Local High School Pupils Gain Insight into Prestigious Universities at Cronton Sixth Form
Pupils from Wade Deacon High School, The Grange School, and St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning, had the opportunity to gain an insight into life at some of the country’s top universities, as part of Cronton Sixth Form College’s Prestigious Universities Programme.
The event is open to high achieving pupils with aspirations to one day study at an elite university such as Oxford and Cambridge. Presentations, talks and taster sessions are held at the College to provide knowledge on what it takes to become a student at these institutions.
Head of the Prestigious Universities Programme, Dr Luke MacMahon, welcomed the talented pupils before discussing entry requirements and providing application advice. The pupils then enjoyed two course taster sessions, choosing from Science for Medicine, English Literature, Maths, History and Psychology, with the aim to help pupils prepare for future study in these areas.
Five current students from Pembroke College, Oxford, also gave a talk to pupils, providing a first-hand account of what life and study is like at two of the most respected universities in the world.
Beth Manning, a former student at Wade Deacon and Cronton Sixth Form, also gave a presentation to pupils about how to choose A level subjects, and what prestigious universities are looking for as part of their admissions process.
Following the event, each of the pupils were awarded participatory certificates, and had the opportunity to talk with the university students one to one.
Dr Luke MacMahon said, “The Prestigious Universities Programme was set up at Cronton Sixth Form College to provide support, skills and experiences for both our students and gifted pupils from local high schools.
“It is fantastic that we have such strong partnerships with Oxford University. I would like to thank the university students who attended the event; they provided the pupils with valuable knowledge into life at a prestigious university.”