We were delighted last week to welcome Charli Hopkins from Worcester College to work with 40 Year 12 students from across our Trust who may be considering an application to Oxford University next year.
In the first part of the session Charli outlined the application process and then encouraged students to challenge her about reasons why some students from Bradford may choose not to apply to Universities such as Oxford.
Students were then introduced to Oxplore, Oxford Universities "Big Think" website. In groups they were given a big question to answer, these questions being structured to replicate the kind of thinking Universities like Oxford will expect to see in both the interview and application form.
Our students engaged really well with this, enjoying the challenge and welcoming a chance to explore different ideas with students from across Beckfoot Trust Sixth Form.
The first of a full programme of events for students across the Beckfoot Trust Sixth Form, we will be ensuring that our students get every opportunity to achieve their potential.
Many thanks to all of the students who participated and to Charli for visiting.