We are fortunate to have excellent links with partner colleges in both Oxford (Queen’s College) and Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) to enhance our school based approach in promoting excellence and challenge with our more able students.
In addition to attending the annual Oxbridge National Conference, various Oxbridge led workshops delivered in school we also offer opportunities for subject specific residential summer schools and extended residential open days designed especially for our students.
Our school based Oxbridge Group enables the most able students to join a group designed to support their research and preparation in making an application to Oxford or Cambridge Universities. The group meet fortnightly to focus on developing their understanding on how the collegiate system works, the entry requirements and application process. Our school programme includes support on the pre-tests for specific subjects, interview techniques and all students receive mock interviews by highly experienced and carefully selected professionals in the student’s chosen field of study.
Take a look at our extensive Oxbridge programme to help you gain an overview on how we support our most able academics.
We are looking to attend a Student Conference in March 2017. This conference is designed to provide up-to-date information on the application and admissions procedure at both Oxford and Cambridge as well as providing an insight into student life.
This page is a starting point into the process of applying to Oxbridge as an Undergraduate. These opportunities often have tight deadlines and have a limited number of places.
Please make sure you check for any eligibility criteria. If you have any queries, please contact Miss Steele.
Please scroll down to find events which are listed specfic to each university and department
On Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of March 2017 the colleges of Oxford University will be hosting Year 12 Study Days, offering a chance to experience a taste of studying at Oxford. The study days are part of the wider Oxford Pathways Programme, supported by the Sutton Trust. Guidance notes below for more information.
University of Oxford’s Pathways Programme is running subject days for Y11′s. The dates for these events are as follows:
Investigating Medicine Day will be held on Saturday 1 July.
Investigating Humanities Day will be held on Saturday 8 July.
Investigating Social Sciences Day will be held on Saturday 15 July.
Students who are particularly interested in Law should consider the Social Sciences Day.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Wednesday 31 May. Students should apply directly via the online application form, and will be asked to provide a teacher reference.
The Faculty is holding three Open Days in March 2017.
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, are launching two new law outreach schemes for school pupils:
The Peter Cane Prize for Legal Reasoning for an Aspiring Lawyer: A competition which asks students to consider and write a legal response to a legal case. The first prize for this competition will be up to £175, and a good number of top entrants will be invited to a free legal reasoning workshop at the college in June. More information here Legal Reasoning Prize
Corpus Law Residential Event: A free two-day summer school with talks and workshops intended to give a flavour of the study of law at university. More information here: Law-Residential
Physical Sciences residential for year 12 students at Queen’s. A provisional timetable is also attached so you can get an idea of the structure of the week but it may be subject to change – If you are successful a final timetable will send out the official one when finalised.
Queen’s are expecting high demand and have limited places so please get applications back to me as soon as possible. We also strongly recommend that applicants are studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths at A-level so the content is applicable but are willing to consider other applicants.
Accommodation and food will be provide free of charge; we also have an allocated amount of money we hope to subsidise most travel costs with so please include these in the application if you want to be eligible for this!
The faculty is holding an event in February 2017
UNIQ is open to year 12 students Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life. UNIQ participants live in Oxford college/annexe for one week in the summer. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford. Participants also take part in a variety of social activities in the evenings.
Visit UNIQ website to see all the available courses
Deadline for applications is January 24th.
The faculty at Fiztwilliams College are holding a study day in March 2017
Various subject taster days can be found in the link below, booking will always be essential
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