Oxbridge and Health Professions
We provide specific support to students applying to the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, and those applying to health professions such as Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry. These applications require a little extra support as the deadline for completion is October 14th and each application can involve admissions tests, submitted work and interviews.
We run an Early Applicant Group from the January of Year 12 through to the interview period of December in Year 13. Its aim is to enable students to make informed decisions about applying to these courses and universities, and to provide them with the skills and experiences that will support a strong application.
Here are some examples of our activities:
January: an evening with Oxbridge tutors
February: applications to Summer Schools, essay competitions
March: apply for, and attend, Oxbridge master classes
March: a visit from students of Queens College Cambridge
July: Open Days and public lectures
September: preparation for submitted work, admissions tests, personal statements
October/November: interview practice
In 2015 our students have set up our first Medics Society. We also have enrichment in STEM (Science, Tech and Maths) and Humanities. As well as this we have an ongoing super-curricular programme in which we encourage the students to compete online courses (www.futurelearn.com) go to university lectures and complete wider reading and research. We also provide bespoke interview practice for all these applications. Finally, we set up contact between our current applicants and alumni who have successfully gained places at Oxbridge and Health courses.