Sixth Form News

Mrs Wilson with this sixth form news:

“Year 12 attended the UCAS Exhibition at Manchester Central on Wednesday, 14th March. There were 200+ exhibitors and the place was buzzing with conversation. Our students spent the morning collecting information and talking to representatives from UK universities, gap year providers, apprenticeship firms and employers. They also attended seminars on a range of topics including student finance, studying abroad and post-degree career options. At the end of the day they were laden down with free promotional gifts (phone stands and clips, water bottles, pens, bags…) and very heavy prospectuses. Now the research and reading really begins in earnest as they try to narrow down their choices and firm up their plans. The Exhibition is a timely event to kick start this process and our Year 12s were very positive in their feedback about the day.

Yesterday (Wednesday 21st March), 15 Year 12 students, again accompanied by Mr Cropper and I, braved the biting wind and chilly temperatures to attend the North West Oxbridge Conference at Aintree Racecourse. I don’t think we’ve ever been to Aintree for one of these events and it hasn’t been bitterly cold! Thankfully, we were mainly indoors for a busy day of seminars on a range of themes including ‘Oxford and Cambridge Universities Explained’, ‘Making a Competitive Application’ and subject specific presentations. It provided our students with an opportunity to find out loads of information to get them thinking about the important choices they’ll make this summer and into the autumn. Even if they decide an Oxbridge application is not for them, the hints and tips they acquired on the day will be extremely useful for any university application. A good day was had by all. Mr Cropper and I could get used to Wednesdays out and about!

                                                                                                                                                                                               Year 12 Students at the Oxbridge Conference – smiling for the camera despite the bracing breeze!!”