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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 16:52
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Originally Posted by Swale Smith View Post
Thanks for clarifying the pen and paper thing, Ive booked my first assessment for December, what happens on Level 2 assessment day? Do we do any of the group exercises? Whats the verbal reasoning thats mentioned is that the personality quiz? Haven't seen anything mentioned on CAE.



My stage 2 assessment was just an interview (motivation, examples of some basic skills they require from you) They send you a pretty detailed file on what to expect, but there was no group exercise for me (integrated atpl)
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 09:42
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ok brilliant, should get that soon then... are you starting/started training with them?
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 10:13
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I should start in November but I'm still sorting some things out (loan )
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 18:26
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Good luck , another huge obstacle is £££
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I should start in November but I'm still sorting some things out (loan )
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:07
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Good luck , another huge obstacle is £££
Yeah I hope it all goes well. Good luck to you too for the test!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:29
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P.s maybe a silly question but what should one wear? Full on suit, or Shirt, shoes, trousers and tie ? Assume jeans wont cut it lol


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I should start in November but I'm still sorting some things out (loan )
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:31
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P.s maybe a silly question but what should one wear? Full on suit, or Shirt, shoes, trousers and tie ? Assume jeans wont cut it lol



Full on suit, everyone has one and I'm not sure but I THINK they actually ask a business attire.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 11:07
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Thought so I'll leave the nike tracksuit at home then
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 13:15
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Heya guys got my phase 2 in November! Can anyone tell me if the maths and physics is multiple choice? Or do you write the answer into a box and submit?

Thank you
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 14:16
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Think maths is a box and physics is multiple choice, but havenít done it yet so someone else may be able to confirm.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 15:00
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It's multiple choice and your allowed a calculator ...practice lots of speed distance time questions
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 15:56
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It's multiple choice and your allowed a calculator ...practice lots of speed distance time questions
when did you do your test, Iíd find it surprising if they give you a calculator? ... I hope they do LOL
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 16:00
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Just checked my ADAPT handbook they sent, for the maths section it states clearly NO CALCULATOR is allowed and the following topics are covered

3.3 Topics Covered
3.3.1 Progressive
ē Speed/Distance/Time
ē Calculating Fuel Rate
ē Basic Pythagoras
3.4 Formulas
Below is not an all-inclusive list; familiarising yourself with the topics outlined above should ensure you are aware of all the relevant formulas, including:
ē Speed = Distance / Time
ē Cosine and Sine rules
ē Pythagorasís theorem: c2 = a2 + b2
ē Angles in a triangle add up to 180į
ē Trigonometry ratios
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 17:29
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I've just passed stage 2 and indeed there are NO calculators. It is all multi-choice for maths and physics. Don't worry, though, you don't have to deal with any nasties such as sin, cos & tan. Just multiplication/division (which you have a pen and paper for).
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 14:11
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Originally Posted by LanceHudson View Post
I've just passed stage 2 and indeed there are NO calculators. It is all multi-choice for maths and physics. Don't worry, though, you don't have to deal with any nasties such as sin, cos & tan. Just multiplication/division (which you have a pen and paper for).
multi choice for maths should help, how did you find it challenging or simple ? So the maths where just multiply and divide questions? Assume there was numerical reasoning/maths problems ? What about algebra, percentages?

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Old 24th Oct 2019, 20:06
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multi choice for maths should help, how did you find it challenging or simple ? So the maths where just multiply and divide questions? Assume there was numerical reasoning/maths problems ? What about algebra, percentages?

thanks swale
Hi Swale,

Iím not going to lie: I did find the questions fairly challenging, especially towards the end (questions 16-20 are the highest scoring). You are, in my opinion, given plenty of time though. So skip the ones you canít do and come back to them at the end. My best advice would be to use BBC Bitesize GSCE Maths & Physics. This is what I did and it did help me remember the maths I did all those many years ago!

I know you can buy a CAE bundle for £40 or so, but I didnít use it as it seems unnecessary. But Iím sure itís helpful if you do decide to buy it.
Yeah there was also basic algebra and percentages.

Good luck! Any other Qís give me a shout.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 00:55
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Originally Posted by LanceHudson View Post


Hi Swale,

Iím not going to lie: I did find the questions fairly challenging, especially towards the end (questions 16-20 are the highest scoring). You are, in my opinion, given plenty of time though. So skip the ones you canít do and come back to them at the end. My best advice would be to use BBC Bitesize GSCE Maths & Physics. This is what I did and it did help me remember the maths I did all those many years ago!

I know you can buy a CAE bundle for £40 or so, but I didnít use it as it seems unnecessary. But Iím sure itís helpful if you do decide to buy it.
Yeah there was also basic algebra and percentages.

Good luck! Any other Qís give me a shout.
I don't suppose you could give an example of the questions which come up? If you can remember Thanks
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 15:04
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I just did my Stage 2 and so I can give those in need some feedback as well.
The maths are quite easy, you have 30min and 20 questions, becoming progressively more difficult and I suggest to start with the difficult ones because they take longer to solve, not because they are too difficult but because without a calculator you have to do all the maths step by step, and they are worth way more, also the easy and medium ones are really basic. The questions are 95% about time and distance and 2 or 3 about bearings and trigonometry.

The last math problem I remember to be like this: A plane flies 1970 miles from point A to point B, at an average speed of 460mph. The fuel rate is 30 lbs/min. In Kg how much fuel is used during the flight?

The physics are even easier I think, I finished in less than 20min. Practice Newton's equations of motion, levers and weight distribution, basic circuitry, adding resistors in parallel, springs in parallel too, Boyle's law for the last one (most difficult). They involve straight forward calculations, no need to deduct or anything.

The last one as I remember is: A volume of gas starts at a pressure of 30atm and a temperature of 59ļC. If the pressure is increased by 2atm and the volume of the gas remains constant, what is the new temperature? Remember that in this formula you have to use the temperature in kelvin and then in the end convert it to Celsius.

The cognitive part is composed of 38 exercises and it's exactly like it says in the document they send you to prepare for the test. It's easy, don't have to practice much but if you want, I bought the Skytest software and it was very close to what it came out in the exam.

The Red Dot test is a bit tricky and I didn't practice this one but you have a couple seconds before the test to try it out and get used to the joystick. You pull towards you for the ball to go up and push forward for it to go down. You have to twist it right and left for it to go sideways. You have to keep the ball centred for 4 min, you need to focus a bit one this one.

The FAST exercise was more challenging than I expected because I was practicing the one on Skytest which is not complete, it doesn't test all the aspects like in the test. You will be instructed before it starts you will have 2 attempts for this one. You have to manage a lot of things in a short period of time and it's quite hard to do it all so you have to divide you attention. You have to fly the crash course, answer questions (even though basic they are a lot and come at the same time as the ATC is telling you stuff), you have to remember what the cockpit looks like, how many different voices did you hear, how many beeps, how many planes you saw, info about the waypoints, etc.

Finally, the Fixed Wing is the one I think I failed, wasn't so difficult but I cut corners by distraction. You are given a certain route to fly with specific values for speed, altitude and heading and you have to go through all the waypoints.

You can take as many breaks as you want between tests and as long as you want them to be so that's cool, helps you relax.
Hope this can be useful.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 17:04
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Hello everyone, does anyone know after how long the the stage 2 results come out?
Thanks
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 20:34
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DIaero;

I heard youíre allowed one line calculators, is that correct? Or youíre not allowed anything at all?
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