Year 12 visit to King's College Cambridge
On Tuesday 3 March Mrs Hill and Mrs Turner took a group of Year 12 students to visit King's College at the University of Cambridge.
This was a fantastic opportunity for students to gain an insight into life at one of the world's top ranked universities, and to get some guidance on life in further education.
The aim of the day was to allow students to gain an insight into what it would be like to study there. After an early start the group arrived at King’s College and their first activity was an undergraduate workshop on Human Social and Political Sciences or a session on Natural Sciences.
Students and staff were then treated to lunch in the King's Hall and then a tour of the college which included the library and the chapel. Current King’s students then took part in a Q&A session where our students had the opportunity to ask them what it was really like to be student at Cambridge!
The final session of the day was delivered by Dr Caro Schade a Senior Admissions and Outreach Officer who talked to the group about the application process and gave some useful advice and tips about what to include in a personal statement. Ben Young went on the visit and thought it was well worth going on the trip: "It was a unique and enjoyable experience to visit King’s because of the incredible prestige and beauty of the college and the university. As always, it was very useful to be given more information on how to boost our chances of reaching a top university like Cambridge."
On behalf of the staff and students, the Academy would like to thank the King's College Outreach Team and their students for organising the day and their hospitality.
We look forward to some of our students applying to Cambridge in October 2020.