Written Work

Why do you ask for written work?

We use your written work to help assess your reasoning, language and writing skills. Should you be called for interview, the topic might use as a springboard for questions at interview, so do choose something you want to talk about. Don’t worry if you’ve changed your mind since writing, we’ll be interested to hear why!


What are the requirements for history written work?

Applicants to all History courses must submit an essay on a historical topic, written as part of your normal school or college work.

The essay should be a maximum of 2000 words

It must be accompanied by a signed certificate (confirmed by the school or college) stating the circumstances under which the work was written.

Please do not send work that requires the assessor to read any source material (we have limited time).


What are the requirements for Joint Schools?

Applicants to some Joint School courses must submit additional written work:

  • History and English - you must also submit English written work
  • History and Modern Languages - you must also submit Modern Languages written work