start: 12 Oct
End: 29 Oct
Module #1
Thinking Skills (I)
Module #2
Thinking Skills (II)
Module #3
Essay
Module #4
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (I)
13 Oct
Saturday
2.30pm – 5.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm
20 Oct
Saturday
2.30pm – 5.00pm
12 Oct
Saturday
2.30pm – 5.00pm
Module #5
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #6
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #7
Scientific Knowledge &
Applications (II)
Module #8
Review
19 Oct
Saturday
2.30pm – 5.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
15 Oct
Saturday
4.30pm – 7.00pm
29 Oct
Saturday
1.30pm – 4:00pm

December Intensive Program

Leading to the SAT Exam on 12th March 2022

The Winter Intensive program will cover the entire syllabus while giving students the flexibility to accommodate other priorities, such as academics or internships, during the term break.

This program is useful for students preparing for the SAT in March 2022 or those looking for warm up classes before returning for revision classes later.

Thinking Skills

Module #1

Thinking Skills (I)
Critical Thinking

  • Identifying the Main Conclusion
  • Drawing a Conclusion
  • Identifying an Assumption
  • Assessing the Impact of Additional Evidence
  • Detecting Reasoning Errors
  • Matching Arguments
  • Applying Principles
Module #2

Thinking Skills (II)
Problem Solving

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • Spatial Reasoning

Writing Task

Module #3

Essay

  • Paragraph Development
  • Model Essay Analysis
  • Essay Practice

Scientific Knowledge & Applications

Module #4

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (I)
Mathematics

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #5

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (II)
Chemistry

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #6

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (III)
Physics

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice
Module #7

Scientific Knowledge & Applications (IV)
Biology

  • Key Topics Review
  • Practice

Review

Module #8

BMAT Review

  • Key Strategies & Techniques
  • Timed Practice: Thinking Skills
  • Timed Practice: Scientific Knowledge & Applications
  • Timed Practice: Writing Task

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