Oxbridge and Competitive Courses Information Evening

Tuesday April 24th 2018

7pm – 8.30pm

To support pupils who are preparing for university applications we are holding an information evening for all local Year 11 and Year 12 pupils thinking about study at the universities of Oxford or Cambridge or considering courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.  All of these options present particular challenges for applicants. Not only are all of these courses highly competitive but they will also require applicants to complete admissions tests and meet other requirements not demanded of students applying for different subjects or at other institutions.

During which we will consider the “nuts and bolts” of making a strong application.  We are pleased to be able to confirm that Connor Willmington-Holmes, Schools Liaison Officer from Fitzwilliam College Cambridge will be presenting on the specifics relating to Oxbridge applications.

We intend to cover:

Oxford and Cambridge (first part of evening)

  • How the admissions processes at Oxford and Cambridge differ from each other
  • The essential characteristics of a successful Oxbridge applicant, and how that can be demonstrated in an application
  • The importance of choosing the right course
  • Admissions tests for Oxford and Cambridge
  • Choosing a college

Medicine / Veterinary / Dentistry (second part of evening)

  • The hallmarks of a strongly competitive application
  • UKCAT and BMAT
  • The essential contribution of work experience
  • How to use the UCAS “fifth choice” effectively
  • The pros and cons of considering a gap year and post-qualification application
  • Choosing medical schools

Please note that parents and students who are only interested in the Oxford and Cambridge session are not required to stay for the presentation on Medicine and related subjects if this is not relevant to them.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Registration no later than the Friday April 20th.

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