- Day 1 - Physics
October 16, 2021
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
- Day 2 - Maths
October 17, 2021
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Classroom PAT Preparation Course
This two-day course covers the topics that students need to know for the PAT, focusing on areas that would not normally be covered at school by the date of the exam. As the PAT questions differ in style from A-level questions, this course aims to help students learn the types of questions asked and show students how to answer them in the most efficient way. Our course tutor Görkem has over 9 years’ experience preparing students for the PAT. His accessible teaching style means tricky topics can be mastered with ease and students will leave the course with the confidence to tackle questions independently.
Physics is covered on Saturday and Maths on Sunday; students can attend a single day or book both as a bundle.
Course Structure & Content
Day 1: Physics
- Kinematics: Projectiles, graphs
- Dynamics: Forces, Newton’s Laws, connected particles, momentum
- Circular motion
- Gravitation and orbits
- Work, energy and power
- The solar system, phases of the moon and eclipses
- Basic circuit properties
- Resistance combinations
- Power in circuits
- Thermistors and LDRs in potential dividers
- Diodes and capacitors
- Wave properties, equations
- Electromagnetic spectrum
- Diffraction and interference
- Reflection at plane mirrors
- Refraction including prisms and total internal reflection
- Electric & Magnetic fields
- Coulomb’s Law
- Photoelectric Effect
- Charged particles in fields
Our tutors’ enthusiastic and accessible teaching styles enable students to feel able to ask questions and interact in discussions. Our tutors receive consistently good feedback from students. Their expert knowledge and fresh teaching approach will help everything click into place.
Görkem 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 Görkem since his teenage years, when he worked as a tennis coach. Upon deciding to pursue a career in teaching, Görkem 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, Görkem established the Physics & Maths Tutor website, which has become a useful resource, providing study help for thousands of students. In his private life, Görkem still enjoys being a dedicated tennis player and coach.
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I attended your PAT course over the weekend. I just wanted to say yet again thank you so much for helping me out with my PAT – you have made me feel so much more confident and I’m not stressing so much about it anymore. The course was great and very clear about the knowledge needed for the test, and you went through the content excellently. Thanks again
Really enjoyed it, felt super involved and feeling much more confident in topics I felt unsure on.
Overall, such an amazing course, and I’m feeling very happy and confident going into my independent revision for the exam, thank you so much! I’ll definitely be recommending this course! 🙂