Oxford University students visited Cronton Sixth Form College last week to share their experiences with gifted and talented pupils from across the region.
Aspiring pupils from year 10 at Wade Deacon, The Grange, Sir Thomas Boteler and St Gregory’s in Warrington attended a morning designed to inspire them to consider the countries most prestigious universities.
The year 10 pupils were treated to a presentation by Dr Luke MacMahon, who heads up the Prestigious University Programme at Cronton, speaking about the different opportunities and courses open to them and the applications procedure for Oxford and other elite universities.
This was followed by informative stories about what it is like to study at one of the most prestigious Universities in the World by the Oxford students.
Students then sampled academic taster sessions in subject such as Science for Medicine, English Literature, Maths, Psychology and History, after which they were able to ask questions of the Cronton tutors and Oxford students in an open forum.
Following this, in the afternoon, gifted and talented year 11 pupils from Widnes, Runcorn, Liverpool, Warrington and St Helens attended the College for an interactive question and answer session delivered by the Oxford students.
Dr Luke MacMahon said, “The Prestigious Universities Programme was set up at Cronton Sixth Form College three years ago to provide support, skills and experiences for students of Cronton Sixth Form and gifted and talented pupils from some of the local high schools starting with pupils in year nine.
“This presentation is one of the benefits the high achieving students can experience within the Prestigious University Programme and follows a really successful trip to Oxford University earlier this year. I would like to thank the Oxford students who attended the event; they provided our students with a fabulous insight into life at a prestigious university.”