S6C students experience student life at Oxford University

Year 12 student, Skye Whyntie, shares with us the students’ experience of visiting Oxford and learning about becoming an Oxford University student.

“On Thursday 15th March 12 students from the College went on a trip to the city of Oxford. Elli Burton, Nya Furber, Laura Hesp, Elona Hutchins, Kiri Ingle, Wojciech Kozakowski, Seona Mauchline, Amelia Reynolds, Skye Whyntie, Rachel Day, Celine Werlen and Lucy Howells visited Merton College and St Peter’s College to experience the type of place the students study and live in. The tour guides, one of which was former S6C student Lara Gardiner, then answered the students queries about the college which ranged from the amount of work to the city night life. The first college was one of the oldest that Oxford University own. The students were amazed by the beautiful architecture and gardens which make the college seem idyllic. The second college was more modern which suited some of the students more. They could see for themselves the environment many of the students spend the majority of their time in and were given more information of the importance of the chapels on each college site.

The Bodleian library was stunning and all enjoyed witnessing the setting of some of the Harry Potter scenes. The students were then able to experience Oxford for themselves and explored the high streets and the different markets within it. Before returning to College, students visited Blackwells Bookshop or photography shop which Mr Eno thoroughly enjoyed.”

Skye studies Geography, History and English Language and also does the Extended Project Qualification. She is part of our Aspire to Excellence programme which supports students to apply to top universities and competitive courses.

Lara Gardiner completed her studies at S6C in Summer 2017 and was the first student from S6C to gain a place at an Oxbridge university. Lara is studying History at Oxford University. Of the students who secured university places last year, a fifth went to Russell Group universities with students going to the University of Exeter, Cardiff University and the University of Southampton.

S6C students were also successful in gaining places on competitive degree subjects including Early Years Development and Learning at Norland College, Paramedic Science, Primary Education, Adult Nursing, Computer Science and Dietetics.

For more on our achievements, click here: http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/about-s6c/our-achievements/