Issued: September 26, 2016
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Students visit Cambridge university
Students at Debden Park High School, Loughton, are enjoying a programme that involves linking with Russell Group universities.
Last week 15 students from Debden Park, and 13 students from King Harold Academy in Waltham Abbey, visited Emanuel College, Cambridge.
The trip was aimed at students that won the Headteacher’s award last year and students from Year 10.
They learnt about university life and spoke to former students.
They also found out about how finances can be managed and the A-Level choices they would make for the degree subjects of their choice as well as the extra-curricular schemes they would have to participate in to make a successful application.
The work at Cambridge University is part of a programme currently running at Debden Park to build on the fantastic GCSE results and the expected results in the Sixth Form.
Director of the Most Able, John Shepley, said: “At our last OFSTED inspection in 2013 we were asked to develop the provision for our Most Able learners.
"Over the last three years we have worked hard and seen sustained rises in the outcomes for our students, particularly those at the top end.
"The work we have done has really paid off. Our last results saw almost a quarter of students achieve five or more A/A*.
"The Cambridge programme, amongst the others we run, is one of a number of schemes which aim to get our students in the best Universities in the world.
"Over the course of the last term we have visited King’s College London, the University of Warwick and Cambridge.
"We look forward to hosting Cambridge University at Debden Park in October to offer to support to our sixth form students who will be writing UCAS applications."