Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) tests the skills that are essential for success in higher education such as critical thinking and problem solving which school-based exams don’t cover specifically.
Students don’t need to be familiar with specific texts or theoretical frameworks – they’re simply being tested on their ability to think through problems and arguments, critically and logically
Who uses TSA?
TSA is used by a number of leading universities, including the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge.
What’s in TSA?
TSA is a pen and paper test consisting of two sections. Section two is optional.
Section 1: Multiple-choice questions testing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Section 2: Writing task.
Exam dates: examinations are held in November each year. Please visit this page in August to find out about the exact exam dates for the current year.
Registration: will take place from first week in September to the end of September.
Exam fees and venue details will be published on this page, closer to the exam date.