For my application to Oxford for Materials Science, I had to do the Physics Aptitude Test. Here is how I prepared for it.
I’ve made an infographic with all of the equations that I needed to know. Feel free to download it! If I’ve missed any out, please let me know.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
There’s nothing that prepares you like doing past papers. Watch out, though – the multiple choice section from previous years has been cut out! (EDIT: thanks to xnadx for pointing out that they have reintroduced the multiple choice section in 2017 – make sure you know what’s in the exam paper people!)
You can find the answers to the PAT past papers here at oxfordpat.wordpress.com. They helped me out so much!
For other resources to help you pass the PAT test if you’re done with past papers, check out:
- I Want To Study Engineering
- UKMT – the Senior Maths Challenge is most appropriate
- Mad As Maths
The night before your PAT, stop working early and SLEEP!
Do you have any other suggestions? How do you prepare for exams? What are your worries? Let me know in the comments! Best of luck for your exams 🙂