Subject Taster Days

St Catharine's College is holding a series of subject taster days in July 2017, for high achieving students interested in studying particular subjects at the University of Cambridge. The day will give students the chance to hear talks from the Fellows of the college, meet current students, and also experience sample lectures, a tour of St Catharine's and the nearby lecture sites, and a lunch in the College hall.

  • Monday 3 July 2017 - History
  • Tuesday 4 July 2017 - Medicine
  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Modern and Medieval Languages / Asian and Middle Eastern Studies/Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (joint taster day)

The day is open to high achieving students in the lower sixth (Year 12). Due to demand, we are asking teachers to nominate students they think would benefit most from the taster days. Please nominate up to four students using the form below, and rank them according to academic ability. You are welcome to include a short statement in support of each student. We will endeavour to take at least one student from each school, though this may not be possible if the events prove popular.

The deadline for nominations for all subjects is Friday 28th April. Students invited to attend a Masterclass will hear from us by the middle of May.

For Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, students should be studying at least three academic subjects at A-level. Most applicants in this subject are studying a language or History (or both), but it is not essential. Though it will be early in their studies, teachers should consider it likely that the students can meet the University's entry requirement of A* AA. Students should also have strong GCSE grades. IB applicants should be studying a good range of academic subjects.

For Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, students should be studying at least three academic subjects at A-level. Often applicants in this subject are studying a language or History, but it is not essential. Though it will be early in their studies, teachers should consider it likely that the students can meet the University's entry requirement of A* AA. Students should also have strong GCSE grades. IB applicants should be studying a good range of academic subjects.

For History, students should be studying History and at least two other academic subjects at A-level. Though it will be early in their studies, teachers should consider it likely that the students can meet the University's entry requirement of A* AA. Students should also have strong GCSE grades. IB applicants should be studying a good range of academic subjects, including History at Higher Level.

For Medicine, students should be studying Chemistry and at least two out of Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Maths at A-level. Though it will be early in their studies, teachers should consider it likely that the students can meet the University's entry requirement of A* A*A in these subjects. Students should also have strong GCSE grades. IB applicants should be studying Chemistry and two other science/maths subjects, with at least two at Higher Level.

For Modern and Medieval Languages, students should be studying a language they wish to continue at university, and at least two other academic subjects at A-level (which may also be languages). Though it will be early in their studies, teachers should consider it likely that the students can meet the University's entry requirement of A* AA. Students should also have strong GCSE grades. IB applicants should be studying a good range of academic subjects, including a language at Higher Level.

For qualifications other than A Level/IB please see the Cambridge Undergraduate Study website, and if you still have any questions, contact us

 

Booking form

You may nominate students for as many taster days as you wish, but no more than four students for each day. Please  submit a separate application for each taster day.