Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Today was the test date for the PAT. I practised at least 8 past papers and they were all manageable (probably around 70-80%). However, I personally found this test impossible. (probably the hardest thing I've done and will ever do. What about you guys?
    • Community Assistant
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Justaskingreally)
    Today was the test date for the PAT. I practised at least 8 past papers and they were all manageable (probably around 70-80%). However, I personally found this test impossible. (probably the hardest thing I've done and will ever do. What about you guys?
    CA Reminder: Please remember the rules of discussion for these tests (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4934792)
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I thought it was awful but maybe that's just me
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    I heard people cursing doing the exam and after (seriously). I think all the past papers including the speciman are just lies, waste my time doing them lol. Their level of difficulty can never compare to this year's
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by alkewley)
    I thought it was awful but maybe that's just me
    you are not the only one believe me
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    That's exactly how I felt
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    If everyone says it was bad I'll feel so much better
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I was the exact same. I attempted every past paper from 2006 to 2016 and generally found them okay with the exception of a few awkward questions, but I feel 2017 paper was just on a whole other level.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    What percentage do you think you guys got?
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    I've done LOADS of physics Olympiad questions and some of the questions of the paper were downright ridiculous.

    [mod edit: do not discuss specifics please]
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    I made a stupuidly ridiculous mistake regarding [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] What annoys me is I realised this mistake immediatly after I left the exam room. The answer is a lovely number in the end, but I really messed up the exam. The math was nice tho..
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by OllieeTownsend)
    What percentage do you think you guys got?
    To be honest... 30-50%
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    Did anybody solve the very last question?
    • Section Leader
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Parhomus)
    I've done LOADS of physics Olympiad questions and some of the questions of the paper were downright ridiculous.
    No discussion of question specifics please.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Think I got almost all the multiple choice correct along with some of the longer ones. And then bits and bobs of the 9 markers.

    [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions]

    Granted I am currently dealing with medica extenuating circumstances and should probably communicate this to my college! Probably about 50-60%? Although I am usually quite harsh on myself..
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Justaskingreally)
    Today was the test date for the PAT. I practised at least 8 past papers and they were all manageable (probably around 70-80%). However, I personally found this test impossible. (probably the hardest thing I've done and will ever do. What about you guys?
    Difficult paper couldn't say if it was easier or harder than past ones because I 'forgot to revise'.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    I knew how to plot [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] (mainly cause I took the COMPLETE CIE A-level physics) however [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] (Made no sense to be honest) whoever set this question is a monster. For the last question [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] however I believe I have misinterpreted the question so yeah.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Parhomus)
    ..
    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    ..
    Jeez guys - do you want your competitors to know what came up before they take the exam?
    • Section Leader
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    I made a stupuidly ridiculous mistake regarding [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] What annoys me is I realised this mistake immediatly after I left the exam room. The answer is a lovely number in the end, but I really messed up the exam. The math was nice tho..
    (Original post by Parhomus)
    Think I got almost all the multiple choice correct along with some of the longer ones. And then bits and bobs of the 9 markers.

    [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions]

    Granted I am currently dealing with medica extenuating circumstances and should probably communicate this to my college! Probably about 50-60%? Although I am usually quite harsh on myself..
    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    I knew how to plot [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] (mainly cause I took the COMPLETE CIE A-level physics) however [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions] (Made no sense to be honest) whoever set this question is a monster. For the last question I got [mod deleted - do not discuss specific questions], however I believe I have misinterpreted the question so yeah.
    Please. Do not discuss specific questions!
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    The paper was dreadful. I came out of it close to tears if I'll be honest... Hardest paper I have ever done!
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.