Oxford and Cambridge universities have the most competitive courses in the UK, and over 30,000 students apply for around 7,000 places at these institutions every year.
As a result, there is an additional application process for students who wish to join the Oxbridge Pathway at CSMS.
To join the Oxbridge pathway students must achieve at least five GCSE grades of 8+, including in the subjects to be studied at A Level. Applicants for the Oxbridge Pathway will also be invited to attend an interview at CSMS.
Students on the Oxbridge Pathway receive an intensive package of support, including specialist mentoring, interview preparation and tutorials for the entrance assessments. There is also an opportunity to visit both Oxford and Cambridge universities during Year 12.
At CSMS I enjoyed being in lessons where discussion, hard work and passion for the subject was highly valued by students and teachers alike. Without the input from CSMS in terms of suggesting the summer schools that I attended (including one in Glasgow which was funded through the scholarship scheme), the lecture series with inspiring scientists, guidance with my personal statement, interview preparation, and crucially showing me that I was capable of achieving my goals, I doubt I would have received an offer from Oxford University.
Ella K, studying Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford