Luciano Rila, AC for Brent, Camden, City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
The beginning of Year 13 is a stressful time for our sixth-formers as they work through their UCAS applications. For Oxbridge candidates, early deadlines pile on even more pressure. After they complete their UCAS applications, Oxford candidates turn their attention to the MAT entrance exam, which takes place in the first week after half-term.
Every year in October, AMSP offers a series of four lectures at University College London in preparation for the Oxford MAT paper. This year, we had around 40 students attending the lectures. It’s an opportunity to get expert advice, work on some past paper questions with other students, and learn problem-solving strategies tailored to the exams. This year, the students were so keen that – by popular demand – we put on an additional session during half-term.
Here are a couple of comments from the students:
- “Very good for boosting problem solving skills a few weeks before the MAT exam.”
- “Very, very helpful and will definitely improve my score.”