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    From my report last year they have "pass marks" for both sections. Last year my physics was above the pass mark by a reasonable amount (can't specifically remember), but my maths was short by 3 marks. I had straight A*s at GCSEs and straight As at AS and still didn't get interviewed, so don't get your hopes up too much

    (Original post by theonetruequeen)
    To be fair, that was 9 years ago.

    Still... It kind of relieves me.

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    (Original post by Razzamataz179)
    From my report last year they have "pass marks" for both sections. Last year my physics was above the pass mark by a reasonable amount (can't specifically remember), but my maths was short by 3 marks. I had straight A*s at GCSEs and straight As at AS and still didn't get interviewed, so don't get your hopes up too much
    Do you have any idea of the approximate pass marks for each section? (In any year.)
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    Do you have any idea of the approximate pass marks for each section? (In any year.)


    I dug through my e-mails and found this:

    To get on the shortlist (on average) you needed
    33 Maths
    23 Physics
    You got:
    30 Maths
    30 Physics.

    If that's of any use, sorry I don't have anything on any other years!
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    Do you have any idea of the approximate pass marks for each section? (In any year.)
    I also want to note that I personally am not very good at Physics, and I probably would've made the cut had I worked harder. I didn't know any of the C4 maths that came up (the first few marks of the maths were C4 topics), so if I can do it I know you guys can!
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    (Original post by Razzamataz179)

    I dug through my e-mails and found this:

    To get on the shortlist (on average) you needed
    33 Maths
    23 Physics
    You got:
    30 Maths
    30 Physics.

    If that's of any use, sorry I don't have anything on any other years!
    Thank you!
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    Wait... there are cut off points for Physics?! *expletive expletive expletive*
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Haha personally I would like there to be more mechanics questions because I tend to do better in those, not to rub salt in your wounds though!
    To be honest, I actually like mechanics questions. I mean who wouldn't like a beautiful pulley or a lever question
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    (Original post by Razzamataz179)

    I dug through my e-mails and found this:

    To get on the shortlist (on average) you needed
    33 Maths
    23 Physics
    You got:
    30 Maths
    30 Physics.

    If that's of any use, sorry I don't have anything on any other years!
    I never know this is a thing. I can only assume that the competition was very tight last year.
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    (Original post by Razzamataz179)

    I dug through my e-mails and found this:

    To get on the shortlist (on average) you needed
    33 Maths
    23 Physics
    You got:
    30 Maths
    30 Physics.

    If that's of any use, sorry I don't have anything on any other years!
    Would you have been invited if you got say 40 on the maths but only 25 on the physics?
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Would you have been invited if you got say 40 on the maths but only 25 on the physics?
    No clue, I suppose it's down to college? I did open application, and also applied for engineering so maths is more important!
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    Can someone post a link of all the formulae we're expected to know?
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Can someone post a link of all the formulae we're expected to know?
    http://www.oxfordpatanswers.com/sincostan.pdf
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    Legend, thank you. But what about exponentials like capacitor and radioactive decay. Also no SHM or lens equations?
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Legend, thank you. But what about exponentials like capacitor and radioactive decay. Also no SHM or lens equations?
    Capacitors:

    https://isaacphysics.org/concepts/cp_capacitor

    SHM

    https://isaacphysics.org/concepts/cp_shm

    Lens:

    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/clas...tics-of-Lenses

    Radioactive decay:

    n=N*e^(-kt)

    Note: k is the decay constant (bc idk how to type lambda on my computer)
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    (Original post by hermionegrangcr)
    Capacitors:

    https://isaacphysics.org/concepts/cp_capacitor

    SHM

    https://isaacphysics.org/concepts/cp_shm

    Lens:

    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/clas...tics-of-Lenses

    Radioactive decay:

    n=N*e^(-kt)

    Note: k is the decay constant (bc idk how to type lambda on my computer)
    to find k i presume you're told info in the question e.g. isotope x has a half life of 12 years, find k? cheers again btw
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    Looks like Oxford is too difficult then, I barely get any marks on the Physics section. If there is a specific Physics cut off, then I am gone.
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    You just saved my life
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    My pencil case looks really depressing without a calculator. :sad:
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    My pencil case looks really depressing without a calculator. :sad:
    I haven't used a calculator properly for 3 months so I feel life's simpler without one

    P.S. But I still somewhat miss graphing equations in a few clicks bc it's a different skill.
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    Best of luck! Just finished mine, and it was okay.
 
 
 
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