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.
English Study Day- Saturday 17 June 2017
Applications have now closed.
The purpose of the event is to introduce students to higher level academic study of English and to offer an insight into how the course is taught at Oxford. Participants will take part in three academic seminars covering different aspects of the Oxford course, led by academics from St John’s College. There will also be an opportunity to meet current students and to find out more about the application process. Please find the provisional programme here.
The event is appropriate for students who have a passion for literature and who will enjoy an academically challenging programme. There will be reading to complete in preparation for this event.
Selection criteria: There are 50 places available on the day. The College may consider information such as GCSE results, predicted A level results (or equivalent) to choose students who will best benefit from the event. Students should be predicted at least AAA at A level (or equivalent). No specific subject combinations are required. Places are generally limited to one per school/college although larger establishments may be offered more places.
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
To keep up-to-date about our latest events, download our latest School and College eNewsletter (October 2016). Register here if you would like to be kept informed of forthcoming opportunities for students and teachers including our termly eNewsletter.
We also produce a series of subject-focused newsletters, giving an introduction to the courses at St John's, case studies of recent alumni, and suggestions from our tutors for finding out more about their subject. As they are published, these will also be made available to download here.
Spotlight on Modern Languages
Spotlight on Psychology