The significant post-summer UCAS programme took place in August before the Year 2021-22 officially started.
After the summer holidays, students starting Year 13 return early for a comprehensive UCAS preparation programme. The individual needs of each student are considered carefully in designing the programme. Activities combine UCAS specific sessions, as well as activities providing holistic enrichment, which include:
- Work experience (medics) / Enrichment programmes (non-medics)
- University visits
- Personal statement workshop
- Interview preparation
This year, the UCAS programme took place from Monday 16th August to Sunday 29th August.
Work experience (medics) / Enrichment programmes (non-medics) / University visits
This year, we have arranged a 5-day residential programme at UCL (University College London) starting from Friday 20th August for students determined to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, computer scientists, investment bankers, and psychologists. We segmented our students according to their career choices. The programmes provide students with the ultimate experience of their dream careers. The hands-on simulations and exposure to a range of professionals give students a chance to immerse themselves in their chosen field. Attendance demonstrates a student’s passion for their industry, enabling them to boost their UCAS/college applications and providing an excellent talking point for interviews. Students will also gain an invaluable network of top professionals in their chosen field.
“The Young Psychology internship was very beneficial for me. Having the opportunity not only to discover different fields of psychology but to meet psychologists and professionals in this field and ask them questions made me more certain in my chosen career pathway. We also had a chance to study more about sports psychology and what amazed me is the fact that we were able to visit Stamford Bridge Stadium to enhance our experience of this field.”
— Anna, the Head Girl of this academic year
The students who have chosen Veterinary Medicine got the work experience in Oxford; students who would study Archaeology and Anthropology participated in a virtual work experience; students who intended to study Architecture had their drawing classes in Oxford.
Personal statement workshop
We provided one-to-one personal statement workshops for every student, led by the domestic and international students currently studying at top universities in the UK, including Oxbridge, to ensure that their personal statements meet the real-time requirements of different top universities.
The best way to strengthen your interviewing skills is to have plenty of practice, so our students sat in multi-mini interviews and group interviews after they had written a polished personal statement after the one-to-one workshops.