Competition for places at Oxford and Cambridge is notoriously fierce. There are around 35000 applicants chasing 7000 places at the two universities.
Both universities want to recruit the best and the brightest students by various admissions tests for certain subjects, alongside the interviews, to help distinguish between the many strong applicants who apply.
Applying for Oxford or Cambridge universities can be a daunting process for both the student and the parents. Some students begin to fear what the Oxbridge application process may entail after getting stories about previous applications’ experience of dreadful interviews.
We know how to manage the more complex applications to Oxford and Cambridge and offer guidance on choice of subject and college. Our specialist tuition programmes give practice tutorials for aptitude tests and interview training as well as advice on wider reading and developing specialist academic interests.
CIEC has helped many applicants since its formation. Our work is supported by a team of exceptional Oxbridge-educated tutors, advisors and consultants, who understand that applying to university is a different experience for every student.
Some of our consultants are recent Oxbridge graduates who have been through the same process know exactly what to expect. This means that our tutors are able to draw upon their personal experiences to point out any common pitfalls, give informed advice about choosing a college, help draft personal statements and even coach them for their interview.
They also have links with a network of graduates and tutors at both institutions who have read almost every subject imaginable, so we are able to match tutors with students wanting to read the same subject, often from the same college. This highly-personalised service leaves the students feeling more confident and enthusiastic about their prospects and some even admit to enjoying the interview.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help with your child’s Oxbridge application.