The Premier Service is our most comprehensive programme of long-term, tailored support.
To help you maximise your chances of an Oxbridge place, we couple practical, expert guidance at each stage of the application with a one-to-one academic mentoring programme and intensive tutoring and practice at our special events.
Joining the Premier Service
To begin the process, contact one of our consultants to book a Private Consultation. The Premier Service is tailored to each individual student and we only invite students to join whom we feel will most benefit from long-term support. Typically, Premier Service Clients begin working with us from up to two years before the application, to around September, just before the interviews.
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why it works
The Oxbridge acceptance rate for our Premier Clients is 57%, compared to an average of 24% for UK Oxbridge applicants.
The key to this success is our personalised, one-to-one approach, which allows us to develop the academically mature and independent students that Oxford and Cambridge are looking for.
One of our Premier Tutors who studied your chosen subject at Oxford or Cambridge will mentor you – giving you the chance to develop your academic interests, and begin studying like an undergraduate in a setting just like that of the Oxford ‘tutorial’ or Cambridge ‘supervision’. Immersion in one-to-one tuition with an expert at an early stage develops mature communication skills when dealing with intellectually challenging concepts, and has a huge impact on the success of our applicants.
Our applicants also benefit from our substantial experience and research. Oxbridge Applications is supported by an advisory board of former Oxford and Cambridge Admissions Tutors – the best sources of insight into what the universities are looking for. They feed back to our network of Tutors and Consultants, each of whom also have successful experience of the admissions system.
To explore whether the Premier Service is the right choice, most applicants begin with a Private Consultation, during which a tailored programme will be drawn up to provide you with full support.
The premier service programme
One-to-one Academic Mentoring
Tuition with an Oxbridge-graduate in your subject throughout your application, developing your subject-knowledge, communication, and academic strength
University, Course & College Selection
Drawing on research, internal knowledge, individual colleges’ admissions statistics and your preferences, we will develop a shortlist of colleges that we believe are best suited to you
Admissions Test Preparation
If your course requires an admissions test, you will receive one-to-one tutorials with our test experts, have full access to our mock tests, and receive an invite to one of our Admissions Test Day courses
Personal Statement Support
Your mentor and former Admissions Tutors will work closely with you to help you draft a strong personal statement, ensuring that your points are correctly weighted to suit Oxbridge
An opportunity to work on your confidence and communication skills: an essential asset for your application to Oxbridge, as well as other universities and future job interviews
Further mock interview practice on both our Interview Preparation Days and Oxbridge Preparation Weekend
oxbridge preparation courses
Accompanying this range of support, our Premier Clients attend two key courses at strategic points during the year:
September: Premier Day
This event is designed to initiate the intensive preparation that will be required in the following months.
September is a critical time for your application, so following small-group tutorials, preliminary mock interviews and a one-to-one consultation, we will provide you with a full assessment of your progress and identify key areas for intensive work in the following months. This is also a great opportunity to hear an academic lecture from one of our guest speakers.
October: Our Flagship Residential Oxbridge Course
The October Oxbridge Preparation Weekend is a cornerstone of your programme, designed to develop the crucial abilities Admissions Tutors seek in successful applicants.
Through one-to-one time with former Oxbridge Admissions Tutors, subject-focused tutorials, Admissions Test support, and a full day of rigorous mock interviews, you will work intensively on final areas for development.
Premier Students also attend our Subject Taster Days, Admissions Test Courses and Interview Preparation Days as a part of their service.
Feedback on our Premier Service
My expectations have definitely been surpassed, and I believe I have benefited greatly from the range of advice and guidance that I had received as an applicant- from the tiniest details on respective college admissions processes to interview feedback.
Successful Premier Service applicant, 2015
The skills she learned through you will be of lifelong benefit. In particular the growth in confidence, which has enabled her to project herself properly, will undoubtedly make going forward into her future challenges much more enjoyable and rewarding.
Mother of successful Premier Service applicant, 2015
Thank you all once again for everything you have done for me to help me achieve this. I am so happy and could not be more grateful for all that has been done.
Successful Premier Service applicant, 2015
We definitely thought Adam had a decent chance of getting in before he started working with you all, but as the process went along we could see him becoming a stronger and more focused candidate. Your help was invaluable in helping him be the best he could possibly be. He went to interview very comfortable and confident and felt he couldn’t have done better. He learnt so much from all the different people who worked with him – they were uniformly excellent.
Mother of Adam, successful Premier Service applicant, 2014
Ella’s just heard she’s got a place! Stephanie tutored Ella so excellently. She was incredibly solid and sound in her approach. She gave Ella clear guidance and goals, and pushed Ella to the upper limits of what she could achieve, setting demanding challenges and encouraging her in a positive way. Ella went into the PAT and interviews feeling confident and calm with an understanding of Physics elevated way beyond the syllabus. You had a very large part to play in helping Ella show her colours.
Mother of Ella, successful Premier Service applicant, 2014
‘We can’t thank you all enough for all the help and guidance you have given Caitlin. We so admired your professionalism and constant support. We were particularly impressed by Robin’s invaluable sessions. He truly inspired Caitlin– challenging her and stretching her – and she really missed them when she stopped after her interview. He engendered in Caitlin even more passion for ASNaC and we were so utterly thrilled that she is now able to pursue her passion.’
Mother of successful Premier Service applicant, 2014