University Admissions test practice

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University Admissions Tests

These are some course-related admission tests:

Law Admissions tests

  • Cambridge Law Test
  • LNAT – National Admissions Test for Law


  • Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)
  • Test of Mathematics for University Admissions

Medical courses

  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
  • Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)
  • Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT Ulster)
  • University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Read UCAT’s 2020 update on how the test will be delivered this year.

Thinking Skills Assessment

  • Thinking Skills Assessment Cambridge (TSA Cambridge)
  • The Thinking Skills Assessment Oxford (TSA Oxford)
  • Thinking Skills Assessment University College London (TSA UCL)

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UCAS Admissions

Also, make sure you are aware of the deadline for your UCAS application. You make your UCAS application online. UCAS stands for University and College Admissions Service. All students that want to study an undergraduate degree in the UK have to apply through the UCAS system. It is a centralised service for people to apply to University.

Make sure to check the requirements of the University that you/or your child wants to study at. Most admission tests happen between August and November of the year before your studies.


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Oxbridge ELAT test practice

Oxford’s English Literature Admissions test is the ELAT. If you are applying for one of the following courses you will be required to sit the Oxford ELAT: English Language and LiteratureClassics and EnglishEnglish and Modern LanguagesHistory and English.

What does the ELAT test?

  • The Oxford ELAT is designed to test a candidate’s close reading skills, and their ability to shape and articulate an informed response to unfamiliar literary material.
  • You will be asked to write one essay comparing two passages, focusing on elements such as language, imagery, syntax, form and structure.
  • It’s a paper-based test, lasting 90 minutes and sat under timed exam conditions.

School Entrance Tests has its own YouTube practice test videos channel. For example, our Thinking Skills Assessment YouTube video below:


ELAT Instructions

Select two of the passages (a) to (f) and compare and contrast them in any ways that seem interesting to you, paying particular attention to distinctive features of the structure, language and style.  Your ELAT will contain:
  • 6 passages on the same theme.
  • Taken on a mixture of different forms: poetry; fiction prose; non-fiction prose.
  • Dating from different periods of English literature.
  • Author names and publication dates will be provided
Whilst, you are not expected to introduce any references to other texts or authors, the examiners will reward your ability to:
  • respond knowledgeably to different kinds of English writing.
  • Show close reading skills.
  • Describe the effects of style, structure and English language.
  • Create a structured, focused essay from your comparison of two passages.
  • Write fluently and accurately and fluently.

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