Our Oxbridge Programme

The complete admissions process.

Let Cambridge Tutors design a programme to support your Cambridge or Oxford application.

With us, you are in expert hands.

Your personalised programme could include:

  • A bespoke programme designed to suit your needs

  • Full application support from an Oxbridge Admissions Expert, including UCAS and Personal Statement

  • Expert teaching from experienced tutors who have studied your chosen course at Cambridge or Oxford

  • An initial assessment, with written feedback and a plan to guide your progress

  • A personalised reading list curated for you by your tutor

  • Original Mock Admissions Tests, with full mark schemes and video walk-through of solutions

  • Mock Paper marking service, with one-to-one feedback and a plan to address any areas of weakness

  • Mock Interview sessions with subject experts, with verbal feedback and written guidance

  • A guaranteed place on our Admissions Test Day and Oxbridge Interview Preparation Day

Our Oxbridge Admissions Programme

Applying to Cambridge or Oxford may seem confusing and stressful. Our Oxbridge Admissions Programme is designed to guide and support you through the entire process, including guidance for choosing other top universities as part of your UCAS application.

We are proud to have a proven track record of success for student gaining offers from both Cambridge and Oxford. In 2019-20, 75% of students who accessed our services for admissions test preparation, and had at least two mock interviews, achieved an offer from either Cambridge or Oxford. In fact, those students who had more than two mock interviews with us were almost twice as likely to get an offer as those who didn’t.

The programme includes these key components:

  • UCAS application support

  • Admissions Test preparation

  • Academic foundation and extension

  • Critical thinking and communication skills, leading to interview practice

Timetable for teaching

The Programme Modules

MODULE 1
UCAS APPLICATION

University, college and course choice advice, and expert guidance with your Personal Statement.

MODULE 2
ADMISSIONS TEST PREPARATION

An experienced tutor will coach you in syllabus content, exam technique and strategic approaches.

MODULE 3
ACADEMIC FOUNDATION

Bridge the knowledge gap between Sixth Form (Year 13) and 1st year undergraduate study.

MODULE 4
ACADEMIC EXTENSION

You will learn advanced content, technical language, writing skills and critical thinking.

MODULE 5
CRITICAL THINKING & ANALYTICAL SKILLS

You will learn to think clearly under pressure, and express yourself succinctly and logically.

MODULE 6
INTERVIEW PRACTICE

The opportunity to practice mock interview scenarios with unfamiliar tutors.

More about the Modules

MODULE 1 — UCAS APPLICATION

Application advice   Our Oxbridge Admissions Advisor, Sophie, will ensure that you clearly understand the timeline associated with the application and interview processes. Sophie will help you to settle on the right course and college, and advise on other universities to consider as back-up options. She will explain in great detail how things work at Cambridge and Oxford, and answer any questions you may have about the application process.

Personal Statement and UCAS application   Our Oxbridge Admissions Advisor, Sophie, is an expert with many years’ experience in Personal Statement writing. She will help you to craft a compelling Personal Statement, and guide you carefully through the UCAS application process, including completing the online UCAS form.

Local advantage   Your tutors will also be able to share their knowledge about the character and ethos of the various Oxford colleges, and their locations in relation to the academic faculty or department. This information is very useful when choosing a college.

MODULE 2 — ADMISSIONS TEST PREPARATION

You will be coached in the skills needed to score highly in the relevant Admissions Test. Exam technique including timekeeping and strategic approaches will be taught, along with the relevant syllabus content. You will do practice papers under exam conditions, and be given detailed feedback to help you improve.

Cambridge Tutors will be able to advise you where and when the Admissions Test can be taken.

MODULE 3 — ACADEMIC FOUNDATION

Through tutorials which follow the Oxbridge style of teaching, tutors will stretch and extend your knowledge, and help you to bridge the knowledge, skills and understanding gap between Sixth Form study and 1stYear Undergraduate study. Based around the chosen course at Cambridge or Oxford, tutorials will aim to develop vital skills including critical thinking and the ability to engage coherently and succinctly. You will be expected to undertake guided recommended reading and occasional written tasks between sessions.

MODULE 4 — ACADEMIC EXTENSION

Tutorials will include more advanced academic content, and will develop vital skills including a focus on technical language, writing skills, and critical thinking. You will grow in confidence, and learn to express your thoughts clearly and concisely, and to demonstrate your depth of knowledge and understanding.

MODULE 5 — CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS

In these tutorials you will learn to think critically, to think aloud, to think on your feet. You will learn to weigh up facts and arguments and decide quickly which are important and relevant, and make logical deductions from them. You will practise analysing information in various situations in order to make progress towards an answer to a question or a solution to a problem.

MODULE 6 — INTERVIEW PRACTICE

You will be provided with mock interview scenarios and full mock interviews. These experiences will expose you to the pressure and demands of your final interview.  Academic knowledge, subject-specific awareness and a range of skills will be needed. You will receive detailed feedback and guidance on developing your interview technique. One of the ways we help students to improve is by recording mock interviews and then reviewing them constructively together.

Our Most Popular Programme

We highly recommend our 75-hour programme as the best way to prepare for admission to Cambridge and Oxford.

75% of those who accessed our services achieved an offer from either Cambridge or Oxford, with 86% invited to interview.

Cambridge Tutors’ supported students are:

  • nearly 7 times more likely to gain an offer for Mathematics

  • 4 times more likely to gain an offer for Economics and Law

  • 3 times more likely to gain an offer for Natural Sciences and Engineering

You will be supported by an elite team of hand-picked Cambridge and Oxford experts; you will also receive guidance from our consultant Oxbridge Admissions Advisor, Sophie. A dedicated Programme Manager will be on hand 24/7, supported by the Cambridge Tutors team, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

An approximate division of hours for the 75-hour Programme is as follows:

UCAS application — 10 hours

Course, universities and choosing a college advice

Personal statement

Help with completing the UCAS form

Admissions Test preparation — 20 hours

Academic foundation and extension — 30 hours

Regular tutorials with experienced Cambridge and Oxford graduates and undergraduates

Critical thinking and communication skills, leading to interview practice — 15 hours

Interview practice and feedback

Programmes are available in various lengths, and can be tailored to suit your needs. Please enquire to find out more.

Recent reviews from Parents and Students

Thank you for all the help along the way with my university application and mock interviews. I’m so pleased to have an offer to study Human Sciences at Oxford University!

—International Student (A-level)

We are thrilled that our daughter has a Cambridge offer, and thank you so much to you and all your team for guiding her so skilfully through the interview process! We are totally sure she has picked the right course and are so happy for her! Thanks again for all your support.

—Parent of an A-level student

My tutor’s personal and thorough teaching style has been without a doubt a deciding factor towards my being accepted to study at Imperial. He is an excellent teacher and a life mentor who will undoubtedly guide any student towards reaching his/her full potential, inspiring confidence and ultimately excellence.

—Student (International Baccalaureate, Maths Higher Level)

Just to let you know that I was offered a place from Queen’s College, Cambridge today. I’m over the moon and a little bit shocked! Thank you so much for all your help with interviews and the TSA — I couldn’t have got in without it!

—Student (A-level)

I was transformed from an average student to a prize-winner in less than a year. My tutor was comfortable explaining both basic and complex concepts – in both areas his enthusiasm for the subject is plain to see, through his genuinely passionate teaching style.

—Student (A-level)

We are delighted that our son has been made an offer to read Maths at his choice of college, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He said he enjoyed the Oxbridge Interview Preparation Day, and that the interviews were the most representative of his Maths interview at Cambridge. Thank you very much for giving him the advice and confidence to go in feeling prepared and to perform at his best on the day.

—Parent of an A-level Student

Nathan’s tutoring for both the NSAA and Cambridge interview gave the right balance between actual understanding and answering questions. As well as the hour tutorials, Nathan wrote solutions for mock NSAA papers, sent me practice interview questions, and gave regular summaries of my progress. With an offer for Natural Sciences at Cambridge, I can certainly recommend Cambridge Tutors.

—Student (A-level)

My daughter has an offer from Cambridge University. We are so pleased for her! Thank you very much to you and your colleagues for supporting her on your Oxbridge Interview Preparation Day.

—Parent of an A-level student

The SATs tutorials with Marcus and Tim were very helpful. I scored a 740/800 for Physics and 800/800 for Math. The experience was great, they are great tutors and great people and they really helped me a lot.

—International Student (A-level)

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