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NSAA Course


The NSAA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment) is an admissions exam designed to rank the applicants to Natural Sciences 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 NSAA Cambridge test including bespoke NSAA courses, NSAA 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 thing.

Our packages, aimed at helping students prepare for the Cambridge Natural Sciences Admissions Test, 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 Cambridge NSAA tutors, all of whom have studied a natural sciences subject at Cambridge, have an intimate understanding of the NSAA and what it takes to prepare well for what is, to many, a daunting admissions test.


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Our Private Consultations provide in-depth evaluation, strategy and next steps to achieve results. Suitable for those aged 14 upwards.

What is the NSAA?

The NSAA Test lasts two hours and is split into two sections. In the first section, you have to answer Part A, which covers mathematics, as well as picking one from Part B, C, or D, which cover Physics, Chemistry, and Biology respectively. Each of these parts consist of twenty multiple choice questions, meaning the first section of the test requires you to answer 40 questions in total. The second section is split into three parts, only one of which you are required to answer, and each of which involves twenty multiple choice questions. These parts are Part X (Physics), Y (Chemistry), and Z (Biology).

What courses require the NSAA?

The NSAA is set by Cambridge University for applicants to Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine courses.

How is the NSAA used?

Cambridge University uses the NSAA test as a standardised format for assessing and benchmarking their applicants. The exam rewards problem solving alongside maths and science knowledge, so that students taking different qualifications at school can access the syllabus. Through the NSAA, Cambridge university is able to differentiate between applicants who are otherwise very similarly qualified with equally excellent predicted grades.

Full preparation for the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)

Expert Tuition

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

Sit a Full Mock

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

Up-to-date mock papers

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

Track record

The course is run by experienced NSAA 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 NSAA papers

Individual Tuition

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


NSAA 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

NSAA 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.

NSAA 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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