St John's College Oxford
Study days at St John's offer high-achieving Year 12 students an opportunity to experience higher level study in their chosen subject.

Participants at our study days attend talks and workshops led by tutors, find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and meet current St John's students. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our study days which will then form the basis of the seminars.

Our study days are often oversubscribed and selection is based on academic merit, using GCSE performance. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level (or equivalent). Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.

All study days are free of charge, and include a free lunch at St John’s. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so students are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport.

German Study Day 2018: Bringing Kafka’s Castle to life:

On Friday 1 June 2018, St John’s College and Wadham College will be holding a German Study Day for high achieving Year 12 students who are considering studying German at university.

The purpose of the event is to introduce students to higher level academic study of German and to offer an insight into how the course is taught at Oxford. Participants will have the opportunity to find out more about studying languages at Oxford and the application process. They will also take part in a workshop on adapting literature for the theatre, led by Oxford tutors and celebrated playwright Ed Harris, and based on preparatory material sent out in advance. There will also be an opportunity to meet current students and have lunch and a tour of the College.

Who should attend?
The German Study Day is aimed at high achieving students who are currently studying a Modern Foreign Language and are interested in studying German or Beginners’ German at university. Students should be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level (or equivalent). No specific subject combinations are required. Applicants are not required to have previous knowledge of the language (although, in the event of over-subscription, priority may be given to applicants already studying German at A-level or equivalent).

The event is appropriate for students who have a passion for German and who will enjoy an academically challenging programme.  There will be reading (in English) to complete in preparation for this event.

There are 20 places available on the day; 15 of these are reserved for students from non-selective state schools. We select students using prior exam results. The University admissions process is more nuanced and this guideline should not be considered a proxy for University admissions. Places are generally limited to two per school/college although larger establishments may be offered more places.

How long will this event last?
This is a one-day event. Arrival is from 9.30am, the programme begins at 10.00am and ends at about 4.00pm. 

Is there a charge for this event?
No, the event is free of charge including lunch in College. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so students are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport.

How do I apply?
Students interested in attending this event should complete the application form which can be downloaded here. The form must be signed by a member of school staff and a parent or guardian. 
All applications must be received by post or email by 4pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

Information about studying Modern Languages at Oxford can be found here.

If you have any questions, please email our Access Office.

English Study Day 2018

On Saturday 16 June 2018, we will be holding a Study Day for high achieving Year 12 students who are considering studying English Language and/or Literature at university.

The purpose of the event is to introduce students to the higher level academic study of English and to offer an insight into how the course is taught at Oxford. Participants will have the opportunity to find out more about studying at Oxford and the application process. They will also take part in workshops and seminars led by Oxford tutors and based on preparatory material sent out in advance. There will also be an opportunity to meet current students and have lunch and a tour of the College.

Who should attend?
The English Study Day is aimed at high achieving students who are currently studying English Language and/or Literature and are interested in studying the subject at university. Students should be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level (or equivalent). Places are generally limited to two per school/college although larger establishments may be offered more places.

How long will this event last?
This is a one-day event. Arrival is from 10.00am, the programme begins at 10.30am and ends at approximately 4.30pm. 

Is there a charge for this event?
No, the event is free of charge including lunch at St John’s. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. 

How do I apply?
Students interested in attending this event should complete the application form which can be downloaded here.  The form must be signed by a member of school staff and a parent or guardian. All applications must be received email by Friday 8 June 2018.

Information about studying English at Oxford can be found here

If you have any questions, please email the Access and Outreach Officer.

Study Days

Many other colleges and departments organise study days throughout the year. For a full-listing of events see Outreach Events.

" I enjoyed the day very much and would recommend others to try it! It was really fun meeting people who are as passionate about German as I am. I'm glad I had the chance to hear about what the Oxford students and professors/tutors had to say about their courses because it made the thought of studying there less daunting. " Year 12 participant on German Study Day in February 2016