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Dreaming spires of Oxford
Here at The Weald, we pride ourselves on supporting students in making an informed decision about their post-16 education.
Here at The Weald, we pride ourselves on supporting students in making an informed decision about their post-16 education. With approximately a third of all Weald Sixth Formers going on to study at Russell Group Universities, it’s important that students fully understand the commitment it takes to access these opportunities. With this mind, we recently took a group of our top Year 11 students to visit St John’s College, Oxford University.
The purpose of the visit is to introduce students to the challenges and potential rewards of applying to and studying at one of the top universities in the world. The information and skills gained on the visit will be transferable to other educational establishments and should be of real benefit for them when applying to university in the future.
Students had a jam packed day which included activities such as an ‘Oxford Explained’ interactive presentation introducing the university, its colleges and courses; an academic taster session and an Oxford Scavenger Hunt and tour of the college. Throughout the day pupils will also have the chance to quiz current students about life at Oxford University.
Students were accompanied by Mr Tim Peck, Director of Learning – Key Stage 4, who commented ‘The opportunity of experiencing College life, combined with directly hearing the importance top institutions place on GCSE results is a real motivator for them at a crucial time in their education. It’s always a great trip that students really enjoy. Thanks to St John’s College for hosting us.’