Part of the Radcliffe camera library from outside, alongside an image of a person holding a touch-screen tablet and stylus pen

Applicants in 12 subjects must have access to a stylus and large touchscreen device for interviews

Image Description: Part of the Radcliffe camera library from outside, alongside an image of a person holding a touch-screen tablet and stylus pen Oxford University has created a new ‘Tier’ system to determine the level of technology applicants are required to have in order to sit interviews. While many social sciences and humanities fall under […]

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Oxford receives more applications than Cambridge again

Oxford has continued to receive more undergraduate applicants than Cambridge this year, 15% more than its long time rival. Although some have attributed this to Oxford’s attempts to improve student access from less privileged backgrounds others have also cited Cambridge’s tougher A-level grade requirements. Record numbers of teenagers have applied to both institutions this year, […]

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Parent advice group suggests highly-selective schools hinder Oxbridge application success for some

A parent advice group has suggested that highly-selective schools can hinder some students’ chances of getting into Oxbridge. According to its Twitter page, The Parent Brief “offers advice and information on all the aspects of your child’s education and wellbeing”. Its latest book, Independent School Entrance, was published this month containing “expert advice”, league tables […]

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