Just checking in ahead of the Admissions Tests. I know things are a little different this year with Covid-19, but I wanted tell you not to worry, we've got you! I've put together all the info, advice and resources you'll need to get going in one place. See below!
And if you still have questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck, I'm rooting for you :)
LMH Senior Access Officer
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Information, Past Papers and Mark Schemes
Why not have a go at some past papers? Statistically the more of these that you practice under timed conditions, the better that you are likely to do in the real thing. Don't be hard on yourself if you're not getting the marks you'd like to be getting or are maybe used to getting in school - the tests are supposed to challenge you and test skills you're not learning in A-levels, so where 90-100% might usually be a strong mark, in this context 60-70% could absolutely be a competitive score!
I recorded this webinar to give you a comprehensive overview of how you might go about making a competitive application...it features an Admissions Test section which gives a basic intro about the tests and how you can get started.
Wadham's Head of Access and Outreach explains why we use tests and what is involved in this video.
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing
Some useful videos from the team at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing...
Thinking Skills Assessment: A short film about thinking
TSA: Student Views
An introduction to the English Literature Admissions Test
Check out this super video from the Oxford Mathematical Institute on how to tackle the MAT test.
Faculty of Classics
Here is a great video from a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford on what the Classics Admissions Test involves and how you can prepare for it.