These difficult times of remote learning have meant that our Oxbridge preparation has to move on-line, but we are working hard to ensure our students are supported through the Oxbridge applications process. Oxbridge applicants are expected to demonstrate a keen love of subject through independent learning and study outside of the A-level specification. All students are undertaking, not just wider reading, but also independent study courses such as MOOCs which they have been able to access through the online platform, Unifrog, to which the College is subscribed. Each student will be making a presentation on their independent study courses to their fellows. This is intended to help boost confidence and fluency in speaking of and discussing their subject – a skill that will need to be demonstrated at interview.
Students have been allocated subject specialist teachers as Mentors who will help and support them in the supplementary work they will need to complete now and over the summer, particularly with a focus on the Aptitude Tests in November which are part of the Oxbridge application process.
All Lower Sixth students have been given packs on UCAS registration and the application process; Oxbridge students have been given supplementary information on the more specific personal statement requirements by Oxford and Cambridge as well as bespoke advice through interviews and seminars on Teams.
We are committed to supporting our students in every way we can to ensure their application journey is exciting and rewarding and that their applications are competitive.