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Admissions Test Courses take place in Central London and include all of our unique practice papers with two tests marked.
Dates: Sunday 14th October
Location: Central London
+44 (0)207 499 2394
*Full refunds given upon cancellation 72hrs in advance of the course.
Full preparation for the Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
HAT tuition is conducted by Oxbridge-graduate tutors who specialise exclusively in the HAT
The course is run by experienced HAT tutors who have a consistent record of helping students to score higher in their test
HAT classes kept small (between 5 and 25 students to a tutor) for highly interactive and personal experience
Sit a full mock
Full-length exam-conditions HAT mock test sat on the day to mimic intensity of the real exam.
Content & Timing
Source analysis technique session to improve content & time-management strategy covered.
HAT workbook included for time-management techniques, tackling HAT source analysis and extra practice
Up-to-date mock papers
Original HAT mock papers updated regularly to reflect changes in content and difficulty
Answer packs give detailed answers showing the best approaches to the historical source in your mock HAT papers
2 papers marked and returned to you in time to improve areas of weakness
I asked for my test result after they had been released and I found out I came in the top 20! I’m so happy to have done so well and got my place at Oxford – I couldn’t have done it if I hadn’t been on the seminar day. Thank you!
Anna, HAT Admissions Test Seminar applicant.
HAT Course Structure
As an introduction to the day, you will learn how your test is used in the admissions process and what skills you need to demonstrate in order to impress the examiners and achieve the maximum marks. Our expert consultant focuses on arguments, sources and essays, all integral to the HAT, in order to help you devise your own strategy for tackling each. The introduction will guide you in the way that you need to start thinking in order to maximise your chances of success in the test, and give a detailed breakdown of the day.
Registration opens at 10.30am and the day finishes at 5.30pm. All four of our unique HAT mock papers and answer packs are included in the price of the course.
You will analyse model HAT answers, identifying successful ways of approaching questions and evaluating how to gain maximum marks in your essays. You will also revise the skills required in each section of the HAT to learn how best to tackle the different sections, construct your arguments and maximise your score.
Our consultant will help you draw information from sources, summarise points and draw on your existing knowledge, as well as discussing how best to support arguments through the use of convincing evidence.
We will help you develop your own test strategy; a plan as to how you can structure your time in order to gain maximum marks and develop a clear a clear understanding of which areas you should focus on in your preparation leading up to 5 November.
It’s essential in the HAT to plan your answer, develop your ability to apply your own knowledge to to questions and write clearly and concisely. Timing is key so our HAT consultant will help you to formulate a plan and focus on the skills needed in each section to succeed.
In the HAT you’ll have to manage reading time, planning and writing to ensure you communicate all your ideas effectively under time pressure. In order to do your best on the day, it is essential to have practised extensively.
You will be sent one of our mock HAT Paper to sit before the day, which will be returned to you marked and with feedback within 10 working days of the Seminar. As part of the day, you’ll also sit a practice paper, to time and in examination conditions. This will be marked and returned within 10 working days of the Seminar.
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