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AHAA Course

The AHAA Cambridge (Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment) is an admissions exam designed to rank the applicants to arts and humanities courses at the University of Cambridge to help admissions tutors separate excellent candidates from one another as part of the admissions test. We here at Oxbridge Applications are specialists in all-things Admissions Test, and offer a range of options to help you prepare for the AHAA test, including bespoke AHAA courses, AHAA Cambridge mock tests, and various free e-resources and guides to help promising applicants showcase the best of their abilities when it comes to sitting the real AHAA Cambridge test.

Our packages, aimed at helping students prepare for AHAA, include one-to-one admissions test tuition sessions with a test specialist using our own, bespoke mock test papers as supplementary resources. Sessions are arranged according to your schedule and are completely flexible to fit in with your school, work, or other commitments. Our team of AHAA test tutors, all of whom have studied an arts and humanities degree at Cambridge, have an intimate understanding of the AHAA and what it takes to prepare well for what is, to many, a daunting admissions test.


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What is the AHAA?

The AHAA is a pre-interview test in which applicants are asked to sit prior to their Cambridge interview. The test itself is made up of two sections. Section 1 consists of multiple choice questions that are the same irrespective of which subject the applicant is applying for. Section 2 asks for essay responses to questions that are different based on the subject being applied to.

What courses require the AHAA?

The AHAA is set by Cambridge University for students applying to study arts and humanities subjects. These are Education, History, History and Politics, History and Modern Languages, Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic studies, Asian and Middle Eastern studies and Human, Social and Political Sciences.

How is the AHAA used?

Cambridge University uses the AHAA as a standardised format for assessing and benchmarking their applicants. The exam generally rewards problem solving and essay construction over specific content knowledge (even in the second section of the paper), so that students taking different qualifications at school can access the syllabus. Cambridge University uses students’ marks in the AHAA to make decisions about which applicants they should invite to interview. The vast majority of applicants to Cambridge’s highly competitive arts and humanities courses will have similarly excellent grades, so an applicant’s AHAA test score heavily influences this decision.

Full preparation for the Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA)

Expert Tuition

AHAA tuition is conducted by Oxbridge-graduate tutors who specialise exclusively in the AHAA

Sit a Full Mock

Full-length exam-conditions AHAA mock test sat to mimic intensity of the real exam

Up-to-date mock papers

Original AHAA mock papers updated regularly to reflect changes in content and difficulty

Track record

The course is run by experienced AHAA tutors who have a consistent record of helping students to score higher in their test

Content and Timing

Skills development and analysis technique session to improve content & time-management strategy covered

Detailed Answers

Detailed feedback showing the best approaches in your mock AHAA papers

Individual Tuition

AHAA course packages are held on a 1:1 basis for highly interactive and personal experience


AHAA workbook included for time-management techniques, tackling conceptual knowledge, analysis and extra practice


Papers marked and returned to you in time to improve areas of weakness

AHAA Admission Private Tuition x4

Available all year-round and includes 4 private admissions test tuition sessions and four test papers, which are marked by expert Oxbridge-graduate tutors.

AHAA Admission Private Tuition x6

Available all year-round and includes 6 private admissions test tuition sessions and four test papers, which are marked by expert Oxbridge-graduate tutors.

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Our Oxbridge-graduate consultants are available between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday, with additional evening availability when requested.

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