Oxford and Cambridge 

Russell Group University Advice

"The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector."


For those with a strong GCSE profile whose destination may be a Russell Group University, we advise that you choose at least two of the following 'facilitating subjects' at A level. Students aiming to achieve A*s and As at A Level will be encouraged to enrol on our Honours Programme.



English Literature


History (Modern)

Languages* (French, German, Spanish, Welsh)


Further Mathematics



For further information on the Russell Group programme, please visit their website. 

*All modern foreign languages are looked upon as ‘facilitating’ Russell Group subjects, unless it is the applicant’s first language