Year 9, 10 and 12 students attended sessions delivered by a member of Oxford University’s widening participation team on Tuesday. Following on from our year 11 and 12 visit to St. Edmund’s Hall, one of the oldest Oxford Colleges, it was Luke’s turn to visit Sandiacre.

During tailored sessions for each year group, Luke provided insight into what it is like to study at a top ranked global university and also gave support to year 12 students considering applying for Oxbridge.

As always our students from each year group impressed with their engagement, listening carefully and asking thoughtful questions.

We are always keen to promote aspiration for all of our students linked to their individual ambitions. We have three ex students currently studying at Oxbridge and the message is clear; if you are passionate about a subject and prepared to work really hard and accept the support on offer, studying at the very best universities is possible.

Continuing careers support and guidance

Every year 10 student will receive ongoing careers education in relation to potential careers, apprenticeships, training and further education during July and when they enter year 11, including at least one careers interview.

Year 12 have a week of work experience and two visits to universities during the same month and will receive substantial support for higher education, apprenticeship and employment applications throughout year 13.