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I'm planning to apply for physics at CambridgeU and Imperial College. Can anyone who has been through the process share some good resources and tips for NSAA exam and interviews? I'm only gonna focus on math and physics part of NSAA. I was thinking of going through Alevel physics papers of all boards and solving PAT and STEP past papers. Are the Cambridge interview guide books worth buying and studying?
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Hey guys!

I'm planning to apply for physics at CambridgeU and Imperial College. Can anyone who has been through the process share some good resources and tips for NSAA exam and interviews? I'm only gonna focus on math and physics part of NSAA. I was thinking of going through Alevel physics papers of all boards and solving PAT and STEP past papers. Are the Cambridge interview guide books worth buying and studying?
The NSAA isn't an entrance exam, there's no pass mark and people with poor marks can still get offers. But there's lots of threads about it in the University of Cambridge forum.
e.g. https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4243562
I'd say that STEP is overkill preparation for the NSAA.

Past papers etc are all available from here:
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....y-requirements

There's also a very good thread for all potential Cambridge applicants here:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4411262

And no I wouldn't recommend buying interview books.
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The NSAA isn't an entrance exam, there's no pass mark and people with poor marks can still get offers. But there's lots of threads about it in the University of Cambridge forum.
e.g. https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4243562
I'd say that STEP is overkill preparation for the NSAA.

Past papers etc are all available from here:
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....y-requirements

There's also a very good thread for all potential Cambridge applicants here:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4411262

And no I wouldn't recommend buying interview books.
Thanks. I thought there's a cutoff score for NSAA and only top performers are invited for interview. I'm an international applicant and I don't have experience with British university interviews which tend to be academic. That's why I'm quite anxious 😅
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Thanks. I thought there's a cutoff score for NSAA and only top performers are invited for interview. I'm an international applicant and I don't have experience with British university interviews which tend to be academic. That's why I'm quite anxious 😅
Nope, there is no cutoff.

And Cambridge has some videos of mock interviews to give you an idea of what to expect.

eg
https://youtu.be/dUwN6GI-0EQ
https://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/admission...ws/?showvid=98
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