Y10’s take part in Academic Insight Day

Y10’s take part in Academic Insight Day

Written by Mr K-K Careers Leader & KS4 Academic Mentor

On Thursday 8th of February, fifteen of our aspiring Year 10 students took part in an Academic Insight Day at Exeter College. This was a fantastic event where students were able to learn about what Exeter College has to offer.

The day has fantastically organised and comprised of the following activities:

Reach Academy Talk from Dr Martin Gilbert. This was a presentation about the Reach Academy (Entrance criteria of mainly 7-9s at GCSE) which is a unique initiative for Exeter College’s most academically gifted students, a fantastic addition to their CV!

An A Level talk from Exeter College’s Assistant Principal Billie Stokes. Our students were amazed at the wide range of choice and amazing results that their students achieve. In addition students also received a detailed presentation outlining university life and how to apply.

Orientation quiz, where students were able to explore the city campus.

International Baccalaureate talk from Jan England who co-ordinates the course.

Our students were also able to participate in an interactive, thought-provoking debate. “Should museum artefacts from the colonial past be returned to their countries of origin.” Opinions were somewhat divided on this fascinating subject and the experience of taking part in the debate left quite an impression on our Year 10 students.

The students all thoroughly enjoyed the day, with many of them hoping to go to join Exeter College, upon completion of Year 11. We would like to thank Exeter for hosting the day, my only regret being that I could not take more students on the trip!