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Thinking about Oxford... for year 12s at state schools in Bradford

This year, Worcester College will once again be running an access programme for year 12 students studying at state schools in Bradford, who are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge. We will be running events weekly (via Zoom) with University of Oxford members staff and students, and will cover all aspects of the application process. Students who are applying to either Oxford or Cambridge in October to study any subject are very welcome to join us for these discussions, but we anticipate that students who sign up to be part of these meetings will do their best to make as many of the sessions as possible (rather than to attend a single session). In addition to these weekly events, we hope to be able to organise a trip to Oxford to visit the University Open Day on the 30th June - but we are waiting for more information about whether this will be possible given the COVID-19 restrictions. 

The sessions will cover the following topics:

20th May - What makes a competitive application?

27th May - Choosing a subject and choosing a college

[1 week break for the school holidays]

10th June - Personal statements

17th June - Admissions tests and interviews

30th June - Open Day (if possible)

There will also be interview workshops next academic year for students who subsequently apply to Oxford.

To register for a place, please fill in this form. Applications will close at 5pm on the 1st May, so please make sure that you have submitted this form (and filled in all of the fields) by then. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at