Oxford and Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge are famous universities because they offer one of the best educations in the world and have been doing so for a very long time. World-class education will expand your choices and enrich your experiences, allowing you to fulfil your potential and make the most of life’s opportunities.

Core teaching at Oxford and Cambridge is based around conversations, normally between two or three students and their tutor, who is an expert on that topic. They call these tutorials, and give you a chance to talk in-depth about your subject and to receive individual feedback on your work.

As well as tutorials, depending on your course you will also have a combination of seminars, lectures, lab work and language classes each week. Students not only receive a high number of contact hours with academic tutors – but this includes regular personalised contact with them. Together, these opportunities provide the perfect environment for an outstanding education.  

We, therefore, encourage all students who have the potential to achieve A*-A grades in all their A-level subjects to consider applying for Oxford or Cambridge and support them through the application process.

Useful information about Oxford admissions

Useful information about Cambridge admissions

Russell Group Universities

Where Llanidloes High School students demonstrate academic potential to gain entry into the Russell Group universities, they are encouraged and supported to do so.

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Their research-intensive, world-class universities play an important part in the intellectual life of the UK and have huge social, economic and cultural impacts locally, across the UK and around the globe.

While their member universities have histories varying in length from 50 years to nearly 1,000, the Russell Group itself is a newer body, whose board members – the heads of the Russell Group universities – first began to meet in 1994. Set up as a professional, incorporated organisation in 2007, its aim is to help ensure that our universities have the optimum conditions in which to flourish and continue to make social, economic and cultural impacts through their world-leading research and teaching. They provide strategy, policy development, intelligence, communications and advocacy for our member institutions.

Current Russell Group universities are