King's Computer Science with Mathematics Test

The information on this page should be read in combination with the details of how to apply for Computer Science. Do bear in mind that the King's Computer Science with Maths Test is only one element of the application process.

If you have applied for Computer Science with Mathematics and are invited for interview at King's, you will be asked to sit a King's Computer Science with Mathematics written test lasting one hour on the day of your interview. The King's Computer Science with Mathematics written test is set by King's, and is in addition to the CSAT to give you another opportunity to show what you can do (see What are we looking for?).

For students taking the King's Computer Science with Mathematics written test, we will automatically organise this for you as part of your interview day timetable (you do not need to register).

Beyond preparation that you are already doing for your application, we do not expect you to do any specific preparation for the King's Computer Science with Mathematics Test, so we do not provide past papers or a lot of detail in advance. We want you to simply turn up and do your best. The test is designed to be taken by applicants from all over the world and in all different examination systems. Please do not worry about differences in syllabus.

You will not sit the King's Computer Science with Mathematics Test if:

  • you are not invited for interview.
  • you have applied for one of the other options in Computer Science.
  • you are interviewed overseas rather than in Cambridge, UK.
    In this case, the relevant overseas interview team will inform you of any details you need about tests when you are invited for interview.

If you normally receive extra time or other arrangements for exams that you sit at school, please read about applying with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term illness.

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