Oxbridge and Medics
Applicants to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and for courses in Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry require particular support during the UCAS process, so the school offers a range of activities and advice sessions to help these students be successful.
An Oxbridge ‘group’ runs in the second half of Year 12 through to the interview period in November of Year 13. Its aim is to hold discussions, to help with interview preparation and information sessions; admissions tutors are also invited to school events to provide guidance and advice.
Subject-specific help is also available, including after-school and lunchtime enrichment sessions, help with preparing for Admissions Tests, reading lists for the summer holiday of Year 12, and mock interviews (both in school and “reciprocal” mock interviews arranged with teachers at other schools).
There are opportunities to communicate with ex-TGS students who have been successful at interview, either face-to-face, via email, or through the folder of interview reports collected in the Logic which includes banks of interview questions which past applicants have faced. We always hold a special Medicine session in July where successful medical applicants return to speak to Year 12 students about their experiences during the application process and give advice on BMAT and UKCAT preparation, work experience, interviews and UCAS applications.