Oxbridge TSA Summer Intensive Training

This summer, CANA is offering a two-day intensive training course for the Oxbridge TSA.

Course Outline

The following topics will be covered over two days.

  1. Day 1
    • Introduction to TSA
    • Critical Thinking (split into 7 mini-sessions) & Practise
    • Problem Solving (Split into 3 mini-sessions) & Practise
    • Essay Writing & Plans
    • Examination Techniques
    • Distribution of Homework (to be reviewed next lesson)
    • Includes 1-hour lunch break
  2. Day 2
    • Review Homework
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Drills
    • Essay Discussion & Practise
    • Includes two 15 minute breaks
10:00 - 13:00 Introduction to TSA
Critical Thinking
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Problem Solving Review Homework
Essay Writing
Exam Techniques Question Drills
Homework for Next Lesson
17:00 - 18:30 Essay Practise

We are offering two courses on the following dates:

Day 1 Day 2 Location Fees Availability
Course 1 Saturday, 7-Jul
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 14-Jul
14:00 - 18:30
SW $800 per hour SIGN UP NOW
Course 2 Saturday, 18-Aug
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 25-Aug
14:00 - 18:30
SW $800 per hour SIGN UP NOW
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Our Faculty:


  • MA (Hon) and BA (Hon) in Natural Science (specialised in Psychology)
  • New Hall (now Murray Edwards College)
  • Achieved 6A*'s & 4 As in GCSE; 5 As in A-levels

What is TSA?

The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is a test used by specific Oxbridge programs to assess if a candidate has the qualities needed to excel in their courses. Programs that require TSA include:

  1. University of Oxford
    • Economics and Management
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Human Sciences
    • Philosophy and Linguistics
    • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
    • Psychology and Linguistics
    • Psychology and Philosophy
    • Chemistry (Section 1 only)
    • History and Economics (Section 1 only)
  2. University of Cambridge
    • Economics and Management

The TSA is hosted only once in that year’s application cycle, usually in late October or early November. The 2018 test date is October 31st, 2018. Instead of registering on their own, students need to be registered by a test centre. CANA is an official test centre to register students for the TSA. The TSA results will be announced online in mid-January.

The test takes 120 minutes in total and consists of two main sections:

  • Section 1: 50 multiple-choice questions testing critical thinking and reasoning
  • Section 2: Requires students to write an essay out of four given topics

While the essay topics are not subject-specific, an understanding and awareness of global issues will give you an edge.

How to Score High in TSA

We offer private individual lessons and a group crash-course for TSA candidates in the summer. The crash course provides an overview of the test and techniques for all sections comprehensively. Meanwhile, individual lessons are personalized based on your specific needs, targeting areas of weakness. Both the crash course and private lessons are led by experienced TSA instructors who have taken the test themselves, and/or been educated in top UK universities.

For more information about our private lessons and crash course, leave us a message here  or contact us at (852)2302-6500 or In the meantime, check out our freeUCAS Application Guide to begin your journey to a university education in the UK.

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