What is The Subject Matters?
The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on their course and university options. Selective universities often consider not only the individual subjects, but also the combination of subjects. At the University of Cambridge, many of our courses require applicants to have taken certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they prepare students more effectively for those courses.
Aimed at Year 10 and Year 11 students and their parents or supporters, The Subject Matters events offer sessions in which experienced Admissions Tutors give key advice about making informed A Level (or equivalent) subject choices to support students to put themselves in the best position for their studies after sixth form.
Students will also be able to participate in an academic taster session in either the arts and humanities or the sciences, as well as a Q&A with current undergraduates, giving them a valuable insight into university life and study.
The Subject Matters events usually take place on Saturdays and are open to both students and their parents or supporters. The sessions are an excellent opportunity for parents or supporters to find out more about how their student can start exploring subjects beyond their school curriculum, and how they can support them with that.
How do I book?
The next series of The Subject Matters events will run between October 2018 and January 2019. To register your interest in these events, and to receive an email when bookings open, please complete the ‘Register Interest’ form on the right-hand side of this webpage.
Tickets cost £7.50 per student, parent or supporter. Please note that bookings are non-transferable. Refund requests can only be accepted up to seven days before the event takes place.
Funded places are available for students who are currently in care or eligible for Free School Meals. A travel fund is also available for individual students who meet either of these criteria and will be attending with a parent or supporter. To apply for a funded place, please use the link provided on the event booking page.
Making a group booking
Please note that you'll need to provide the information listed below for each student at the time of booking. It isn’t possible to return to a partially completed booking – all questions must be answered in a single session so please have all the details to hand before you begin the booking process.
- Full name
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Emergency contact details
- Home postcode
- School/college name and postcode
Joining instructions will be sent out by email three days before each event so please check your inbox and junk/spam email folders regularly around this time. Emails will be sent to the address provided at the time of booking.
Whilst members of staff and current students will be available throughout the event, we're not responsible for participants/visitors beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.