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The Subject Matters: New and Improved!

Credit: The University of Cambridge

The Subject Matters – a series of information sessions for students in Year 10 and Year 11 – is back, with a new and improved programme that now offers students the opportunity to experience an academic taster in either the Arts & Humanities or the Sciences.

The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on course and university options. To help students make informed choices, our Subject Matters sessions highlight the importance of suitable subjects when making an application to a selective, research-led university such as Cambridge, whilst also providing an overview of higher education, the application process and next steps. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet current undergraduates, Admissions Tutors and postgraduate subject specialists.

Booking is now open for the 2017/18 Subject Matters sessions in October and November. Tickets cost £7.50, although funded places are available for students in care and those who are currently eligible for Free School Meals. There is also a travel fund for individual students who meet either of the same criteria.

To find out more and to book tickets, please click here.

Date posted: 

Friday 6 October 2017

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Subject Masterclasses – Bookings Open

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What is studying a subject at university level really like? Credit: Laurence Livermore

The University is running a large set of Subject Masterclasses this October and November for academically able Year 12 pupils (or equivalent).  Masterclasses are a great opportunity for students to undertake super-curricular activities and explore subjects beyond the school curriculum. Students are able to attend multiple masterclasses throughout the year, so they can also be a useful tool for students still deciding which subject they wish to study at university. Bookings can be made here, and funded places are available for FSM pupils and children in care.

Each Masterclass includes:

  •   two taster lectures delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  •   the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  •   an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  •   the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

This autumn we are offering Masterclasses for the following subjects:

  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
    (Tip: Maybe not obvious, but explore this course if you're interested in History, Literature, Languages)
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations (HSPS)
  • Linguistics
  • English
  • Physiology and Neuroscience
  • History
  • Music
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology (HSPS)
  • Veterinary Medicine

For details and booking, please see the Cambridge admissions website.

Date posted: 

Friday 6 October 2017

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Cambridge Open days: places still available

Tour of King's with a current student

Places are still available for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017. If you are are thinking of applying for undergraduate study at Cambridge in the coming admissions round (either for entry in October 2018 or deferred entry in October 2019) you and up to two supporters are invited to visit the University of Cambridge and its colleges.

King's will be open for all Cambridge Open Day visitors from 9am to 6pm each day. Please do call in at your convenience to meet and chat to the admissions team and our current students and take a tour of the college. We will also be offering subject meetings (the timetable is here). We look forward to seeing you!

Date posted: 

Wednesday 21 June 2017

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Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Poster for the cambridge science festival

It's nearly time for this year's Cambridge Science Festival, which will run from 13 - 16 March 2017.

The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.

You can read more, download the programme or search events online on the Festival website.

Date posted: 

Thursday 23 February 2017

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More Year 12 Masterclasses advertised

There are now more subject masterclasses organised by the central Cambridge Admissions Office available for booking.These masterclasses are for students in Year 12 (the penultimate year of school).

The subjects you can book are:

  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
  • Classics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History and Politics
  • Law
  • Genetics & Biochemistry
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Land Economy
  • History of Art
  • Education, Psychology and Learning
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Mathematics
  • Geography

For more detail, please read the information about  Subject Masterclasses on the Cambridge Admissions website. If you would like to book a place, the link is available in the table on that page.

Date posted: 

Friday 27 January 2017

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Oxford and Cambridge Year 12 Student Conferences 2017

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Each year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students* and their teachers/HE advisers.This year they will be held in Edinburgh, Merseyside. Newcastle, Surrey, Lisburn, Birmingham and Swansea from mid-March to the end of March.

The conferences will cover:

  •     Courses available at Oxford and Cambridge
  •     Applying to Oxford and Cambridge (including Student Life)
  •     Student finance and careers
  •     Interviews
  •     Oxford & Cambridge Admissions for Teachers and HE Advisors - new programme for 2017 at most venues

Booking is now open.

Date posted: 

Thursday 19 January 2017

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Work Experience at the Department of Engineering

A bulk superconductor

A bulk superconductor over a magnet

Do you want to study Engineering in the future? Or do you just want to see how a large University Department is run from the inside? Then this is your chance! Each year, the Department of Engineering offers a small number of work experience placements to school students, so here is your oportunity to get an inside look.

In 2017, work experience placements will take place during the week commencing Monday 10th July.   The closing date for applications for the 2017 round of Work Experience placements is Monday 9th January 2017. For more information and download of the application form please visit the Work Experience Website

Date posted: 

Wednesday 4 January 2017

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Year 12 Saturday Masterclasses available for booking

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What is studying your subejct at university level really like? Credit: Laurence Livermore

Booking has opened for the February Year 12 Saturday Masterclasses in Cambridge. These events provide you with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within your school syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

4 February:

  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
    (If you're interested in languages, consider giving yourself access to languages, cultures, politics etc outside of Europe. You can study Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures on their own, or you can comine with a language that you already study, such as French, German, Spanish)
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
    (Recommended if you enjoy subjects such as Philosophy, Ethics as well as Theology. See Why study Theology?)

18 February

  • Classics
    (You don't need to have studied Latin or Greek before - give it a try)
  • History and Politics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • Law
    (You don't need to be studying law at school to apply for Law)
     

For details and booking, please see the Cambridge admissions website, and for more information about the courses, see the courses section or the King's subject page if you're interested in studying at King's specifically.

If you are at a state school from one of the areas listed at the bottom of this post (but not Cambridge), please read about the link area accommodation scheme if you need accommodation the night before the event. Otherwise, if you need accommodation, this page may be helpful.

Date posted: 

Thursday 15 December 2016

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How anatomy is taught in Medicine

Skeleton, front court, King'sKing's skeleton

There is an interesting film available on this page, in which Cambridge Medicine students and academics discuss the use of whole body dissection in anatomy and thank their 'silent teachers'.

Find out more about what studying Medicine at Cambridge is like in the King's Student Perspectives.

If you are in Year 12 and will meet the subject requirements for Medicine, why not book a place on the Masterclass on Saturday 4 Feburary?

Date posted: 

Wednesday 14 December 2016

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