When is the TSA Test for Oxford?
Advice & Insight From TSA Specialists
– September 1, 2023: Registration opens for test centres to register candidates.
– September 15, 2023: Deadline for requesting modified papers (e.g., enlarged print).
– September 29, 2023, at 18:00 (BST): Registration closes. This is also the deadline for applying for Access Arrangements (e.g., extra time) and test voucher codes.
– October 18, 2023: Test date. Do note that this test date could change.
Caveats and extra considerations regarding the schedule include:
If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, there is no extension. Ensure your test centre registers you in a timely manner.
The September 29 deadline is the final date for test centres to register candidates. Register with a test centre well before this date. Test centres may set their own deadlines for accepting registrations, so contact them as early as possible.
Test voucher codes are available for UK students in financial need, allowing them to take the test for free at authorised British Council test centres in the UK.
International test centres may have varying start times depending on their location.
TSA Oxford 2023 Costs
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing does not charge registered candidates for the test. However, some centres may charge an administration fee for the TSA Oxford, covering invigilation and room hire costs essential for administering the test. Contact your centre for details.
How long should I prepare for the TSA Test for Oxford?
The TSA is a test designed to evaluate candidates’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills. As with any exam, preparation is essential for success. We recommend a three month schedule to help you structure your revision effectively.
Optimise Your TSA Performance
Learn the best TSA strategies and practice with reflective TSA questions & worked solutions.
Month 1: Foundation Building
Weeks 3-4 should focus on beginning practising problem-solving and critical thinking questions. Start working through sample questions to get a feel for the types of tasks you’ll encounter in the TSA. Identify any areas where you need improvement. Begin to work on your essay-writing skills – as Section 2 of the TSA requires a well-structured essay, practice writing on various topics and seek feedback from teachers, tutors, or peers.
Month 2: Intensive Practice
Month 3: Final Preparation and Fine-Tuning
Throughout, maintain a healthy balance. Ensure you maintain a balance between studying and relaxation to avoid burnout. Take breaks, exercise, and ensure you get enough sleep.