Thinking of applying to Cambridge, or to read Medicine or Maths at any UK University in Autumn 2024?
Read on for an important update!
Cambridge Assessments Admissions Testing (CAAT) has recently announced that the following Admissions Tests will be discontinued from the 2024 university cycle:
Compulsory for Economics or Computer Science at Cambridge
Optional for Mathematics courses at other Universities (Cardiff, Lancaster, Durham, LSE, Bath, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick)
Engineering at Cambridge
Medicine at Brighton and Sussex, Imperial, Keele, Lancaster, UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds; Dentistry at Leeds; Biomedical Sciences at Oxford
Natural Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and Veterinary Sciences at Cambridge
If you are someone who is planning to sit these tests in 2024, or know someone who is, don’t panic! This article will explain what the changes will mean for you.
How will applicants in 2024 be affected? (Students currently in Year 11)
You may potentially be sitting new tests in 2024. These are likely to come with guidance and exemplars but few, if any past papers.
You may also have a shorter amount of time to prepare than applicants in previous years due to the lack of information about the possible new tests at this time
However, prospective candidates could still practise using the old-style past papers in the meantime, as Admissions Tutors will still be looking for the same fundamental criteria for these courses.