The Seren Network, in conjunction with Oxford University, is running a series of three regional events to support all Year 13 Seren students, who are applying to leading Universities that have admissions tests as part of their entry criteria this year. Following the October deadline for University applications, selected students will be invited by universities to sit the formal admission tests relevant to their specific courses. To help prepare our Seren students for these formal admission tests, we have designed a series of admission test prep sessions at three locations. Admission tests are not offered for all courses.
You may attend any one of these three sessions, depending on which session/date is more convenient for you.

  1. 11th September at Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  2. 12th September at Bangor University, Bangor
  3. 13th September at Deeside Sixth form College

Students will be coached by a combination of current Oxford students or experienced tutors who have successfully completed or helped prepare students to sit admission tests. They will offer pupils an invaluable insight into the Oxford application process and share general knowledge and tips about the aptitude tests.
It really is an essential day for any Seren student aiming to apply for a place at a leading university this year to provide the practical guidance and advice they need to score highly in these aptitude assessments. These workshops have been designed to give pupils a well-rounded view of the style of tests and interview process unique to these elite universities and will help boost their confidence in the application process.
The day will consist of advice from university professionals, an overview of the tests and practical sessions.
9:30am Registration and welcome
10am Plenary session on Admission Tests
10:30am – 12:30pm Selected Admission Test Session
12:30 to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 3pm Selected Admission Test Session
3pm End

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


  1. TSA – Thinking Skill
  2. HAT – History
  3. ELAT – English literature
  4. LNAT – Law
  5. BMAT – Biomedical
  6. PAT – Physics
  7. MAT – Maths
  8. MLAT – Modern languages

Students can sign up via the following link:
Important Additional Information

  • These sessions have been designed in addition to the outreach sessions being delivered by colleagues at Cambridge university during September and October. Details about the Cambridge led sessions scheduled for South Wales can be found in the link below:

Details about the Cambridge led sessions for Mid and North Wales will be provided by your local Seren Hub Co-ordinator but the dates for your diaries are:

  • 24 September 2019 Ceredigion
  • 1 October 2019 Conwy / Denbighshire
  • 2 October 2019 Anglesey / Gwynedd
  • 3 October 2019 Flintshire / Wrexham

All students looking to apply to a leading university where they would be expected to sit admission tests should attend both sessions as both Oxford and Cambridge will be delivering complementary advice, support and guidance.

Travel – Schools/colleges to make their own arrangements to support their students to attend the sessions

Pre-Session Prep – Students should be familiar with the format of their chosen test, and have looked at specimen papers, mark schemes and model answers in advance of the day through Students to bring writing materials and calculators.

For any queries on the content, please contact

An agenda and joining instructions will be shared with you closer to the event.

You will also find a copy of our privacy notice here.03.07.19 mh SEREN event Cardiff53

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