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World Class Universities

The Radley Pathway to Leading World Universities

Over the past three years some 50-60 boys have made successful applications to Oxbridge and Ivy League universities, with many more going to top Russell Group universities or European destinations. The range of degree courses applied for by successful applicants is wide and with competition for such places fiercer than ever it is a fantastic achievement for the boys to receive offers to study at these world-leading institutions.

Radley supports boys on their journey to the best universities as follows:

Shells

  • Excellence in subject areas
  • Shell Society
  • Attendance at lectures / APTs
  • Tour of Oxford colleges with ORs and dons in summer term

Removes

  • Continued excellence in subject areas, notably GCSE option choices
  • Hudson Society
  • Attendance at lectures / APTs
  • Interview / presentation programme in APTs 

Fifths

  • Continued excellence in subject areas, notably GCSE option choices
  • Fifth Form Society
  • Attendance at lectures / APTs
  • Interview / presentation programme in APTs 
  • Best possible GCSE results


6.1

  • Meeting with NM and PWG about Oxbridge aspirations
  • Crowson Society
  • Attendance at lectures / APTs
  • JCR evening with ORs and dons for potential candidates
  • 6.1 December exams
  • Internal meeting in January with tutors, HoDs, 6.1 form-masters to discuss potential candidates
  • Hilary Weekend presentation for potential candidates and their parents with NM, Common Room Oxbridge dons, Oxford and Cambridge dons 
  • Subject supervisors appointed for extension activities for potential candidates 
  • College essay prizes, Science Olympiads, EPQs, DUO interviews, HeadStart programmes, relevant work experience, Debate Chamber, pre-test, interview and personal statement preparation
  • 6.1 Summer exams / Maths modules as relevant

6.2  

  • Finalising UCAS form
  • Upper Sixth Society
  • Attendance at lectures / APTs
  • Pre-test preparation 
  • Submitted work as required
  • Practice interviews (internal and external)

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