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Oxford University Tests

There are an increasing number of additional tests for specific subjects when applying to Oxford which are held in School on Wednesday 3rd November 2021.  

What do I need to get into Oxford or Cambridge - straight A*s?

The University have published a number of key web pages which explain the subject specific requirements. 

How to Apply and Application Calendar.
Summary Table of Subject Entrance Requirements.

Admission requirements for 2022 entry

Below is a summary of the requirements for each course. Please use this link for further details

Please check the course page for details.

CourseEntrance requirements (at A-level
or equivalent)
Subject choicesTestWritten work
Archaeology and AnthropologyAAA Combination of arts and science subjects Two pieces
Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)A*AA including Chemistry and another science or Maths, and with the A* in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology (or a very closely related subject) Chemistry and another science or Maths
Maths
Biology (beyond GCSE or equivalent)
BiologyA*AA (with the A* in a science or Maths) Biology, plus Chemistry, Physics or Maths
Biomedical SciencesA*AA excluding Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and General Studies Two from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or PhysicsBMAT
ChemistryA*A*A (with both A*s in science subjects and/or Maths) Chemistry and Maths
Another science or Further Maths
Classical Archaeology and Ancient HistoryAAA A classical language, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History Two pieces
ClassicsAAA (in Latin and Greek if taken) Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only)CATTwo pieces
Classics and English AAA (in Latin and Greek if taken) Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), English Literature or English Language and Literature CATTwo pieces
ELAT
Classics and Modern Languages AAA (in Latin and Greek if taken) Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), and a modern language (depending on course choice) CATTwo/four pieces
MLAT
Classics and Oriental Studies AAA (with As in Latin and Greek if taken) Latin and/or Greek CATTwo pieces
OLAT
Computer ScienceA*AA with the A* in Maths, Further Maths or Computing/Computer Science Maths
Further Maths
MAT
Computer Science and PhilosophyA*AA with the A* in Maths, Further Maths or Computing/Computer Science Maths
Further Maths
MAT
Earth Sciences (Geology)A*AA/AAAA Maths, plus Chemistry or Physics
Chemistry or Physics
Biology, Geology, Further Maths
Economics and ManagementA*AA (with Maths at A or A*) MathsTSA:
section 1
Engineering ScienceA*A*A (with the A*s in Maths, Further Maths or Physics.) Maths and Physics
Further Maths
PAT
English Language and LiteratureAAA English Literature or English Language and Literature
A language, History
ELATOne piece
English and Modern Languages AAA A modern language (depending on course choice) and English Literature or English Language and Literature ELATOne/three pieces
MLAT
European and Middle Eastern Languages AAA A modern language (depending on course choice) MLATTwo pieces
OLAT
Fine ArtAAA or AAB (for post-A-level applicants on an Art Foundation course) Art Portfolio
GeographyA*AA GeographyTSA
HistoryAAA HistoryHATOne piece
History (Ancient and Modern)AAA History
A classical language, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History
HATOne piece
History and EconomicsAAA History, MathsHATOne piece (History)
TSA:
section 1
History and EnglishAAA English Literature or English Language and Literature
History
HATThree pieces
History and Modern Languages AAA A modern language (depending on course choice)
History
HATOne/three pieces
MLAT
History and PoliticsAAA History
Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics
HATOne piece (History)
History of ArtAAA A subject involving essay writing
History of Art, Fine Art, History, English, a language
One piece, one response
Human SciencesAAA Biology, MathsTSA
CourseEntrance requirements (at A-level
or equivalent)
Subject choicesTestWritten work
Law (Jurisprudence)AAA A subject involving essay writingLNAT
Law with Law Studies in EuropeAAA A relevant modern language (not required for European Law)
A subject involving essay writing
LNAT
Materials ScienceA*AA (with the A* in Maths, Physics or Chemistry) Maths and Physics
Chemistry
Further Maths, Design and Technology (Resistant Materials)
PAT
MathematicsA*A*A with the A*s in Maths and Further Maths if taken Maths
Further Maths
MAT
Mathematics and Computer ScienceA*AA (with A*A in Maths and Further Maths (FM) or A* in Maths if FM is not taken) Maths
Further Maths
MAT
Mathematics and PhilosophyA*A*A with the A*s in Maths and Further Maths if taken Maths
Further Maths
MAT
Mathematics and StatisticsA*A*A with the A*s in Maths and Further Maths if taken Maths
Further Maths
MAT
MedicineA*AA (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies and at least an A in both Chemistry and one or more of Biology, Physics, Maths or Further Maths) Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Maths or Further MathsBMAT
Modern LanguagesAAA One or more modern languages (depending on course choice)MLATTwo/three pieces
Modern Languages and LinguisticsAAA A modern language (depending on course choice)
English Language, Maths, a science or any other language
MLATOne/three pieces
MusicAAA Music or ABRSM Music Theory Grade VII or above (see Music page for further details)
ABRSM Grade V keyboard ability or above
Two pieces
Oriental StudiesAAA A languageOLAT for some optionsTwo pieces
Philosophy and Modern LanguagesAAA A modern language (depending on course choice)MLAT
(including Philosophy section)
One/two pieces
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)AAA Maths
History
TSA
Philosophy and TheologyAAA A subject involving essay writingPhilosophy testOne piece
PhysicsA*AA (with the A* in Physics, Maths or Further Maths) Physics and Maths
Maths Mechanics modules
Further Maths
PAT
Physics and PhilosophyA*AA (with the A*in Physics, Maths or Further Maths) Physics and Maths
Maths Mechanics modules
Further Maths
PAT
Psychology (Experimental)A*AA One or more science subjects (including Psychology) or MathsTSA
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics A*AA For Psychology: one or more science subjects (including Psychology) or Maths
For Linguistics: English Language, Maths, a science or any other language
TSA
Religion and Oriental StudiesAAA A subject involving essay writing, a languageOLAT
(Judaism and Islam only)
One piece
Theology and ReligionAAA A subject involving essay writing One piece

Please note that combined subjects may well require more than one test to be taken.

All tests (excluding LNAT) are sat in School on the morning of Wednesday 3rd November  2021.

Candidates need to be entered for these tests by 6pm on 15th October 2021 via Cambridge Assessment's secure Entries Extranet.  This process is carried out through the School's Examination Office.

The generic registration form that you need to complete for Mrs Owen may be found on this page.

Written Work
Please note the final date for submission of written work is 10th November.  Subjects where written work should be submitted are listed here.  Written work must be submitted to their college of preference early in November and in any case no later than 10th November.  All written work must be in English (but see entries for Modern Languages and Joint School with Modern Languages).  A completed cover sheet  must be attached to the front of each piece of written work.  Candidates who do not have such written work available should contact the Tutor for the Admissions at their college of preference, as soon as possible, in writing; they will suggest suitable topics or alternatives.  Candidates should keep copies of submitted work as reference may be made to it at interview.