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    Even if I do get the cut off what's the point? I'll be borderline. In the past papers I was getting decent 70s each time ... I .... just ... idk ... it just went wrong in every way
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    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    Okay, we don't get A-level past papers until results are out, but that does not mean exam discussion is locked.
    Let me double-check.
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    (Original post by ChildOfTheMist)
    The paper was dreadful. I came out of it close to tears if I'll be honest... Hardest paper I have ever done!
    Don’t worry, I cried before, during and after the exam!!! It was impossible and truly awful
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    Was definitely the hardest paper by far, was nicely averaging over the interview threshold but this was on another level haha! Think I got between 50 and 60 :/
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    Hey, oxford student here, i really wanna have a go at some of the harder problems, anyone mind sending some to me once you're allowed?
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    The oxford MAT thread is now discussing question details in FULL force. Can we please start discussing details?
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    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    The oxford MAT thread is now discussing question details in FULL force. Can we please start discussing details?
    No. That was signalled by the Oxford Maths Dept itself. Please hold for the other Admissions Tests.
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    (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?
    Good to know I am not the only one with this feeling. :-p
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    (Original post by OllieeTownsend)
    What percentage do you think you guys got?
    I'm hoping for like 50% ish
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    Hi, do any of you guys know if they take their time when grading your paper? Due to the difficulty I was not really able to organise my workings and my handwriting is pretty bad,especially on those three questions that a lot of people struggled with. I'm afraid I might lose some point for method because of this.
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    To be honest I'm not bragging, I really want to see if I wasn't the only one to feel dreadful right now. I've always scored around the top 5~10% on all the past papers even when grading harshly but this test man.....I won't discuss specifics but I felt all the topics I were bad at came out as 9 point questions and it was the first time I got stuck on a maths question. I honestly feel horrible and I also wanted to know if it was just me that messed up or others as well. I wish everyone good luck and that the curve get to be very low....
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    (Original post by Ersin33)
    To be honest I'm not bragging, I really want to see if I wasn't the only one to feel dreadful right now. I've always scored around the top 5~10% on all the past papers even when grading harshly but this test man.....I won't discuss specifics but I felt all the topics I were bad at came out as 9 point questions and it was the first time I got stuck on a maths question. I honestly feel horrible and I also wanted to know if it was just me that messed up or others as well. I wish everyone good luck and that the curve get to be very low....
    Don't worry, I feel like I'm in exactly the same position. What sort of mark do you think you got?
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    (Original post by Tomyil12345)
    same here, scored around 90% on all papers expect 2012. Although it didn't go horrible it definitely didn't go as well as I hoped.
    What sort of mark are you expecting to get this year?
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    (Original post by Ersin33)
    To be honest I'm not bragging, I really want to see if I wasn't the only one to feel dreadful right now. I've always scored around the top 5~10% on all the past papers even when grading harshly but this test man.....I won't discuss specifics but I felt all the topics I were bad at came out as 9 point questions and it was the first time I got stuck on a maths question. I honestly feel horrible and I also wanted to know if it was just me that messed up or others as well. I wish everyone good luck and that the curve get to be very low....
    same here, scored around 90% on all papers expect 2012. Although it didn't go horrible it definitely didn't go as well as I hoped.
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    (Original post by Quantum42)
    What sort of mark are you expecting to get this year?
    (Original post by Ersin33)
    To be honest I'm not bragging, I really want to see if I wasn't the only one to feel dreadful right now. I've always scored around the top 5~10% on all the past papers even when grading harshly but this test man.....I won't discuss specifics but I felt all the topics I were bad at came out as 9 point questions and it was the first time I got stuck on a maths question. I honestly feel horrible and I also wanted to know if it was just me that messed up or others as well. I wish everyone good luck and that the curve get to be very low....
    Both of you will probably get like 70 odd % which will be more than sufficient this year. Please chill out ... can't you see you were already amazing and that comparatively you still will be?
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    (Original post by Quantum42)
    What sort of mark are you expecting to get this year?
    Can really say for sure because I didn't have time to go over all my answers but I think around 75 if they bare with me a bit for my handwriting and reward some partial marks for methods
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    (Original post by Quantum42)
    What sort of mark are you expecting to get this year?
    I'm really not sure.... Honestly I kinda fazed out after skipping some questions at the end and I highly doubt all the questions I did do were done correctly... If I give myself room for error of making ~10 marks mistakes I would be happy if I could make it past 70
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    (Original post by Ersin33)
    To be honest I'm not bragging, I really want to see if I wasn't the only one to feel dreadful right now. I've always scored around the top 5~10% on all the past papers even when grading harshly but this test man.....I won't discuss specifics but I felt all the topics I were bad at came out as 9 point questions and it was the first time I got stuck on a maths question. I honestly feel horrible and I also wanted to know if it was just me that messed up or others as well. I wish everyone good luck and that the curve get to be very low....
    Out of curiosity was it the math question that was geometric?
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    (Original post by Electric-man7)
    Out of curiosity was it the math question that was geometric?
    We shouldn't talk details but I remember it was the last one that we had to draw....I remember how I was terrible at drawing and kept drawing and erasing multiple times to get some insight xD
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    (Original post by Ersin33)
    We shouldn't talk details but I remember it was the last one that we had to draw....I remember how I was terrible at drawing and kept drawing and erasing multiple times to get some insight xD
    Is this the question near the end that people say was too easy for 9 marks?
 
 
 
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