This HAT course will take students through the essentials of what the History Admissions Test (HAT) for Oxford is, the skills it assesses and ways to develop and enhance these skills. The course is designed for those who are applying to Oxford to read History (or History and joint schools) in the 2023/2024 Academic Year, who will be sitting the HAT in the Autumn term of 2022.
Through the five days of sessions students will cover:
- What the HAT is, how it is assessed, why Oxford sets it and how it fits into their wider assessment criteria.
- The primary source analysis skills that it tests and how to read primary sources literally and inferentially.
- How to organise ideas into coherent and structured paragraphs in exam conditions for the HAT.
- How to plan and write HAT style answers specifically.
There will also be opportunity for timed practice writing and individual feedback on this writing as well as to share ideas and interpretations with other participants.
Detailed feedback - An end of course report is sent on completion detailing the student’s achievements and areas for further work.