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Really? I just actually tried it out and it came out as I'd visualised it. You fold it once, and you get a strip 4m long, with edges at one end and a fold at the other. You fold it a second time, and you get a strip 2m long, with two edges and one fold at one end, and two folds inside each other at the other. Then you cut that in half, and the two bits that were edges are strips 1m long, and the three folds are 2m long (because they were folded in half).

Sorry, that's a really confusing explanation!
Oh I see now! cut it in the wrong place (vertically rather than horizontal)

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yeah but all that stuff is minor compared to sending it off and applying. Won't know if we're being interviewed till the last minute.
yeah, well 98% were interviewed for classics last year, so I like to think I have a chance but yeah, once UCAS is sent most of the pressure is off
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For people doing the maths test:

How many marks is each part worth? Also, do you have to answer every single question, or just pick a few to do well?
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For people doing the maths test:

How many marks is each part worth? Also, do you have to answer every single question, or just pick a few to do well?
The multiple choice are worth four marks each - you either get four marks or nothing. You then answer four long questions (there's no choice, but it depends on the degree you're applying for) each of which is out of fifteen - the precise way these are marked is not known.

This means the multiple choice should take you about 6 minutes each, and the longer questions 22.5 minutes each.

I think you should certainly try every question (of the one's for your subject), but you certainly don't need everything right to get a "good score".
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Wadham, porque estoy una chica desenfrenada y liberada :P
Qu'est-ce que tu preferes - frances o español? Ou bien les deux mdr.

Still waiting for my useless and inconsiderate Head of Year to send my flooping reference & final application though :mad:
Ahh, vale. En vérité c'est trop difficile de décider... j'adore les deux :love:.
Si tenía que elegir entre los dos, sería similar a alguien elegir entre sus hijos.

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The multiple choice are worth four marks each - you either get four marks or nothing. You then answer four long questions (there's no choice, but it depends on the degree you're applying for) each of which is out of fifteen - the precise way these are marked is not known.

This means the multiple choice should take you about 6 minutes each, and the longer questions 22.5 minutes each.

I think you should certainly try every question (of the one's for your subject), but you certainly don't need everything right to get a "good score".
thanks, what advice would you give to prepare for the test?
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thanks, what advice would you give to prepare for the test?
Just to do all of the past papers and make sure you understand the answers that oxford give. Looking over the C1/C2 textbook might be a good idea if you're feeling rusty on anything.

What subject are you applying for?
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So my referee mentioned pre-interview tests to me when sending off my application yesterday and I assumed I'd be able to register through my school and take it there... But she didn't mention anything... It's the TSA I'm taking but yeah. Now I'm all confused and there's no way I can get into contact with her I don't think as we are on holiday next week
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So my referee mentioned pre-interview tests to me when sending off my application yesterday and I assumed I'd be able to register through my school and take it there... But she didn't mention anything... It's the TSA I'm taking but yeah. Now I'm all confused and there's no way I can get into contact with her I don't think as we are on holiday next week
Contact your school's exam officer as they will enter you. The deadline for entries is the 14th October. If you can't contact anyone at your school, just register with an independent test centre: http://www.admissionstests.cambridge...adt/findcentre
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Subject: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
GCSE: Dont ask :P
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For people doing the maths test:

How many marks is each part worth? Also, do you have to answer every single question, or just pick a few to do well?
I'm not sure if you have had a look through this document, but I'd recommend having a quick read. Basically, from the MAT last year:

• 49% was the average score across all candidates
• 61% was the average score across all invited for interview
• 69% was the average score across those given an offer.

All applicants have to do the multiple choice questions and 2 of the longer-style questions, and the other 2 longer questions are determined by the subject you are applying for.
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(Original post by fluteflute)
Just to do all of the past papers and make sure you understand the answers that oxford give. Looking over the C1/C2 textbook might be a good idea if you're feeling rusty on anything.

What subject are you applying for?
I am applying for maths (single honours); ive just finished A level maths so it was quite a while since I did c1 and c2
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I am applying for maths (single honours); ive just finished A level maths so it was quite a while since I did c1 and c2
Which is exactly why you should look over it, unless you remember everything from that aswell as C3,C4 and applied units
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I am applying for maths (single honours); ive just finished A level maths so it was quite a while since I did c1 and c2
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Which is exactly why you should look over it, unless you remember everything from that aswell as C3,C4 and applied units
Yeah that's exactly my situation. Some of the finer points of C1/C2 have been forgotten....

One thing I particularly need to memorise is the formulae for summation of geometric series...
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Yeah that's exactly my situation. Some of the finer points of C1/C2 have been forgotten....

One thing I particularly need to memorise is the formulae for summation of geometric series...
Aint no formula sheets for MAT I'm guessing. Ah don't you miss the days when all you had to remember was the quadratic formula.
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Aint no formula sheets for MAT I'm guessing. Ah don't you miss the days when all you had to remember was the quadratic formula.
Nope Although to be honest there's not much in the MAT that needs formulas (other than the series thing I just mentioned).

For both Maths and Physics A level they give you practically all of the formulas though Of course from doing lots of questions they end up engraved in your brain. And of course not looking them up saves time!
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Nope Although to be honest there's not much in the MAT that needs formulas (other than the series thing I just mentioned).

For both Maths and Physics A level they give you practically all of the formulas though Of course from doing lots of questions they end up engraved in your brain. And of course not looking them up saves time!
*laughs* ... I still don't know the rules of geometry and circle theorem angles from GCSE -_-

Is that Sn? = n/2(2a+(n-1)d) or something along those lines
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Is that Sn? = n/2(2a+(n-1)d) or something along those lines
Yeah exactly that. I can remember that one for arithmetic progressions (like 1,6,11,17...) - especially as you can write it as \frac{n}{2}(a+l)

But I struggle to remember the geometric progressions (e.g. 2, 20, 200, 2000) formula... although today I've 'learnt' the formula for summing to infinity when -1 < x < 1. I'll have it sussed for November 2nd though.
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Yeah exactly that. I can remember that one for arithmetic progressions (like 1,6,11,17...) - especially as you can write it as \frac{n}{2}(a+l)

But I struggle to remember the geometric progressions (e.g. 2, 20, 200, 2000) formula... although today I've 'learnt' the formula for summing to infinity when -1 &lt; x &lt; 1. I'll have it sussed for November 2nd though.
I just did it on Wednesday in FP1 Series & induction. It's been a long time since C2 for me and we only just struggled to piece it together.

Ah yes, the arithmetic is alot shorter yipee

Ahw I love the sum to infinity, when we proved it I was just like....

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