Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Classics Admission Test (CAT) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas. Below you will also find details of articles and FAQs relevant to the Classics Admission Test (CAT).
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. He has led numerous Keystone courses as well as supporting over 80 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
Olly is an Oxford graduate and experienced tutor. He has a real passion for teaching as well as for writing, theatre and sport. Olly has taught over 4,200 hours with Keystone.
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A Guide to Oxford Classics Admission Test (CAT)
This guide is for anyone applying to sit Classics or any combination involving Classics at the University of Oxford. In the sections below you can find out if you need to sit the test and how you go about doing that. There is also some advice on how best to prepare for the test and how important the test will be to your application to study at Oxford.
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The Classics Admission Test (CAT) is an exam used as part of Oxford University’s admissions process for courses in Classics, Classics and English, Classics and Modern Languages, and Classics and Oriental Studies.
It is used solely by Oxford University to assess candidates, and consists of the following sections:
Latin Translation Test (60 minutes) - translating passages of Latin poetry and prose
Greek Translation Test (60 minutes) - translating passages of Greek poetry and prose
Classics Language Aptitude Test (60 minutes) - testing grammatical knowledge and the candidate’s ability to adapt to new languages.
The sections a candidate takes depends on the specific course in Classics they are applying for. Candidates applying for Classics and English will also need to take the English Literature Admissions Test, and those applying for Classics and Modern Languages will also need to take the Modern Languages Aptitude Test.
Tests take place in early November.
The CAT can be a daunting test, but with proper preparation it is a chance for a candidate to show their skills and knowledge, and set themselves up well for their interview.
The tutors we represent can help your child in practicing and perfecting their translation skills, working across a range of Latin and Greek texts as appropriate. They can also assist in working through the more nuanced areas of grammar, and in helping your child translate from English into Latin and Greek, to provide additional ways to practice and build up their confidence and speed. Working through past papers with these tutors is also an excellent way for your child to master the skills they will require to give themselves the best chance of success.
The tutors we represent are able to deliver in-person tuition within central London. For those outside of central London we offer online tutoring.
The tutors we represent are well versed in delivering online tuition, using videoconferencing and an interactive whiteboard. This gives students, wherever they are in the world, access to experienced, high quality tutors who are familiar with the requirements of the CAT.