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# Oxford MAT 2013/2014 Watch

1. Figured I could make a thread here since there wasn't one :333

This is for discussion of the Oxford MAT used for admissions to the university, for those taking it in November 2013.

How's everyone feeling about it? I've been going through the past papers but I'm really struggling with the trigonometry questions ( Just can't get my head around them...

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3. (Original post by megiddo_)
Figured I could make a thread here since there wasn't one :333

This is for discussion of the Oxford MAT used for admissions to the university, for those taking it in November 2013.

How's everyone feeling about it? I've been going through the past papers but I'm really struggling with the trigonometry questions ( Just can't get my head around them...
Hey I'll be taking the test this year too! Very, very nervous to be completely honest Some very tricky questions on the past papers!

Which college are you applying to? And how did your AS Levels go?

Hopefully we can attract a few more people into this thread, seems a bit quiet at the moment!
4. I shall be taking MAT for Imperial. I have been meaning to start prep for a while now, perhaps I shall begin
5. (Original post by joostan)
I shall be taking MAT for Imperial. I have been meaning to start prep for a while now, perhaps I shall begin
Oh, do any other Universities, excluding Oxford and Imperial, use the MAT?

How did your AS maths/further go?
6. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Oh, do any other Universities, excluding Oxford and Imperial, use the MAT?

How did your AS maths/further go?
Just those two I think. A few others use STEP.
I did AS and A2 Maths this year. I got an A* 589/600

UMS breakdown:
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C1: 98
C2: 100
C3: 100
C4: 100
S1: 100
M1: 91

7. (Original post by joostan)
Just those two I think. A few others use STEP.
I did AS and A2 Maths this year. I got an A* 589/600

UMS breakdown:
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C1: 98
C2: 100
C3: 100
C4: 100
S1: 100
M1: 91

Wow! Kudos to you my friend - those scores are truly incredible! Are you taking AS and A2 Further Maths next year then?

My UMS (Edexcel BTW):
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C1:99
C2:95
M1:100
FP1:92
S1:94
D1:92
8. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Wow! Kudos to you my friend - those scores are truly incredible! Are you taking AS and A2 Further Maths next year then?

My UMS (Edexcel BTW):
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C1:99
C2:95
M1:100
FP1:92
S1:94
D1:92
Thanks. . . That's pretty good too
Yes, I am. I presume you are too?
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This thread has made me start MAT Prep, I've begun work on Sample paper 1. A fair amount of STEP practice has made MAT rather more straightforward, though I'm not a fan of coordinate geometry
9. (Original post by joostan)
Thanks. . . That's pretty good too
Yes, I am. I presume you are too?
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This thread has made me start MAT Prep, I've begun work on Sample paper 1. A fair amount of STEP practice has made MAT rather more straightforward, though I'm not a fan of coordinate geometry
Cheers Well I'm doing it the other way around - I've done AS in maths and AS in further and I'm doing A2 in both this year!

Let me know if you have any problems - which, looking at your UMS scores, is probably unlikely Hopefully we can get MAT candidates posting their unsolved questions on this thread too
10. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Cheers Well I'm doing it the other way around - I've done AS in maths and AS in further and I'm doing A2 in both this year!

Let me know if you have any problems - which, looking at your UMS scores, is probably unlikely Hopefully we can get MAT candidates posting their unsolved questions on this thread too
I prefer to work out any problems on my own, no matter how long it takes
Could well do. . .
11. oh wow, some people appeared!

I'm thinking of applying for Balliol right now, still not entirely sure though...

AS Levels were AAAB, plus two modules for FM because I missed the first one They're in Maths, Physics, Computing and Spanish respectively.

UMS and stuff:

C1 - 98
C2 - 100
M1 - 100
FP1 - 91
S2 - 92
12. (Original post by megiddo_)
oh wow, some people appeared!

I'm thinking of applying for Balliol right now, still not entirely sure though...

AS Levels were AAAB, plus two modules for FM because I missed the first one They're in Maths, Physics, Computing and Spanish respectively.

UMS and stuff:

C1 - 98
C2 - 100
M1 - 100
FP1 - 91
S2 - 92
Yes we have indeed appeared
Nice - did you take S2 without S1?
13. (Original post by megiddo_)
oh wow, some people appeared!

I'm thinking of applying for Balliol right now, still not entirely sure though...

AS Levels were AAAB, plus two modules for FM because I missed the first one They're in Maths, Physics, Computing and Spanish respectively.

UMS and stuff:

C1 - 98
C2 - 100
M1 - 100
FP1 - 91
S2 - 92
Hey, nice grades which AS levels are you taking into next year?

I had a look at Balliol as well when I went down to Oxford on an open day and it looks amazing! That being said I think I'll be applying to Merton as it has a good maths tradition - note: I'm applying for maths & philosophy

How many MAT papers have you tried? I don't want to exhaust them to early, since the past paper resources aren't exactly vast...
14. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Hey, nice grades which AS levels are you taking into next year?

I had a look at Balliol as well when I went down to Oxford on an open day and it looks amazing! That being said I think I'll be applying to Merton as it has a good maths tradition - note: I'm applying for maths & philosophy

How many MAT papers have you tried? I don't want to exhaust them to early, since the past paper resources aren't exactly vast...
There's a fair few here.
15. (Original post by joostan)
There's a fair few here.
Ah cheers! That should keep me going for a while
16. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Ah cheers! That should keep me going for a while
No problem
17. (Original post by alexmufc1995)
Hey, nice grades which AS levels are you taking into next year?

...

How many MAT papers have you tried? I don't want to exhaust them to early, since the past paper resources aren't exactly vast...
Just maths, further and physics; the classic three I think I've briefly looked at all of them and done a couple of questions on those but I definitely have one I made sure I haven't done.

(Original post by joostan)
Yes we have indeed appeared
Nice - did you take S2 without S1?
Yup, though I had no clue what to do given Var(3-2X) in one of the exam questions...only a couple of marks dropped though. Self teaching S1 this year.
18. (Original post by megiddo_)
Just maths, further and physics; the classic three I think I've briefly looked at all of them and done a couple of questions on those but I definitely have one I made sure I haven't done.

Yup, though I had no clue what to do given Var(3-2X) in one of the exam questions...only a couple of marks dropped though. Self teaching S1 this year.
Impressive, and mildly unfortunate. . . Seems a bizarre way to do things
I do prefer S2 though
19. It's the last question - i.e question 5 - on every paper which I find the most difficult. They have some crazy context for those questions which, although the solution is reasonably straightforward, catches me out almost every time
20. (Original post by joostan)
Impressive, and mildly unfortunate. . . Seems a bizarre way to do things
I do prefer S2 though
I started doing FM in Feb/March and they did S1 in January.

(Original post by alexmufc1995)
It's the last question - i.e question 5 - on every paper which I find the most difficult. They have some crazy context for those questions which, although the solution is reasonably straightforward, catches me out almost every time
oh man please don't even get me started on these questions

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