# GAT 2023 Oxford

How did everyone find the GAT?

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I found it alright just the system kept crashing which was so disruptive
Original post by life_is_fun
I found it alright just the system kept crashing which was so disruptive

Mine crashed too although it wasn’t too bad. How did you find the critical thinking? I could never tell how well I’d done until I marked the practice papers!
Mine too! I have no idea what the right answers are. I found the graphs to be quite unnervingly easy? idk

What do we think is a good score ?
Original post by binkbonkshush
Mine too! I have no idea what the right answers are. I found the graphs to be quite unnervingly easy? idk

What do we think is a good score ?

If I remember correctly the first two questions on the fist graph were almost like GCSE level? I thought it was too good to be true, I kept thinking that I must be missing something bc it was to easy.

I have no idea what a good score is. I think the essay will really pull your score up or down.
Yeah it really felt that way! I kept doubting myself on that lol

The Part C is so stressful because I have no idea if what I did was good

I was getting like 15/16 in the sample tests, and it felt about as hard? So I'm not sure if that's good or not
Please could somebody explain the graph on part 2 of the problem solving section (B). It’s the one with the income deprivation and cluster index
I think it's just showing how deprived an area is on the x axis, and then how close together the deprived parts of that area are on the y axis?

so if an area is in the top right of the graph it is very deprived overall, but the most deprived areas are concentrated in a specific part of the city/village etc.
Original post by MillieB1624
Please could somebody explain the graph on part 2 of the problem solving section (B). It’s the one with the income deprivation and cluster index
Original post by binkbonkshush
I think it's just showing how deprived an area is on the x axis, and then how close together the deprived parts of that area are on the y axis?

so if an area is in the top right of the graph it is very deprived overall, but the most deprived areas are concentrated in a specific part of the city/village etc.

Thank you. I think I may have messed that bit up. I swear it said at the top that red was least deprived and blue was most which contradicted the graph, that’s what confused me. Aghhh I’m not sure I can’t properly remember 😅
I think it said one colour was urban and the other rural on the second graph if that rings a bell?

Oh well, not worth stressing about now it's done...

Original post by MillieB1624
Thank you. I think I may have messed that bit up. I swear it said at the top that red was least deprived and blue was most which contradicted the graph, that’s what confused me. Aghhh I’m not sure I can’t properly remember 😅
Original post by binkbonkshush
I think it said one colour was urban and the other rural on the second graph if that rings a bell?

Oh well, not worth stressing about now it's done...

Very true, apparently we get results in January, it’s so long
No I know it's so annoying we don't get a chance to see how well we did till after we find out about places 😬😬
What college are you applying to?

Original post by MillieB1624
Very true, apparently we get results in January, it’s so long
Original post by binkbonkshush
I think it said one colour was urban and the other rural on the second graph if that rings a bell?

Oh well, not worth stressing about now it's done...

Very true, apparently we get results in January, it’s so long
Original post by binkbonkshush
No I know it's so annoying we don't get a chance to see how well we did till after we find out about places 😬😬
What college are you applying to?

I’ve applied to Brasenose wbu?
Original post by MillieB1624
I’ve applied to Brasenose wbu?

went with St Catz - so excited about the idea of it I really hope I get an interview
Original post by MillieB1624
Very true, apparently we get results in January, it’s so long

There was one graph about deprivation regarding rural and urban

Original post by Anonymous #2

There was one graph about deprivation regarding rural and urban

Section B
First two graphs were about increase in GDP per capita and energy usage

2nd part was the graph on income dep and cluster index and the graph on rural/urban and cluster index (?)
Have you guys seen the email they sent out today ? What are you thoughts ?
Annoyed as I thought it wen well for me, hopefully they still take some of it into account as seems a bit unfair to penalise people who did well in the test
Original post by binkbonkshush
went with St Catz - so excited about the idea of it I really hope I get an interview

I’m a second year geographer at St Catz - if you want any advice feel free to let me know!

Same goes to everyone here