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Oxford Pathways: Investigating Humanities

The 'Investigating Options' events aim to explain the importance of GCSE results and post-16 choices to Year 11 students and their teachers. They are designed for students who have already had some other introduction to Oxford, such as a Taster Day.

We also run three specific subject-area days. Investigating Humanities offers an introduction to a range of Humanities subjects through lectures, seminars and tutorials, with supporting information sessions for parents, and general talk on university applications and finances.

The events are for Year 11 students at state schools across the UK, usually without sixth forms, or with little, if any, history of sending applicants to Oxford.

Applications for Investigating Humanities are made by individuals, but we ask students to nominate a teacher at their school to support their application.

For more information, including a sample programme, please visit

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