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I can honestly say that without Oppidan's mentors' help, we wouldn’t have the results we have achieved in the last two years: 100% entry success. They are fast, they are efficient and they not only help our Spanish-speaking students with the complexities of the English language, but manage to motivate them and find the inspiration and ability they have within.

Beatriz Semprun

Head of Universities for ASTEX, Madrid, January 2018 

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UCAS Application Process 

The intricacies of the UCAS system can be complicated and stressful for any family in the run up to October or January deadlines. Oppidan Education has good experience supporting domestic and international students through the process of applying to university.  

Our courses take an aspiring student right from the beginning through to the completion of their UCAS Application. Our long-term approach to university admissions helps us advise students on the most appropriate choice of subjects for GCSE, A-Level and IB to achieve their desired course, whilst the advice that our mentors provide is current and realistic, and reflects the recent changes to university application.

These are tailored programmes created by subject-specific mentors, focusing on the main facets of the application process:

  • Introduction to the UCAS procedure

  • Visits to UK universities

  • Research of relevant courses 

  • Relevant advice on universities and specific colleges & halls of residence

  • One-on-one lessons with mentors, either face-to-face or online 

  • Personal Statement advice (note: we do not write students' statements)

  • Interview preparation & critical thinking

  • Integration into university life  


Oxford & Cambridge Applications

The added pressure of an early deadline and the interview process makes applications for Oxford and Cambridge a more complex procedure. 

Our mentors will:

  • Design a programme of reading material

  • Review the content of the personal statement

  • Help demonstrate concise and well-written English

  • Encourage individuality of expression

  • Prepare the student for the rigours of an interview

Students should aim to be focused and individual. We aim to facilitate an intellectual curiosity that is made clear through grounded evidence of reading and research. 

Below is a selection of mentors from our University Admissions Team who will be able to help your child with his or her application process.