The online course will introduce students to the different question types involved in all components of the HAT and recommend strategies for tackling them. Students will have plenty of opportunity to complete practice questions and receive feedback.
My 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 2022/2023 Academic Year, who will be sitting the HAT in the Autumn term of 2021.
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; and 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.
As a Keystone Professional Tutor, History is my specialist subject and I teach it to all levels, including Oxbridge entry preparation. I read History and Politics as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford and I have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the admissions process and have worked with a wide number of candidates on preparation for all stages of their applications, including the HAT.
- Maximum Class Size: 7
- Platform: Lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams, which is free and straightforward for students to use for the sessions. Our team will be on hand to help you get setup before your first session. Take a look at this video to see our online teaching in action.