Interviews are the final step of the Oxford application process. Preparation is key, and this guide will advice on how to do just that.
The 2020 BMAT call faced many technical problems due to the change in format from previous years. We surveyed more than 900 students, of which more than 96% took the exam online at the test centres, and only a few took the exam in its traditional paper format.
The BMAT 2020 results have finally been published by Cambridge Admissions Assessment. The BMAT is an admissions test required to apply to certain medical schools in the UK, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial. The BMAT 2020 results have been released and, in this article, we will review the BMAT 2020 scores for Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3.
Ever wondered what life would be like to study Law at Cambridge University? In this series, we asked current and past students what a day in their student life is like. This particular article is all about life as a Cambridge Law student, courtesy of Jiaqing Low.
If you are applying to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, you will soon be sitting the NSAA, or Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment, but what makes a good NSAA score? While the format of the test itself may have changed, the skills and aptitudes it tests, and the qualities that admissions tutors look for in Natural Sciences students at Cambridge, have not.
How will admission tests be conducted online/computer-based in 2020? Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, many admission tests will be conducted online/computer-based instead of their normal paper-based format. Many students are wondering how exactly this computerised format will work, whether they will have to carry their own laptop, what the system will be like and much more.
If you’re applying to study Engineering at Cambridge, you’ll soon be sitting the ENGAA, or Engineering Admissions Assessment – but what’s a good ENGAA score? It’s one of the most competitive courses at Cambridge, with only 17.7% of applicants receiving an offer in 2019, you’ll want to make sure you get a score that gives you a chance of receiving an offer.
If you are applying to study Economics at Cambridge, you will soon be sitting the ECAA, or Economics Admissions Assessment. But what exactly is a good ECAA score? While the test itself has changed, the skills and aptitudes that admissions tutors look for have not, so it can be very useful to look at the scores achieved by applicants in recent years.
Episode 10: Medical Personal Statement for Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol and Edinburgh. Medicine is one of the most competitive careers a student can apply for. Applicants to Medicine can only choose from four options, leaving the fifth option for a (usually) medical-related career. We will cover the statistics from the UCAS Statement, and delve into expert commentary from our tutors.
Episode 9: Maths personal statement for Oxford, UCL and King’s. This personal statement was used to apply to five universities, including Oxford University. This personal statement was rejected by Oxford and a couple of other universities. Read the statement yourself before reading our comments, and think about whether you think it is a strong UCAS statement.
For prospective engineering students at Oxford University, here’s what a day in the life of an engineering student looks like, written by Matthew, who has just finished his final year of engineering studies at Oxford and is spending the last few years of his life at University College. In his own words:
If you’re looking to apply to Cambridge to study Economics, this article will give you an insight into your daily life at university. This article is written by Sanchit who studies Economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He is in his third year and plans to go into management consultation once he graduates.
The A-level U-turn impact on Oxbridge admissions need to be fair to lower sixth as well as upper sixth. Next year’s school leavers will be hardest hit by the A level U turn, and the government needs to start planning now.
Studying at university is often a big culture shock for students, along with a multitude of other shocks to the system. You’ve left home. You’ve started doing independent research. It’s the first time you’ve worked with your tutors. It can be difficult to have the confidence to support yourself, but it’s not impossible.
A-level results day represents the culmination of years of hard work, multiple exams and marks the start of higher education or employment. With the pandemic of student chaos, we’ve put together a guide to results day, the average grades needed to get into Oxford or Cambridge and the options you have if your results don’t match your expectations.