Getting through the HAT

Oxford’s History Aptitude Test may seem daunting at first… But there are certain steps you can take to prepare so that you are ready to face it in November. The History Aptitude Test (HAT) is one of the key elements of the Oxford application process, and is particularly important for selecting the candidates who make…

History Aptitude Test

Top 15 Must Know Events for a History Interview

A backbone to springboard your career as a historian Recently, whilst conducting a mock interview for a History candidate I asked him “has religious fervour increased or decreased over time?” A sufficiently broad historical question – inviting a discussion of secularisation thesis for clued-up candidates or otherwise an important discussion of a major historical theme…

HAT Advice

Are you applying to read History at Oxford University? Take a look at these top 3 tips for doing well in your History Aptitude Test (HAT). The Oxford History aptitude tests can be one of the most daunting parts of the whole process: you are sat in exam-style conditions and given two hours to complete…