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Classics Admissions Test Packages (CAT)

The Classics Admissions Test is taken by applicants to Oxford applying to classics and its joint courses. These courses will use the CAT to deselect applicants from interview, so strong preparation is critical.

The CAT tests a student’s ability to translate a short passage of Greek or Latin, if they are already studying a classical language at A Level or equivalent. Alternatively, if students are new to classical languages, the test will assess their aptitude for learning a new language quickly.

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Tutor marking and feedback:

The student will complete a past paper and we will provide three hours marking and feedback from a specialist Oxford or Cambridge tutor.

£650.00

Online + Tutor support:

The student will complete multiple past papers and we will provide 5 lessons which includes teaching, marking and feedback.

£1,500.00

Online + Extended Tutor Support:

The student will complete multiple past papers and we will provide 5 lessons which includes teaching, marking, feedback and teaching in areas identified as requiring additional support.

Minimum £1,800.00 (teaching charged at £150 per hour).

Other resources you might find helpful are:

  • Our short Guide to the CAT introduces the format and requirements of the test to give you an idea of what you will be asked to do.
  • Oxford University have put together a detailed overview of the CAT, including details on how to register and when the test will take place
  • The Classics Department at Oxford have also put together a detailed YouTube video offering advice on how to prepare for the CAT.