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Oxbridge success for your students?
Here is expert help!

STUDENT OXBRIDGE WORKSHOP

Has the result of your students' applications to Oxford or Cambridge been somewhat disappointing, or is Oxbridge a new ambition for your school? Our tried-and-trusted workshops are uniquely geared towards schools with a large number of applicants from non-university and/or minority ethnic backgrounds.

Designed as one-off, school-based events, student workshops strengthen articulacy, subject-specific knowledge and the academic mindset top universities seek. They also include interview practice. Reluctant applicants are reassured by lively visual material.

Results include self-driven, focused student preparation, stronger UCAS statements and a big improvement in university-geared skills, key factors in a school’s recurrent Oxbridge success.

Duration:
90 minutes, or two hours in case of large groups.

Location:
Workshops can be held at any school situated in a location well-served by trains.

Dates:
Mornings or afternoons during term time.

Workshop Leader:
Elfi Pallis, author of best-selling guide “OXBRIDGE ENTRANCE: THE REAL RULES”.

Cost:
£150 plus travel costs, or £199 for the two hour session required for large groups.

TEACHER OXBRIDGE WORKSHOP

Every school has some gifted young people, as we all know. Teachers and heads may be keen to support their Oxbridge aspirations, but unsure how. While the Oxford and Cambridge admissions process has much improved, it continues to work better for independents than state schools. Still, comprehensives, academies and grammars with a wide range of intakes regularly enjoy Oxbridge success. What is their secret?

Our unique, one-off Oxbridge workshops help teachers and heads identify the real factors determining whether an applicant will succeed. We then work on best practice in Oxbridge preparation, so schools can put effective support structures in place and take the whole process in-house. Topics range from timing and student choices to academic groundwork and the Oxbridge interview.

While official Oxbridge information covers some of this, it does not address the specific problems faced by many of today’s state schools. It also tends to underplay just how much help even highly able students from non-university homes may need in order to display their abilities. We equip you to provide this help, yet remain within the ethos of your school.

Teachers who attended our well-established workshops in the past have described the experience as “invaluable” and a key factor in regular student success.

Duration:
90 minutes, or two hours in case of large groups.

Location:
Workshops can be held at any school situated in a location well-served by trains.

Dates:
Mornings or afternoons during term time.

Cost:
£150 plus travel costs, or £199 for the two hour session required for large groups.

Students put off by Oxbridge myths?
Not after this presentation!

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT OXBRIDGE

This is a lighter, colourful Power Point presentation aimed at students from year 10 onwards. It covers social fears and money worries, as well as academic prep, courses, careers and entrance requirements.

We discuss options, open days and mistakes to avoid, with ample time for Q&As. Students usually leave eager to read more books!

Duration:
Around one hour, including Q&As.

Location:
Workshops can be held at any school situated in a location well-served by trains.

Dates:
Mornings or afternoons during term time.

Cost:
£150 plus travel costs.

For more details, please contact:
STATE SCHOOL TO OXBRIDGE
15 Kylemore Road
London NW6 2PS
oxbridge.workshop141@gmail.com
Tel. 020 7209 5762 Mob. 07791 574 866

STATE SCHOOL TO OXBRIDGE is an education initiative by TELL BOOKS LIMITED, Company No. 4847442.

Elfi Pallis is the author of tried-and-trusted guide OXBRIDGE ENTRANCE: THE REAL RULES (Tell Books) and a veteran mentor of bright students on behalf of their schools. She has successfully guided sixth formers into Oxbridge for more than a decade, while offering topical Oxbridge advice on her blog and on Twitter.

As an education journalist with an academic background in the field of educational sociology, Pallis has written Oxbridge features for, amongst others, The Times, Guardian, Independent and Yorkshire Post. She also provides Oxbridge advice to the National Association for Gifted Children, of which she is a professional member.

Her well-established workshops are tailored to their participants, most of whom are students or teachers at schools disappointed with the results of past Oxbridge applications or with newly established sixth forms. Pallis also runs Oxbridge events for parents and community groups.

Oxbridge talks to secondary school students draw on her experience of working with a wide range of able young people, many of them from non-university and/or low income families. Students attending gain not just confidence but also receive academic guidance that allows them to effectively compete.

Schools Pallis has worked with in recent years have all subsequently enjoyed Oxbridge success, and places often went to applicants from under- represented groups. Even students not getting into Oxbridge usually entered other top universities. Her workshops and talks thus don’t just benefit a narrow ‘Oxbridge group’.

OXBRIDGE ENTRANCE: THE REAL RULES is available from bookshops and Amazon.

To arrange a workshop for your school, simply fill out the form below, or download a printable version.