Canford has an impressive record of offers to Oxbridge, with 54 pupils awarded places in the past 5 years. On average in recent years, around a third of the Upper Sixth apply, with 30% of those interviewed gaining an offer.
Individual tutorials offer an opportunity for you to test your arguments against the experts – but also leave you nowhere to hide; you will be stretched and challenged
from the start.
The educational experience extends well beyond the tutorial however – your peer group will consist of only the best and brightest – offering the potential to develop
friendships and collaborations that can lead to high-calibre academic output. Beyond the academic, of course, both institutions boast phenomenal surroundings and architecture and world-class opportunities for involvement in performance, art and sport.
However, Oxbridge is not right for everybody – we are fortunate in the UK to have a wealth of truly excellent universities and in any case there are a good number of courses for which Oxford and Cambridge would not be suitable. Your choice of course must really come first – you need to be able to demonstrate a burning and genuine passion for your chosen discipline – and indeed, that passion will need to be able to sustain you through three or four years of extremely challenging work.