If your child is applying to Oxford or Cambridge this year, please read our essential tips for their Oxbridge application - from selecting a college to preparing for the infamous interview.
Oxford and Cambridge Applications
With their worldwide reputation for academic excellence, Oxford and Cambridge are generally considered to be the most challenging universities in the UK in which to secure a place. To ensure your child has the best possible chance of success, our highly experienced education consultants offer tailored support through every part of the application process.
We begin by sharing all the relevant information you need to be able to make an informed decision about which college will suit your child best and correspond with their values, personality and academic goals. We then introduce tutors to help your child with specific Oxford and Cambridge entrance tests, including the TSA, LNAT, BMAT and CAT. Tutors also assist them in producing an exemplary personal statement and preparing them for the infamous Oxbridge interviews and assessments. All the tutors we introduce are Oxbridge educated and many have themselves been on the interviewing panel. This gives your child an unparalleled insight in to how best to approach this process and arms them with the tools and confidence to achieve success.
If your child is applying to Oxford or Cambridge University and needs additional support, please call our Education Consultants on 0207 350 1981.
Our Approach to Oxford Admissions
If your child is building up to an Oxbridge application, the simple fact is the more prepared they are, the better their chances of doing themselves justice. With several levels of assessment, we introduce particular specialists for each stage of Oxbridge applications. The application process is co-ordinated by a dedicated consultant.
As a first step, we’ll help you make an informed decision about colleges to apply for. We’ll then introduce a specialist Oxbridge admissions tutor to help your child with their Oxford and Cambridge entrance tests, including the TSA, LNAT, BMAT and CAT.
Tutors will help your child write an exemplary personal statement. This means a statement that doesn’t just ‘tick all the boxes’ – something Oxbridge admissions tutors see straight through – but instead brings out your child’s natural character and passions.
The next step is preparation for the infamous Oxbridge interview process. We always advise several mock interviews with a range of tutors to prepare applicants for the fact they might be interviewed by a number of colleges.
Mock interviews are a wonderful opportunity to practice and get things wrong before it really matters. They’re also a great chance to pick up some helpful tricks for the big day – like the tactical drink of water to give yourself time to think!
Expert Oxbridge Applications Team
Our team have helped hundreds of students get into Oxford and Cambridge from a wide range of private and state schools in the UK and internationally.
Each family we work with has a dedicated consultant who will arrange specialist tutors and co-ordinate the application process, and is there for any questions from you or your child.
We then have a specialist team of about 30 tutors we recommend for Oxbridge admissions. All the tutors we introduce are Oxbridge educated and many have been on the interviewing panel themselves.
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Advice For Parents
Browse our advice guide for parents, covering a wide variety of topics – from how to get your child into Oxbridge to our tips on helping your son or daughter excel academically. You can access more articles on our Advice for Parents page by using the link below.