Ivy League or Oxbridge: Can you do both?

In their penultimate school year, many students find themselves considering an application to Oxbridge as well as the Ivy League universities in America. With Oxford and Cambridge ranked No. 1 and 2 in the world by Times Higher Education, and Ivy Leagues’ Stanford, MIT, CIT, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, directly behind, it’s not hard to see why it is a difficult choice for high performing students. But is it possible to do both?

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Nurturing a Child's Intellectual Curiosity: The Key to Oxbridge Success

Years of long-term preparation are critical for a chance to gain a place at Oxford and Cambridge, the Universities currently ranked Number 1 and 2 in the world. We’ve pioneered long-term enrichment programs, which develop a child’s intellectual curiosity beyond the realms of school learning, to fast-track them to eventual Oxbridge success.

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Studying a Mathematical Subject: An Oxford Physics Master's Graduate's View

In some ways, Maths and Physics, being the most mathematical of the sciences, are the easiest subjects to learn. Oxford Physics Master’s graduate, Sanjay, explains the benefits of higher level mathematical study and the essential study skills required to succeed.

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What Books Should My Child be Reading?: 'Dahl-Dependency' & How to Avoid It

Are we limiting the repertoire of children’s literature that we expose our children to by depending on Roahl Dahl? What should your child really be reading? u2 mentor, Kirsty (Biological Sciences graduate, Oxford University & trainee on the prestigious Teach First Leadership Programme) gives her view.

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Learning English as a Foreign Language: What Teacher Should You get for Your Child?

Having the right teacher, a specialist in not just teaching English, but teaching English as a ​​​​​​​foreign language, can be crucial to a student's language development. u2 mentor, Francesca (English Language & Literature, Oxford University), gives an overview of her experience qualifying as a specialist English Foreign Language Teacher.

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A Philosophy Student's Must-Read: How Immanuel Kant Solved One of the Greatest Dilemmas of All Human Thought, and How it has Impacted All Knowledge Since.

How do we attain knowledge of the world? What conditions must be satisfied in order to have any knowledge at all? Kant’s answer to this question, and the consequences of his answer, form his ‘critical philosophy.’

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How to Dazzle at Interview: An Oxford Psychology Graduate and DPhil Psychiatrist's View

Interviews can seem scary and hard to prepare for as you never quite know what to expect. However, they are extremely important, with many selections for school and university applications made almost entirely on interview performance alone. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do during the interview and in preparation that can really help you stand out.

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To IB or not to IB, that is the Question: An Oxbridge English Graduate's View

Many students and their parents are faced with the question of whether or not to choose the International Baccalaureate, as opposed to A Levels or Pre-U exams. u2 offer a personal view by u2 Oxbridge mentor, Emma Irving (English Language and Literature, Oxford). Find out more about which examination would suit your child best with a u2 Schools Consultation.

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Why the Next Generation Needs to Learn to Code, and the Easiest Way to Get Started

Of our 400+ Oxbridge mentors, u2 have mentors that can kickstart your learning in all aspects of Computer Science. Many people think that coding is an impossible skill to learn, or that it’s something best left to geeky geniuses. But this is just a myth. Anyone can learn to code, and indeed, more people should learn to code.

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