2022 University Offers

Updated 5 July 2022

TOP-RANKED UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE

This year, we helped our students receive 406 offers from 66 universities to study 96 subjects. These offers are primarily competitive courses at the top-ranked universities across the world, including:

  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Interview Preparation has prepared me for the specific format of the Cambridge interview, while also equipping me with the knowledge that extends beyond the syllabus.

Alexandra, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

OXBRIDGE AND G5 UNIVERSITIES SUCCESSES

By now, we have received 12 offers from Oxbridge and 75 offers from the G5 universities, with the subjects including:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computing
  • Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)
  • Economics
  • Economics and Economic History
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geography with Economics
  • Infection and Immunity
  • International Social and Public Policy and Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematical Computation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Biosciences
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition and Medical Sciences
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc
  • Physics
  • Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • Politics and Philosophy
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Language Sciences
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine

 

We are delighted to highlight that OIC received 4 offers for Medicine at the University of Cambridge this year, which is approximately 40% of the total offers made available to international students.*

 

2022 University Admission Report

 

I am also grateful for the immense care and effort put into polishing both my university and scholarship applications, which has evidently paid off. My time here has been irreplaceable to my growth and success.

Mountain, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Mathematics at Queen's College, University of Oxford

Studying here at OIC has enabled me to realise my long-held aspiration of studying medicine at Cambridge as an international student.

Jenny, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Medicine at Jesus College, University of Cambridge (with Prince Philip Scholarship)

Interviewing a healthcare practitioner

Last year was still relatively complex for students to gain job experience in medicine. Therefore, we encouraged our students who aim to study Healthcare and Biological Science to interview healthcare practitioners in preparation for their university applications. Evelyn, who is going to progress to Year 13, interviewed an experienced orthodontist.

Read the article

 

 

Polydemia, from Peers to Peers

Founded by five sixth form students in 2019, Polydemia is a student-initiated charity aimed at providing quality revision guidance for underprivileged students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are six departments which work together to ensure the day-to-day operation within the charity, specifically Service, the Video Creators, Academics, Promotion, IT and Fundraising. Offering such a wide scope of positions, our volunteers have a range of opportunities to contribute and showcase their different talents.

“When I was a tutor, I helped four GCSE students – two in biology and two in chemistry. I had one-to-one lessons with my students once every week.” – Beatrice, quoted from our newly-released promotion video detailing the behind-the-scenes of Polydemia.

TUITION SERVICE

We offer volunteering opportunities to A-level students who achieved top GCSE grades and want to encourage academic excellence by helping others in their learning. Polydemia has a rigorous training process and quality assurance policy that ensures that all our tutors are not only knowledgeable but also engaging and passionate teachers. All tutors undergo regular evaluations to ensure that their teaching skills are up to standards. Feedback is provided regularly to them in order to promote continuous improvement and provide the best revision help we can.

ORIENTEERING CAMP

At the start of this academic year, around 100 of our volunteers participated in our first Orientation Camp, where we organised lots of team building activities and ice-breaking challenges such as Mafia and Black Magic. During the induction, we introduced the roles and responsibilities of each department. This helped volunteers decide on which positions to take on depending on their passions and strengths. Having spent an enjoyable day together, existing and new volunteers had chances to bond with each other to establish good communication in professional but friendly and supportive working relationships. The Board of Directors oversaw the event by sorting out logistics (e.g., organising the schedule, recruiting volunteers) and testing the feasibility of each game prior to the Ocamp.

 

FUNDRAISING

To raise funds to cover the charity’s operational costs, the Fundraising Department organises charity bake sales at the College. This year, we successfully ran the tiramisu sale, the Valentine’s Day cupcake sale and the maid café themed pancake and waffle sale.

In our previous fundraising, we received positive responses from our audience and raised over £100 of revenue. Apart from raising money and extending our influence, our fundraising team better recognised the importance of event planning and teamwork.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Polydemia expanded from a small organisation to over a hundred volunteers in two years. Having provided over seven hundred tutoring hours and the production of more than a hundred revision videos, all available on our YouTube and Instagram, we are proud to see the difference we have made to the community.

 

QUALITY CHECKS

Throughout the years, Polydemia has made many adaptations to improve the quality of our services as the number of volunteers and students has grown. A distinct leadership structure with divided departmental roles maximises productivity and efficiency, with each of our six departments being led by a member of the Board of Directors and all supervised by the Chair. Weekly meetings are held in each department to discuss new developments, implement new ideas and respond to feedback. The service management team has expanded greatly in response to the surge in volunteering applications and continues to perform robust quality checks in lessons to secure the confidence of our students in the educational services we provide. The video creators’ sector has made plans to diversify the style of revision videos we design by producing longer videos that walk viewers through exam-style questions, a style optimal for explaining complex concepts in greater depth.

As a popular charity among students in OIC, Polydemia provides volunteers with valuable experience to develop and reinforce a plethora of skills such as leadership, time management and communication. These skills will help our volunteers in their future endeavours at university and beyond and are an invaluable opportunity to start doing charity work early. By supplementing A-level courses with this valuable commitment, our volunteers’ student lives are enriched with a strong extra-curricular element, allowing them to become more well-rounded individuals. If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would be delighted to invite you to apply next year!

To learn more about Polydemia, please visit our website and our socials.

✍  Article by Gabriella, Stephanie and Michelle, Polydemia’s Committee Members
📄 Edited by Terence, Polydemia’s Committee Member

 

 

A NEW CHAPTER for OIC

 

We are delighted to present to you a new visual identity for Oxford International College.

Since it was established in 2002, OIC has grown from a small, Oxford-based tutorial college to a global player in university admissions. We catapulted ourselves to prominence in 2019 when we secured our place as the UK’s No. 1 A-Level college – an accolade we still hold today – and our bespoke, three-pillared curriculum continues to enable our students to progress to some of the world’s top universities, breaking our own OxBridge admissions records year after year.

Joining the Nord Anglia Education family of schools has opened doors to a new, global network of opportunities for our students, which perfectly complements the innovation and quality in our teaching.

The strength and ambition of OIC reaches far beyond our academic Oxford location; our new visual identity represents our ability to stand on our own merit and is a celebration of the continued success of each and every one of our students, as well as the college itself. We are a beacon for education and we continue to set the standard for an exceptional learning experience; from our roots in Oxford to the world beyond.

We are PROUD to be OIC.

 

 

First inter-school Model United Nations Conference

On Sunday 13th February, students from Oxford International College (OIC), d’Overbroeck’s (DVB), and Oxford Sixth Form College(OxSFC) came together in hosting our first ever inter-school Model United Nations Conference.

The conference lasted the whole day with non-stop productivity and discussion, as delegates aimed to write and pass resolutions addressing the topic of: “Tackling the Exploitation and Mistreatment of Refugees”, a very topical issue with many stakeholders in the modern era.

After delegates presented their well-crafted opening speeches declaring their stances on the issue, we promptly formed three blocs, some with more ‘extremist’ agendas than others.

Resolution writing was very productive, with nations coming together to formulate solutions to various aspects of the problem. How do we welcome refugees while maintaining national security? How can we express sorrow for refugees when first world nations directly fund some wars that lead to their suffering? What international standards should be set for refugee camps? All critical yet complex questions to address.

Elegantly hosted by the chair and co-chair Alexandra Cheung and Daniel Chan, the debating phase revealed many creative solutions to these problems, and the delegates attacked and defended each point well, identifying issues within these well-crafted resolutions. For example, the delegate of Germany’s bloc pledged to raise the standards of food provided, the delegate of Spain’s bloc called for university programs encouraging refugees to take on superior studies, and the delegate of Venezuela’s bloc aimed for a total withdrawal of all foreign troops from the Syrian civil war.

We also have more comedic moments, as delegates tried to defend clauses blanket banning all Afghans and North Koreans, solving racial discrimination by sorting refugees into camps segregated by race, and forcing all refugees everywhere to learn English.

Conflicts of interest were identified within these resolutions, and delegates argued for and against passing amendments and resolutions. Overall, two of the three resolutions passed with an overwhelming majority.

Every delegate thoroughly impressed Alexandra, Daniel and me, and having to choose just four delegates to win awards was very difficult. In the end, the prizes were awarded as follows:

Best Delegate: Sara Romero Banfalvi (Spain) of OxSFC
Highly Commended: Ariel Mo and Esther Tam (Bangladesh) of DVB, and Anson Ho (Venezuela) of OIC
Best Opening Speech: Estel Dulaku (Mexico) of DVB

Overall we all had a great time and made many new friends. Alexandra, Daniel and I were delighted that everyone went out of their comfort zones to speak, especially considering this was a first for many. Public speaking is a valuable and versatile skill to develop from a young age and is helpful in any career path. This conference aimed to be a beginner-friendly introduction into the MUN format, and in that regard, I believe it was a very successful event.

I once again thank Naomi Richards (DVB), Kathryn Aveyard (OxSFC), Alexandra Cheung (OIC), Daniel Chan (OIC), and every delegate who participated in the event for making it a truly remarkable experience.

✍ Terence, President of the MUN Society

 

Anson Ho, Delegate of Venezuela, who was Highly Commended, shared his experience, “In the OOOMUN interschool event, I collaborated with fellow students from different schools to create viable resolutions. Each of these students offered their unique views on the problems at hand, which widened my perspective and taught me the importance of evaluating multiple viewpoints before making a decision. It also allowed me to create comprehensive solutions to the current refugee crisis, which was the main topic for the conference.

All in all, it was a great experience to be able to interact with these enthusiastic students, and I look forward to having another conference with them.”

 

 

We won two prizes at WOHAA

Two teams from OIC won different prizes in last year’s WOHAA, a nationally recognised social enterprise programme.

Clara Futura (Anna, Sofja, Benazir and Maria) – Runners up of Best Entrepreneurial Team

“Despite the very challenging COVID times and numerous restrictions, we tried our best to make the most out of this fundraising journey. Some of the ways to raise funds we used were cooking pastries, making homemade candles and soap bars, and setting up bake sales. Moreover, we could spread awareness about pressing issues disadvantaged people have to deal with every day by using our social media. We hope our efforts made a difference in the lives of the vulnerable children in India and Malawi. We are grateful to the OIC students and staff members who supported us and most importantly to WOHAA for giving us such an enriching experience that taught us valuable teamwork and communication skills.”, says Anna of the Clara Futura

99% (Nicolas, Marx, Sing Yi, Qian Fan, Sze Long and Michelle) – Runners up of Best Presentation Team

“Through time and trials, the harmony of our team resonated stronger and louder. My teammates would finally stand up against me, and what resulted was a kaleidoscopic flurry of vibrant ideas, improvements that made our events better than ever. Working around the pandemic’s restrictions, we cleaned up the littered streets of Oxford, raising funds and awareness through charity sales. We even created a widely received online campaign, ‘The Follower Challenge’, where we spread the word about WOHAA and their cause to improve conditions in countries like Malawi or India.

By doing all these things, I feel that I’m making a difference to my community and even distant people, even though it’s not much. To stay in this trance working with my teammates and helping others, we’ve decided to continue 99% as a charity and strive to do more, better and better.”, says Nicolas of the 99%

 

 

We have some more good news to share before Christmas!

46 Oxbridge applicants of OIC were invited for interviews, that’s over 74%!

 

 

Our newly founded Filmmaking Club is working on their first film

Jammas, Bob, Ingrid and Lachlan spent their Sunday afternoon filming the Year 12 students’ Christmas plays, and post-production is underway.

Stay tuned for their first film!

 

 

 

We are The Top UK Coed Boarding School and Sixth Form College for 2021

We are honoured to have once again topped the Best Schools’ league table!

A great way to end 2021, we recently received two Top UK School awards from Mr Les Webb, Managing Director and Founder of Education Advisers Ltd. We proudly announce that we are:

  • The Top UK Co-ed Boarding School for 2021
  • The Top UK Sixth Form College for 2021

 

 

Let’s celebrate this Christmas with the fantastic BMAT and TMUA results!

BMAT

This year, forty-seven students at OIC took the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). Here are some highlights of our not surprisingly excellent BMAT results:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills

  • 66% of our students scored higher than 5.0, the typical applicants to the most highly selective undergraduate university courses
  • Almost one-fifth of our students identified as the best applicants (scored higher than 6.0)
  • Over 10% of our students, scored higher than 7.0, became the very exceptional applicants

Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications

  • Over 68% of our students are by definition academically very able
  • Over 38% of our students scored higher than 6.0
  • 15% of our students being the very exceptional applicants
  • One student achieved the highest score 9.0

Section 3: Writing Task (Quality of Content)

  • Over 85% of our students were awarded higher than 3.0

Section 3: Writing Task (Quality of English)

  • Over 91% of our students were awarded Band A (good use of English)

TMUA

One of our five students who took the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) achieved the capped score 9.0 for both papers!

 

 

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