Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from schools and colleges.
Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is a valuable experience for academically motivated students so please do encourage your students to enter. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.
Competitions with up-coming deadlines:
College / Department
Deadline for entries
The Mary Renault Classics Essay Prize
|Any pupil who, at the closing date, has been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of not more than two years.||26 July 2019, 5pm||The Mary Renault Prize|
The Julia Wood History Essay Prize
|Sixth Form pupils who have not been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of more than two years.||26 July 2019, 5pm||The Julia Wood Prize|
Oxford German Network’s German Classic Prize
|Pupils who will be in their final year of full-time study at a UK secondary school in September 2019.||11 September 2019, 12pm||German Classic Prize|
Oxford Scientist Schools Writing Competition
|All UK school students in Years 11-13 or equivalent||18 October 2019||Oxford Scientist Schools Writing Competition|
More competitions will be published here throughout the year.