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Cambridge University Talk

Our Year 10 Gifted and Talented group of students attended a presentation in January by the University of Cambridge on ‘Applying to Cambridge’. They were joined by fellow Year 10 Gifted and Talented students from St Aloysius College, Highbury Grove and Highbury Fields School, these schools along with Central Foundation Boys’ School form the Islington Consortium (IC6).

The aim of the session was to alter the students’ initial perceptions of the university – that it is impossible for most people to gain entry to. The guest speaker himself studied at the university and so demonstrated how people from all walks of life could find themselves at Cambridge.

His time at the university offered a valuable insight into education at the school. He provided a lot of useful information about student accommodation, financial support, degree choices and the application process. It left a lot for the students to consider and at the end of the lecture it was clear that Cambridge University was no longer seen as too intimidating to consider applying to.

These informative sessions on higher education will continue when the same students visit Corpus Christi College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, this March.

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