A-level Study

We celebrate our students' 50% success rate in gaining offers from Cambridge and 100% success rate for gaining offers to study Engineering at Imperial College London, amongst other amazing achievements

We would like to take the opportunity to thank students, tutors and our Oxbridge mentors for their hard work to ensure a great success in gaining very good university offers. OIC students had a 50% success rate in applying to Cambridge University and a 100% success rate in applying to study Engineering at Imperial College London. So far, ALL our students have been receiving offers to other competitive university courses, such as medicine. For a small school such as OIC a 100% success rate of students gaining offers from top universities is outstanding

 

2018 University Offers

Highlights for the current cohort of A-level students applying to university and receiving offers for 2018 include a 50% success rate of students applying to Cambridge University, 100% success rate of students applying for Engineering to Imperial College London and for students applying to study Medicine at top medical schools worldwide.

University of Cambridge Medicine
Engineering (with scholarship)
Civil Engineering
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Imperial College London Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Actuarial Science
Economics
University College London (UCL) Medicine
Biological Sciences
Civil Engineering
Economics
Electrical Engineering
University of Durham

Physics
Biomedical Sciences

Kings College London

Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacy

Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Medicine

The University Edinburgh

Electrical Engineering

University of Warwick

Economics
Biomedical Sciences

University of Leicester

Biology
Biomedical Sciences

Aston University Medicine
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Destistry Medicine
Birmingham University

Medicine
Physics

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Medicine (with scholarship)
Global Business
Heriot-Watt University Actuarial Science

Keele University, School of Medicine

Medicine

Newcastle University

Dentistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Sociology

Nottingham Medical School

Medicine

Queen Mary University of London

Medicine
Dentistry
Economics, Finance and Management 

St George's University Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Engineering
The University of Liverpool Medicine
The University of Manchester Actuarial Science and Mathematics
Civil Engineering
Economics
Electirical Engineering
University College Cork (UCC) Medicine
University College Dublin Medicine
University of Bath Dentistry
International Management
Management and Marketing
University of Bristol

Civil Engineering
Economics
Electrical Engineering

University of Buckingham

Medicine

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Medicine and Surgery

University of East Anglia

Medicine

University of Essex

Actuarial Science
Management and Marketing
Sociology

University of Glasgow

Dentistry
Sociology

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Medicine
Dentistry
Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking
International Business and Global Management

University of Leeds

Sociology

University of Nottingham

International Management

University of Sheffield

Biomedical Sciences
Civil Engineering
Physics
Sociology and Criminology

University of Surrey

Business Management 





 2017 Honours List

Sammi Chiu MathsA*
Further Maths A*
Economics A
Warwick University - Law
Crystal Ku Maths A*
Further Maths A*
Chemistry A*
UCL - Mathematics with Management Studies
Kate Lam Physics A*
Chinese A
Biology A*
Chemistry A*
Maths A*
UCL - Biomedical Science
Brian Pang Maths A*
Chemistry A*
Biology A
Newcastle University - Medicine
Emilie Lai Wan Loong Economics A
Maths A*
Biology A
Chemistry A
UCL - Biomedical Sciences
Leonardo-Kevin Santoso Maths A*
Further Maths A
Economics A
UCL - Economics
Ryan Wong Maths A*
Furhter Maths A
Chemistry A
UCL - Computer Science
Vera Ivanova Maths A
Chemistry A
Biology A
University of Surrey - Veterinary Medicine and Science

 

Strategic Global Pathways

From the outset our students follow their own ‘strategic global pathway’, focussing on the outcomes they want to achieve. A specialised programme and dedicated team of tutors and personal m

entors ensure that students choose the right career path, degree course and university for them and devise a step-by-step plan to help them maximise their chances to achieving their goals.

The Academic Pathway

It is important that students choose their A-Level subjects with a particular university degree in mind. It may not be possible to apply to some degree courses without having taken some specific A-levels.

  • UK Universities: 3 to 4 A-level subjects UCAS preparation
  • US Universities: 3 to 4 A-level subjects ACT/SAT preparation
  • Universities of Hong Kong/Singapore: 5 A-level subjects, Chinese
  • Rest of the world: 4 A-level subjects, plus native language if required

Students follow a six-day timetable where they are required to take short exams in each A-Level subject on most Saturdays. These have been proven a helpful way for students and teachers to identify areas for improvement and helping students to prepare most effectively for exams through sufficient past paper practise. Our teaching methods are comparable to undergraduate level teaching at university. Many of our teaching staff are graduates from the University of Oxford and top universities worldwide and they know what it takes to achieve top grades. Our tutors have subject knowledge beyond the A-level curriculum and exam strategies that ensure students achieve the best results.

The Career Pathway

Our Oxford Mentor Programme is designed to prepare students for their chosen career and to guide them through to successful university applications. The programme is delivered by mentors who are currently undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate students at the University of Oxford. The programme consists of aptitude test preparation required to gain entry to certain degree courses and a bridging programme to widen students’ knowledge of their chosen career path in the fields of medicine, science, economics, engineering and law.

A dedicated member of staff ensures that all students are provided with hands-on experience through work shadowing and internships. Each June/July, students can participate in the Goodwill Ambassador Programme in Malaysia which offers them the unique opportunity to get real-life exposure to their future degree subject by shadowing doctors, scientists, dentists, lawyers, engineers and other professionals.

After the first term, students are given the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification which gives them the opportunity to research a specific topic of interest beyond the A-level syllabus. The EPQ is highly recommended for students applying to top universities as it demonstrates motivation to pursue further study in the student’s chosen subject and provides an impressive talking point in the personal statement and interviews.

Personal Development

Students are guided to take responsibility for their own performance and wellbeing through participation in enrichment and extra-curricular programmes that develop them as a person. Learning to be confident, resilient, pro-active and focussed is key to performing at our best. All students take part in an off-site residential course at the beginning of the academic year to introduce them to team-building and leadership skills and are encouraged to take part in the following activities throughout their stay with us:

  • Competitions
  • Clubs and societies
  • Student Council
  • Public speaking at weekly assemblies
  • Sports and physical activities
  • Skills workshop such as coding or surgical skills
  • First Aid qualifications
  • Mindfulness

Start Dates and Entry Requirements

Two year A-level programmes start in September
18-month A-level programmes start in January

Prospective students will need to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Prospective students are required to sit admission tests in their chosen subjects, as well as an online aptitude test. We also take into consideration previous school reports and any other qualifications achieved to date.