LEO online school is offering Maths Admissions Test (MAT) tutoring for those wishing to apply to study Maths, Computer Science or joint honours at the University of Oxford.
The course is being run by an experienced maths teacher who has tutored students successfully though this course previously.
The MAT aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student in the fourth term of their A-levels (or equivalent) rather than a breadth of knowledge. It is set with the aim of being approachable by all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level, and those from other educational systems (e.g. Baccalaureate and Scottish Highers).
The MAT syllabus is based on the first year of A level Maths, and a few topics from the fourth term of A level Maths which they think students will have covered by the time of the test.
Candidates should attempt five of the seven questions, depending on the degree for which they are applying.
29 September 2023: MAT registration deadline
19 October 2023: Test date
November 2023: Oxford shortlisting decisions sent to applicants.
January 2024: Final Oxford decisions sent to applicants. MAT scores sent to Oxford applicants automatically.
Why should I apply for this course?
Oxford can not interview all applicants in the time available, so they shortlist around three applicants for every place to interview.
To help them decide who to shortlist, they set the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) which all applicants for Maths, Computer Science, or joint honours courses must take.
There is no "pass" mark for the MAT; they use the information from the test, together with all the details of your UCAS application and information about school background to decide who to shortlist.
What will I achieve?
This course gives students the opportunity to sit/ pass the Oxford MAT test.
Age group: 17+
Certificate from school Yes