## Description

**A 1-day STEP Maths Preparation Course for students sitting PAT, ENGAA, NSAA, or similar exams for entry to Oxford or Cambridge. Takes place in the weekend before October half term.**

**If you are taking the PAT, ENGAA, or NSAA** this autumn, you will be tested on a number of skills you are unlikely to practice much at school.

In particular, you will have to quickly **analyse and eliminate options** in multiple choice questions, and you will have to decide (with no guidance from the question) which rule or formula to use for the quickest result.

**Our Time-Saving Tricks course** will lead you through a series of short questions to **practise these skills** and others in a structured way.

Our focus will be on **simplification, avoid mistakes, and spotting the most efficient technique** to apply in each question.

You will have the chance to **attempt problems yourself, discuss them with others, and see a solution or solutions presented by an expert tutor** so that you can see and absorb every useful strategy and be able to apply it come the exam.

You will learn to:

- Breeze through calculations by spotting
**factors**,**approximations**, and**hidden Pythagorean triples & special triangles** - Quickly apply the
**geometry of circles and triangles**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** - Sidestep long passages of working using
**proportionality**and**dimensional analysis**