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Oxbridge

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge need no introduction. They are ancient seats of learning that have produced some of the world's greatest minds. However, they are also places with something to offer every kind of academically able student, whether you're a budding Mary Beard, an aspiring actress or comedienne, a keen sportswoman, or just someone who has done well academically and is keen to go to university in an inspirational setting with world renown lecturers and researchers, world class facilities and a vibrant social scene.

The Oxbridge Programme is designed to promote:

  • Aspiration in our students
  • Development of thinking skills and the ability and confidence to verbally articulate thought
  • The self-belief that Oxbridge is very obtainable if you work hard and are academically curious
  • Promote a realistic view of Oxbridge - yes, you will have to work but you should also have a great time
  • Other skills required for entry such as interview or test preparation

These aims are achieved via a comprehensive and evolving programme that builds year on year. It includes:

Across Year Groups:

  • An Oxbridge Team (all Oxbridge graduates) who run the programme supported by a team of Oxbridge Mentors (many Oxbridge graduates) with subject specialisms
  • Use of a wide range of data including internal exams, psychometrics and teacher recommendations to spot talent and potential
  • Working with the Gifted and Talented Programme that provides "stretch" activities designed to encourage and develop academic curiosity and skills

Year Specific Activities:

  • Years 9 and 11 Oxbridge Trips that are designed to inspire students at an early stage
  • Year 12 Oxbridge Evening
  • Year 12 Mentor for your proposed Oxbridge subject
  • Year 12 Oxbridge Focussed Activity Week. This provides an opportunity to explore subject interests in depth and develop discursive / academic skills
  • Year 13 review of personal statements and school references by the Oxbridge Team
  • Year 13 mock interviews including a mock interview exchange with Hampton School

We want to encourage and empower all able students to aim for the world class universities. If you do well in your studies, and are likely to meet the entry requirements for Oxbridge (grades, entry tests etc.), then why not give it a go - what have you got to lose?

Mr Terence McDermott

(Former Cambridge - Law)

Oxbridge Co-ordinator

Miss Hannah Parker

(Former Cambridge - Natural Sciences)

Assistant Oxbridge Co-ordinator

Mrs Olivia Adams

(Former Cambridge - Classics)

Assistant Oxbridge Co-ordinator

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HOME | SIXTH FORM | BEYOND SHS | Oxbridge

Oxbridge

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge need no introduction. They are ancient seats of learning that have produced some of the world's greatest minds. However, they are also places with something to offer every kind of academically able student, whether you're a budding Mary Beard, an aspiring actress or comedienne, a keen sportswoman, or just someone who has done well academically and is keen to go to university in an inspirational setting with world renown lecturers and researchers, world class facilities and a vibrant social scene.

The Oxbridge Programme is designed to promote:

  • Aspiration in our students
  • Development of thinking skills and the ability and confidence to verbally articulate thought
  • The self-belief that Oxbridge is very obtainable if you work hard and are academically curious
  • Promote a realistic view of Oxbridge - yes, you will have to work but you should also have a great time
  • Other skills required for entry such as interview or test preparation

These aims are achieved via a comprehensive and evolving programme that builds year on year. It includes:

Across Year Groups:

  • An Oxbridge Team (all Oxbridge graduates) who run the programme supported by a team of Oxbridge Mentors (many Oxbridge graduates) with subject specialisms
  • Use of a wide range of data including internal exams, psychometrics and teacher recommendations to spot talent and potential
  • Working with the Gifted and Talented Programme that provides "stretch" activities designed to encourage and develop academic curiosity and skills

Year Specific Activities:

  • Years 9 and 11 Oxbridge Trips that are designed to inspire students at an early stage
  • Year 12 Oxbridge Evening
  • Year 12 Mentor for your proposed Oxbridge subject
  • Year 12 Oxbridge Focussed Activity Week. This provides an opportunity to explore subject interests in depth and develop discursive / academic skills
  • Year 13 review of personal statements and school references by the Oxbridge Team
  • Year 13 mock interviews including a mock interview exchange with Hampton School

We want to encourage and empower all able students to aim for the world class universities. If you do well in your studies, and are likely to meet the entry requirements for Oxbridge (grades, entry tests etc.), then why not give it a go - what have you got to lose?

Mr Terence McDermott

(Former Cambridge - Law)

Oxbridge Co-ordinator

Miss Hannah Parker

(Former Cambridge - Natural Sciences)

Assistant Oxbridge Co-ordinator

Mrs Olivia Adams

(Former Cambridge - Classics)

Assistant Oxbridge Co-ordinator

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