Paston sent its first students to Oxford and Cambridge 400 years ago. We have excellent, well established links with both Oxford and Cambridge. If you are considering applying to one of our two ‘ancient universities’, you need specialised guidance and preparation.

This is what the Paston Oxbridge Programme offers you, through extra tuition and coaching designed to help you develop and practise academic skills beyond those required routinely for A-level study and prepare you to compete as a strong candidate for a place at Oxford or Cambridge, the most competitive of all selection processes for UK universities, and to enjoy a successful career there. An important part of this is preparation for entrance tests such as the Thinking Skills Assessment, STEP papers (Maths) and other subject-specific tests such as the History and Physics Aptitude Tests, and the Modern Languages and Linguistics Admissions Tests that you may well need to sit. The programme also includes university/college visits, summer schools and mentoring by past and current university students, which is especially important in the complex process of choosing a college in a collegiate university, not simply a degree course. Interview preparation is the final component of the programme, as interviews play a central part in selection for these universities.

Contact Katharine Day-