University Taster Days

Elizabethan Academy’s Gifted and Talented Year 9 students spent the day at York University and got a taste of what their future may hold!

Throughout the day students attended thought provoking lectures and were given an insight into what studying at university would involve by student ambassadors who spoke passionately about their experiences at York.

Henry and Tabitha Wilson were very impressed at what York and the Russell Group of Universities had to offer.  Henry said “it’s made me realise that I have to work hard if I want to get into a good university when I leave sixth form”.  Tabitha said “I was amazed at the size of the campus and what actually is available to students.  It’s really made me think about what I want to study and which university I want to attend”.

Principal, Christine Horrocks, said “the aim of the scheme is to inspire our students to think about university early.  We have asked all students to ‘aim high’ this year and realise their potential, which is exactly what we are doing through our ‘Aspire to Achieve’ message”.

As part of The Elizabethan’s programme to support and challenge its brightest students, a group of Year 10s attended lectures at Cambridge University last month.  Will Spiers said “I found the whole experience fascinating, seeing what life as a Cambridge student has to offer.  I now know the sort of grades I need… and that attending one of Britain’s top universities is a real possibility.”