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Hi guys! Just finished PAT. How did everyone find it? Personally, I found the maths questions more straightforward than the physics ones.
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Found it was so much harder than any past paper I'd done
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I dont even know what that pile of crap was
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The worst paper I’ve ever done ugh genuinely i thought I’d do ok given I’d done a lot of revision but no......
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Much more new information to process as opposed to other papers which focuses more on problem solving. More difficult than 2017 paper.
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That paper was absolutely awful, It was harder than even the 2012 paper which was pretty bad. I must have missed out like half the paper
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Anybody have any links to any unofficial mark schemes that people have put together? I feel like I’d be lucky to get about 70/100 at this point
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To be honest I am quite glad that the general consensus at the moment that it seems to of been hard for many. I know I made many silly errors and I felt as if the questions could have been worded differently. For some questions I spent longer trying to figure out what it was asking me than answering it. As well as this I felt as if there were quite a few sequences questions of which I haven't covered yet in school and so only had very limiting knowledge.
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Mood after the exam:
Excuse-a-me what de ****
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What a pile of horse **** like on the past papers was cruising w 80-90%, I was so f***ing ready. I mean wtf did the [] even mean?!?! Like towards the end I was just missing question after question, like I’ll b happy to get an interview now and I was hoping to cruise in.
Same here .. just hoping they meant to make it harder because of the [].
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Same here .. just hoping they meant to make it harder because of the [].
Like if it makes u feel better I found it impossible and yet just a couple months ago I came top 30 in the country for the senior physics challenge. It was criminally hard.
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I believe I am in a similar situation. Instead of considering marks on a past paper I always used to look at percentiles as my range here was a lot smaller. The effect of a hard test (while it may have a large effect on your mark) shouldn’t change your percentile too much. In essence it’s just a translation of that cumulative frequency curve you see in all the paper reports to the left a little bit. You’ll probably find you’re still hovering above the 10th percentile.

Realistically speaking, a hard paper favours people in your position, and spreads out the higher percentiles more which should be in your benefit.

Hope this calms you down a little bit after what was certainly a very rough exam 🙂

(Original post by Callum_Brown_)
What a pile of horse **** like on the past papers was cruising w 80-90%, I was so f***ing ready. I mean wtf did the [] even mean?!?! Like towards the end I was just missing question after question, like I’ll b happy to get an interview now and I was hoping to cruise in.
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Anybody have any links to any unofficial mark schemes that people have put together? I feel like I’d be lucky to get about 70/100 at this point
Get in the bin
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Anybody have any links to any unofficial mark schemes that people have put together? I feel like I’d be lucky to get about 70/100 at this point
F**k*ng hell, I’d be lucky to get that on a good day. P*ss off
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Get in the bin
Big emphasis on the word “lucky”, btw
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Anybody have any links to any unofficial mark schemes that people have put together? I feel like I’d be lucky to get about 70/100 at this point
I’m hoping that much as well now. For every physics question, I only finished half or at least about a quarter left (didn’t do most of that [] tho).
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Anybody have any links to any unofficial mark schemes that people have put together? I feel like I’d be lucky to get about 70/100 at this point
I’d be lucky to pass😭😭😭😭
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Like if it makes u feel better I found it impossible and yet just a couple months ago I came top 30 in the country for the senior physics challenge. It was criminally hard.
I was considering switching to maths until I saw this, at least Im in good company then
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Dropped a huge amount of marks on content that I haven’t covered yet in school :/
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