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TSA Preparation Courses

The Thinking Skills Assessment


An exacting mix of Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Essay Writing. Unlike anything you’ll have seen at school.

Full of hidden patterns you can learn to exploit.

For Oxford: PPE, Economics & Management, Experimental Psychology, Human Sciences, some Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology Joint Couses

Cambridge: Land Economy

UCL: European Social and Political Studies (ESPS)

Download FREE Sample Materials and Specification for the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)

Oxford, Cambridge, and UCL all use the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) as a Pre-Interview 120 minute exam. (Section 1 – Problem Solving and Critical Thinking – 90 minutes; Section 2 – Essay – 30 minutes)

Download the specification & sample materials to find out:

  • What is TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)?
  • Why do Oxford and Cambridge ask for TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)?
  • How difficult is the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)?
  • What is the format of the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) and what are the exam conditions?
  • How should I start preparing for TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)?

What makes our TSA Courses special?

We are the only people to offer a comprehensive set of TSA video resources. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can learn from a video than by reading an answer in a book.

A great deal of thought has gone into extracting the essence of each question, illustrating key methods, and turning complicated questions into the clearest possible solutions.

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TSA Online Subscription Area

Pre-order today: online resources for every part of the TSA: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Essay Writing

Example Video

Extensive TSA Video Solutions

– Get full video solutions to every question from at least the last 10 years of TSA (over 500 questions!)

Other Sources of Similar Questions

– Hundreds of additional Critical Thinking and Problem Solving questions from BMAT Papers – all in video format

Essay Guides

– Video guides to demonstrate exactly what a TSA essay should look like and its structure


Unique Question Presentation

– Focus on the 7 types of Critical Thinking and 3 types of Problem Solving questions. Unique methods for each type explained in detail.

Free Trial

– Free 24-hour trial so you can check that the explanations and materials resonate with you, before you get access to the full resource library

Comprehensive Resource

– We are confident you won’t find another resource like this. Give the free trial a go and see how broad the range of resources is.


– Work at a pace you choose; skip questions you already understand to spend more time learning new skills

Early Bird Discounts

Our early bird pricing rewards you for starting early and is available for as long as you need, in order to support you in preparing as best you can

Early Bird Option Pricing for Online TSA Subscription:

Start your subscription before 7th August 

for £35/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Start your subscription before 7th September 

for £40/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Start your subscription before 23rd September 

for £45/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Pre-Order Platinum TSA Online Bundle

Pre-order before 17th August to save £100!

Total value £450

Standard price £249

Yours today from only £149

TSA In-person courses
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Happy students!
The videos break down how to answer each type of TSA question.  This has really helped me since the exam is so time pressured. 
Harry P

Now, when I approach a question, I really understand how to break it down in the most logical way to get to the correct answer.

Emily S

I found following the video presentations much easier than staring at a paragraph and trying to understand it.

Kat M

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Every question from the last 5 years solved and explained in a video

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