Many universities, including those in the national top 20, run schemes for higher-attaining students of all ages where they can study at a high level and get an idea of university life. Many of these have to be applied for and there are more people who want to be involved than there are places, but they are fantastic opportunities. Priority is often given to students who meet specific criteria, such as being in receipt of ‘Pupil Premium’ or whose parents did not go to university, but we would encourage any interested student to make an application. Miss Arscott will aim to let relevant students know, but please see her if you find a scheme that you would like to apply for. Some relevant links are below:
There are also essay-writing competitions, every year, usually for students in year 12 - see below for a selection of links. Questions are usually published in the Autumn, with deadlines in the Spring. Please see Miss Arscott if you would like to enter.
https://thercs.org/youth-and-education/the-queens-commonwealth-essay-competition/ (for students in a range of year groups)