A group of Year 11 students visited Oxford University to take part in New College’s ‘Step Up to Oxford’ access scheme. They learnt about what it might be like to study at Oxford University and were given a tour of the various colleges. They also met with current undergraduates for a Q&A session and did a workshop on A-level choices.
New College’s ‘Step Up to Oxford’ access scheme is a three year programme for students at state schools. The programme continues into Years 12 and 13 at Newman College with workshops led by New College staff and undergraduates.
Peter Shears, Senior Teacher with responsibility for More Able Students, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to give our students. They discovered that a place at Oxford University is achievable as long as they work hard and are passionate about the subject they intend to study.”
Maria, a student in Year 11 who went on the trip said: “It was a wonderfully eye-opening experience. All the people who were giving us information or taking us around were very friendly and approachable. The atmosphere was really positive and the whole trip was unforgettable!”