If you are applying to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, you will soon be sitting the NSAA, or Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment, but what makes a good NSAA score? While the format of the test itself may have changed, the skills and aptitudes it tests, and the qualities that admissions tutors look for in Natural Sciences students at Cambridge, have not.
Each year, the main examining boards publish a document written by the examiners called the “Examiners’ Report”. In this report, the examiners explain what the most common mistakes are. This article examines (see what we’ve done?) the past AQA Biology exam from June 2017.
For many students, the world-famous environment of the University of Cambridge is the place par excellence to study Natural Sciences.
Competition for a place at Cambridge is fierce and many applicants have over 90% UMS in all their A-levels. But how does the Physics section of the NSAA prepare?
Cambridge is a fantastic place to study Natural Sciences, studying in a historic environment while learning from world-renowned tutors.
Before you get there, however, you must make your way through the minefield of the Cambridge admissions process, including the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA). This is where the NSAA comes in.
So you want to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, but how do you start preparing for the NSAA exam? With the amount of competition for places at Cambridge, the NSAA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment) can be a crucial part of any student’s application and can be the final determinant of whether or not they receive an offer.
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The NSAA score is similar to the BMAT or UKCAT in some respects. Section 1 is the only score that can be viewed because the answers are either correct or incorrect, which allows a definitive score to be obtained. We have found some information that may be useful to show the overall score of previous candidates in the different sections.
The questions in Section 2 of the NSAA are designed to test you, taking you out of your comfort zone. In addition to the basic knowledge required for Section 1, in NSAA Section 2 you will need to apply basic scientific principles in unfamiliar contexts. All questions in NSAA Section 2 require you to have knowledge of Section 1A Mathematics.
Welcome to Part B of Section 1 of the NSAA! Here we are going to cover the next two available topics you can choose from for Section 1 of the NSAA. All of them are optional, but the idea is to give you a good understanding of the type of questions that await you so that you can make a decision.
You have 60 minutes to answer 40 questions. Because of this, Section 1 is the most time-pressured section of the NSAA. This section can test GCSE biology, chemistry, physics and maths. The questions can be quite difficult and it’s easy to get bogged down. However, it’s possible to rapidly improve if you prepare correctly.
What is the NSAA? The Natural Sciences Admissions Asesment (NSAA) is a 2-hour written exam for prospective Cambridge natural sciences and veterinary sciences applicants. UniAdmissions offer expert support for the NSAA through our Cambridge Natural Sciences Programme.
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