A group of Year 10 students visited Lutterworth College for an event that provided information and advice about GCSE attainment, Post-16 subject choices, the application process for Oxford and Cambridge and student life at university. It inspired a student to comment “I found out about uni and about requirements of grades so now I know to really ‘buckle down’ and do well in my GCSEs and A-Levels”.
CAMBRIDGE – Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Once again, students had the opportunity to visit Cambridge University – opening their eyes to the wider world of academia and encourage young people to think about their future plans. Russell Group universities require top grades at not only A Level but also GCSE. The day consisted of an introduction to higher education, a tour at Pembroke College including their chapel (built after the Civil War by Christopher Wren) and a visit to St. John’s College Library. Student feedback included: “It was a taste of higher education, informed us of courses on offer and gave us a chance to see a university. It inspired me to do well giving me the option of a good university – it was insightful” and another commented “was not considering university before the trip but now I am”.