University of Oxford
On 22nd January, nine of our most able Year 11 students were able to visit the University of Oxford as part of our Aiming Higher provision. During the experience, they had a tour of one of the many colleges which make up the University, were able to ask questions from current students and took part in some sessions aimed to show them what learning might look like at undergraduate level.
They got to experience a History taster lesson and an 'academic detective' session where they had to make judgements based on a range of evidence including an extract of language, historical documents, population and climate data and pictures of a landscape to work out which country they were actually looking at (it turned out to be Britain).
All students got a lot out of the visit and for some the visit had an even bigger impact; several of our Year 11s have since said they wish to aim to secure a place at Oxford and many others are seeing university study as part of their future plans.
Overall, our students were confident in sharing their ideas and were praised for their analytical skills and knowledge shown in their responses. They were a credit to themselves and the school and we look forward to hearing all about what they achieve in their lives to come.