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English Literature Admissions Test Packages (ELAT)

The English Literature Admissions Test is taken by applicants to Oxford and Cambridge applying to English Literature and its joint courses. These courses use the ELAT to deselect applicants from interview, so strong preparation is critical.

The ELAT tests a student’s close reading skills, and their ability to shape a well-written argument in response to unfamiliar literary material.

Improve your chances of performing well in the ELAT by practicing these skills.

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 ELAT 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 ELAT, including details on how to register and when the test will take place.
  • Benjamin McEvoy, an English student at Oxford, has filmed a YouTube video on his experience of the ELAT, what he wished he’d known, and his advice on how to best prepare.