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Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests
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Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Second Edition


July 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities, you may be required to take one of the Oxbridge-specific admission tests. This text provides all the essential information you need to understand the format and structure of the tests along with vital practice in the sort of questions you will face.

The book covers, in detail, the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) for both institutions, focusing on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It includes a practice test with answers and explanations and also guidance on the writing task undertaken by applicants to Oxford.

This revised and updated edition includes new material across all parts of the book. It provides enhanced information on interviews and personal statements, coverage of the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP), and expanded sections on the other tests for English, history, physics, mathematics and computer sciences.

Rosalie Hutton BSc, MSc, MCIPD, is an Occupational Psychologist who has specialised in the field of assessment and testing for 25 years. As CEO of her own company, Rosalie has designed and published a range of psychological assessment measures and is the co-author of a number of assessment books on multiple-choice questions.

Glenn Hutton BA, MPhil, FCIPD, is a consultant to organisations concerned with recruitment and selection by way of assessment or examination. Previously a Police Superintendent and Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assessment Unit, he co-authors books on criminal law and assessment.

 
Introduction
Oxbridge Admissions Tests

 
How Will This Book Help Me?

 
Application Process for Oxford and Cambridge

 
Thinking Skills Assessment

 
 
Multiple-Choice Questions
Format and Design of Multiple-Choice Questions

 
Format of the Thinking Skills Assessment: Problem Solving

 
Format of the Thinking Skills Assessment: Critical Thinking

 
How to Approach Multiple-Choice Questions

 
 
Thinking Skills Assessment
Problem Solving

 
Problem-Solving Curriculum

 
Problem-Solving: Example Questions

 
Critical Thinking

 
Critical Thinking: Example Questions

 
 
Thinking Skills Assessment Practice Test
Introduction

 
Thinking Skills Assessment: Practice Test

 
Thinking Skills Assessment: Answers and Rationale

 
 
TSA Writing Task
Introduction

 
TSA Writing Task

 
Structured Approach

 
Writing the Essay

 
Critical Thinking

 
 
Other Oxbridge Admissions Tests
Oxford Tests

 
Cambridge Tests

 

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