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1. Has anyone done the past papers for the PAT yet? What kind of scores are you getting? I am getting 55ish hahah
2. Should probably introduce myself to this thread; hello peeps
3. (Original post by AlphaQuark)
Should probably introduce myself to this thread; hello peeps
What are you applying for?
4. (Original post by Orlandothefraser)
What are you applying for?
Physics at Oxford/Imperial/Surrey/UCL/Kings
Offer from Surrey with a scholarship if I firm arrived yesterday
5. (Original post by 98matt)
Who made this?? It looks quite interesting & very familiar to the PAT

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Yeah, some of the questions are sort of repeated just with different values.
6. (Original post by lyamlim97)
Yeah, some of the questions are sort of repeated just with different values.
Anyone wanna post the mark scheme
7. what time is everyone's exam on 2nd
8. (Original post by 98matt)
Who made this?? It looks quite interesting & very familiar to the PAT

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Imo it's quite a bit easier than an actual paper ^^

My solutions for the questions I was able to do (always worth discussing methods/answers so lemme know if you got a different answer )

1) 171
2) Didn't bother dividing it, didn't think the mark was worth it but for the record it's ln8/ln5
3) x = 1/6
4) 720/8 (not sure, I've only recently looked at C4 integration so this was fun practice XD
5) p>4 p<-1
6a) 19/36 (very unsure, did it quite quickly in the interest of time)
b) 5/54
7) 103pi/256 multiplied by r^2
8a) 7x-2y+25=0
b) 19.5 for distance between y intercepts
9) like a 1/x graph but a root at 0,0 with asymptotes at x=2 and y=1
10a) a/1-r = 25 and ar=4 rearrange like there's no tomorrow
b) use mad mathematical ability to factorise and get r = 4/5,1/5
11) good ol m1, suvat to give 2root22
12) v=sqrt(g x delta h)
13) didn't complete, don't have the physics skills needed, if someone could help that would be mint
14) T1 = root3 mg/4 T2 = mg/4
15) 2J lost
16) SHM isn't on our spec I thought, but regardless idk how to do it so once again, I plead for help
17) 8/8.55ms^-1 for the first one, double it for the second (not entirely sure)
18) 0.5kmh^-1 in opposite direction relative to s1 I believe, once again not sure
19) first two are pretty basic, (5.6 microcoulombs and 340 microjoules), not sure how the p.d. splits when the battery isn't connected, could someone explain?
20) pretty much no idea how the circuit would work, skipped over it

I finished with half an hour left, which is decent I guess but I skipped quite a few questions. Lmk if there's any thing you disagree with
9. (Original post by AlphaQuark)
b) use mad mathematical ability to factorise

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10. (Original post by AlphaQuark)
Imo it's quite a bit easier than an actual paper ^^

My solutions for the questions I was able to do (always worth discussing methods/answers so lemme know if you got a different answer )

1) 171
2) Didn't bother dividing it, didn't think the mark was worth it but for the record it's ln8/ln5
3) x = 1/6
4) 720/8 (not sure, I've only recently looked at C4 integration so this was fun practice XD
5) p>4 p<-1
6a) 19/36 (very unsure, did it quite quickly in the interest of time)
b) 5/54
7) 103pi/256 multiplied by r^2
8a) 7x-2y+25=0
b) 19.5 for distance between y intercepts
9) like a 1/x graph but a root at 0,0 with asymptotes at x=2 and y=1
10a) a/1-r = 25 and ar=4 rearrange like there's no tomorrow
b) use mad mathematical ability to factorise and get r = 4/5,1/5
11) good ol m1, suvat to give 2root22
12) v=sqrt(g x delta h)
13) didn't complete, don't have the physics skills needed, if someone could help that would be mint
14) T1 = root3 mg/4 T2 = mg/4
15) 2J lost
16) SHM isn't on our spec I thought, but regardless idk how to do it so once again, I plead for help
17) 8/8.55ms^-1 for the first one, double it for the second (not entirely sure)
18) 0.5kmh^-1 in opposite direction relative to s1 I believe, once again not sure
19) first two are pretty basic, (5.6 microcoulombs and 340 microjoules), not sure how the p.d. splits when the battery isn't connected, could someone explain?
20) pretty much no idea how the circuit would work, skipped over it

I finished with half an hour left, which is decent I guess but I skipped quite a few questions. Lmk if there's any thing you disagree with
I got the same answer for most of them
4, 180/7
5. P =4 and P=-1
6a, 5/9 (pretty sure i am wrong haha)
7a, 205/256 pi r^2
8, i got 14.5

havent done the physics one yet
11. Anyone got a definite solution for Q7?
12. (Original post by AlphaQuark)
Imo it's quite a bit easier than an actual paper ^^

My solutions for the questions I was able to do (always worth discussing methods/answers so lemme know if you got a different answer )

1) 171
2) Didn't bother dividing it, didn't think the mark was worth it but for the record it's ln8/ln5
3) x = 1/6
4) 720/8 (not sure, I've only recently looked at C4 integration so this was fun practice XD
5) p>4 p<-1
6a) 19/36 (very unsure, did it quite quickly in the interest of time)
b) 5/54
7) 103pi/256 multiplied by r^2
8a) 7x-2y+25=0
b) 19.5 for distance between y intercepts
9) like a 1/x graph but a root at 0,0 with asymptotes at x=2 and y=1
10a) a/1-r = 25 and ar=4 rearrange like there's no tomorrow
b) use mad mathematical ability to factorise and get r = 4/5,1/5
11) good ol m1, suvat to give 2root22
12) v=sqrt(g x delta h)
13) didn't complete, don't have the physics skills needed, if someone could help that would be mint
14) T1 = root3 mg/4 T2 = mg/4
15) 2J lost
16) SHM isn't on our spec I thought, but regardless idk how to do it so once again, I plead for help
17) 8/8.55ms^-1 for the first one, double it for the second (not entirely sure)
18) 0.5kmh^-1 in opposite direction relative to s1 I believe, once again not sure
19) first two are pretty basic, (5.6 microcoulombs and 340 microjoules), not sure how the p.d. splits when the battery isn't connected, could someone explain?
20) pretty much no idea how the circuit would work, skipped over it

I finished with half an hour left, which is decent I guess but I skipped quite a few questions. Lmk if there's any thing you disagree with
4. should be 180/7
1. i got -21 but i have a feeling i am wrong idk pretty sick
6a. 5/9
6b. 5/18
7. 205/256pir^2
14. also for the physics section we cant leave our answers as fractions right? it has to be in 2sf?
15. sorry to spam but for the last question is it even complete? current through what? voltage drop across what?
sorry to spam but for the last question is it even complete? current through what? voltage drop across what?
I guess its through ,across and dissipated by (each resistor-stated with the last one)
sorry to spam but for the last question is it even complete? current through what? voltage drop across what?
I am sorry for the late reply. I was out for few days. I haven't looked through the maths section yet. Some of the questions in the physics sections are certainly too advanced (testing your knowledge rather than testing your ability to apply known ideas in unknown situations). As has been stated earlier the question is complete and asks "across each resistor". This figure could help. (extremely sorry for the terrible drawing) I have not written units of resistance in the figure, hope this does not add further confusions. Can you convince yourself that this diagram is equivalent to the diagram given in the question?
18. Hey, is anyone going to be taking some days off from school to study? or is everyone set?
Hey, is anyone going to be taking some days off from school to study? or is everyone set?
I have half term holiday next week so I'm dedicating most of the week to just straight studying for the PAT and doing papers/getting the technique for problem solving figured out.
If you're very determined to do well and know that you'll be productive then it might be worth taking a day or so off (preferably a less busy one).
20. (Original post by olegasr)
I have half term holiday next week so I'm dedicating most of the week to just straight studying for the PAT and doing papers/getting the technique for problem solving figured out.
If you're very determined to do well and know that you'll be productive then it might be worth taking a day or so off (preferably a less busy one).
i dont get a week off sadly, so im deciding when to start taking the break from? How many days you think is sensible? i think my friends and the weekend can help me catch up once it's done

Also, hows the prep going? happy with what you're scoring?

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