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United Kingdom University Applications

Comprehensive Academic Guidance

PREMIUM MENTORS

A team of mentors will be paired with the applicant, a Principal and Secondary Mentor, both of whom are from the applicant’s target school.

WINNING FRAMEWORK

QC’s industry defining framework provides comprehensive coverage on the entire application process.

HOLISTIC SERVICE

QC is a one-stop service providing a wide range of tuition service to supplement the academic journey from age 12-18.

DIVERSITY

QC guides a diverse range of applicants each year, ranging from valedictorians to the less academically inclined.

QC offers a 3 step mentoring programme to optimise each candidate’s chance of a successful application.

HeadStart Mentoring

(Ages 12-17)

Personal Statements Mentoring

(Ages 17-18) 

Specialised Tests and Interview Mentoring

(Ages 18+) 

Course Details

1. HeadStart Mentoring

The earliest opportunity of entry is ages 12-17 years of age, where students get a headstart from experienced mentors for preparing their curriculum vitae and portfolio. This is definitely a must in order to be impressive enough for the top Ivy League/Oxbridge universities. Students undergo intensive early career and university exposure, early orientation of application process; specialised tests/interviews needed and early non-academic guidance of crucial competitions and projects required for an outstanding portfolio.

2. Personal Statements Mentoring

The next opportunity of entry is at age 17, where students are in their junior year of high school. Students at this juncture would only have 12 to 18 months left before university application and time may be insufficient to shape their portfolio convincingly. Nonetheless, the QC will do our best to optimise the portfolio. The main focus of this stage would be to select the appropriate colleges with the best chances of successful entry conceptualise and finalise a convincing personal statement.

3. Specialised Tests and Interview Mentoring 

For certain students, they may have chosen to do the initial applications and personal statements by themselves. However, they may realise that the later specialised tests and interviews for Oxbridge and Ivy League are indeed herculean without expert guidance. Examples include LNAT, TSA, NSAA, MAT, BMAT and UKCAT. There are many subject specific tests. The main focus of this stage is to have our experienced experts guide our mentees safely towards a thorough preparation for the relevant tests and interviews with insider insights and customised curriculum.

Case Profiles

Jenny
Nationality: Chinese
School: Raffles Institution (JC)
CCA: Chinese Orchestra
Results: A levels- 4A, NSAA 65th percentile 
Admitted to: Cambridge University
Course: Natural Sciences

Jenny was unprepared for her A levels and requested to be retained in JC2 at Raffles. She looked to us for subject tuition and subsequently Oxbridge mentoring. With a year long commitment, she improved from bare passes to a perfect score in her finals. She prepared for her entrance tests and Cambridge interviews with QC and received an offer on her first try.

Austin
Nationality: Hong Kong
School: Hwa Chong International School
CCA: Debate
Results: IB 42
Admitted to: University College London
Course: Law

Austin was keen to read law and approached QC during his NS first year. Considering that he had a congruent first draft, we only needed 8 drafts to refine his essays to establish a personal connection to why he wanted to study law. Austin was a bright and conscientious individual who learned quickly and wrote a superb essay for his application.

Natalie
Nationality: Indonesian 
School: Anglo Chinese School (International)
CCA: Taekwondo
Results: IB 35
Admitted to: University of Birmingham
Course: Accounting and Finance

Natalie enrolled in QC’s personal statement course. Her mentors conducted research on the university, worked with her on the structure and content of her UCAS personal statements, and aided in her reference letters. She was successfully accepted to the University of Birmingham, despite scoring a 5 in Math (Birmingham requires a 6), exceeding initial expectations.

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