20th September 2021
On Saturday 18th September, our 5th Form and Sixth Form pupils visited Oxford University as part of our Oxbridge programme. During the visit, they were warmly welcomed by former IB pupil Marcus who has just started his BA in History and Politics.
Whilst there, pupils explored the University, including a trip up the many stairs leading to the University Church Tower which offers a birds-eye view across the historic city. Pupils then visited the famous Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre. The Bodleian Library is one of the largest in the world, holding over 13 million items, and the 500 year old Sheldonian Theatre is a stunning university landmark. To finish, pupils were able to visit three different Oxford Colleges, offering pupils an insight into university life: St Catherine’s, St John’s and St Hilda’s, which all offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Growth and development of our pupils is a key part of the our vision here at King Edward’s, and this is reflected in our recent Upper Sixth Form development, which aims to deliver a soft introduction to independent living.
Our dedicated Oxbridge programme supports pupils’ applications to the Oxbridge Colleges, whilst our Head of Careers and Higher Education Mrs Davies works closely with pupils to support them with their future careers pathways.
Both pupils and staff had a wonderful and inspirational day and we would like to thank Mrs Phillips for arranging a wonderful trip.