Oxbridge and medical preparation

Oxbridge, medical, dentistry and veterinary school preparation

We have been preparing international students for Oxbridge for more than 50 years. Oxbridge is the name for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

Oxbridge preparation

Places at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are competitive. You need more than just good grades to get a place at these prestigious universities. We know how to prepare you for success, to help ensure you write an impressive application.

Our specialist preparation includes:

  • A dedicated tutor group and weekly tutorials with your personal tutor
  • One-to-one UCAS support and guidance on university applications, including personal statement workshops
  • Regular assessment to keep you on track
  • A range of enrichment activities to challenge your abilities. These include a youth parliament, debating, classical studies and a young scientist group
  • Interview coaching. Mock face-to-face interviews and structured feedback that allows you to improve your performance
  • Admission and aptitude test preparation
  • Opportunity to take part in local and national competitions, including those connected to University of Cambridge and Oxford
  • The EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) – A Level students will have an option to complete an EPQ in order to attain extra UCAS points

Medical, dentistry and veterinary school preparation

We are specialists at preparing students for further study in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Degrees in these areas are highly competitive courses. We will help you achieve your potential through specialist preparation.

This includes:

  • One-to-one coaching for the UKCAT and BMAT medical entry tests to help you get used to test conditions
  • Interview practice with current medical students studying at top institutions
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals 
  • Visits to medical schools such as the Royal College of Surgeons 
  • Practical lessons on patient-doctor communication
  • Regular assessment to keep you on track
  • Help to find a voluntary placement to broaden your knowledge
  • Access to MedicPortal, a medical school application resource (available at Brighton only)
  • Lessons from fourth year medical students at the University of Cambridge on hearts and lungs, gastro and law/ethics (available at Cambridge only)
  • Tailored enrichment activities such as Doctors Surgery, debating and an emergency scenarios workshop
  • Interview coaching: an introduction to body language and paralinguistics as well as an example of mock interviews.

Medical preparation is available at our Brighton and Cambridge Colleges. Enrichment activities can vary by College. 

Pinky Bellerbys Brighton

Student Pinky

"The enrichment activities at Bellerbys, particularly the weekly medics group, helped me to build up my knowledge and understanding. This supported me throughout the university application process - my personal statement, UKCAT test and with my interviews."

Pinky from Myanmar - Studied A Levels and achieved A*Aaa. Now studying Medicine and Surgery at Plymouth University


Bellerbys London Star Student Chinwendu Diyoke

Open yourself up to a whole world of opportunity and experiences by choosing to study in the UK.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.