All candidates must take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT), normally at their own school or college, on 6 November 2013. Separate registration for this test is required and the final deadline for entries is 15 October 2013. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered for this test. See www.patoxford.org.uk for further details.
What are tutors looking for?
Philosophy is not usually taught in British schools, but anyone who has an interest in general questions about the nature of science, mathematics, mind, knowledge, or truth has an interest in philosophy. No more than that is needed – you are not disadvantaged if you have not studied philosophy before.
For information about the selection criteria please see: ox.ac.uk/criteria.During the interview tutors are looking for evidence of good potential in the proposed fields of study, in mathematics and in problem-solving more generally; a critical and analytical approach to abstract questions; and the ability to defend a viewpoint by reasoned argument.
Candidates may wish to refer to the selection criteria for for Physics and for Philosophy.