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University preparation 18 August 2021

CATS Colleges have a long-standing history of placing students in Oxbridge. As part of the CATS Colleges commitment to enabling students to go further than others, we take the university preparation seriously. At CATS we have close links with the University of Cambridge and regularly host speakers from a range of colleges to help our students prepare for university success. 


The CATS College Scholarship of Excellence is aimed at exceptional students who make a successful application and attend the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. Winners of the scholarships will have their course and accommodation fees reimbursed upon proof of acceptance and attendance of their first semester. Click here to find out more. 


In today’s competitive university landscape, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge (collectively referred to as Oxbridge) are seeking even more academically capable candidates who stand out and can effectively demonstrate their passion for their chosen subject. 

We offer Academic Counselling and an Oxbridge Key Professions Programme that helps students to be their best in their Oxbridge application. Key features include: 

  • One-to-one preparation for university interviews, including mock interviews with Oxbridge academics

  • Assistance writing personal statements tailored for Oxbridge

  • Preparation for university entrance exams

  • Seminars and workshops with Admissions Tutors and academic staff on what they look for in an application and how to prepare for interviews

  • Oxbridge-focused tuition to ensure offers are achieved

  • Improvement of leadership, critical thinking, motivation and management skills through a variety of challenges and clubs, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Olympiad challenges and weekly debating clubs

  • Oxbridge open days and tours

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