This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process.
'So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?' is a guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview.
When all applicants are outstanding on paper, what marks out those who succeed from those who fail? And what exactly are admissions tutors looking for when they ask questions about fruit?Founded by a group of Oxbridge graduates with just these questions in mind, Oxbridge Applications has now helped over 30,000 students apply to Oxbridge and has a success rate of twice the average. Following the great success of the first edition, Oxbridge Applications publishes an improved and updated second edition of the secrets of Oxbridge success:"Why students consider Oxbridge in the first place."How to excel at each hurdle in the selection process - from writing a winning personal statement to planning and incorporating outside reading."What Oxbridge interviews are really like - with real past subject questions."Detailed advice on tackling the psychological and communicational aspects of the interview with numerous tips from successful applicants."The politics of Oxbridge entry"How these two exceptional academic institutions continue to offer the most esteemed higher education in the world.The second edition is also updated to include the recent changes to the Oxbridge admission system.Written in an engaging and humorous style, applicants, parents, teachers, graduates and undergraduates will find this compelling reading. For those who want to find out what really goes on in the Oxbridge selection process from the people who have helped thousands to get where they want to go, this book is for them.
The Expertise & Exuberance of Thousands Who Have Been Through the Process
Author: Ivo Stourton
So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? is a unique guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. Oxbridge Applications has helped over 6,000 applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities and has achieved a success rate of twice the average. Add to this the role of ex-admissions tutors, extensive interview histories and a network of over two hundred Oxbridge graduates who cover all subjects, and you have an organisation that is unique in helping students fulfil their potential. Whilst there are other books on how to get into Oxbridge, none matches the sheer scope and depth of knowledge of So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?, Oxbridge Applications is the only organisation in the world that focuses purely on getting students into Oxbridge and this is the first time it has revealed its secrets in book format. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview. It has real past interview questions for all subjects, insights of successful applicants who have been through the process and inside advice from tutors who used to make the offers.
Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.
Class, Culture And The Decline Of Graduate Careers
Author: Phillip Brown
Category: Business & Economics
A new approach to the analysis of cultural reproduction focusing on the impact of economic change. The book demonstrates the reinforcement of cultural stereotypes in recruitment caused by interaction between corporate restructuring and the education system.; This book is intended for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in sociology with an interest in the sociology of work and the sociology of education as well as researchers and students within human resource management and cultural studies.
More people are applying to medical school than ever before, and 'So you want to be a Doctor?' will give you the best head start. It distils the wisdom of over 100 medical students, admissions specialists and doctors, revealing the truth about the medical school application process. This comprehensive guide leads the reader through every stage of the process, from deciding if you want to be a doctor, through to moving to university and coping with the first year at medical school. With a detailed profile for every undergraduate and graduate medical school in the UK, it will help students to choose the best medical school for them. It will also help with the other big decisions that need to be made, such as which A-level subjects to take and whether to apply to Oxbridge. All the essential information is covered, including: BLhow much medical school costs, BLwhat work experience is best, and how to get it, BLcompleting the UCAS form, BLsurviving the UKCAT and BMAT admission tests, BLgetting through the interview. Written by an author team of a medical student, recent graduate and a widely experienced clinician, the book also contains first-hand accounts of students' personal experiences, and advice and information from people on the inside of the admissions process.
From the whistle-blowing teacher behind the headlines: one inspirational teacher, one extraordinary year, hope and heartbreak on the front lines of an inner-city school, To Miss With Love by Katharine Birbalsingh is the remarkable and eye opening exposé of our education system. A third of teachers leave within their first term on the job. This one wouldn't quit for all the world. Meet Furious - sixteen, handsome and completely out of control. Nothing frightens him and no one can get through to him. Now meet Munchkin - a sweet kid with glasses who's an easy target and needs protecting. Then there's Seething and Deranged, two girls who are brimming with bad attitude; Fifty and Cent, who act like gangsters but are afraid of getting beaten up; and Stoic, a brilliant young mind struggling to survive. In the midst of them all, there is a bodyguard and bouncer, a counsellor and confidante, a young woman whose job it is to motivate and inspire them and somehow keep them out of trouble: their teacher. None will make it through the year unscathed. Some may not even make it at all... Spanning a year of shocking truths and hard-won victories, of fights and phone-thefts, teenage pregnancies and the dreaded OFSTED report, this is the remarkable diary of an inner-city school teacher. Revealing the extraordinary chaos, mismanagement and wrong-thinking that plague our education system, it is a funny, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking journey from the frontlines of the classroom to the heart of modern Britain. 'The constant frustration, the struggle to hold on to your ideals in the face of a broken system - this book is the story of contemporary state education. It's both heart-breaking and inspiring' Toby Young 'Everyone should read this book and do a bit of re-thinking. Straight from the chalk-face - a book which explains why our kids have been failed by State Education' Rod Liddle 'The teacher who laid bare the chaos in the education systems. . . by delivering some brutal home truths. . . articulate and inspirational' Daily Mail 'Charismatic. . . .electrifying. . . This remarkable woman has neatly identified the problem with education' The Times Katharine Birbalsingh is Britain's most outspoken and controversial teacher. Educated at a comprehensive school, she earned a degree in philosophy and modern languages at Oxford university and has taught for over a decade in inner-city schools. To Miss with Love was for several years an anonymous blog that exposed the reality of inner-city schools and the problems with the education system. She now writes regularly for the Telegraph and has given evidence at the Commons select committee for education. Her views have sparked a national debate. www.katharinebirbalsingh.com