Oxbridge Success 2021

There was great news for 14 Cardinal Newman College students, who have all gained offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Each year around 70 Newman students apply to these world class universities, as we provide a thorough and supportive program for all competitive applicants. Students (and parents) are given clear guidance on how to decide between Oxford and Cambridge, the range of different subjects and the different colleges they can apply to.

In addition, Oxbridge applicants are placed in designated Oxbridge tutor groups at the beginning of Year 13, where they receive specific tuition on writing the personal statement, how to prepare for any pre-interview tests and a detailed explanation of the interview process. Each applicant will also have practice interviews and will receive feedback on their performance, so that they can improve for the real thing. Students will also have the benefit of help from subject teachers with lots of experience in preparing students for Oxford and Cambridge.

Former Newman students, currently studying at Oxford and Cambridge, act as mentors for our aspiring applicants. They visit Newman several times a year to talk about their own experience of applying and pass on the benefits of what they have learned. They continue to advise and support our students by email and answer any questions they have about courses, colleges and the application process.

We are also very fortunate to have visits each year from Cambridge academics, who lead subject based sessions and also give advice and guidance on applying to the university.

With the help of this programme, over the past six years, 90 students from Cardinal Newman College have been offered places to study at either Oxford or Cambridge!

Find out more about the HE* Programme or applying to Oxbridge here.

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