Admission Tests

Expert test preparation from tutors who have finished in the top 10% of results.
Leading Education students improve their results by an average of 21%

World-class preparation for tests

Almost every competitive course at Oxford and Cambridge universities now uses admissions tests, to decide who gets an interview, and who, ultimately, gets an offer of a place. Other top universities also use entrance tests as part of their admissions process, including Medical schools, Law schools, Imperial College and Manchester.

Unlike school exams, applicants compete with other ‘A’ grade applicants when taking the entrance tests. The competition is tough, so it is important to prepare well and score high.

Cambridge and Oxford entrance exams test more than just thinking skills. They focus on the but applicant’s aptitude and subject understanding beyond exams. The tests are used to decide who gets an interview, and who, ultimately, gets an offer of a place.

Exams covered include – but are not limited to –  MAT, STEP, PAT, NSAA, ENGAA, TMUA, BMAT, UKAT, LNAT, ELAT, HAT and at-interview assessments.

Exam Technique

With your Oxbridge test expert, you will go through an entire mock Admissions Test, learning how to approach questions and write model answers, step by step.

Optimise Scores

We will help you identify the content required to gain high marks, what the universities are looking for and how to meet the requirements of the mark specification.


The entrance tests are difficult because you have to do a lot of questions in a short period of time. Our mentors will give applicants time-saving techniques to make sure that they can finish the paper.



Our mentors will identify weak spots in each applicants’ knowledge and give them a tailored support plan for knowledge-building in those areas.

Typical Student Profile

Every Oxbridge student will complete some form of admissions tests, as well as the majority of G5 and medical applicants

Who is this programme for?

  1. All Oxbridge applicants
  2. Any student expecting to sit admissions exams for medicine, law, or any other specific subject
  3. Any student who will face an in-person test during the interview proces

Why should I take it?

  1. Tailored curriculum after a diagnosis of your strengths and weaknesses by expert academics who forensically study admission tests
  2. Admissions tests require a very specific combination of specific subject knowledge and
  3. Unparalleled knowledge from tutors who have scored in the top 10% of all applicants

When should I take it?

As soon as an admissions test is booked in any area. This is normally between September and November, before the interview period in December

Which other courses should I consider?

Admissions Tests will build upon your subject work in Knowledge Building and lead into the interviews (assuming you are successful in your tests)

Course Benefits

Expert Mentors

You will be taught by mentors who have scored in the top 10% of candidates! All mentors are from Oxford or Cambridge and many have MAs or PhDs.

Marking & Feedback

Our tutors will mark each mock-admissions test paper and send it back to the applicant within 10 days with written feedback on how to improve.

Guaranteed Improvement

We guarantee that you improve your admissions test scores through the programme. Typically applicants improve their scores by 20%+.

Improve Technique

Every test requires a different approach. Our tutors will diagnose weaknesses in any key areas and work on perfecting exam techniques to overcome them.

During my preparation of the admission assessment (NSAA), a tutor from Leading Education helped me get familiar with the exam style and go through the content specification, which decreased my nerves in the real test.

Designed by expert admissions

Our courses have been developed by our core team of world-class educationalists, who have spent years studying the Oxbridge application process, led by CEO Kieran Hammond.

Ginny R

London School of Economics

Georgia B

Psychology and Philosophy
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford

Jiratheep P

Peterhouse College, Cambridge

Erind M

Trinity College, Cambridge

About Kieran Hammond

Kieran Hammond is the co-founder of Leading Education and holds a BA and MA (Cantab) from Cambridge University. Over the course of 10 years, he has been helped over 500 students with their Oxbridge/Medicine applications.

Kieran started his career as Head of University Applications at Cardiff Sixth Form College, which at the time had been the UK’s No.1 ranked school in terms of A*-A A-level results for 6 years running.