25th March 2015
Writing: Niall Jones (Year 12)
Editing: Thomas Franks (Year 10)
For most of Challoner’s Sixth Form students, one of the biggest questions is what to study at university and where to go. Luckily this week saw not one but two information evenings illuminating the subject.
First was the Oxbridge Evening where Year 12 students from both Dr Challoner’s schools learnt about the admissions process from admission tutors from Oxford and Cambridge. Their talk was highly informative and emphasised the message that the most important thing to do is to choose a subject that fascinates you and will motivate you for at least three years. They also outlined the process of applying and busted several myths about the collegiate system.
Second came the Higher Education Evening, this time just for students of DCGS, which again outlined the process of applying to university. Talks were given by Mr Cavanagh, in charge of university applications, Mr Colquhoun, Head of Sixth Form, Elliott Christensen, a current Year 13 pupil, and Roderick Smith, Head of Admissions at Birmingham University. Their speeches were highly informative for all Year 12 students thinking of going to university and focused on UCAS and writing personal statements.
Both talks were incredibly useful and gave an important insight into one of the most important and challenging decisions that Challoner’s students have to make over the course of their education.