Issued: January 23, 2016
Students take part in university workshops and college taster day
More than 200 Debden Park High School students took part in workshops run by Cambridge University.
The aim of the sessions was to give students the opportunity to think about life after A-Levels and ask questions to a member of a Russell Group University.
Students from KS3 had an opportunity to find out what life at university is like, how university differs to school, why people go to university and the subjects they can study.
The students were also able to gather information on careers and take part in a question and answer session.
While Year 10 went a step further and got a chance to look at subjects choices in more detail, and how this might impact on the A-Level courses, Year 11 and 12 students could speak informally to a representative from Cambridge and ask questions about their current plans as part of the Sixth Form Taster Day.
John Shepley, Director of the Most Able at Debden Park High School, said: "The day was a huge success and further strengthened the school's ties with top universities."
Meanwhile Debden Park High School students attended a Taster Day at Epping Forest College (Thursday, January 14).
The day was aimed at students whose futures will lead them to college rather than Sixth Form.
The school's careers advisor, Jaci Hammond, organised the day for 50 students who experienced a range of taster courses.
Students chose the areas they wanted to work in and were given personalised timetables.
Ms Hammond said: "They returned to school incredibly enthusiastic about the day, with a really clear view of what they want to do with their futures."