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Year 12 explore further education possibilities at Oxbridge Conference

Year 12 explore further education possibilities at Oxbridge Conference

Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to discover more about their further education options thanks to a special trip.

The Year 12 group attended the North West Oxbridge Conference earlier this month to aid them with their application process and to find out about the wealth of opportunities available at both universities.

Each pupil had the chance to attend a selection of more than 30 lectures throughout the day, while admissions tutors, academic staff and current undergraduates from both universities were also on hand to answer pupils' questions.

Among the hot topics up for discussion at the conference included; Courses available at Oxford and Cambridge, Applying to Oxford and Cambridge, including Student Life, Making a competitive application, Student finance and careers, in addition to a Teachers and Higher Education Advisors forum.

The conferences are designed to bring up-to-date information about courses, the application process, and admissions procedures at both universities, and they are aimed at Year 12 pupils who have completed their GCSE examinations (or equivalent) and are now undertaking further study.

This is the latest in a series of educational visits put on by Head of Careers Mike Farnell throughout the academic year, which gives each Sixth Form pupil the best possible preparation ahead of an extremely important stage of their overall development.

Rydal Penrhos’ Lower Sixth Form is a strong year group where over a quarter are preparing for a possible Oxbridge application.

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