How PAT Tuition will Improve your PAT Score
With expert PAT tuition you will work using resources created specifically for you to ensure that you are prepared for every type of question on the day of your test. Your expert tutor will help you to identify the question types you need to improve on and help you to utilise those you are strongest in order to get the most out of your study sessions. Your tutor will also work with you on the areas of the PAT that most students struggle with to ensure that you gain marks in areas other students won’t – giving you an advantage that could make the difference in gaining the university placement you want or not.
The PAT is a new test required by Oxford for Engineering, Material Sciences and Physics courses. It’s designed to be tricky and will have a big impact on whether you’re successful. With so much riding on it, don’t leave it to chance – get individual tuition by our Expert Oxbridge Tutors to ensure you perform to the best of your ability.
Why Choose UniAdmissions?
With UniAdmissions, you’ll get one-on-one time with an expert PAT tutor who scored in the top 10% nationally during their PAT year and has a proven rate of success in PAT tuition.
Includes Free PAT Resources Written by Experts
Fully Worked Solutions
You will receive fully worked solutions for every PAT past paper question, explaining the answers in depth.
Email access to your expert tutor until the day of your exam so you’re never alone or stuck
Master All Sections
Covers all PAT topics including maths and physics for both sections.
5 Full Mock Papers
Written by experts to mirror the 2018 PAT as closely as possible.
Triple your Chance of Success!
Our proven methods of tuition make all the difference! Last year our admissions success rate was triple the national average.
Offers from Oxford, Lancaster & Warwick.
“My PAT tutor, Leandro, was so helpful. There are some particular topics like Electrical Engineering which just seem to be my kryptonite in exams. He created lots of questions that specifically covered these topics so I could practice them the most. This is where I am sure I gained the most marks from my revision – thank you!”
Offers from Oxford, Bristol and Loughborough.
“The PAT was a really difficult test to prepare for because of the range of questions you can face. I’m so glad I went with UniAdmissions’ tuition, it helped me improve so much in a short amount of time!”
30 Comprehensive Hours of Support
Our 30 hour PAT tuition gives you the best possible chance of getting a great mark on the PAT. You will get 30 hours of bespoke expert tutoring consisting of:
The PAT exam consists of two major sections; Maths and Physics. The Maths syllabus coveres topics like Algebra, Elementary Mathematics and Calculus. Your tutor will assess your strengths and weaknesses on these topics, then provide focused tuition on your weaker areas to gain the most from tuition.
The Physics syllabus for the PAT contains topics such as Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Problem Solving. As with the Maths section, your tutor will assess your strengths and weaknesses and focus on where you need the most support. They will do this by creating bespoke question sets which hone in on your weaknesses, then teach you what the very best ways of working through the problems are.
You will receive 2 hours application advice from an expert tutor who has been through the process before, and passed with flying colours. They will help ensure you have the best possible application.
You’ll get access to all of our online resources which will give you plenty of practise on top of the support we will provide. This includes resources like fully worked solutions for all past exam papers and 5 full mock papers in the true style of the exam.
Meet our PAT Tutors
Samuel is currently a third-year DPhil candidate in Engineering Science at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He obtained his MEng degree from Oxford with First-Class Honours, graduating in top 4% of his class. Since his undergraduate years, Samuel has assisted many A level students with their university admissions, providing tuition for entrance exam preparation and guidance for interviews.
Peter is an Oxbridge Admissions tutor at UniAdmissions. He is currently in his 4th year of studying Physics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Peter achieved a distinction in each of his first three years and has been awarded an ATV Scholarship. Next year he is starting a PhD at Imperial College, focussing on plasma atmospheres around comets.
Outside of academia, Peter enjoys playing rugby and escaping into the countryside to climb some very tall rocks.
Christina is a third year international student at St John’s College, Cambridge. She has a double first in Engineering, specialising in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. She is a keen outreach enthusiast with volunteering experience in promoting technology-based fields through fun and educational initiatives. In her spare time she also enjoys playing the piano and basketball; she will be the captain of St John’s Women’s Basketball team next year.
Common Concerns from Students
Bespoke tuition sessions are a two-way process and the more you put in – the more you’ll get out. Whilst tutors are happy to cover topics that will undoubtedly be useful, you will gain more from the sessions if you come prepared and armed with questions. Students who tend to improve the most are also the ones who persistently ask their tutor for focus on their weaknesses, week after week! We asked our PAT tutors to give some examples of past sessions that they’ve conducted to give you ideas about what is possible.
A key part of the PAT syllabus is Electricity and Magnetism. This covers topics such as current, voltage (potential difference) charge, resistance and the relationships between them and links to energy and power and more. Because the topic is so far reaching, we find that students haven’t always covered everything in their GCSE or A-level syllabus, especially due to all the exam boards available. To cover all bases, I first find out which are the weakest topics for a student, then focus on those topics to iron out any weaknesses.
Peter – PAT Tutor
The requirements to study Physics at Oxford is A*AA with Maths and Physics. This means that not every student takes Further Maths and can struggle with the advanced maths sections of the PAT. These can be extremely valuable points that help differentiate you from other candidates! My personal tuition method is to talk through and work through a few questions in each topics and identify potential problem areas. This method allows the student and I to find where exactly they will see the most benefit from tuition!
Christina – PAT Tutor
PAT Tuition FAQs
You will be provided with 5 full mock papers, true to the style of the real exam and written by experts. You will also receive fully worked solutions for every past paper question – something no other company can provide!
Usually in a location that’s convenient for you and your tutor in Central London. In some cases, it may be possible to have the sessions at your house, depending on your location. If you’re not near these locations, you can get tutoring via Skype.
Absolutely, and we’d encourage you to do so. Make sure you give your tutor enough notice (at least 5 days) for them to prepare the appropriate materials.
If you haven’t had your first session yet, make a booking to start things off. Our staff will first match you with a tutor that is best suited for your needs and call or email you to confirm the time and location of the first tutorial. This is usually done within 24 hours.