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
|Exeter College||Key Stage 3 Essay Competition||Anyone aged 11-14 (or in Years 7-9, or equivalent)||5pm, Friday 9 July 2021||KS3 Essay Competition|
|Exeter College||Summer Essay Competition||Anyone aged 16-18.||8pm, Sunday 1 August 2021||Summer Essay Competition|
|Oxford German Network||German Classic 2021||UK resident students aged 16-18, beginning their final year of full-time study at a secondary school in the UK in September 2021. Students must have a GCSE or equivalent in German.||12 noon, Wednesday 15 September 2021||German Classic 2021|
|Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Philosophy||UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge|
UK students in Years 2-13 (or equivalent)
|You must register your school by October. The Challenge will take place in November||UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge|
|Faculty of Classics||The David Raeburn Prize|
Any participant aged 11-18 (or Years 7-13 or equivalent)
|6pm, Thursday 2 December 2021||The David Raeburn Prize|
More competitions will be published here throughout the year.