Getting Into Oxford and Cambridge 2018 Entry


Author: Lucy Bates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911067443
Category:
Page: 176
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Applying for one of the sought-after places at Oxford or Cambridge is a highly competitive process. With tips from successful applicants and admissions tutors, this guide is packed with practical information to help students stand out from the crowd, including tips on choosing a college, details of admissions tests and how to impress at interview.

Getting Into Oxford & Cambridge 2019 Entry


Author: Mat Carmody
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 9781911067801
Category:
Page: 256
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Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.

How to Complete Your UCAS Application 2019 Entry


Author: Beryl Dixon
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 9781911067863
Category:
Page: 176
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This annually updated guide has been helping students stay off the reject pile for 30 years. With step-by-step guidance on how to fill in your UCAS application, and helpful tip boxes throughout, it provides vital advice on avoiding common mistakes and making your personal statement stand out.

The Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide

Over 900 Past Interview Questions, 18 Subjects, Expert Advice, Worked Answers, 2017 Edition (Oxford and Cambridge)
Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal
Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited
ISBN: 1999857089
Category: Education
Page: 375
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“How many grains of sand are there in the world?” “Why is DNA like sheet music?” “Can you hear silence?” These are examples of Real Questions that were asked in the 2015 Oxbridge interviews. Stumped? You don’t need to be! Published by the UKs Leading University Admissions Company, the Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide contains over 900 Oxbridge Interview Questions that have been asked over the last 5 years for 18 Subjects. This book provides Fully Worked Model Answers for over 200 of these and guides you through the topics and problems that each one raises. With contributions and advice from over 40 Specialist Oxbridge Tutors, this is your Ultimate companion to the Oxbridge Interview and a MUST-BUY for those who have an upcoming interview at Oxbridge.

Getting Into Oxford and Cambridge 2017 Entry


Author: Seán P. Buckley
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 9781911067085
Category:
Page: 176
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Winning a place at Oxford or Cambridge is tougher than ever, with only 20% of applicants being successful. This book is packed with practical information to help students stand out from the crowd, including advice on making a successful UCAS application, model personal statements, the new Cambridge admissions tests and tips from admissions tutors.

Eruptions that Shook the World


Author: Clive Oppenheimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496395
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years ago? Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer explores rich geological, historical, archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records (such as ice cores and tree rings) to tell the stories behind some of the greatest volcanic events of the past quarter of a billion years. He shows how a forensic approach to volcanology reveals the richness and complexity behind cause and effect, and argues that important lessons for future catastrophe risk management can be drawn from understanding events that took place even at the dawn of human origins.

So You Want to Go to Oxbridge? Tell Me About a Banana

The Expertise & Exuberance of Thousands Who Have Been Through the Process
Author: Ivo Stourton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955079702
Category: Education
Page: 110
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So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? is a unique guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. Oxbridge Applications has helped over 6,000 applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities and has achieved a success rate of twice the average. Add to this the role of ex-admissions tutors, extensive interview histories and a network of over two hundred Oxbridge graduates who cover all subjects, and you have an organisation that is unique in helping students fulfil their potential. Whilst there are other books on how to get into Oxbridge, none matches the sheer scope and depth of knowledge of So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?, Oxbridge Applications is the only organisation in the world that focuses purely on getting students into Oxbridge and this is the first time it has revealed its secrets in book format. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview. It has real past interview questions for all subjects, insights of successful applicants who have been through the process and inside advice from tutors who used to make the offers.

Getting Into Medical School 2018 Entry


Author: James Barton,Simon Horner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911067290
Category:
Page: 208
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Medicine is an incredibly popular career choice and competition for university places is tougher than ever. This new edition covers everything applicants need to know to secure their place at medical school, including advice on preparing a winning application, up-to-date topical medical issues, and details of the BMAT and revised UKCAT tests.

So You Want to Go to Oxbridge

Tell Me About a Banana
Author: Oxbridge Applications Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955079771
Category:
Page: 320
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This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process.

A University Education


Author: David Willetts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191080047
Category: History
Page: 432
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Universities have a crucial role in the modern world. In England entrance to universities is by nation-wide competition which means English universities have an exceptional influence on schools - a striking theme of the book. This important book first investigates the university as an institution and then tracks the individual on their journey to and through university. In A University Education, David Willetts presents a compelling case for the ongoing importance of the university, both as one of the great institutions of modern society and as a transformational experience for the individual. The book also makes illuminating comparisons with higher education in other countries, especially the US and Germany. Drawing on his experience as UK Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, the author offers a powerful account of the value of higher education and the case for more expansion. He covers controversial issues in which he was involved from access for disadvantaged students to the introduction of £9,000 fees. The final section addresses some of the big questions for the future, such as the the relationship between universities and business, especially in promoting innovation.. He argues that the two great contemporary trends of globalisation and technological innovation will both change the university significantly. This is an authoritative account of English universities setting them for the first time in their new legal and regulatory framework.

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs, 5th Edition


Author: Richard Montauk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101189185
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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Surefire Strategies for Getting Into the Top MBA Programs Now with new and expanded information on international MBA programs, comprehensive rankings of the leading schools, and new interviews with admissions officers, How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs provides a complete overview of what the top schools look for. This book features a step-by-step guide to the entire application process with in-depth advice from more than thirty admissions directors. It shows you how to: ? Develop your optimal marketing strategy ? Assess and upgrade your credentials ? Choose the programs that are right for you ? Write quality essays for maximum impact ? Choose and manage your recommenders ? Ace your interviews Prepare for business school and get the most out of your program once you go.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy


Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107015050
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1312
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This is the leading, full-scale comprehensive dictionary of philosophical terms and thinkers to appear in English in more than half a century. Written by a team of more than 550 experts and now widely translated, it contains approximately 5,000 entries ranging from short definitions to longer articles. It is designed to facilitate the understanding of philosophy at all levels and in all fields. Key features of this third edition: • 500 new entries covering Eastern as well as Western philosophy, and covering individual countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain • Increased coverage of such growing fields as ethics and philosophy of mind • More than 100 new intellectual portraits of leading contemporary thinkers • Wider coverage of Continental philosophy • Dozens of new technical concepts in cognitive science and other areas • Enhanced cross-referencing to add context and increase understanding • Expansions in both text and index to facilitate research and browsing

Religion in the Contemporary World

A Sociological Introduction
Author: Alan Aldridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745665144
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability and engines of social progress. They also try to combat real and imagined abuses and excess, regulating cults that brainwash vulnerable people, containing fundamentalism that threatens democracy and the progress of science, and identifying terrorists who threaten atrocities in the name of religion. The third edition has been carefully revised to make sure it is fully up to date with recent developments and debates. Major themes in the revised edition include the recently erupted ‘culture war’ between progressive secularists and conservative believers, the diverse manifestations of ‘fundamentalism’ and their impact on the wider society, new individual forms of religious expression in opposition to traditional structures of authority, and the backlash against ‘multiculturalism’ with its controversial implications for the social integration of ethnic and religious minority communities. Impressive in its scholarly analysis of a vibrant and challenging aspect of human societies, the third edition will appeal strongly to students taking courses in the sociology of religion and religious studies, as well as to everyone interested in the place of religion in the contemporary world.

Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians


Author: Sir George Grove,John Alexander Fuller-Maitland,Waldo Selden Pratt,Charles Newell Boyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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How England Made the English

From why We Drive on the Left to why We Don't Talk to Our Neighbours
Author: Harry Mount
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670919147
Category: History
Page: 340
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The English national character is principally an accident of geography and weather. In How England Made the English, Harry Mount scours the length and breadth of the country to find the curiosities, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities that have made us who and what we are. 'Highly readable, encyclopeadic, marvellous, illuminating. Mount portrays England via dexterous excavations of its geography, geology, history and weather.' Independent 'A lovely book, very engaging and easy to read. There are chapters on weather and soil and stone, on the history of hedges or the making of suburbia, all of them infectious did-you-knows. Mount is a natural and enthusiastic sharer of knowledge.' Evening Standard 'Charming and nerdily fact-stuffed.' Guardian 'Lively, a delight. Mount's paragraphs explode with information . . . I love all this, want more, and am given it. The sort of book, in its temperament and in its detail, that has helped to make England English.' Spectator 'Mount is as perceptive as he is obsessive, and time and again he skewers with unfailing accuracy some aspect of our national character.' Mail on Sunday 'Fascinating. Mount's an intelligent, funny and always interesting companion.' Daily Mail

HEAP 2019: University Degree Course Offers


Author: Brian Heap
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 9781911067887
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Page: 528
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Fully revised and updated with new courses and admissions policies for 2019 entry, this is the only independent reference book listing the target offers and admissions details for degree subjects at all universities and colleges, offering a rich resource on every aspect of the application process.

Do You Still Think You're Clever?

Even More Oxford and Cambridge Questions!
Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848316305
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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From the ever-curious mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever? comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative Oxbridge interview questions. How would you poison someone without the police finding out? (Medicine, Cambridge) What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford) Instead of politicians, why don’t we let the managers of IKEA run the country? (Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge) How do you organise a successful revolution? (History, Oxford) Whether you’re interested in going to Oxbridge or just want to give your brain a workout, join polymath John Farndon on another exhilarating journey through the twists and turns of thought, and explore just what it means to be genuinely clever – rather than just smart.

Educated

A Memoir
Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 039959051X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”—USA Today “The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.