Oxford and Cambridge offer places to only the very best applicants. The rigorous selection process assesses academic ability and potential through interviews, aptitude tests, written work, grades and references.
Students at Duff Miller Sixth Form College who are identified as having the potential to succeed at this highest academic level are thoroughly mentored to maximise their chances of success. They are allocated a personal tutor, who is an Oxbridge graduate, and meet regularly with the Head of our London sixth form college and other academic staff for advice on their application.
Oxbridge Programme students also receive:
- Specialist help with choosing the university, course and college that best suits their ambitions and capabilities
- Guidance from their subject tutors with suitable further reading, and careful monitoring to ensure that they are completing all additional work
- Advice and guidance from academic staff on ‘super-curricular’ activities to ensure that their application is competitive
- Specialist help with interview practice with tutors who have been through the Oxbridge interview process themselves, and who have sat on Oxbridge interview panels
- Guidance with entrance tests, and help from tutors who are specialist in their chosen areas
- Extra help with personal statement writing from graduates who have been through the Oxbridge process
- References written by tutors experienced in the Oxbridge process
Students can also expect visits from Oxford and Cambridge admissions tutors who provide specialist advice. They have the opportunity to meet academics and current undergraduates at information days and open days.
Students should bear in mind that Oxbridge entry is highly competitive. All students who would like to apply are considered and given an honest appraisal of their chances of success. Those who do not meet the minimum entry criteria for Oxford or Cambridge are discouraged from undertaking this programme.