Our inclusive Key Professions support gives opportunities to show commitment to your chosen subject and allows universities to look beyond your academic grades.
KEY PROFESSIONS PROGRAMME IN DETAIL
Close links with Cambridge University
CATS Cambridge has connections to academics and Admissions Tutors at a variety of University of Cambridge Colleges. Speakers visit the campus every 2-3 weeks, giving talks about their specialist subject, hosting debates, performing mock interviews and advising on admissions. This gives you a unique insight into what is needed to secure a place at Cambridge University, as well as having the chance to stretch your knowledge and be challenged by content outside of the syllabus.
Mock interview preparation
We want all of our students to feel as prepared and as confident as possible when applying to university. If your university requires you to attend an interview we ensure that you have several practice interviews tailored to the specific style of your prospective university – these are held with staff experienced in admissions so that you can achieve your best.
We offer a range of different extra opportunities designed to stretch your knowledge and passion, including science Olympiads and competitions, the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge competition, BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) preparation and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) classes. We also have a range of clubs to extend your subject practice, such as robotics society for engineers or debating society for aspiring lawyers.
Work experience for university applications
If your university course requires work experience, we help you organise a placement that gives you a unique learning opportunity. Recent CATS Cambridge medics’ students have worked at the local Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Biology labs at the University of Cambridge and Shepreth wildlife centre.