There are additional means by which university assesses the suitability of applicants. If you are applying for certain degree course, examples are listed below; you will need to sit an admissions test in addition to your A-level examinations.
The most common test that many students will recognise is the IELTS; which is tests your level of proficiency in the English language. The IELTS is not used as a pre-interview assessment tool, but you must achieve the specified score on entry. Details are shown below:
|Admissions Test||Test Length||Purpose||Summary|
|IELTS: International English Language Testing System||3 hours||English for non-native speakers||This admission tests your command of the English Language; there are four sections. Usually an IELTS score of 6.5 is expected by most universities before you can study their degree course.|
The following tests below are used by the universities that require them as a pre-selection tool, usually before you are called for an interview.
|Admissions Test||Test Length||Test Date||Course||Summary|
|UKCAT: UK Clinical Admissions Test||2 hours||3rd October (last test date)||Medicine||A test divided into four subtests which assess your verbal, quantitative, abstract and decision analysis skills.|
|BMAT: Biomedical Admission Test||2 hours||November||Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences||The is a subject-specific admissions test for applicants to medicine, veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences. It is a test of skills and knowledge that learners are expected to have already and used by Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Imperial and RVC. For 2015 Entry, Leeds and BSMS will also use the BMAT.|
|LNAT: Law National Admissions Test||2 hours||by 20 October (Oxbridge) or 20 January||Law||This is an aptitude test and is used by admissions tutors to establish your suitability to study law.|
|STEP: Sixth Term Examination Paper||3 hours||June||Mathematics||This examination is designed to test your abilities on questions that are similar in difficulty to the undergraduate degree.|
|ELAT: English Literature Admissions Test||1.5 hours||November||English||Candidates are required to write an essay by comparing two-three passages or set texts.|
At University Entry Etc. we will advise you on which additional tests are relevant to your application. Contact us today should you have any further queries concerning admissions tests.