Independent Thinkers University Preparation Webinars 2020
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2020: 9am-12.30pm
Medicine (BMAT applicants only); Law; PPE/ Economics and Management/ Economics; Physical Natural Sciences/ Physics/ Engineering; Maths
All webinars are small-group, interactive sessions carefully designed to give participants the experience of Oxbridge tutorial teaching.
In the personal statement webinars, students will plan their UCAS personal statements and receive feedback on their drafts. The interview Q & A session will be conducted by tutors who have interviewed for Oxford and/ or Cambridge.
Testimonials from recent webinar attendees:
How to join
The timetable can be found below. Detailed timetables and joining links will be sent out on registration. If you have an offer code, please enter it in the form. We will issue an invoice with payment details when you have registered.
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If you are unable to access the google form, please email us directly to book: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 461 822.
|UK time – August||Monday 3rd||Tuesday 4th||Wednesday 5th||Thursday 6th||Friday 7th|
|9am-10am||Tutorial||Tutorial||Tutorial||Interview Skills||Interview Skills|
|10.15am-11.15am||Test Prep||Test Prep||Test Prep||Test Prep||Test Prep|
|11.30am-12.30am||Personal Statement||Interview Skills||Interview Q & A||Personal Statement|
We devise, develop and deliver inspiring university preparation and academic enrichment courses for students aged 11-18. We work with many of the leading independent schools and sixth form colleges in the UK, supporting their Oxbridge, Law and Medical School applicants. Since 2015 we have helped 250 students achieve Oxbridge places. We are the only course provider founded and run by two former Cambridge tutors.
All our tutors educated to at least Master’s level with Oxbridge, Russell Group and/or Ivy League teaching experience, as well as extensive experience in teaching students aged 16-19.
On June 7th, 18th and 24th 2019, we ran a series of one-day Oxbridge and Medicine preparation courses for students from independent schools in London, Cambridge, Brighton and Bedford.
Friday June 7th 2019
This one-day course on 7th June 2019 is aimed at students preparing for Oxbridge applications for Maths, Physics, Computer Sciences, Chemistry, and Medicine. We provided the course to an independent school in Cambridge.
|UK time – Friday June 7th||Session|
|10am-11.30am||Test Preparation Sessions I
1. BMAT Section 2 (science section);
|11.45am-12.45pm||UCAS Personal Statement Sessions
1. Cambridge Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Science, Maths & Computer Science
|1.30pm-2.45pm||Test Preparation Sessions II
1. Advanced Maths for the MAT, CSAT, PAT, ENGAA & Cambridge Physical Natural Sciences
|3pm-4.15pm||Test Preparation Session III
1. Critical Thinking for the TSA, BMAT & UCAT
Tuesday June 18th 2019
This one-day course on 18th June 2019 is aimed at students preparing for Oxbridge applications for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects. We provided the course to a leading independent school.
|UK time – Tuesday June 18th||Tutor: Bono – ROOM 1||Tutor: Camden – ROOM 2||Tutor: Alex L – ROOM 3||Tutor: David/ Alex OBT – ROOM 4|
|10am-11.15am||MAT/ PAT/ ENGAA/ NSAA (Physical Natsci) Maths & Physics||Chemistry NSAA||Critical Thinking for the Cambridge Assessments & LNAT||Problem Solving for the TSA (DB)|
|11.15am-12.30am||Compulsory Maths MCQs
(MAT/ PAT/ NSAA/ ECAA/ ENGAA)
|Critical Thinking for the Cambridge Assessments & LNAT||Critical Thinking for the TSA (DB)|
|1.30-2.45pm||MAT/ PAT/ ENGAA/ NSAA (Physical Natsci) Maths & Physics||Biology NSAA/ PBS||Writing about Sources: HAT and Cambridge History Section 2||Essay Writing (AOBT)|
Monday June 24th 2019
This one-day course on 24th June 2019 is aimed at students preparing for Oxbridge applications for Maths, Physics, Computer Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences. We provided the course to an independent school in Cambridge.
|UK time – Monday June 24th||Session||Parallel CPD Session (If Applicable)|
|10.30am||Arrivals & Registration|
|10.30am-11.15am||What is Oxbridge Looking for in Successful Applicants?
In these sessions (students will be divided into subject groups so guidance is discipline specific), we shall take students through
|11.15am- 12.30pm||Mock Tutorials
In these sessions, students will have the opportunity to participate in a mock tutorial in their chosen subject area. Oxbridge interviews seek to simulate the tutorial environment; therefore, these mock tutorials will help students to develop and practise the skills and/ or qualities they will need to demonstrate at a successful interview: responding to unfamiliar material; applying existing knowledge in new contexts; and, intellectual flexibility, curiosity and acuity.
|1.30pm-2.30pm||Test Preparation: Session I||Session I for Teachers: ‘Reference Writing: How to Make your Students Stand Out’.|
|2.45pm-3.45pm||Test Preparation: Session II||Session II for Teachers: ‘Stretching Students beyond the Curriculum’.|
|3.45pm-4.15pm||Final Panel Session, including Q & A|
|4.15pm-4.30pm||BREAK & DEPARTURES|
|4.30pm-5.30pm||1. Additional Sessions for Individual Students; 2. BMAT Essay-Writing|
25th March 2019 University Preparation Day
This one-day course was designed for students preparing Oxbridge applications for Maths, Physics, Computer Sciences, Chemistry and Medicine. We provided the course to an independent sixth-form college in Cambridge.
|UK time – Friday June 7th||Session|
1. Maths for Natural Science & Computer Science; 2. Medicine/Dentistry/ Biochemistry/ Chemistry
|11.30am-12.45pm||Test Preparation Session I
1. Maths Multiple Choice Questions (Natsci & Computer Science)
|1.45pm-3pm||Test Preparation Session II
1. Critical Thinking and Verbal Reasoning for the UKCAT, the BMAT &
|3.15pm-4.45pm||Test Preparation Session III
BMAT Essay Writing