Year 11 Step Up To University Choices

36 students from Year 11 visited New College, Oxford, on Tuesday 5 March as part of their ongoing Step Up programme.

Invited to join a programme to prepare them to support high level university applications, students found out about different Oxford courses from current undergraduates and tutors, about entry requirements, gap years, and building personal statements.

During the day they also visited St Catherine’s College and Jesus College, for a better idea of how colleges vary.

They also discussed choosing A levels to help prepare for specific university courses – particularly relevant at the moment as, after their Spring mocks, students go on to Sixth Form interviews.

The programme continues into Year 12, as students have workshops and guidance on building independent reading, writing personal statements and so on.

Oxford Spires thanks staff and students at New College for their ongoing support of our able students!