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Admissions Test Courses take place in Central London and include all of our unique practice papers with two tests marked.

PAT Course

Date Location Country Event
6th September 2020 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom PAT Course

Full preparation for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

Expert Tuition

PAT tuition conducted by Oxbridge-graduate tutors who specialise exclusively in the PAT.

Sit a Full Mock

Full-length exam-conditions PAT mock test sat on the day to mimic intensity of the real exam.

Up-to-date mock papers

Original PAT mock papers updated regularly to reflect changes in content and difficulty.

Track record

The course is run by experienced PAT tutors who have a consistent record of helping students to score higher in their test.

Content and Timing

Multiple choice sections and PAT essay techniques focus on improving content and time management.

Detailed Answers

Answer packs explain why you should or should not select each multiple choice option and explains longer questions.

Small groups

PAT classes kept small (between 5 and 25 students to a tutor) for highly interactive and personal experience.


PAT workbook included for time-management techniques, tackling PAT questions and extra practice.


Two papers marked and returned to you in time to improve areas of weakness.

PAT Course Structure

As an introduction to the day, you will learn how your test is used in the admissions process, what the examiners are looking for and what skills you need to demonstrate in order to achieve the maximum marks.

The PAT may be one test, but it requires different skills. The introduction will explain the importance of the test and how our seminar will help you develop the technical skills and strategic approaches needed to present an outstanding paper. Included in the cost of the day are all four of our unique mock PAT papers, written by our test experts. Two will be marked and returned to you.

You will analyse model questions and answers for both the multiple choice, maths and physics questions in turn to identify successful ways of approaching them. Your seminar leader will teach you to identify different types of multiple choice questions so that you can improve your speed and accuracy when under time pressure. You will also go over the content and skills required to succeed in the different sections of the PAT.

This is the longest section of the seminar: you will look at the different types of multiple choice question and practise applying your own scientific knowledge and logic to difficult questions. For the longer question, you will discuss approaches to the questions and hone the way you construct your answers.

We will help you develop your own test strategy; a plan as to how you can structure your time in order to gain maximum marks and develop a clear understanding of which areas you should focus on in your preparation before the PAT. You will also cover technical areas specific to your test to improve your accuracy so that you do not miss out on crucial marks.

The PAT is designed to be a difficult test, with a tough time-limit. You’ll learn how to use the time you have effectively in the multiple choice questions, and develop quick verification methods to improve your accuracy. You will also learn how to maximise your marks in the maths and physics question by planning your answers and meeting the marking requirements.

Written by our expert consultants, our practice papers replicate the style, format, and timing of the real examinations, giving you the chance to practice your approach to the test as well as the skills required. As the PAT is time-pressured, it is essential to attempt at least two mock papers, so you will have the chance to sit a practice paper under exam conditions. In addition to your mock test, we are providing a unique paper for you to sit prior to the day, which you will bring with you to the seminar.

After the PAT seminar, both your mock test and the test you brought with you will be marked and returned to you with feedback within 10 working days – a great chance for you to see how you’ve improved!

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Our Oxbridge-graduate consultants are available between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday, with additional evening availability when requested.

Oxbridge Applications, 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

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