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Written assessments:  Cambridge College registered

For 2023 entry, applicants to all Colleges for the following courses are required to take a written assessment if shortlisted for interview.

Please note: You will not need to register for these assessments in advance and our Colleges will provide details directly to you.

Course

Assessment format

Archaeology

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

Architecture

Writing skills (30 minutes)
Graphic and spatial ability (30 minutes)

Classics (3-year)

Translation exercise (60 minutes)

Classics (4-year)

Language aptitude interview (20 minutes)

English

To follow

History 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information.

History and Modern Languages 
(Modern Languages assessment)

See the course page for details of the Modern Languages assessment format.

See also the History and Modern Languages (History Admissions Assessment) information below.

History and Modern Languages 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History and Modern Languages applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information.

See also the History and Modern Languages (Modern Languages assessment) information above.

History and Politics 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History and Politics applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information.

History of Art

Structured comparison of images (60 minutes)

Linguistics

A combination of data questions and an essay question (60 minutes)

Modern and Medieval Languages

Discursive response in Foreign Language (40 minutes)
Discursive response in English (20 minutes)

Philosophy

Multiple choice logic problems (20 minutes)
Essay (40 minutes)

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Comprehension questions on a pre-recorded sample lecture

For 2023 entry, some Colleges may require applicants for the following courses to take a written assessment if shortlisted for interview:

The assessments for these courses (where required) may vary by College. Please see individual College websites for details.

* There's no common format written assessment for Mathematics. All applicants for Mathematics are still required to sit the STEP exam in June 2023, as achievement in the STEP is an entrance requirement.

** All Colleges require AMES applicants wishing to study a European language to take the relevant MML admissions assessment.