Knowledge Building Short Course

Learn about subject-specific, degree-level concepts that you can use in your personal statement, admissions tests and interviews to impress admissions tutors at top UK universities.

Gain deep subject knowledge from world-class consultants

Top UK universities are looking for curious, hungry applicants who have explored beyond the A-level syllabus to build their knowledge in the subject they want to study at university. 

The Knowledge Building Short Course has been carefully designed to ensure that you have the opportunity to pre-learn topics that are most likely to come up in the Oxbridge interview. These higher-level concepts can also be used in personal statements to impress admissions tutors.

Our Pricing

Advanced Knowledge

Learn about degree-level concepts related to the areas that you want to study at university. This extra knowledge will impress admissions teams at top UK universities.

Current Events

Expand knowledge of current events, news and academic research trends in your subject. This wider knowledge can be used at every stage of the application process.

Wider Reading

Top universities expect that applicants have read many books related to their subject. Our mentors will guide you through your wider reading.

Critical Thinking

Sessions are designed to be highly interactive and discursive, allowing you to develop the critical thinking skills needed to excel in an Oxford or Cambridge interview.

Course Benefits

Admissions Tests

The knowledge you gain through the programme can be used to achieve a higher score in the admissions tests for Imperial, Cambridge, Oxford, medical and law schools.


Building knowledge in your area is the best possible preparation for the university interview at Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial or Medical Schools. Your extra knowledge will help you to answer difficult interview questions.

Personal Statements

The knowledge you gain through the programme can be used in your personal statement for all top UK Universities. Mention the books and concepts you have learned about to impress the admissions tutors.

Expert Tutors

We only accept the top 10% of mentors who apply to work with us; so we can guarantee that they are the best in the world! All mentors are from Oxford or Cambridge and many have MAs or PhDs.

We just wanted to say how excellent we think the Knowledge Building programme. It is well thought through, far-reaching and very insightful; Jamie has benefitted greatly from the range of guidance and training that Tommy has provided – definitely worth the price!


Designed by expert admissions

Our courses have been developed by our core team of world-class educationalists, who have spent years studying the Oxbridge application process, led by CEO Kieran Hammond.

Ginny Rose

London School of Economics

Georgia Rose Byrne

Psychology and Philosophy
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford

Ana Leonescu

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Michael Cui

The Queens College, Oxford

Ugo Amadi

Imperial College London

George Andrews

Mathematics and Computer Science
Christ Church College, Oxford

Jiratheep Pruchyathamkorn

Peterhouse College, Cambridge

Erind Maho

Trinity College, Cambridge

About Kieran Hammond

Kieran Hammond is the co-founder of Leading Education and holds a BA and MA (Cantab) from Cambridge University. Over the course of 10 years, he has been helped over 500 students with their Oxbridge/Medicine applications.

Kieran started his career as Head of University Applications at Cardiff Sixth Form College, which at the time had been the UK’s No.1 ranked school in terms of A*-A A-level results for 6 years running.

Your first lesson has been unlocked for FREE!

In this free lesson, you will discover:

  • Why advanced knowledge gives you a competitive advantage in the Oxbridge/Medicine application process
  • Which topics to focus on when developing knowledge in your subject
  • How to approach wider reading, including how to choose the right books and make effective notes
  • How to select and deploy knowledge in the personal statement and interview