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Applying to Oxford and Cambridge (May 2017)

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Teacher training resource


This webinar was delivered at the Advancing Access virtual conference on 24th May 2017.

It is presented by an admissions tutor from The University of Cambridge and the Head of Recruitment from The University of Oxford.

This session provides an overview of the admissions processes operated by both universities including admissions interviews and additional tests. This session provides information and advice for teachers and advisers who support learners applying to Oxford or Cambridge.


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