All those concerned with teaching want able and enthusiastic pupils, whatever their background. Christ Church tutors are committed to selecting those who have the potential to do well here − not just in terms of passing exams, but in making the most of the learning opportunities that Oxford provides.
Nobody should be afraid of applying to Christ Church because they think they won't ‘fit in’: what matters is your intelligence and willingness to work hard at your chosen subject.
Despite the size of the college, Christ Church is a welcoming place, and many undergraduates and graduates make lifelong friends here or meet their future partners among their fellow students.
The college system means that although a subject may be very large across the university, in a particular college the undergraduates studying it will form a small and often cohesive group: they share ideas, exchange books or web links, and discuss their work informally as well as in the meetings with their tutors. The atmosphere encourages a cooperative rather than a competitive work-ethic.