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Oxbridge 2017 - Physics and/or Engineering interview prep - what books?

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Taking the "normal" set of Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry and if I am very lucky will get at least two A* making it theoretically possible that I could get into Oxbridge. Still trying to decide between Physics (what I enjoy most at the moment) and Engineering (want to do something useful). I have just been to a couple of open days and understand that the interviews are meant to be similar for both subjects. Sadly my school (comprehensive) doesn't do any Oxbridge-specific prep. I have friends at private schools and they supposedly have coaching and question banks so they can practice typical questions. Are there any decent books or other resources out there that make good interview preparation? How are you planning to prepare for interview? I guess this is all a bit premature, but I might as well start thinking about it now in the hope that I get an interview.

    I have been searching for a while and only found this...

    Lots of Cambridge interview questions here with useful videos and solutions,definitely worth a look... website run by Cambridge academic (I think):

    Some questions here with no solutions (not sure how reliable they are):
    Engineering: https://sites.google.com/site/oxbrid...ns/engineering
    Physics: https://sites.google.com/site/oxbridgeinterviewquestions/why-is-water-so-important-to-life

    A must buy book of questions preparation questions from professor at Oxford (best book I have on physics):

    Other books worth looking at:
    Pre-uni maths from professors at Stanford (looks useful but don't own): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0486469247
    Pre-uni maths from professors at Cambridge (no looked at properly yet): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1783741422
    Good luck.
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