Map Oxbridge Applications. 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

For many applicants, the dream of Oxbridge is something they pursue from a young age.

The skills needed for Oxbridge, namely academic creativity, curiosity, and intellectual flexibility, can be cultivated over time – not necessarily just in the few months before the application.

For this reason, we offer bespoke support for Oxbridge applicants who wish to begin early preparation. Each year, 25% of the applicants who seek our support are preparing for Oxbridge more than a year in advance of the application deadline. To support this large group of students, we offer preparation tailored to building their confidence and academic ability for the subject they are applying for.

How to Prepare for Oxbridge in Year 10 and 11

This outline can be tailored to focus on areas where you feel you would benefit from extra support. 

At this stage, we recommend students make a realistic assessment of their academic ability. On average, applicants to Oxbridge achieve at least seven to eight A* GCSEs – though this isn’t a formal prerequisite for applying.

Use mock exams as a guide to find out how achievable these grades are.

Begin thinking about A-Level choices and what subject combinations are useful for different undergraduate degrees – for example, Further Mathematics is important at least to AS Level for Physics, Engineering or Mathematics.

Achieving strong GCSE results will put you in good stead for an Oxbridge application, particularly as government reforms to A Levels mean students won’t sit public exams until the second year of the sixth form – so these will be grades Oxford, in particular, will look at.

GCSE Results Day will provide you with the opportunity to realistically assess your suitability for Oxbridge. If you haven’t achieved the high grades you wanted, prepare to show marked academic progress in your first year at sixth form.

How we Support Younger Students

If you are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge as a year 10 or year 11 student, there are two key questions to consider:

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1) What actions can I take now to position myself as a strong applicant?
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2) How can I prepare for Oxbridge alongside preparing for my GCSEs and AS Levels?

We work with students and their families in a Private Consultation to provide answers to these questions, taking account of your individual qualities and the idea of success when offering you a strategy for preparation going forward.


Why Choose Our Younger Years Preparation?

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Speak to our Oxbridge admissions experts. By calling our consultants, you can receive free personalised advice and guidance on how to best prepare yourself for an Oxbridge application

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Book a Private Consultation. In a one-hour session, a dedicated consultant will assess your strengths and areas of growth as an Oxbridge applicant, providing a preparation strategy for the application

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Receive long-term support on the Oxbridge Pathways Programme. This invitation-only programme provides comprehensive support for an Oxbridge application over the course of two to three years

Private Consultation

In a Private Consultation with year 10 and year 11 students, our Oxbridge-graduate consultants will focus on providing an application strategy which is measured and consistent in the lead-up to the application deadline.

Students in year 10 and year 11 benefit from the fact that they have time to dedicate themselves to their application without compromising their school work or having too much preparation to fit in, which is something our consultants take into account when providing a preparation strategy.

Subject-specific mock interview

In a one-to-one interview environment, we will assess a student’s communication, subject-knowledge and potential to study their subject at university using real past interview questions.

Parent Consultation

Following the mock interview, we will ask the student to leave the session in order to discuss their performance with the family. This is also a chance to ask questions you may have about any aspect of the application process.

Evaluation and Next Steps

In a one-to-one interview environment, we will assess a student’s communication, subject-knowledge and potential to study their subject at university using real past interview questions.

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Available: During the week and also on weekends.

Includes: A  mock-interview and full feedback with strategy session.

Duration: 60 mins

 


Booking Info

All bookings are taken over the phone with a consultant.

PRICE
£295

Oxbridge Pathways Programme

The Oxbridge Pathways Programme is our most comprehensive, long-term support for year 10 and year 11 students considering Oxbridge.

The Oxbridge Pathways service is a two-year preparatory programme that leaves students well-placed to upgrade to our invitation-only Premier Service. Created for younger students, the Oxbridge Pathways Programme ensures students are able to demonstrate not only the academic ability but also great potential to grow intellectually.

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Support Your Preparation with Our Free Resources

MLAT mini mock paper & answers

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College selection checklist

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What to Expect

One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Tuition with an Oxbridge-graduate in your subject throughout your application, developing your subject-knowledge, communication, and academic strength.

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

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.


Communications Skills

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

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

Interview Practice

Further mock interview practice on both our Interview Preparation Days and Oxbridge Preparation Weekend

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School Support

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The Access Programme

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Our Oxbridge-graduate consultants are available between 9.00 am – 5.30 pm seven days a week, with additional evening availability when requested.

Oxbridge Applications. 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR


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