Christ Church Horizons Year 13

The Christ Church Access and Outreach was excited to expand Christ Church Horizons, our sustained contact programme offered to students from Barnet state schools, to Year 13s. Starting in the first weeks of Michaelmas term, Oxford applicants from our London link borough were invited to attend one of three days in Christ Church, depending on whether they were applying for a social science, a humanity, or a science subject. 

The Year 13 students had a busy day which included an admissions test workshop, a Q&A session and a guided tour of the college. They also had an interviews workshop where they discussed interview-like questions, in particular focussing on how best to approach them when the answer wasn’t immediately clear. They were also able to chat with current students about how they found the admissions process and student life at Oxford.

Feedback was very positive, with one person saying ‘the Q&A with the undergraduates gave an authentic insight into the application process’ and another saying that ‘interviews don’t seem as scary now’. In particular, current undergraduates Ena Naito and Abi Allan were praised for the workshops they gave on Fine Art and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History respectively.

Applications are now open for the Christ Church Horizons Year 12 programme which will take place from January until May 2020. We are very much looking forward to meeting the participants!