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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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Rosalie Hutton

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. More About Author

Glenn Hutton

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. More About Author

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