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Oxbridge Masterclass: How to Be a Competitive Applicant

An exclusive Crimson Education talk at St Louis School Thursday 9th June 3:00pm to 4:00pm Ideal for students in Years 10-12 and their parents

Do you have what it takes to gain a place at Oxford or Cambridge?

To date, Crimson Education has helped 166 students to fulfil their dreams of gaining admission to Oxbridge.

Oxford and Cambridge have always enjoyed a fierce reputation for academic excellence. Each year, they attract thousands of students who are hoping to win a coveted place on one of the many distinguished courses, such as Computer Science, PPE or Natural Sciences.

However, the competition for these top institutions is fierce. Admissions rates are down to 17% and 25% this year for Oxford and Cambridge respectively. To stand out from the thousands of applicants, you need far more than just good grades as most of your fellow applicants meet the academic requirements.

The way to catch the Admissions Officer’s eye is through your academic potential and how you show evidence of it throughout your application.

Join Crimson Education’s EMEA Admissions Team Lead & Oxford Alumna, Jodie Spencer as she explains what academic potential is and what you can be doing now to showcase it.


We will cover:

  • Overview of the Oxbridge admissions process
  • What kind of students Oxford and Cambridge are looking for
  • The importance of academic potential to Oxbridge admissions officers
  • How you can showcase your academic potential throughout your application and interview
  • An introduction to Crimson’s Academic Enrichment programme

How Crimson can help

Applying to top UK universities is a difficult and stressful task which is why so many students seek external support.

Each of our programmes is tailored to the student and is delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focused support with each and every aspect of the process - from university selection to essay writing and interview preparation.

By signing up for this talk you will get a 1:1 university strategy meeting with one of our expert Academic Advisors. They will review your academic and extracurricular profile, provide tailored guidance as to suitable university pathways and outline what you need to do to achieve your goals.

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