In addition to our Study Days, we also offer Subject Exploration Days in certain subjects, which are open to applications from both state and independent schools.

Virtual Subject Exploration Days offer talks and workshops led by tutors, a chance to find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and hear from some current St John's students. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our Virtual Subject Exploration Days which will then form the basis of the seminars.

Capacity for our Virtual Subject Exploration Days is greater than that for in-person events. However, where events are oversubscribed, selection is based on academic merit, using GCSE or National 5 performance. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level or AAAAB/AAAAA in Scottish Highers (or equivalent). Where candidates from the Scottish system can offer Advanced Highers we would expect AA (for two subjects) or AAB (for three subjects). Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.

All Virtual Subject Exploration Days are free of charge. Where possible, talks and other sessions will be recorded and uploaded so that students may access the sessions at a time convenient to them.

For further information about Virtual Subject Exploration Days, please contact

Virtual Subject Exploration Days 2020/21

Although no in-person events are possible due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health situation, St John's College will be releasing a range of remote events over the coming months.

We are delighted to be able to offer some of our Subject Exploration Days in an online format, as highlighted above. If you have any questions, please get in touch using the options above. 

Subject Exploration Days Gallery