‘There’s a CGP style revision guide on the website. It’s difficult to find, but once you’ve found it it’ll tell you all you need to know for the science part. The most difficult part is the timing, so do all the past papers under timed conditions.’ – Iona, Medicine student

‘I found the best practice by far for the Maths Aptitude Test was doing past papers; the MAT has a unique question style that you can only really prepare for by doing it’ – Ben, Maths student

‘For the History Aptitude test, you just have to prepare yourself to think flexibly and broadly about the sources and questions put in front of you. Look at past papers, practice on those sources, and really fine-tune your source analysis skills.’ – Tim, History and Economics student

‘Do every previous test – the hardest part of the Physics Aptitude Test is doing them quickly, since there is not very long to answer the questions.’ – David, Physics student

‘Try the free practice tests online under timed conditions to get a feel for the format and the types of questions that will come up. Books like ‘So You Think You Can Think?’ are helpful but not necessary. It might also be helpful to read quality newspapers to get comfortable with the kind of language the TSA uses.’ – Laura, Economics and Management student

For the German aptitude test, it wouldn’t hurts to revise grammar and vocab. For my Philosophy aptitude test, I focussed on practising forming an argument coherently in my essays’ – Isabel, German and Philosophy student

‘The best way to prepare for the Classics Aptitude test is to keep doing translations and to broaden your vocabulary. A good understanding of Greek myths will always help in verse translations as even if you don’t know the exact vocab, you could guess through your knowledge of the story.’ – Sophie, Classics student