Oxford International College - PREPARING STUDENTS FOR UNIVERSITY AND LIFE BEYOND

 
Oxford International College - PREPARING STUDENTS FOR UNIVERSITY AND LIFE BEYOND
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Oxford
International
College
P R E PA R I N G S T U D E N T S F O R
U N I V E R S I T Y A N D L I F E B E YO N D
Oxford International College - PREPARING STUDENTS FOR UNIVERSITY AND LIFE BEYOND
Contents
 4    OVERVIEW »

 6    WELCOME »

 8    VISION & APPROACH »

 10   AC ADEMIC EXCELLENCE »

 12   A-LEVEL »

 14   GCSE »

 16   C AREER PREPARATION »

 24   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
      & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 30   BOARDING »

 36   WELFARE & SUPPORT »

 40   CITY OF OXFORD »

 42   APPLIC ATION PROCESS »

 44   2019 HONOURS LIST »

 46   2020 HONOURS LIST »
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    Preparing
    Students for
    University and
    Life Beyond
                                   Oxford International College is an
                                   independent sixth form college offering
                                   A-Levels, GCSEs, and a range of short
                                   courses. We prepare students for
                                   competitive degrees at the world’s
                                   top universities.
                                   In 2019, the college earned the top slot in          Located just a short walk from Oxford city
                                   the UK Independent Schools league tables             centre, the College attracts students from all over
                                                                                        the world and has become a vibrant community
                                   after its students achieved record A-level
                                                                                        of international students and staff. Students are
                                   results. Our students have the chance to             taught by some of the Oxford’s finest tutors,
                                   meet and learn from some of the brightest            who are all experts in their fields; mostly Oxford
                                   people in the world in an environment                University alumni or hold doctorate degrees
                                   that nurtures their personal and academic            from Oxford.

                                   growth, while also enjoying the cultural life
                                                                                        Our young students represent the future of
                                   of this beautiful city.                              this world, and we very much look forward to
                                                                                        welcoming them to Oxford and to supporting
                                   A strong feature of the College is its focus on      them at the start of this journey of a lifetime.
                                   a career curriculum, which gives our students a
                                   competitive edge when applying to university
                                   and in their future careers. We take pride in our
                                   unique integration of three key skills to success:
                                   Academic Excellence, Career Development and
                                   Personal Development.
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    Welcome
                                                                                                                                   Our three-pronged curriculum,
                                                                                                                                 which I designed specifically for OIC,
                                                                                                                                          is centred around:

    I am excited by the prospect                                                                          ACADEMIC                                 CAREER                              PERSONAL
    of being able to guide and                                                                           EXCELLENCE                             DEVELOPMENT                          DEVELOPMENT

    support you along every step
    of the way of your A-level                                                           I lead Oxford International College with a simple phrase          Supercurricular Department. We foster a culture that is
    course and to encourage you                                                          in mind: being academically-minded is not enough to thrive        open, curious, and proactive – in charity work, student-
                                                                                         in today’s competitive world. What you need is a way to           led clubs and societies, sports, Student Council activities,
    to be the best you can be.                                                           learn how to approach your goals with determination,              or the friendly competition between the College Houses.
                                                                                         resilience, and focus. This is the core of the OIC syllabus -     Most of our students live together in boarding houses and
                                                                                         a career-orientated growth centred around at true passion.        form tightly knit communities, creating bonds that last for
                                                                                                                                                           many years after graduation.
                                                                                         At OIC we pride ourselves on the university destinations
                                                                                         of our students, and indeed there is much to be proud of.          The close relationship between students, parents, and staff
                                   OIC was created in                                    Our students have earned places at the top universities
                                                                                         worldwide, including the UK, the US, Ireland, Hong Kong,
                                                                                                                                                           is critical to a student’s success at school. We encourage
                                                                                                                                                           our students to talk to us and seek out advice. The Welfare
                                   2002 to provide a                                     Singapore, or Japan. Our educational ethos is much more
                                                                                         about the journey rather than just the destination. From
                                                                                                                                                           Department, one of OIC’s most unique, robust features, is
                                                                                                                                                           there to support students with their wellbeing. I make it a

                                   new kind of education:                                the moment our students arrive in Oxford, we map
                                                                                         out the entire road ahead: subjects, extra-curriculars,
                                                                                                                                                           point of pride to know my students through and through,
                                                                                                                                                           and it’s my greatest personal achievement to be able to

                                   a career-oriented                                     internships, competitions, workshops, and support them
                                                                                         with every step of the university application process.
                                                                                                                                                           guide them along their journeys.

                                   growth centring
                                                                                         The students that complete our programme are not just             I am confident that your experience at OIC will be a start
                                                                                         academically-minded, but efficient, resourceful, and resilient.   of a fantastic time, as well a uniquely fulfilling period of
                                                                                         It’s a journey that has them reach their dream degrees            your life.
                                   around a true passion.                                as well-rounded young people prepared for success at
                                                                                         university and beyond.                                            Yasmin Sarwar
                                   From the moment our students arrive in Oxford to                                                                        Chief Education Officer
                                                                                         I always say that our students would not achieve
                                   the final A-Level Results Day, we guide them, teach
                                                                                         the amazing results that they do if they were not
                                   them, and strategise the best approach to get them    happy. Keeping them engaged and entertained is the
                                   where they want to go.                                entire mission of our experienced, well-connected
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          Our courses are an entirely
          tailored journey for each
          student – from the first
          advisor meeting to the final
          university destination.

    Vision &
    Approach
          W H AT A R E T H E ST R AT EG IC
          G L OB A L PAT H WAYS?
          Every course at OIC falls under the umbrella programme we call
          Global Strategic Pathways. This is a unique platform that we have                            Strategic Global Pathways
          developed over the years of work with top universities worldwide.
                                                                                                have three components, corresponding
          It consists of mapping out the student journey from start to finish and
          optimising every single aspect: the subject they take, the internships they            to the three pillars of our curriculum:
          apply for, the extracurriculars they enrol in, and the extra qualifications they
          gain. This is all for them to have the maximum advantage once they apply for
          their chosen degree and university.                                                                          S TRATE G I C G L O B AL PATHWAYS
          Following a personalised Global Strategic Pathway is a chance to gain the
          advantage in what is often an extremely competitive admission process. Our
          students don’t have to work on their own after school to reach their dream
          – we plan it with them.We also assess our students weekly to pinpoint their
          strengths and weaknesses, which allows us to offer the exact support they
          need: academic, career-related, or simply emotional.

          The students that come out of the Global Strategic Pathways are not just              ACADEMIC PATHWAY                CAREER PATHWAY             PERSONAL PATHWAY
          book-smart, but efficient, resourceful, and resilient. It’s a journey that has them
          reach their dream degrees as well-rounded young people, successful not just           corresponding to our            corresponding to our       corresponding to our
          at university but in life as well.                                                    Academic Excellence             Career Development         Personal Development
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                                                       Academic
                                                       Excellence
                                                          In 2019, we became the best-performing college in the country according
                                                          to The Times School League, Daily Telegraph School League, and the
                                                          Educational Advisers’ Independent School League Table.

                                                                      2019                                    2018
                                                                   92.1% A-A* GRADES                    83.5% A-A* GRADES
                                                                   99.3% A*-B GRADES                      58.2 A* GRADES

                                                          A- L E VE L RE S U LTS :

                                                                                                               A*/A OR
                                                            RANK       SCHOOL
                                                                                                               EQUIVALENT (%)

                          OIC teachers are very                1       Oxford International College, Oxford    91.84

                       knowledgeable and helpful.              2       Cardiff Sixth Form College, Cardiff     89.88

                     They also provide a plethora of           3       King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon 84.25
                     resources to students who want
                                                               4       Westminster School, Westminster         83.54
                     to explore beyond the syllabus.
                                                               5       Concord College, Shrewsbury             83.52
                                      Oscar

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     A-Levels
                        Our A-Level course is OIC’s
                        principal programme, during
                        which each student follows an
                        individualised pathway to their
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                        dream university.                                                                                    our A Level courses

                       W E OFFER :                                         Subjects offered:

                       » Two year A-level programmes
                                                                           The choice of specific A-Levels can                            Choose the right pathway:
                                                                           maximise a student’s chance to be
                         with a September start
                                                                           accepted into the degree. Before
                       » 18-month A-level programmes                       the start of the course, our expert
                                                                                                                                                        We offer different pathways
                         with a January start                              academic team will provide a career                                      depending on the preferred outcome:
                                                                           consultation followed by an academic
                                                                           plan, which will involve choosing the
                                                                           subjects.
                                                                                                                                                     D E S TI N ATI O N U N I VE RS I TY
     LE A R N I N G IN PR ACT ICE
                                                                           All subjects can be offered if the
          Students follow a six-day timetable where they are required to
                                                                           student’s preferred degree requires
          take short exams in each A-Level subject on most Saturdays.
                                                                           them.
          These help students and teachers to identify areas for
          improvement and enable them to prepare most effectively for
                                                                           Please contact the college for details.
          exams through sufficient past paper practice.

          Our teachers are graduates of the UK’s top universities
          themselves – very often Oxbridge – as well as accredited                                                         UNITED                     UNITED                 SINGAPORE /              REST OF THE
          examiners who know what it takes to achieve the highest grade.                                                  KINGDOM                     STATES                 HONG KONG                  WORLD
          Our students benefit from their great teaching experience and
          in-depth knowledge of the system.
                                                                                                                     3 to 4 A-level subjects   3 to 4 A-level subjects     4 A-level subjects     3 to 4 A-level subjects
                                                                                                                       UCAS preparation         ACT/SAT preparation        plus native language
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     GCSEs
                                                                                                                                   Teachers are very knowledgeable
                                                                                                                                     and helpful. Every teacher has
                     Our fast-track one-year GCSE                                                                                  their own unique style of teaching
                     programme ensures that students                                                                                   that allows me understand
                     enter their university application                                                                               content to sufficient depth.

                     with a strategic advantage.
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                     ON E-Y EA R G CSE:                                                  Subjects offered:
                     GCSE results are the first data point universities                  » Mathematics
                     review before making an offer. Our one-year GCSE
                                                                                         » Additional Mathematics
                     programme ensures that every student takes on
                     eight subjects, which allows for greater flexibility                » Chemistry

                     when choosing a university degree.                                  » Biology

                     At OIC, our GCSE students enjoy small classes, specialist           » Physics
                     teachers, and the career focus of their personalised
                                                                                         » English
                     Strategic Global Pathway. They also benefit from the
                     academic culture of OIC. Most of our GCSE students
                                                                                         Plus 2 out of 4 optional subjects:
                     remain with OIC for their A-Levels.
                                                                                         » Business studies
                     Students choose eight GCSEs to study. They also take
                                                                                         » Computer science
                     courses in study skills, research skills, teamwork skills, PE and
                     PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).                       » Psychology

                                                                                         » History

                                                                                         » Geography
            READ MORE ON:                                                                » Native language
            our GCSE courses
                                                                                         This list is subject to yearly changes.
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                                                                            Career
                                                                            Preparation
                                                                            Academic studies are complemented
                                                                            by the supercurricular and extracurricular
                                                                            activities to ensure that students are
                                                                            adequately prepared for their chosen
                                                                            university and degree course.

                                                                                    Supercurricular Department
                                                                                    Our Supercurricular Department delivers individualised 1:1 sessions and
                                         SUPERCURRICULAR VS.
                                                                                    Career Meetings, where students are categorised and supported within
                                          EXTRACURRICULAR
                                                                                    groups of related academic disciplines. Our students do not only enter
                                                                                    university applications with strong grades, but also a tangible appreciation
                                       The term “extracurricular”
                                                                                    and understanding of their future subject and career plans.
                                    encompasses all activities students
                                     may do outside of the classroom
                                         – sports, charity work,                    The Department focuses on six main strands:
                                          or creative pursuits.
                                                                                    » Beyond the syllabus                  » Further personal development

                                                                                    » Programmes, awards                   » Considering university options
                                      “Supercurricular” includes the                  and competitions
                                                                                                                           » Applying to university
                                    career-centred activities. This could
                                                                                    » Clubs and societies
                                     include attending degree-related
                                     guest lectures, work experience,
                                             or competitions.                                 D OW N L OA D :
                                                                                              Our Supercirricular Brochure
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     TH E B R I D G I N G                        A PT ITU DE TES TING
     P ROG RA M ME                               PR EPARATIO N
     The Bridging Programme is run for           The aptitude testing preparation
     all students joining the college and        course is designed to prepare students
     gives them the chance to engage with        for the admissions test they will be
     interesting and challenging topics that     required to complete for certain
     fall outside of the academic syllabus.      subjects (Medicine, Law etc.) or certain
     The programme gives students an             universities (e.g. Oxbridge). The skills
     awareness of their chosen field of          students develop through preparing
     study, including a realistic insight into   for these tests will, however, go beyond
     the industry and current events and         this, leading to improved critical
     issues related to it. It also prepares      thinking and problem solving ability,
     them for their Medical school               which is of use in both the classroom
     interviews and subject - specific           and the workplace. Students will be
     interviews at Oxford and Cambridge.         required to sit regular mock exams
                                                 to get them used to the format of the
     Students are able to choose from            questions and demands of the papers.
     the following career groups:
                                                 Most students will have timetabled
     » Life Sciences, Biological                 classes in two of the following:
       Sciences, and Medicine
     » Engineering, Physical Sciences,           » TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)
       and Computer Science
                                                 » LNAT(Law National Aptitude Test)
     » Humanities, Arts, and Law
                                                 » NSAA (Natural Sciences
     » Economics, Finance,                         Admissions Assessment)
       and Management
                                                 » ENGAA (Engineering
                                                   Admissions Assessment)
     This list is not exhaustive. In the
                                                 » ECAA (Economics Admissions Test)
     past we have offered tailored
     career support for courses such as          » MAT (Maths Aptitude Test)
     Architecture, Physics with Music, and       » STEP (Sixth Term
     Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies.       Examination Paper)
                                                 » BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test)
     The number of programmes we
                                                 » UCAT (University Clinical
                                                                                            OX B RI D G E M E N TO RS
     offer is constantly growing and we            Aptitude Test)                           The Aptitude Testing Preparation and Bridging programmes
     make sure to provide a relevant
                                                 » CLT (Cambridge Law Test)                 are run by our Oxbridge Mentors, who are all graduates
     course for each and every student
                                                                                            from Oxford and other top universities. Having gone
     reflecting all career options.                                                         through the admissions process themselves, they are
                                                 This list is not exhaustive. We offer
                                                 preparation classes for all university     not only experts in their subjects but also have the
                                                                                                                                                        MEET:
                                                 tests our students will take.              specialist admissions knowledge to guide students through
                                                                                            to successful applications in their chosen subjects.        Our Staff Members
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     WOR K OB S ERVAT ION S                 COMPETITIO NS                                                                                P O S T- S U MME R UC A S
     A N D VOL U NT EER ING                 Students are strongly encouraged                                                             P RO G R A MME ( AUGUST )
     The Supercurricular Department         to take part in the academic                                                                 After the summer holidays, students
     provides students with experience      competitions relevant to their future                                                        starting Year 13 return early for a
     and voluntary work necessary           goals. By participating in a wide range                                                      comprehensive UCAS preparation
     to affirm their career choices.        of available competitions, they can                                                          programme. The individual needs
     In previous years, our students        greatly improve their general skills,                                                        of each student are considered
     interned and volunteered at            such as essay-writing and teamwork.                                                          carefully in designing the programme.
     many prestigious institutions                                                                                                       Activities combine UCAS specific
     and companies, including:              Every year, OIC students collect                                                             sessions, as well as activities
                                            accolates from the most prestigious                                                          providing holistic enrichment.
                                            UK and worldwide competitions.
     » Oxford and London university
                                            Just a few of them include:                                                                  These include:
       hospitals
                                                                                                                                         » Work experience (medics)
     » Oxford Crown Court                   » Schools Science Prize in
                                                                                                                                         » Enrichment programmes
                                              Medical Sciences                                                                             (non-medics)
     » Oxford University Said Business
       School                               » The Cambridge                                                                              » University visits
                                              Chemistry Challenge
     » BMW and Rolls-Royce                                                                                                               » Personal statement workshop
                                            » The UK Space Settlement
     » Ernst & Young                                                                                                                     » Interview preparation
                                              Design Competition

                                            » Bar Mock Trial Competition
                                              for Independent Schools

                                            » UKMT Maths Challenge

                                            » European Youth Parliament                                                                  EXTERNAL OUTDOOR
     TRIPS                                                                                                                               PROGRAMMES
                                            » British Physics Olympiad
     Students are given the opportunity                                                                                                  We make an effort to send students
     to participate in numerous             » Debating Matte                                                                             on summer adventures that foster
     educational trips both in the UK                                                                                                    both their academic and personal
     and abroad - i.e. visiting CERN        » Oxford Union Schools’
                                                                                                                                         growth. In previous years, our
     (the European Organization for           Debating Competition                    P O S T- E X AM                                    students have taken part in:
     Nuclear Research) in Switzerland.                                                AC TI VI TI E S ( J U N E )
                                                                                                                                         » Talks on innovation
                                                                                      Before the end of the summer term, students
                                                                                      in the AS year are given specific sessions to      » An ‘industry challenge’, working
                                                                                      prepare for the challenges that face them as         with a local business on a
                                                                                      they approach the holiday. All students have         project of interest to the
                                                                                      an individual meeting to discuss how they            students’ course of study
     U N I VE RS I TY FA IR S                                                         should be strategically choosing their courses
     At Oxford International College,
                                                                                      and university options for the best chance of
     we organise regular career fairs and
                                                                                      gaining acceptance. They also receive a personal
     presentations, attended by top UK
                                                                                      statement session, to discuss summer activities,
     and overseas universities.
                                                                                      including further reading and work experience.
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                                    The college organises useful     GOODWILL AMBASSADOR                        E X TE N D E D P RO J E CT
                                    activities which help students   PROGRAMME                                  Q UAL I F I C AT I O N
                                     to build up their character.    The Goodwill Ambassador Programme          After the first term, students will be
                                                                     in Malaysia is an incredibly fulfilling,   given the opportunity to partake in the
                                                Melany               enriching and enjoyable experience.        Extended Project Qualification.This is a
                                                                     Students are offered a unique              unique opportunity for the students to
                                                                     opportunity to get a real-life exposure    guide their own learning and research
                                              VIEW ALL               to their future degree subjects            a specific topic of interest beyond the
                                                                     by shadowing doctors, scientists,          A-Level syllabus, creating a final piece
                                                                     dentists, lawyers, engineers and           of work of around 5,000 words.
                                                                     other professionals. Students will be
                                                                     accompanied by Oxford mentors              Students are guided through this by
                                                                     who will be providing general,             their EPQ mentor to support with the
                                                                     subject-specific and university-specific   research and writing process, as well as
                                                                     advice and helping students to make        specific skills sessions.
                                                                     the most of this experience.
                                                                                                                The EPQ is highly recommended for
                                                                     The programme takes place in June –        students applying to top universities as
                                                                     July, and students are able to take part   it demonstrates motivation to pursue
                                                                     either prior to joining the college or     further study in the student’s chosen
                                                                     upon completion of their first year of     subject and provides an impressive
                                                                     studies. This programme is also open       talking point in the personal statement
                                                                     to external students and certificates      and interviews.
                                                                     are issued upon completion.

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                                          Personal
                                          Development
                                          & Extracurricular
                                          Activities
                                               OIC recognises that the skills
                                               demanded by employers
         At OIC, we can enjoy sports           are constantly changing and
       and balanced lifestyle. Location        adapting according to the
         is great, and the town itself
                                               needs of the modern society.
          is perfectly sized - not too
            quiet and not too busy.            Many of the qualities that are
                         Melody
                                               sought after in the university
                                               admission process are similar
                                               to those that are highly valued
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                                               in today’s job market.
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                                                                                                                                        At Oxford International College, we provide a
                                                                                                                                        comprehensive range of academic and career
                                                                                                                                        opportunities. We encourage students to choose
                                                                                                                                        from the available programmes to build their
                                                                                                                                        confidence and map out skills for the future.

                                                                                                                                  D U K E O F E D I N B U RG H                P HI L O SO P H Y
                                                                                                                                  ( D of E ) P RO G RAM M E                   Philosophy is a subject of use to all
                                                                                                                                  Established over 60 years ago by            students, whether potential medics,
                                                                                                                                  Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh,      lawyers or engineers. Classes are full
                                                                                                                                  this is the world’s leading youth           of debate on ethical issues and even
                                                                                                                                  achievement award.                          issues concerning our existence.
                                                                                                                                                                              Students are challenged to think in
                                                                                                                                  There are three awards levels –             ways they have never thought before
                                                                                                                                  bronze, silver and gold. Students work      and topics could include:
                                                                                                                                  together to complete challenges             » Are humans free?
                                                                                                                                  including volunteering to help others,
                                                                                                                                  participating in physical activities such   » Could a computer think?
                                                                                                                                  as sport or dance, learning new skills
                                                                                                                                                                              » How do we tell right from wrong?
                                                                                                                                  like how to play an instrument or
                                       Unique features that                                                                       design a website, and even taking part
                                                                                                                                  in an expedition.
                                                                                                                                                                              » Could you be friends with a robot?

                                      help students to thrive                                                                     The Gold Award (for students aged
                                                                                                                                  16+) also requires a stay away
                                                                                                                                  from home. Completing the awards
                     We offer enrichment opportunities to help students learn team-building and
                                                                                                                                  encourages students to make new
                   leadership skills that will help them to transition into university life and beyond:                           friends and push personal boundaries,
                                                                                                                                  helping them to develop new skills,
                                                                                                                                  improve their CVs and impress
                                                                                                                                  university admissions teams.
                                               INVA LUABLE LIFE S KILLS

  Learning to     Increasing focus,       Gaining        Coping under      Have the       Find careers    Increased self-
 be confident    concentration and      experience in    pressure and    confidence to     that excite      confidence,
 and perform      positive outlook     public speaking   tackling exam   do things the     and engage     independence
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 at their best                                              anxiety      way successful     them fully    and resilience
                                                                           people do                                        Personal development
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     YO U N G E N T ER PR ISE                  W INGS O F HO PE                        HO U S E S YS TEM
     Young Enterprise Company                  AWARD                                   The house system aims to develop
     Programme gives students the unique       The Wings of Hope Achievement           teamwork skills and instil a sense
     opportunity to work in a team to          Award in a social enterprise            of companionship in students.
     create and run their own business.        programme which aims to develop         Upon joining the college, students
     Not only do they get to gain valuable     skills beyond the classroom by          are assigned to one of four houses
     skills and experience which will          encouraging students to fundraise in    – Redox, Azura, Blackwells and
     support their university application,     creative and innovative ways. Teams     Spires – each of which has its own
     but also get to keep any profits they     of up to 6 students can take part       unique motto.
     make!                                     and gain experience in leadership,
                                               project management and teamwork.        Although house points can be earned
                                               Students take part in workshops         for excellent work, the main aim of
     D E B AT I N G                            with corporate partners and do lots     the house system is to drive students               S P O RT A ND
     Debating Club is an exciting              of networking with potential future     to get involved in inter-house                  P HYS I C AL F I T NE SS
     opportunity for everyone. Students        employers and work experience           competitions. There will be a range
                                               providers.                              of activities and competitions taking          All our students also receive
     learn to argue their case, and carry
     out research and discussion on issues                                             place throughout the year and            membership at the Oxford University
     of current relevance, skills that top                                             opportunities for everybody to get       Sports Centre as soon as they turn 16.
     universities value extremely highly.
                                               COMPU TATIO NAL                         involved, whether leading the whole     The centre offers a 25m swimming pool,
     Students also participate in Oxford       T H INKING                              house, singing a solo part or scoring
                                                                                                                               gym, and athletic track, with options to
     & Cambridge Schools Debating                                                      the winning goal in house football.
                                               This is a hands-on and minds-on                                                 book many more facilities for a fee. The
     competitions.                                                                     Students are encouraged to create
                                               problem-solving activity that aims to                                            College offers a large number of clubs
                                                                                       their own clubs within the college
                                               make students think creatively about                                             including volleyball, basketball, football,
                                                                                       if they have a hobby/interest they
                                               computational problems, identify
     LAM DA                                                                            would like to share with the rest             cross-country, and badminton.
                                               a method of solving the problem
                                                                                       of the school.
     The LAMDA Level 2 Award in                and then write a programme to
     Speaking and Listening Skills is          demonstrate that the solution works.
     recognised by Ofqual and the
     corresponding regulatory authorities.
     The award is designed to develop
     skills in spoken English, diction and
     body language. Students also will learn
     to match tonal register to audience
     and purpose, and gain knowledge and
     understanding required for effective
     oral communication and participation
     in a group discussion.
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                                                              Boarding
                                                              We offer boarding at four Oxford
                                                              sites. Wavy Gate, Thames Street,
                                                              and BTC are available to all students.
                                                              Alice House is available to students
                                                              over the age of 18.

                                                                                The boarding package for all boarding
                                                                                facilities includes:

                                                                                » Accommodation during term times and half terms

                                                                                » Meals in the College dining room (except during
                                                                                  summer and winter holidays)

                                                                                » Residential House Parents and Wardens

                                                                                » Superfast WiFi internet access

                                                                                » Sports centre membership for over-16s and access
                                                                                  to sports facilities for all

                                                                                » Laundry facilities (fee per load paid via app or
                                                                                  laundry card) and weekly clean of communal areas

     I have learnt to walk my way
         towards the answer.
                   Pelden

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                                                                                Accommodation is allocated by the college.
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                                                                                                             Wavy Gate                                 Wavy Gate residents enjoy:
                                                                                                                                                       » Single bedroom
                                                                                                             Close to the centre of Oxford, this
                                                                                                             purpose-built student accommodation       » Private bathroom
                                                                                                             comprises of 93 spacious single en-
                                                                                                                                                       » Separate boys/girls accommodation
                                                                                                             suite rooms and studios. Wavy Gate
                                                                                                             has a light and clean environment         » Shared kitchen and communal
                                                                                                             with plenty of outdoor space and            room (flats of six)
                                                                                                             excellent facilities. Rooms are grouped
                                                                                                             into flats of six with a shared kitchen   » Communal areas cleaned weekly
                                                                                                             and communal room.
                                                                                                                                                       » Laundry facilities (for a fee)

                                                                                                             The bedrooms at Wavy Gate are             » Optional bedroom cleaning
                                                                                                             spacious, modern and full of natural        package available
                                                                                                             light. Each bedroom has a small
                                                                                                                                                       » Outdoor space, TV room, table
                                                                                                             double bed, a desk and wall storage
                                                                                                                                                         tennis and football table
                                                                                                             for textbooks, as well as a wardrobe
                                                                                                             and an en-suite with a sink, toilet and   » 24-hour security guard, gated
                                                                                                             shower. We expect students to keep          community
                                                                                                             their room tidy but provide additional
                                                                                                             cleaning weekly (for a fee).              » Bedding and cooking equipment

                                                                                                                                                       » Fast broadband and WiFi

                                                                                                             Thames Street                             Thames Street residents enjoy:

                                                                                                             Thames Street is a purpose-built          » Free transport to college (three
                                                                                                             student accommodation of the highest        times daily)
                                                                                                             quality located in central Oxford.        » Single bedroom
                                                                                                             With 70 spacious en-suite rooms,
                                                                                                                                                       » Private bathroom

     A home away
                                                                                                             Thames Street offers a central Oxford
                                                                                                             experience close to the picturesque
                                                                                                                                                       » Laundry facilities (for a fee)
                                                                                                             old town and River Thames.
                                                                                                                                                       » Conference room, common room,
                                                                                                             Every student room is an ensuite            outdoor space, TV room
                                                                                                             bedroom, with heating, internet, desk

     from home
                                                                                                             to study on, linen, duvet and pillows     » 24-hour security guard, gated
                                                                                                             provided. Students are expected to          community
                                                                                                             keep their room tidy on their own.        » Bedding and cooking equipment
                                                                                                             Weekly cleaning option is available
                                                                                                             for a fee. Transport to and from          » Fast broadband and WiFi
                                                                                                             College is provided. Each bedroom
                                                                                                             has a single bed, a desk and wall
                                                                                                             storage for textbooks, as well as a
                                    Whether students are looking for a friendly university residence
                                                                                                             wardrobe and an en-suite with a sink,
                                    experience at one of our boarding houses or prefer a supportive family   toilet and shower. We expect students
                                    environment at a homestay, we have accommodation options designed        to keep their room tidy but provide
                                    to help every student feel at home while studying with us.               additional cleaning weekly (for a fee).
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                                    Between Towns
                                    Court (BTC)                                BTC residents enjoy:

                                    BTC is a brand-new, one-year old           » Free transport to college
                                    student accommodation of the highest         (three times daily)
                                    quality located in east Oxford, a
                                                                               » Single bedroom
                                    short bus ride from the city centre.
                                    Comprised of 57 spacious en-suite          » Private bathroom
                                    rooms, this Boarding House boasts
                                                                               » Laundry facilities
                                    an excellent location in Temple Cowley,
                                    close to green areas and the shopping      » Conference room, common
                                    heart of Oxford.                             room, outdoor space, TV room,
                                                                                 vending machines
                                    Students are expected to keep
                                    their room tidy on their own.              » 24-hour security guard, gated
                                    Weekly cleaning option is available          community
                                    for a fee. Transport to and from
                                                                               » Bedding and cooking equipment
                                    College is provided. Each bedroom
                                    has a small double bed, a desk and         » Fast broadband and WiFi
                                    wall storage for textbooks, as well
                                    as a wardrobe and an en-suite
                                    with a sink, toilet and shower.

                                    Alice House                                Alice House residents enjoy:

                                    For our second-year students over          » Studio bedroom
                                    the age of 18, this purpose-built
                                                                               » Private kitchenette
                                    student accommodation is located
                                    a short bus ride from the city centre      » Private bathroom
                                    of Oxford.Alice House provides a light
                                    and clean environment with excellent       » Laundry facilities (for a fee)
                                    facilities. Rooms are individual studios   » TV in bedrooms
                                    with a kitchenette. The house boasts
                                    a large shared common area where           » Large common area, pool table,    The college teaches us how to be
                                    students can socialise and study.            TV room, vending machines,
                                    There is also an on-site laundry room.       bike storage                     independent and take responsibility.
                                                                               » 24-hour security guard                          Abhiram
                                                                               » Bedding and cooking equipment

                                                                               » Fast broadband and WiFi                       VIEW ALL
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     Welfare
     & Support
                                                                                                We have a really
                    H EA LT H &
                    EM ER G EN CY C A R E                                  Health, safety,   supportive enviroment.
                    We take our duty of care very seriously and are
                    committed to the wellbeing of our students. Prior to
                                                                           and wellbeing             Chrysten

                    arrival at OIC, we will ask you to complete a health
                    questionnaire to provide us with the information       of our students
                    we need to ensure you are well looked after.                                    VIEW ALL
                                                                           are our number
                    Students will also be asked to complete an
                    Emergency Care consent form. This allows               one priorities.
                    us to provide for you in any situations where
                    emergency medical care may be needed.

                    OIC requires students to register with a
                    local doctor in Oxford, and we have access
                    to an excellent team of local GPs. Similar
                    arrangements should be made to register
                    with a dentist and an optician if necessary.

                    Medical treatment on the British National Health
                    Service is free for all students on Student Visas,
                    but it is not free for anyone on a Short-term Visa.

                    We recommend strongly that you take out
                    medical insurance before leaving home to
                    cover hospital stays or return home in the
                    event of accident or illness. For Short-term
                    Visa holders this is a compulsory requirement.

                               READ MORE:
                               Student Services
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                    G UA R DIA N SH IP                         WELFARE &
                                                               S AFEGUARDING
                    Students under the age of 18 must
                    have a guardian. If 16 or over, we still   We understand that living in a
                    strongly recommend that you have a         foreign country while undergoing an
                    guardian, so that there is someone in      ambitious academic programme can
                    the UK who can act on your parents’        be a challenge. To support our high
                    behalf in the event of an emergency.       achievers, there is a comprehensive
                                                               welfare system in place.
                    A guardian may be a relative or a
                    family friend. Some international          Each student is assigned a mentor
                    students may choose to use                 and a progress tutor to counsel them
                    professional guardianship                  throughout their school experience,
                    companies: the College can provide         and they have monthly one-to-one
                    advice on this if necessary.               meetings to ensure their wellbeing.

                    Each of our boarding houses is             Our Student Services team is
                    staffed by houseparents, who have          available for a chat at any time
                    a welfare and disciplinary role. They      and prepared to offer logistical
                    are also the first point of contact        support (such as booking doctor’s
                    should any personal need arise.            appointments, taxis, flights, hotels
                    Sudents are asked to stay in touch         etc.) to ensure our students feel safe
                    with the houseparents at all times.        and at home both in the college and
                                                               the country. The Principal, the Student
                                                               Services Manager, Extracurricular
                                                               Manager, Chief Education Officer, and
                                                               Progress Tutors are all available to
                                                               speak to any student seeking help.

     We foster an informal,                                    Where the support needed is of a
                                                               more sensitive and personal nature,         In Oxford, there’s this special
     friendly environment                                      a student may prefer to speak to the
                                                               one of the Safeguarding Team who
                                                                                                         feeling... I felt that whole city is a
     and mentor-mentee                                         will be pleased to offer whatever help    part of university, and intellectual
                                                               they can. We may also enlist the help
     relationships between our                                 of an independent counsellor. Such         atmosphere was everywhere!
                                                               meetings are entirely confidential.
     students and staff, which                                                                                           Min Suk
                                                               An appointment may be arranged
     encourages students to                                    at any time, and in a situation
                                                               demanding more immediate support                        VIEW ALL
     speak up if they need any                                 and advice, it is given priority.

     support – be it academic
     or personal.
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     The City                                                                                                                                        One of the world’s most famous
                                                                                                                                                     university cities, it’s no surprise

     of Oxford                                                                                                                                       that Oxford is a thriving hub for
                                                                                                                                                     scholars and academics.

                                                                                                                                                                                The spire-topped English Gothic grade I and II-listed
                                                                                                                                                                                buildings that house the University of Oxford’s 38
                                                                                                                                                                                different colleges are scattered throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                labyrinth of Oxford’s tapered cobbled streets. However,
                                                                                                                                                                                there’s much more to Oxford than wigs and gowns.
                                                                                                                                                                                Beyond the college walls, there’s another side to the
                                                                                                                                                                                town to be discovered.

                                                                                                                                                                                The town also benefits from a vibrant arts and cultural scene.
                                                                                                                                                                                Venues such as the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Fire Station
                                                                                                                                                                                host a diverse range of concerts including drama, dance, musical
                                                                                                                                                                                performances, comedy and more, including student-targeted
                                                                                                                                                                                entertainment and opportunities for young people to get
                                                                                                                                                                                involved in acting.

                               ASHMOLEAN
                                                 OXFORD                                                                                              EXPLORE
                                                                                                                                                                                History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the 1,000-year-old
                                 M U S E UM
                                                    TRINITY
                                                                                                                                                                                Oxford Castle, including its 900-year-old underground crypt (the
                                                                                                                                        If you ever tire of exploring Oxford,
                                                    CO L L E G E

                                                                       H ERTFORD                                                                                                remains of St George’s Chapel) and Saxon St George’s Tower,
                                                                       COL L EGE
                                                                                                                                         the surrounding towns and villages     offering unrivalled panoramic views over Oxford.
                                                                      B OD L EI A N
                                                                      L I B RA RY
                                                                                                                                        make for excellent day trip options.
                       Shopping                                                                                                                                                 Meanwhile, the Ashmolean Museum – the University of Oxford’s
                         Centre
                                                      BRASENOSE
                                                       CO L L E G E
                                                                            A L L S OU L S
                                                                                                                                         Visit the birthplace of Sir Winston
     Train                                                                  COL L EGE                M AGDA L EN                                                                art and archaeology museum – contains a myriad of fascinating
                                                                                                      COL L EGE
                                                                                                                                            Churchill at Blenheim Palace in     artefacts, from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art.
     Station
                  O XF O R D
                  C A ST L E      C A R A FA X
                                     TOW E R

                                                     OXFORD
                                                                                      M ERTON                                             Woodstock, see the birthplace of
                                                                                      COL L EGE
                                                     TOW N H A LL
                                                                                                                                        British code-breaking in World War      Also owned by the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Library
                                                      C H R I ST
                                                                                                  Punting                                                                       is one of the oldest libraries in the world. Established in 1602,
                                                                                                                                           Two at Bletchley Park in Milton
                                                     C H URC H

                                                                                                                                                                                the Library was the setting for several scenes in the early Harry
                                                                                                                                          Keynes, or get to know over 250
                                                                                                                                                                                Potter movies and features the beautiful 15th century Divinity
                                                                                                                                            species of animals at Cotswold      School, the medieval Duke Humfrey’s Library, and the impressive
                                                 F O L LY
                                                                                                                                        Wildlife Park and Gardens in Burford.   Radcliffe Camera, with its circular library/reading space.
                                                 BRIDGE

                                                                                                                         Accomodation                                           In addition, Oxford has a great reputation for its food and drink,
                                                                                                                                                                                home to Michelin-star restaurants, cosy country pubs, farmers’
                                                                                                                                                                                markets and social enterprise cafés spanning different cuisines.To
                                                                                                                   Gym                                                          dine in true Oxford-style, head to the Cherwell Boathouse and
                                                                                                                                                                                tuck into some tasty food, before hiring a punt and rowing down
                                                                                                                                                                                the River Cherwell.
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                       W H AT H A PPENS DU RING
                     T H E A PPL IC AT ION PRO C ES S ?

                                                                             To start your application to OIC,
                                                                              fill in the application form and
                                                                             send it to us via your local agent

     Application
                                                                              or at admissions@oxcoll.com

     Process                                                                       Once it reaches our
                                                                                    Admissions Officer,
                                                                                we will be in touch directly
                                                                                 to learn more about you.
             During our application process, we want to get to know you
             and your academic interests. It is important to us to ensure
             not only that you are the right candidate, but also that we
             can help you achieve your goals. This is why we have a
             dedicated admissions team to guide you through the process
             and help you figure our your own strengths.

                                                                             You will be asked to complete our
            Download our application forms:
                                                                             own admissions tests and, if you’re
                                                                            successful, attend a Skype interview.

                       D OW N L OA D :
                       GCSE 2021

                       D OW N L OA D :
                       A-Level: January 2021 Start                                                                                APPLY
                                                                            After that you will receive a final
                                                                            decision letter. We aim to give a         We accept applications all year
                       D OW N L OA D :                                         response within 3-4 weeks.
                                                                                                                    round. Please get in touch to start
                                                                            The majority of decisions is made
                       A-Level: September 2021 Start                                                                    the application process.
                                                                            within 2 weeks after assessments.

                                                                                                                           E N Q U I R E N OW
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             Or to read our application Terms & Conditions click here
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                                                                                                2019
                                                                                                Honours
                                                                                                List
                    A DR IA N                              S HREYA
                    A*A*A*A*A                              A*AAA
                    University of Cambridge                University of Cambridge
                    Medicine                               Law

                    OL IV ER                               PELDEN                               E LYS I A                          HYU N C H A N
                    A*A*A                                  A*A*AA                               A*A*A*A*A                          A*A*A*A*A
                    University of Cambridge                University of Cambridge              Chinese University of Hong Kong    King’s College London
                    Medicine                               Computer Science                     Medicine                           Medicine

                    H AY M A N DH R A                      LIM                                  C HU N G M I N G                   DARRE N
                    A*A*A*A*                               A*A*A*AA                             A*A*A*A*                           A*A*A*A
                    University of Cambridge                Imperial College London              Imperial College London            University College London
                    Engineering                            Medicine                             Physics with Theoretical Physics   Medicine

                    A BH IR A M                            AMB ER                               G WAN YO N G                       K AI TLY N
                    A*A*A*A*                               A*A*A*A                              A*A*A*                             A*A*AA
                    University College London              University College London            Imperial College London            University College London
                    Mathematical Computation               Philosophy, Politics and Economics   Biochemistry                       Psychology

                    SOFIA H                                QI                                   M AN VE E R                        S AM AN T H A
                    A*AA                                   A*A*A*A*                             A*AAA                              A*A*A
                    London School of Economics             Imperial College London              University of Durham               Imperial College London
                    Financial Mathematics and Statistics   Biochemistry                         Law                                Design Engineering
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                                    AD I                                     C HL O E
                                    A*A*A*A                                  A*A*A*A
                                    University College London                Trinity College Dublin
                                    Computer Science                         Medicine

                                    M E L AN Y                               TAS HA
                                    A*A*A*A* (A* EPQ)                        A*A*AA
                                    University of Cambridge                  University of Cambridge
                                    Natural Sciences                         Economics

                                    E - HAN S E AN                           C HE L S E A
                                                                             A*A*A*A* (A* EPQ)
                                    A*A*A*A*
                                    University of Birmingham                 University of Hong Kong
                                    Medicine                                 Medicine

                                    AM AN DA                                 AS I L AH
                                    A*A*A*A*                                 A*A*AA
                                    University of Birmingham                 London School of Economics
                                    Medicine                                 Law

                                    E S THE R                                TA E
                                    A*A*A (A* EPQ)                           A*A*A*A*A*
                                    University of Cambridge                  University of Cambridge
                                    Psychological and Behavioural Sciences   Chemical Engineering

                                    KELLIE                                   RYA N
                                    A*A*A*A (A* EPQ)                         A*A*A*
                                    London School of Economics               University of Cambridge
                                    Law                                      Mathematics

     2020                           THO M AS
                                    A*A*A*AA
                                                                             AI DAN
                                                                             A*A*A*A*

     Honours
                                    University of Cambridge                  University of Oxford
                                    Natural Sciences                         Mathematics

                                    Z HE N

     List
                                    A*A*A*A*
                                    University of Oxford
                                    with Jardine Scholarship
                                    Materials Science
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