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Although excellent tuition in Maths and Physics is really important, it is what you do outside lessons which will make you attractive to universities as an Engineer.

Universities want to see that you have ideas and that you want to make and fix things.

Key features

  • One-to-one university application support
  • Mock interviews
  • Advice regarding your personal statement and any additional work requested by universities
  • Talks from university Admissions Tutors
  • Opportunities to participate in activities ranging from Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Olympiad challenges
  • The opportunity to apply for work placements
  • Join the robotics club and compete against other schools using a robot your team has built and programmed (Cambridge)
  • Learn how to code in languages such as Python (Cambridge)
  • Visits to the Science Museum in London and the Museum of Technology in Cambridge
  • A residential trip to Barcelona (London)
  • A lively series of talks on and off site to provide breadth and depth to your knowledge and understanding (London)

The following tables show examples of like-minded CATS students who have successfully secured places at University in the UK over the last three years.

CATS Campus Student Nationality Programme of Study Degree Subject University Sestination 2016 Times Ranking
Cambridge Hong Kong Chinese Pre-U Natural Sciences University of Cambridge 1
London Hong Kong Chinese Fast-track A level Civil Engineering Imperial College London 5
Canterbury Nigerian IB Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management Imperial College London 5
Cambridge Chinese A Level Mathematics with a Year in Europe Imperial College London 5
Canterbury Romanian A Level Computer Science University of Warwick 7
Canterbury Thai University Foundation Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering University of Warwick 7
London Russian University Foundation Civil Engineering University of Surrey 14
Canterbury Hong Kong Chinese University Foundation Mech Eng University of Surrey 14
Cambridge Chinese A Level Mathematics and Economics London School of Economics (University of London) 8
Cambridge Hong Kong Chinese A Level Arts & Sciences University College London 6
Cambridge Singaporean A Level Arts & Sciences with Study Abroad University College London 6
London   Fast-track A level Chemical Engineering/Nat Science University College London 6
London Albanian Fast-track A level Civil Engineering University College London 6
Cambridge Azeri A Level Electrical & Electronic Engineering University College London 6
Cambridge Chinese A Level Urban Planning, Design and Management University College London 6
Canterbury Hong Kong Chinese IB Urban Planning, Design and Management University College London 6
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Accounting, Finance and Computer Science Lancaster University 9=
Cambridge China A Level Civil & Architectural Engineering University of Bath 12
London   Fast-track A level Computer Science/Mathematics University of Bath 12
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Bath 12
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Automotive Engineering Loughborough University 11
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Civil Engineering Loughborough University 11
Cambridge Kazakh A Level Engineering Management Loughborough University 11
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Petroleum Engineering University of Leeds 13
Canterbury American University Foundation Computer Science University of York 17
Canterbury Hong Kong Chinese University Foundation Computer Science University of York 17
Cambridge Hong Kong Chinese A Level Applied Social Sciences University of York 17
London Nigerian University Foundation Electronic Engineering University of Southampton 21
Canterbury HK Chinese University Foundation Electronic Engineering University of Southampton 21
London Australian A Level Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology University of Southampton 21
Canterbury Cameroonian IB Mechanical Engineering University of Southampton 21
Canterbury Chinese A Level Mathematics University of Birmingham 16
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Birmingham 16
Canterbury Japanese University Foundation Computer Science & Media University of East Anglia 15
Canterbury HK Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Sussex 18
Cambridge Ukrainian A Level Civil Engineering University of Bristol 19
Cambridge Russian A Level Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Bristol 19
Canterbury Japanese University Foundation Mathematics and Computer Science University of Bristol 19
Canterbury HK Chinese University Foundation Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry University of Sheffield 24
Cambridge Chinese A Level Chemical Engineering University of Sheffield 24
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Chemical Engineering (4 years) University of Sheffield 24
Cambridge Indonesian A Level Physics University of Sheffield 24
London Japanese A Level Astrophysics University of Edinburgh 37
London Chinese Fast-track A level Civil Engineering University of Edinburgh 37
Canterbury Japanese University Foundation Economics & Environmental Science University of Edinburgh 37
Canterbury Saudi Arabian IB Computer Science University of Kent 23
Canterbury Japanese University Foundation Marine Engineering Newcastle University 22
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Urban Planning Newcastle University 22
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Electronic Engineering University of Nottingham 20
London British Fast-track A level Nutrition and Food Science University of Nottingham 20
London Hong Kong Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Nottingham 20
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Nottingham 20
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Software Engineering University of Nottingham 20
Cambridge   University Foundation Computer Science King's College London (University of London) 27
Canterbury British National OS University Foundation Computer Science King's College London (University of London) 27
Canterbury Malaysian University Foundation Computer Science with a year in Industry (4 years) King's College London (University of London) 27
London Chinese University Foundation Computer Science with Management King's College London (University of London) 27
Canterbury Uzbek University Foundation Computer Science with Management and a Year in Industry (4 years) King's College London (University of London) 27
London Russian A Level Mathematics  King's College London (University of London) 27
Canterbury British University Foundation Electrical Engineering Manchester University 32
Cambridge Chinese A Level Mechanical Engineering University of Leicester  25
Cambridge Iranian A Level Biomaterials, Science and Tissue Engineering University of Manchester 32
London Chinese A Level Civil Engineering University of Manchester 32
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience (4 years) University of Manchester 32
Cambridge Chinese A Level Materials Science & Engineering University of Manchester 32
Cambridge Chinese A Level Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester 32
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Petroleum Engineering University of Manchester 32
Canterbury British University Foundation Chemical Engineering Aston 33
Canterbury Chinese A Level Mechanical Engineering Queen's University Belfast 31
Cambridge Hong Kong Fast-track A level Civil Engineering Queen's University, Belfast 26
London Chinese University Foundation Computer Science with Business Management Queen Mary, University of London 34
London Chinese University Foundation Computer Science with Business Management Queen Mary, University of London 34
London Chinese A Level Mathematics and Business Management Queen Mary, University of London 34
London Kazakh Fast-track A level Mechanical Engineering Queen Mary, University of London 34
Cambridge Chinese Pre-U Medical Engineering Queen Mary, University of London 34
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Computer Science University of Essex 30
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Essex 30
Cambridge Albanian A Level Computer Science Royal Holloway, University of London 36
Canterbury Taiwanese University Foundation Computer Science Royal Holloway, University of London 36
Cambridge South Korean University Foundation Computer Science with Management Royal Holloway, University of London 36
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Civil Engineering Design and Management University of Dundee 37
Canterbury Iranian University Foundation Mechanical Engineering Liverpool 38
Canterbury Russian University Foundation Mathematics and Business Studies University of Liverpool 38
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Liverpool 38
London British National (Overseas) University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Liverpool 38
Cambridge Chinese A Level Mechanical Engineering University of Liverpool 38
Cambridge Chinese A Level Actuarial Science City University 41
Cambridge Chinese A Level Actuarial Science City University 41
London Malaysian A Level Actuarial Science [F] City University 41
London Nigerian University Foundation Electrical and Electronic Engineering City University 41
London Albanian A Level Mathematics, Science and Finance City University 41
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering (i) City University 41
Cambridge Chinese A Level Materials Science & Engineering Swansea University 41
Canterbury HK Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering Swansea University 41
Cambridge Kazakh A Level Science Foundation Year Keele University 43
London Chinese FT UFP Chemical Engineering Coventry University 47
Canterbury Chinese University Foundation Electrical and Electronic Engineering Coventry University 47
Canterbury Nigerian IB Electronic Engineering Coventry University 47
London   University Foundation Engineering Coventry University 47
London   University Foundation Engineering - Mechanical Coventry University 47
London Chinese University Foundation Automotive Engineering University of Coventry 47
London Chinese University Foundation Mechanical Engineering University of Coventry 47
Cambridge Chinese University Foundation Civil Engineering Nottingham Trent University 54
London Russian A Level Civil Engineering Brunel University 60
London Albanian FT UFP Civil Engineering Brunel University 60
London Saudi Arabian University Foundation Civil Engineering Brunel University 60
London Russian University Foundation Civil Engineering Brunel University 60
Cambridge Nigerian A Level Engineering Brunel University 60
London   Fast-track A level Engineering - Civil Brunel University 60
London   University Foundation Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Brunel University 60
London   University Foundation Engineering - Mechanical Brunel University 60
London   Fast-track A level Engineering - Civil University of Winchester 64
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Mechanical Engineering Robert Gordon University 69
Canterbury British University Foundation Civil Engineering Liverpool John Moores University 74
Canterbury Nigerian University Foundation Chemical Engineering University of Bradford 75
London   University Foundation Engineering - Civil University of Brighton 90
Canterbury Keyan University Foundation Business & Computer Science Cardiff Metropolitan 103
London Russian Fast-track A level Engineering University of Greenwich 106
London Saudi Arabian University Foundation Engineering University of Bedfordshire 110
London Iraqi University Foundation Mechanical Engineering Southampton Solent University 115
London South Korean University Foundation Construction Management University of Westminster 115
London British University Foundation Extended Science Degree London Metropolitan 125
London Portuguese University Foundation Civil Engineering University of East London 127
Cambridge Australian A Level Extended Health & BioScience University of East London 127
London Chinese University Foundation Mathematics Birkbeck, University of London  
London Chinese A Level Mathematics and Business Management Birkbeck, University of London  
Canterbury Uzbek IB Mechanical Engineering University of British Columbia  
Cambridge Iranian A Level Psychological Sciences University of British Columbia, Canada