June 2019 University Preparation Days

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);
2. Biology for Cambridge Natural Scientists
3. Physics for the PAT, Cambridge NSAA & ENGAA
4. Problem Solving for the CSAT & MAT (Maths & Computer Science applicants’ questions).

11.30am-11.45am BREAK
11.45am-12.45pm UCAS Personal Statement Sessions

1. Cambridge Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Science, Maths & Computer Science
2. Medicine/ Dentistry/ Vet Medicine

12.45pm-1.30pm LUNCH
1.30pm-2.45pm Test Preparation Sessions II

1. Advanced Maths for the MAT, CSAT, PAT, ENGAA & Cambridge Physical Natural Sciences
2. Compulsory Maths for Cambridge NatSci (Bio & Chem)
3. Problem Solving & Data Interpretation/ Analysis for the BMAT, TSA and UKCAT.

2.45pm-3pm BREAK
3pm-4.15pm Test Preparation Session III

1. Critical Thinking for the TSA, BMAT & UCAT
2. Essay Writing for the BMAT

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)
Biochemistry
Tutorial
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
1. The main qualities sought by Oxbridge admissions tutors
2. How they can demonstrate these in all aspects of the application process (personal statement/ submitted work/ admissions test/ interview(s)
3. What they can do over the summer to maximise their chances of putting in a successful application to Oxford or Cambridge.

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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.

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12.30pm-1.30pm LUNCH
11.15am- 12.30pm N/A
1.30pm-2.30pm Test Preparation: Session I Session I for Teachers: ‘Reference Writing: How to Make your Students Stand Out’.
2.30pm-2.45pm BREAK
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