Oxford PAT Preparation Classes

This two-day course covers the topics that students need to know for the PAT, focusing on topics that would normally not be covered at school by the date of the test. As the questions in the PAT differ in style from those in A-levels, this course aims to help students learn the types of questions asked about each topic and give tips on how to answer them in the most efficient way.

The course is designed to help students get better at tackling PAT questions, not to teach the whole content from scratch, which would be unrealistic to do in two-days. In order to get the most out of the course, students should refresh the material learnt in the first year of A-levels and do some pre-reading on the rest of the PAT syllabus before the course.

Structure of the Days

Physics is covered on Day 1, Maths on Day 2.

(Course content for each day can be found below.)

Classes are from 9.00am to 5.30pm everyday.

Registration is at 8.45am.

There will be a one-hour lunch break and a couple of 10-min breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Lunch is not provided but there are places to eat in and around the campus.


Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ

Please note that the room number will be emailed to you before the event.

Dates & Bookings

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Course Content

Day 1: Physics
  • Mechanics
    • Kinematics: Projectiles, graphs
    • Dynamics: Forces, Newton’s Laws, connected particles, momentum
    • Circular motion
    • Gravitation and orbits
    • Springs
    • Work, energy and power
    • Pulleys
  • The solar system, phases of the moon and eclipses
  • Circuits
    • Basic circuit properties
    • Resistance combinations
    • Power in circuits
    • Thermistors and LDRs in potential dividers
    • Diodes and capacitors
  • Waves
    • Wave properties, equations
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
    • Diffraction and interference
  • Optics
    • Reflection at plane mirrors
    • Refraction including prisms and total internal reflection
  • Electric & Magnetic fields
    • Coulomb’s Law
    • Thermionic emission
    • Electromagnetism, generators and motors
    • Charged particles in fields

Day 2: Maths
  • Graph sketching
  • Questions with shapes
  • Inequalities
  • Binomial expansion
  • Series (arithmetic, geometric, summation notation)
  • Coordinates (circles & straight lines)
  • Algebra (rearranging expressions, roots of equations, simultaneous equations)
  • Logarithms
  • Differentiation & Integration
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability


“Explained every part of the PAT syllabus in an engaging way”

“Very informative and thorough”

“I liked learning how to tackle problem solving questions which are not exercised in A-level”

“Used different methods to what I used before to solve questions, some of which are much better”

“Cleared up any misconceptions about inequalities”

“Topics presented in detail, with clarity and techniques on answering various questions”

Oxford PAT Preparation Classes

Tutor: Gorkem Cavli

Gorkem studied Physics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford and graduated in 2011. He then gained his qualified teacher status (QTS) from King’s College London in 2012. Teaching has always been a passion for Gorkem since his teenage years, when he worked as a tennis coach. Upon deciding to pursue a career in teaching, Gorkem began tutoring in 2010 while he was an undergraduate student. Currently he works as a full-time tutor, specialising in Maths and Physics A-levels and admissions tests such as PAT, as well as helping students in their university application and interview preparation. In 2013, Gorkem established the Physics & Maths Tutor website, which has become a useful resource, providing study help for thousands of students. In his private life, Gorkem still enjoys being a dedicated tennis player and coach.


Contact Us


+44 (0) 77 6553 5315


  • Day 1: Physics
    September 30, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2: Maths
    October 1, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 1: Physics
    October 14, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2: Maths
    October 15, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 1: Physics
    October 21, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2: Maths
    October 22, 2017
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm
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