## Description

A bundle for applicants for Physical Natural Sciences, focusing on the Maths and Physics sections of the NSAA. It comprises the following two live courses:

**1) Physics Admissions Summer School (on Zoom)**

- Details: August 17th – 20th, 9am to 4pm (first day), then 10am to 4pm (middle 2 days), then 10am to 5pm (last day)
- Days 1-3 aim to bring you up to scratch with all of the commonly occurring subject matter that could be examined through PAT or at interview. Topics covered:
- Static forces
- 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, electrical power, 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
- Astronomy
- General physically-applicable reasoning, including the square-cube law

- Day 4 focuses on admissions-test-style short maths questions. Content:
- Justifying and qualifying inferences
- Iterating and composing functions
- Using inequalities and estimates
- Managing higher order polynomials
- Sketching unfamiliar graphs

**2) NSAA Time-Saving Tricks Course (also on Zoom)**

- Details: August 31st & September 5th, 10am – 4:30pm (9am first day)
- Day 1: Learn
**time-saving tricks**to quickly tackle problems in both the Maths and Physics questions in the NSAA - Day 2: Practise applying these techniques in
**two exclusive, brand new mock NSAA papers**(Maths and Physics sections only), which are**not part of our online resources!** - Content:
**Speed up your calculations**by spotting tricks like factors, approximations, proportionality arguments**Quickly apply the geometry of circles and triangle**s to forces, optics, and other questions**Master all the rules of logs and indices**for use in simplifying or comparing sizes of terms**Rapidly analyse functions**for their roots, stationary values, and limiting behaviour

PLUS the following pre-recorded online resources:

**NSAA Past Paper Video Solutions**

Full solutions to all Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology questions from all five parts of Section 1, plus all Section 2 questions, from the following past papers:

- NSAA Specimen
- NSAA 2016
- NSAA 2017
- NSAA 2018

**Chemistry Practice**

Collected Chemistry questions from past NSAA and BMAT papers, with video solutions. Useful preparation for Part C of Section 1 of the NSAA.

**Maths Practice**

Collected Maths questions from past NSAA and BMAT papers, with video solutions. Useful preparation for Parts A and E of Section 1 of the NSAA.

**Physics Practice from BMAT**

Collected Physics questions from past BMAT papers, with video solutions. Plus, a video guide to the Physics syllabus. Useful preparation for Parts B and E of Section 1 of the NSAA.

**Original Mock ENGAA Papers and Video Solutions**

Exclusive original mock papers by STEP Maths. We include questions from both sections of the test and have taken care to emulate the style and pace of the ENGAA papers.

- 8 complete papers (4 section A, 4 section B)
- Detailed video solutions

**PAT Past Paper Video Solutions**

Detailed solution videos for **every PAT question** from 2006 – 2018

**MAT Multiple Choice Video Solutions**

Detailed solution videos to every multiple choice Maths question from the 2007 – 2018 MAT papers and the MAT specimen papers A and B. MAT multiple choice questions are similar in content and difficulty to Maths questions from the NSAA exam.

**Useful Physics Theory for Admissions Tests**

Introducing and explaining Physics material needed for admissions tests that you may not have seen at school yet, together with more fundamental presentations and demonstrations of material you should know:

- Combining springs vs combining resistors
- Projectiles and orbits
- Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle
- Dimensional Analysis

**Useful Maths Theory for Admissions Tests**

Introducing and explaining Maths material needed for admissions tests that you may not have seen at school yet:

- Advanced differentiation and integration
- Vectors and geometry
- Algebraic expressions with arbitrary powers
- Tricks to go faster, avoid errors, and spot clues

**Original Extra Extension Physics Questions**

Original longer Physics questions by STEP Maths, with video solutions

**Example videos:**

### What our students said about our in-person courses:

“The course has not only given me better knowledge of the topics that I’ll be tested on, but has also helped me develop my problem solving skills for physics questions. The help given on difficult questions was excellent and there was always an opportunity to give feedback on the sessions.“

– Rebecca

“The course covers a vast amount of content in good detail and with challenging questions. The support from tutors during the course is great and they provided very helpful comments on how to work through questions and improve my approach.”

– Rohith

“The best things about the course were the variety of the topics and the range of different exercises from different tests.”

– Dara