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Oxbridge and Medical Offers

Oxbridge

In the Sixth Form, we encourage all pupils with outstanding GCSE results to consider an application to either Cambridge or Oxford universities. For some pupils, it might be that their ambitions lie elsewhere; however, for those who do wish to make an application, we provide a range of support and guidance.

Our aim is to help Oxbridge aspirants to demonstrate their academic potential in the most effective possible way in their applications. We bring together prospective Oxbridge applicants on a weekly basis to discuss their academic reading, research and interests; and in these meetings we also give guidance on appropriate course choice and how to put in the best possible application. We also provide practice for admissions tests and also organise mock interviews.
 

This year, Oakhamians received Oxbridge offers from:

Cambridge

College

Course

St Catharine’s College

English

Queens’ College

Natural Sciences

Downing College

Natural Sciences

Robinson College

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Sidney Sussex College

Computer Science

Jesus College

Mathematics

Pembroke College

Classics

Corpus Christi College

Human, Social and Political Sciences

 

Oxford

College Course

Wadham College

Engineering

St Hugh’s College

Engineering

Lady Margaret Hall

Physics

Exeter College

English

 

Medical/clinical courses

Around a dozen Form 7 pupils apply for clinical courses – mainly medicine – each year. We have a busy programme of events and activities for students considering clinical courses, including the Royal School of Medicine Careers Day (held at Oakham), lectures, mock interviews, personal statement workshops and more. Every two years, we also run a practical work experience trip to Costa Rica, where students run health clinics for local residents, measuring blood pressure, BMI and glucose.

There are Old Oakhamians training to be doctors, veterinary surgeons and dentists at Bristol, Cambridge, Imperial College, Keele, Nottingham and Sheffield, among many other UK universities. In addition, former pupils regularly receive offers to study medicine abroad.

This year, Oakhamians received clinical offers from:

University Course

University of Sheffield

Medicine

London South Bank University

Nursing

King’s College London

Medicine

University of Birmingham

Medicine

University of Nottingham

Medicine

Hull-York Medical School

Medicine

University of East Anglia

Medicine

University of Bristol

Medicine

University of Manchester

Nursing

Oxford Brookes University

Nursing

Royal Veterinary College, London

Veterinary Medicine