Oxford University visit to Edinburgh
Parents and older pupils have the opportunity to meet Oxford University students and staff when they visit Edinburgh on Monday, 4 September. Their Oxford Explained presentation will take place at James Gillespie’s High School, Lauderdale Street, EH9 1DD, from 4.30pm to 6 pm.
These sessions are mainly aimed at S5 and S6 students, but can also be helpful for younger years considering Oxford. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend too.
The Oxford Explained presentation covers all aspects of student life and the admissions process for Oxford, including course choice, the college system, tutorial teaching, admissions tests and interviews.
They aim to leave students feeling much better informed about what applying to, and studying at, Oxford would involve, as well as to break down any misconceptions about Oxford that might deter students from making an application. The sessions will be delivered by Oxford Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach office staff and supported by current students who will share their experiences.
Competition for places at Oxford is strong, and tutors would normally consider students achieving the following grades; AAAAB or AAAAA in Scottish Highers, supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.
Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced
Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6; Between A*A*A and AAA at A Level; the International Baccalaureate with around 38 40, including core points, with 6s and 7s at Higher Level, or equivalent qualifications. You can find out more about entrance requirements at their webpage www.ox.ac.uk/enreqs.
To book places for this event, please complete the booking form here