New for 2016/17 – Admission Testing Service

In November 2016, students applying for undergraduate courses in the UK may have to take admissions tests. These tests are not for all university courses, but students should make sure to check if they will need to do these extra tests.

If a student does need to take the test, they need to be registered at a test centre. Students will normally be able to take the test at their school or college. Registration for the admissions tests begins on 01 September 2016. Deadline for Registration is 1800, 15 October 2016.

So which courses and universities require an admissions test?

  • University of Cambridge: they have a pre-interview assessment which will be on 02 November 2016 for some courses.
  • Mathematics: this test will be on 09 November 2016. The test will be two hours long and assess a student’s mathematical thinking and logic. Universities will use the results to help them select students for their undergraduate Mathematics and other related courses.¬†You should check with the¬†universities you are applying to whether they want you to sit this test. For example, Durham University encourages students to sit, but it is not compulsory.
  • TSA Chemistry for students applying to study Chemistry at the University of Oxford.

Other tests include the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the University of Oxford admissions tests.