Aimed at Physics / Engineering / Physical Natural Sciences Applicants
One of the peculiarities of the Oxbridge application process is that you are often examined on things that you haven't learnt at school. Nowhere is this more true than in the Physical Sciences.
Our Physics Admissions Summer School goes through each of the 15 Physics topics most needed for your admissions tests, ensuring your knowledge is well-developed, and giving you the chance to try your hand at some tough problems on each topic.
But we don't stop there. A significant part of both the admissions test and interview for Physics or Engineering will be Maths. So, the fourth day of the summer school focuses on key Maths skills, such as polynomials, inequalities, and the core interview skill of graph sketching.
Again, this course will provide the foundation for the preparation you will go on to do over the rest of the year.
- The behaviour of moving bodies studied via dynamics and kinematics
- The special case of circular motion and its application to orbits
- The behaviour of electrical circuits governed by resistors, and more exotic components like capacitors and diodes
- The physics of waves and intensity, and especially electromagnetic radiation
- Electric charge, electric potential energy, and electrostatic forces
- Radioactive decay
- Springs and elasticity
- Heat and gases
- General physically-applicable reasoning, including the square-cube law
"The best thing about the course was the huge diversity of Physics topics covered." –Clement
"Topics such as electrostatics, capacitors and circular motion were covered in detail and made me much more confident when attempting PAT past papers." –Dominykas