The Preparing for the PAT course helps students prepare to sit the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT). The PAT is part of the admissions procedure at Oxford to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.
The course consists of a series of live, online webinars in June / July and September / October, with three summer assignments set over the holidays. The course is designed to help you self-study with a framework to support you.
WHY TAKE THE COURSE?
The course aims to develop the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT), by developing students' mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. You'll need to sit the PAT if you are hoping to apply for Physics, Physics & Philosophy, Engineering, or Material Science.
WHEN IS THE COURSE?
The course will begin in May 2022 and run until October 2022. We will set out a recommended timeline for you to do all the work, so that you can make the most of the live sessions we're going to be running.
However, you can join at any point and catch up with everything that we've done so far - there's no closing date.
WHO CAN JOIN THE COURSE
The course is open to everyone, and is free to take part in. However, we will require registration for the live sessions, and if they become over-subscribed, we will prioritise places at the live event for UK state school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The recordings will be available to everyone.
If you register to be part of the course, you will receive email reminders and updates, including an invitation to join us on Isaac Physics, where we will set additional fun physics problems. These emails will help keep you on track through the course, as you work alongside everyone else. If you do not register, you will still be able to access the worksheets and recordings via our webpage.