University application preparation
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic we are no longer running this course in 2020. Details of the course can be found below for reference purposes.
Oxbridge Preparation is a two-week course designed in partnership Oxford International College (OIC), the UK’s number 1 school for A-level results. This course aims to prepare students with the best possible chance of applying to one of the UK’s top universities.
Utilising OIC’s expertise from their university application success, the syllabus enables students to take their first steps towards their university applications for both the ‘Oxbridge’ colleges and other UK top 30 universities. Students will learn about the UK university application process including UCAS, write their own personal statements, prepare for university entrance exams and practice for an Oxbridge style interview. During the course, students will also have at least three supervisions with their tutor, to ensure their university application is progressing appropriately.
Students will also have the opportunity to discover what life is like at the University of Oxford staying and studying at a university college, St Edmund Hall, and enjoying a traditional Oxford-style formal dinner at the end of the course.
One full day and one half day
#1 school in the UK for A-level results
The two-week course is designed to prepare students with the best possible chance of successfully applying to the UK’s top universities. The syllabus will focus on the two ‘Oxbridge’ Universities, but will also include aspects relating to applying to the UK’s top 30 institutions. Students will have at least three personal 1-to-1 supervisions with their tutor, to ensure their university application is progressing appropriately.
Oxbridge Preparation requires an upper-intermediate level of English (B2).
The age range for students is 16-18.
The course is intended for students who are serious about attending university in the United Kingdom.
- Fully understand dates, deadlines, the content of the application and entrance requirements
- Have been advised which degree courses they should apply for
- Have written their personal statements for their UCAS application
- Be prepared for any university entrance exams such as UKCAT, LNAT etc.
- Have developed the skills and confidence to perform well at interview
- Understand how to continue the preparation for interviews to ensure they have every possible chance of success
The syllabus has been designed by educationalist Yasmin Sarwar, co-founder of Cardiff Sixth Form College and now Oxford International College’s Chief Education Officer, who has developed a global reputation for providing unrivalled support in areas such as:
- Aptitude testing and careers advice
- Interview techniques and preparation
- Personal statement writing
- Understanding what attracts university offers
Activities & Excursions
Organised by a dedicated Activity Manager, each week students will have one full day and one half-day excursion to destinations across the UK, plus an on-site activity programme.
Sample Activities & Excursions
Visit Cambridge University Colleges
The sample timetable for this programme will be released shortly. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Dates & Fees
|Length of Stay||Location||Age Range||Dates||Price Per Week|
|2 weeks||St Edmund Hall||16-18||28 June - 11 July||£2,250|
|2 weeks||St Edmund Hall||16-18||12 July - 25 July||£2,250|
We take great pride in the excellence of our academic content, the excitement of our social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.
Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
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