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Submitting Written Work - 2022

All work should be submitted electronically in PDF format via our secure online form (the link to the document submission form will be made available to applicants after they have applied) and should be accompanied by a completed cover sheet,. Work should not be re-written or corrected for Cambridge application. Where possible, work should be marked by a teacher.

Take a look at the table below to see what the requirements are for written work in your subject.

Please note that requirements could change from year-to-year. This table of requirements is for applicants applying in October 2022 for 2023 or 2024 deferred entry.

SUBJECT

Submitted Written Work required?

Written work requirements

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Yes

Two essays.

Archaeology

Yes

One essay with a word limit of 1500 words.

Architecture

Yes

All Colleges will ask Architecture applicants to submit a PDF (6 A4 pages, and less than 15MB in size) of their own artwork prior to interview. The selection of images should, in part, reflect material you might bring to interview as part of your portfolio.

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

No

 

Classics

Yes

Two pieces of written work.

Computer Science

No

 

Economics

Yes

One piece of written work (a piece of marked classwork or coursework is preferred).

Engineering

No

 

English

Yes

Two essays.

Geography

No

 

History

Yes

Two pieces of written work.  One should, preferably, be written in timed conditions and the other should be a piece of coursework or homework.

History and Politics

Yes

Two pieces of written work.  One should, preferably be written in timed conditions and the other should be a piece of coursework or homework.

History and Modern Languages

Yes

You are required to send in two pieces of written work.  One should, preferably, be written in timed conditions and the other should be a piece of coursework or homework.

If you are applying for a post A Level language, one piece of written work should be in the language you intend to study.

History of Art

No  

Human, Social and Political Sciences

Yes

Two pieces of written work.  One should, preferably, be written in timed conditions and the other should be a piece of coursework or homework.

Law

No

 

Linguistics

No

 

Mathematics

No

 

Medicine

No

 

Modern and Medieval Languages

Yes

Two recent pieces of work in the language(s) you wish to study.  If you are studying GCE A Levels (or equivalent) in the two languages you are applying for then you must send in one essay in each of those languages.

Music

Yes

Examples of your work in Harmony and/or Counterpoint, or at least some of your written music exercises, and two recent essays on any aspect of your musical studies.

Natural Sciences Biological

No

 

Natural Sciences Physical (Chemistry)

No

 

Natural Sciences Physical (Physics)

No

 

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Yes

Two pieces of written work.  One should, preferably, be written in timed conditions and the other should be a piece of coursework or homework.

Philosophy

Yes

Two pieces of written work

Theology and Religious Studies

Yes

Two essays 

 

Not sure what to submit? We appreciate this may be difficult, especially if you haven’t studied your chosen University subject at A Level. A teacher who knows your work well may be the best person to ask for guidance but if you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch with the Admissions Office