Cockshut Hill School’s careers and HE programme supports students to aim high
All year 9s join a university trip
Year 9 learners from Cockshut Hill School in Birmingham visited Keble College, Oxford as part of an outreach event run by the prestigious university.
It was one of five university visits arranged by Cockshut Hill this month for its ongoing careers and Higher Education programme designed to inspire learners to be ambitious and aim high when they leave school. It comes as the learners prepare to choose their GCSE options and embark on their next stage of education.
During the visit to Keble, learners were given a presentation about top universities from Outreach Officer India Collins-Davies, which included information on how to apply and sources of grants and funding.
They were given a tour of the university site and were able to take in the wonderful historic surroundings including the chapel, library and dining hall, which featured in the Harry Potter films.
Other university visits – available to all year 9 learners free of charge – included Birmingham University, Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University.
Year 9 learner Abu commented: “I really enjoyed the trip to Keble College and seeing the iconic buildings and all the history, it has made me think that I would like to look into going to a university!”
Jason Bridges, Principal, Cockshut Hill School, part of Summit Learning Trust, said: “At Cockshut Hill School we aim to open our learners’ eyes to the world of opportunities available when they leave school, and our careers and high education programme introduces them to a wide range of pathways. Visits like these to universities are really important to inspire our learners, and to show them that with hard work and determination they can seize the opportunities, whatever their background.”