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26th Jun 2012, 15:44
As I'm planning to book a skills assessment at CAE OAA I have already ordered the "CBT SET: Essential GCSE Maths and Physics Part 1 + 2"
However, I also wanted to get some PAPER books where to study and revise the subjects needed for the assessment. I have searched on the net but without success! :(
Does anybody know If such books exist?
Thanks in advance for your help!
26th Jun 2012, 16:59
Try CGP GCSE Maths and Physics revision guides - search for them on Amazon, I'm sure you'll be able to find them very cheaply. :ok:
26th Jun 2012, 21:18
I searched for what you said and i found 2 different types of revision guide:
-GCSE Maths Revision Guide - Higher: The Revision Guide: Higher Level
-GCSE Maths Revision Guide - Foundation: The Revision Guide: Foundation Level
What level do you suggest? :)
Depends how good your core Maths is. If you aren't sure, get both. I bought one that had sections to cover both levels and scored in the top bracket for the Maths segment.
There's lots of good advice on the Skills Assessment on the OAA forum, google Ask Oxford Aviation and you'll find it.
26th Jun 2012, 21:43
I'll try there! :) Thanks!
26th Jun 2012, 22:11
some PAPER books
Dads cheque book
26th Jun 2012, 23:03
@<hidden>: It'll be a tough challenge studying physics on a cheque book! ;)
Don't think it's just maths, verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning, eye-hand coordination are all tested, along with group behaviour and leadership potential.
Just work on simple maths; multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, conversion and everything listed above!
27th Jun 2012, 16:50
I would recommend the Higher level, I doubt that you would require Foundation Level, its really REALLY basic.
You could also do a couple of Past Papers from the IGCSE Higher Maths course.
27th Jun 2012, 16:56
May I ask why you have decided on OAA and not alternative methods/FTOs through which you could obtain your licenses.
Im planning on also going down the CAE/OAA route after CXCPP but am not sure if it would be wiser to do a degree first.
27th Jun 2012, 19:24
I've thought of going to Oxford because it's one of the best flight training organizations in the world. It offers high quality facilities and flight instructors.
Degrees. Well, I asked myself the same question. When I looked at OAA's APPFO course i saw that it offered a Foundation Degree in Air Transport Management with Bucks(I think) University. However, I've understood that the agreements between Oxford and the Uni have ceased, so I'm really hoping that they'll sort out the problem.
p.s.: I obviusly imagine that lots of people reading this thread think of me as a spoiled brat who's going to OAA thanks to his rich daddy. Well, this isn't my case and anyway I don't owe them an explanation
27th Jun 2012, 19:51
Their Foundation Degree in Air Transport Management with Bucks is set to end in September, with the last group being AP342. I do understand however, that they still haven't filled places on their courses from July to August, so if you get your skates on then the degree maybe still an option.
I can't begin to imagine the amount of money needed if people want to gain a 3-4 year degree, and then go straight onto an Integrated course. :eek:
28th Jun 2012, 19:33
I've got a book called mental maths for pilots by Ronald D. McElroy... Its ok but he answers the questions backwards to the way I would approach it, still right though.
For me the CD's always work better...
29th Jun 2012, 17:36
Good on ya'
Im basically in the same position as you.I didn't konw about this uni partnership. At the moment i'm trying to decide whether to do a degree then FTO or just straight to the FTO (CAE). Im going to have to figure something out soon. Also, I've come to terms with the fact that an under grad degree in aviation is worth absolutely **** all which hurts as I thought UNSW would be my new Home. Anyway, we shall see what happens.
*they say* OAA is highly manipulative in their statistics(employment) but from a child's point of view they seem all well 'n' good.