Demystifying the UK University Application Process for Educators

Demystifying the UK University Application Process for Educators

The UCAS applications process for UK universities can appear daunting for students and teachers alike. With that said, educators play an important role in students’ success with their university applications. As such, it is paramount that educators understand the UK...

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A Day in the Life of a History Student

A Day in the Life of a History Student

It’s been over three years since I first sent my UCAS application off to Oxford University, meeting the early submission deadline by a slither and breathing a sigh of relief. Now, as a third-year History finalist on the cusp of exams, I can safely say that these...

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What Is Market Failure?

What Is Market Failure?

When trying to run any sort of business, it’s important to understand the ways in which things could go wrong, so that you can plan to maximise your chances of success. Market failures are a major risk any company faces. So it’s important to understand them before you...

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Business & Economics

What Is Market Failure?

What Is Market Failure?

When trying to run any sort of business, it’s important to understand the ways in which things could go wrong, so that you can plan to maximise your chances of success. Market failures are a major risk any company faces. So it’s important to understand them before you...

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A Brief History of Business and Business Theory

A Brief History of Business and Business Theory

Business has been a key part of social, political and economic life for centuries.  From early trade systems to contemporary e-commerce websites, business evolution remains closely linked to broader historical shifts. As the world has transformed to accommodate...

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Engineering

Best Engineering Universities in the World

Best Engineering Universities in the World

You will be aware that many organisations and educational charities offer university ranking tables, and each one has their own assessment criteria for the leading institutions. When making your own decision about where to apply to study engineering this year, we...

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12 Best UK Universities for Engineering

12 Best UK Universities for Engineering

Engineering is a field that propels the world forward, shaping the way we live, work and interact with technology. Aspiring engineers embark on a journey that demands dedication, problem-solving skills, and a solid foundation of specialised knowledge.  Like all...

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8 Books Every Engineering Student Should Read

8 Books Every Engineering Student Should Read

Studying engineering is an exciting but challenging venture. Engineers must keep a broad and open mind, coupling this with rigour and analytical skills. Reading around your subject is a great way to encounter new ways of thinking, and to prepare to discuss these ideas...

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English Language

A Day in the Life of an Oxford Scholastica Tutor

A Day in the Life of an Oxford Scholastica Tutor

Hello! I’m Alyssa, one of the Creative Writing tutors at the Oxford Scholastica Academy. In addition to my wonderful role at Oxford Scholastica, I’m an editor and a DPhil (PhD) student of Literary Translation at the University of Oxford (which is separate from Oxford...

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Law

Beyond the Bar: 15 Must-Read Books for Future Lawyers

Beyond the Bar: 15 Must-Read Books for Future Lawyers

Reading within and around your subject, widely and in depth, is one of the most important things you can do to prepare yourself for a future in Law. So, we’ve put together a list of essential books to include on your reading list as a prospective or current Law...

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How to Take Notes in Law School

How to Take Notes in Law School

When studying any subject, you’ll inevitably have to spend a lot of your time taking notes. Law students in particular spend a massive amount of time taking notes because there’s so much to learn and there are so many different sources to learn it from. This is also a...

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Which GCSEs Do You Need to Become a Lawyer?

Which GCSEs Do You Need to Become a Lawyer?

While your GCSE subject choices are by no means the be-all and end-all of your academic career, they can have a surprisingly positive impact on your career path if chosen well. If you’re interested in pursuing a legal career, GCSEs can be an important stepping stone...

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Mathematics

How to Revise for GCSE Maths

How to Revise for GCSE Maths

Your GCSEs are likely the first really important school exams you’ll sit. Studying GCSEs sets you up for A-level study, and you may need to achieve certain GCSE grades in order to take certain A-level subjects. Your GCSE grades will also appear on your university...

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Newton And Leibniz: The Fathers Of Calculus

Newton And Leibniz: The Fathers Of Calculus

Calculus is commonly accepted to have been created twice, independently, by two of the seventeenth century’s brightest minds: Sir Isaac Newton of gravitational fame, and the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz. The consensus has not always been so...

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Reasons You Should Be a Scientific Researcher

Reasons You Should Be a Scientific Researcher

There is a teapot flying around the moon, too small to be seen by any modern telescope. Much closer to us, there are birds flying through the sky. One of these claims is, of course, nonsense. Last time we checked, there was no crockery orbiting anything in space. Even...

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Medicine

7 Books Every Medical Student Should Read

7 Books Every Medical Student Should Read

Anatomy and physiology textbooks will likely be at your side throughout your medical studies, and you’ll be reading through countless scientific papers, but you might want to read something beforehand that gives you insight into the world of medicine in practice –...

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16 Best Universities for Medicine in the UK

16 Best Universities for Medicine in the UK

Most people agree that Medicine is one of the most respected professions out there, opening doors to a world of opportunities, from research and travelling to business and policy-making. As you begin your journey into Medicine, one of the biggest questions you’ll face...

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Politics & International Relations

10 Books Every Politics Student Should Read

10 Books Every Politics Student Should Read

Every year, dozens of Politics books flood onto the market, but only a select few stand the test of time. This list of the ten books every Politics student should read span from 375 BC to 2012 AD, covering everything from political treatises and ethical reflections to...

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What Is British Parliamentary Style Debate?

What Is British Parliamentary Style Debate?

Regulated debates come in different forms, known as "styles", and each comes with its own set of rules and conventions. British Parliamentary Style debate is one of the more popular forms, based on debates in the British Parliament. It was first adopted by UK...

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7 Reasons to Go to a Debate Summer School

7 Reasons to Go to a Debate Summer School

The Oxford Scholastica Academy offers a variety of subject-specific residential summer courses, with our Debate and Public Speaking summer school being a consistently popular choice. Communication skills – like debating and public speaking – are highly valued in...

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Psychology & Neuroscience

What Is Spatial Mapping?

What Is Spatial Mapping?

Our brains are really amazing organs, and they do a lot of work without us even realising. Things like directions and spatial mapping are a brilliant example of this. This is just one of the many fascinating topics you can explore in-depth at Oxford Scholastica...

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How to Develop a Positive Attitude in High School

How to Develop a Positive Attitude in High School

High school can be a period of immense pressure. Students are expected to stay on track with their academics, take part in social activities, and make important and impactful decisions about their future.  The combination of these pressures can take its toll on...

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15 Best UK Universities to Study Psychology

15 Best UK Universities to Study Psychology

Studying Psychology at university is the perfect opportunity to explore the workings of the human mind and develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour.  It’s also an important stepping stone to working in certain psychological professions, as a degree in...

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Writing

A Day in the Life of an Oxford Scholastica Tutor

A Day in the Life of an Oxford Scholastica Tutor

Hello! I’m Alyssa, one of the Creative Writing tutors at the Oxford Scholastica Academy. In addition to my wonderful role at Oxford Scholastica, I’m an editor and a DPhil (PhD) student of Literary Translation at the University of Oxford (which is separate from Oxford...

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