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UNIVERSITY ADMISSION

Bonas MacFarlane Education is the UK’s leading provider of specialist education support programmes. 

Our University Preparation Programme is an ten-month sustained programme of study which draws on Bonas MacFarlane’s twenty-five years of experience helping candidates win places at the world’s most competitive universities and courses. 

Since 2016 we have been offering 100% scholarships for students from widening participation backgrounds, delivering support to students across the UK using our innovative online platform. 

The programme uniquely blends advice and enrichment. Advice is provided by Bonas MacFarlane consultants and enrichment is provided by academics from top British universities. Students have seminars and enrichment tasks every week. The programme helps sixth formers to become strong candidates and good students. We develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, provide help with choosing courses and universities, and prepare sixth formers for admissions tests and interviews. Using our innovative online platform we are able to bring the UK’s leading admissions experts and academic tutors to students wherever they are in the country.  

The programme’s first year was small but results from this cohort were encouraging. All the students performed above their school’s expectations for WP students and most performed also above their school’s general benchmarks. 

 

CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY TEAM

Please call us to discuss your university application. If you would prefer to make an online enquiry, please use our client enquiry form.

+44 (0) 20 7223 2794


CLIENT ENQUIRY FORM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT IS INVOLVED?

CORE COMPONENTS

  • Personal Statement Introduction
    This course explains: the key components of a strong UCAS application; the Bonas MacFarlane methods for finding the right course; and the work needed to produce an effective personal statement. Students also begin logging their personal research.
  • 1-1 Personal Statement Tuition & Tutor Group Meetings 
    An admissions specialist provides individual written and video feedback on three drafts of the personal statement. Tutor groups support students as they research their statement.
  • Extension Reading Series 
    Each week students are provided with a reading, video lecture or podcast in a series that has been carefully curated by UK academics to introduce them to advanced topics and concepts in their specific field.
  • Extension Lecture Series & Subject Seminar Follow-Ups 

ACADEMY COURSES

Students also opt for two additional Bonas MacFarlane Academy high-level courses, taught by university academics. 

Core Skills:

  • Writing 
  • Mathematics 
  • Research & Project Planning

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving:

  • Critical Thinking: Advanced Reading
  • Critical Thinking: Advanced Writing
  • Critical Thinking: Scientific Method
  • Problem Solving: Physical Sciences
  • Problem Solving: Biological Sciences

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OXBRIDGE

APPLICATIONS COURSE

This course provides students with an introduction to the essential elements of the Oxbridge application process, from admissions tests to the collegiate system, and also serves to break down any preconceived ideas about what might be expected of the typical applicant.

ADMISSIONS TEST PREPARATION

Oxbridge and Law/Medicine applicants are provided with courses preparing them for admissions tests:

  • UKCAT/BMAT Admissions Test Course
  • LNAT Admissions Test Course
  • Oxbridge Admissions Test Courses in all subjects

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