Admission tests are required for many courses at Oxford and Cambridge, some universities for Law and all for Medicine.
It is up to you to check which tests your course requires. The earlier you know this the better as practice is vitally important.
How do I know which tests I need to take?
How can I prepare for the tests?
The importance of practicing the tests cannot be emphasised enough. All applicants will have good grades at GCSE, meet the required grade predictions and have outstanding personal statements and references. The tests are a way for universities to filter and short-list for interview. You need to start practicing early. You can do this by:
How and when do I register and take the test?
King Edward’s pupils can register for most university admission tests through the school via the Exams Office, contact Mrs Todd with your information details.
The pupils need to email Mrs Todd with the following details before they can be registered to sit an admission test at King Edward’s:
King Edward’s is an authorised test centre with Cambridge Admissions . Cambridge offers all the tests below, irrespective of the university the pupils are applying to:
The following tests are all free:
Registration usually opens on 01 August but you can only book test slots from 01 September. No-one can book a test before 01 September. Deadline to enter is 01 or 15 October, it varies between the tests. COVID-19 and Admission Tests – Always check the websites for the most current information. You must register to take your tests before you submit your UCAS application.
The exception to the above is the STEP Maths papers (which should be happening in June, but are not happening in 2020), The test date is Wednesday 04 November 2020, this usually falls in half term, but not this year.