As part of our outreach programme at Christ's, we offer an "advice clinic" (1:1 zoom appointments) for students at UK state schools who have done better than expected in their summer 2023 exams, and are now considering the option of making a post-qualification application to Cambridge in October 2023 for October 2024 entry.
The clinic takes place just after A-level (and other) results day in mid-August. Of course, students who have just received results for other qualifications such as the Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or the International Baccalaureate are equally welcome to use this service!
If you are from a school, academy or college that does not charge fees, have just achieved highly in your exams, and are considering the option of a post-qualification application to Cambridge, please read the clinic eligibility page carefully. Students who meet these criteria will be eligible to request a zoom appointment for advice.
This advice clinic is not affiliated with the 2023 entry UCAS Clearing or Adjustment services. Advice will mainly be aimed at students thinking of taking a gap year and applying in October 2023 as a post-qualification applicant for October 2024 entry.
Each student will be allocated a 15-minute slot with a member of the Christ’s Admissions team via Zoom. Details of your results and university subject interests must be sent to us in advance by filling in the online appointment request form after receiving your results, to ensure any advice we may give can be considered and tailored to the individual, and once you have received an appointment date and time, please use our upload tool to also send us any breakdown of the grades you have achieved (your results statement or any other document that shows the scores).
NB you can use this Clinic if you are interested in Christ's or other Cambridge Colleges, however you must meet the requirements for Christ's to book an appointment (e.g. for Psychology we require you to have taken either Biology or Maths, whereas as some Colleges do not require this). Our subject requirements are set out on the relevant subject page and any applicant who does not meet them is advised to look at the relevant course page on the university-wide admissions website - click on entry requirements and then look at the pdf that shows College requirements.
Timetable and deadlines for the 2023 Post-Qualification Advice Clinic
|date tbc 2023
(just after A level results published)
|Complete the appointment request form
||Very many congratulations to have put yourself in a position to consider a Cambridge post-qualification application! Please take time to think, check your eligibility for the results clinic, and read about the relevant Cambridge course on this website before requesting an appointment.|
|48 hours before your appointment||Please send a copy of your results breakdown, if you have one.||In order to give you the most appropriate advice, it is useful to us to see any detailed information about examination performance that you might have. Therefore, if your results statement includes any further information about your performance (e.g. a breakdown of scores), please save your results document on your computer with file name
SURNAME First Name - Subject Interested In - Post Results Clinic Appointment additional information
Then upload it via this upload tool. Note that this is the only way to send your document - we cannot process documents sent by email. If your results statement does not include any additional information, you do not need to email anything to us.
|date tbc 2023||Emails sent confirming appointment times and details for appointments for students who complete the request form between date tbc and date tbc.||Please note that it will take us some time to organise the appointments. See 'current notes' below for confirmation when we have sent all the emails. If you completed the form by 11am on 2 Sept but can't find your email, please check your spam and junk folders.|
|dates tbc 2023||Zoom appointments||Please see your appointment email and the Zoom appointments information for details of how these work. Please be aware that if you miss your appointment, we cannot guarantee that it will be rescheduled - this will depend on availability.|
|Within a week of your appointment||We will send an email to all students who had an appointment.||This will contain more information about applying to Cambridge for those who need it. Please bear with us for the emails as this is a busy time, hence "within a week".|
- Dates for the 2023 Clinic will be available here nearer the time (as an example, the dates of the 2022 advice clinic were 24 August, 31 August and 7 September).
"The Christ’s post-results clinic was an invaluable experience. I received an honest assessment of my application and some great tips to improve it. It gave me the confidence to apply to Cambridge!”