Elite universities

What resources are available to help me apply to the more competitive universities?

The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to help your application. Once you’ve made some decisions about which university to apply to, the table below will give you some extra help identifying your next steps.

If you want to apply for a summer school, or find out more about visiting a particular university, your Excellence Academy tutor will be able to guide you through the process.


Cambridge University

Oxford University

Other Russell Group Universities

1. Choosing an Elite UniversityWhy Cambridge?Why Oxford?Which Other Russell Group University?
2. Choosing a CollegeCambridge CollegesOxford CollegesDurham Colleges
3. Choosing a CourseCambridge CoursesOxford CoursesRussell Group Courses
4. A Level RequirementsCambridge requirementsOxford requirementsUCAS
5. Wider ReadingWider Reading Ideas
Cambridge wider reading list 1

Wider Reading Ideas
Cambridge wider reading list 2
Wider Reading Ideas
Oxford wider reading list
6. InterviewsInterviewsInterviews
7. Extra-Curricular ActivitiesMaster Classes
Summer Schools
Study Days
Summer Schools
Sutton Trust Summer Schools
University of Bath Summer School
Reach For Excellence Programme at University of Leeds
University of Leeds Outreach for Health Sciences
8. VisitsOxbridge Conference
University Open Days
College Open Days
Departmental Open Days
Oxbridge Conference
University Open Days
Departmental Open Days
9. Admission TestsAdmission TestsAdmission Tests