Whether you're thinking about studying at Oxford or about university more generally, you're probably not just trying to decide which subject is right for you. There's so much to think about: can I afford it? What grades do I need? What if I have a disability? How do I apply?
Luckily, there's already loads of information out there for you on the web-it's just a question of looking it up. On this page you can find some of the most useful websites for finding out what you need to know.
Oxford and Cambridge are so similar that they are often talked about in the same sentence. Here's a joint outreach website from both Universities with resources and events aimed at students and teachers.
Check out this page for all the courses Oxford offers at Undergraduate level. Some of them may surprise you!
Confusingly, not all the Oxford Colleges offer all the subjects offered by the university. It's no good choosing a college that doesn't teach your subject- so if you’re trying to choose a college, this page should be your first port of call.
Ever wondered what Oxford’s selection criteria are? It’s no secret! On this page you can see a subject-by-subject account of what tutors are looking for in potential students.
Think again. There’s a pervasive myth that Oxford is more expensive than other unis, but thanks to fee reductions and bursary support it can actually work out cheaper than other unis. If you think you can’t afford to come, check out this page to get the real picture of what you could be eligible for.
Some degree courses at Oxford University have specific subject requirements (subjects you must have studied to A Level or equivalent). This handy table is organised alphabetically by degree course and tells you not only which subjects are essential for each course, but also which ones are not essential but would be helpful.
Making decisions about your post-16 education can be pretty daunting. It’s not just a question of what kind of qualification you should study for (A Levels, International Baccalaureate, etc.), but of which subjects to choose. It can be especially tricky if you think you want to go to university but you’re not sure what to study yet. If you’re in this position, you might want to read ‘Informed Choices’, a short guidance booklet produced by the Russell Group (20 of the UK's leading universities). It’s free to read online.