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Oxbridge

Every student is supported to achieve their very best.

And if you’re determined to excel at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, Xaverian will pull out all the stops to help you accomplish your ambition.

Tutorial programme

The world’s leading universities demand of their students the rigorous application of creative and critical thinking.

On your tutorial programme you’ll be stretched, challenged and encouraged to consider innovatively your subjects, problems and issues. You’ll investigate how to use what you’ve learned in the wider world. Practical application is at the core of your tutorial programme, when you’ll be fully immersed in the Xaverian mindset embracing new ideas, developing resilience and mastering the art of self-guided study.

You’ll meet fortnightly and channel your thinking across a wide range of activities and workshops to broaden your horizons and develop the skills to get you ready to excel in higher education.

ENRICHMENT TO ACHIEVE

We have a programme of activities dedicated to broadening your mind. In recent years we’ve welcomed university lecturers to deliver lecture series and provide thinking skills workshops. We’ve invited some of the world’s biggest brands to support students with dedicated high achiever sessions. 

You can also look forward to:

Active partnerships with Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Workshops with St Anne’s College, Oxford

Students accepted on Sutton Trust Summer School

An Oxford and Cambridge mentoring scheme.

Xaverian – a hub for Science and Languages

The North West Science Network

Subject support

Xaverian is all about helping its students gain fresh perspectives on our world. Don’t expect your study to focus exclusively on the curriculum. Tutors are here to challenge your thinking and show you how what you’re learning fits into the wider context. What you learn only gets remembered when you put it to the test. This fundamental of teaching is core to your success – today, and at university.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ is designed specifically to make you think like an undergraduate by creating a mini-thesis or creative artefact, each requiring extensive research and the structuring of sophisticated ideas on diverse topics ranging from Shakespeare to Star Trek.

Succeed in the EPQ – a half A-level qualification offered alongside your A-levels – and you’ll have confidence in your abilities to study independently.

Resources are really well structured. You get copies of notes, classwork questions and homework. That helps you to be organised with the topic – after a lesson when you move on to homework, you’ll get plenty of time. And you can always go to teachers before handing it in. There are support sessions available if some topics don’t stick, and you can go to see teachers during your free periods or at drop-in sessions. There’s always someone to help.

Sofia, Physics A Level student applying to Oxbridge and Manchester (Integrated Masters in Physics)

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