Our research shows that applicants who begin preparation early have improved chances of success.
This is a good time to consider whether Oxbridge will suit you and what your course choice will be. For some, final decisions are made following AS results. However, the earlier you begin, the more time you will have for preparation. Once you have chosen a direction, you can choose a college, focus on important summer exams, and build a breadth of wider reading beyond your syllabus.
Our support: During these months, we provide a wide range of online resources for free and expert Oxbridge consultancy to help you fully understand the process, make informed decisions and build a strategy for preparation. In the Easter and summer holidays, you can attend a subject-taster course called ‘The School of Ideas‘ that offers a taste of Oxbridge learning in a subject. At this stage in the year, students are able to begin one-to-one, subject-specific preparation with Oxbridge-graduate tutors on our International or UK Premier Services.
For students applying to Oxbridge or for Medicine, this is a time to focus intensively on completing an academically impressive personal statement and UCAS form and to begin focused further study outside of your school syllabus.
Our support: From this point, we work with candidates to develop preparation strategies following the release of A level results, provide personal statement guidance, and plans for independent study as part of our Oxbridge consultancy. Our Premier Clients and those on our Access Schemes will enter a period of intensive study and personal statement drafting and redrafting with their mentor and former admissions tutors at Oxbridge.
Following the UCAS deadline on October 15th, preparation for the admissions tests and interviews can begin in earnest.
This is a crucial time for developing confidence when communicating about your subject both in written and verbal form. Students will aim to familiarise themselves with the entrance exams such as the BMAT, LNAT and Oxbridge-only tests as well as with the interview process.
Our support: Throughout October, November and early December, Oxbridge Applications runs events preparing students for the tests and interviews. These can be between one and three days long and take place publicly or in schools. Interview Preparation Courses and Admissions Test Seminars are delivered by test and communications specialists, as well as by our Oxbridge-graduate trained tutors and are all highly interactive and subject- or test- specific.