Written Work

written work

All candidates are required to send in an essay on an historical topic, written in their own time as part of their normal school or college work.

Please send a normal essay of c.1500 words and not longer than 2000 words.  Please DO NOT submit a structured question, a source-based response or a personal study. It must be a formal essay.

Your work should be accompanied by a signed certificate stating the circumstances under which the work was written.

If these requirements cause any problems, please contact the Tutor for Admissions at your college of preference. Note that in selecting work for submission you should choose a piece which has enthused you and on which you are willing to talk. Do not worry if you have changed your mind on the topic since writing it. Tutors are impressed by candidates who remain intellectually engaged with their work.