Two students from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form have been successful in securing places on a prestigious Summer School run by Christ’s College Cambridge. Universities offer residential experiences to students who are interested in going on to study for degrees and they usually involve students staying in a College or Hall of Residence, and working with leading Academics on a short project. The students will join the BioChemistry and Law workshops and will be based in one of Christ’s Colleges (Sidney Sussex or Murray Edwards) and will get a taste of life as an Undergraduate at Cambridge.
The programme includes a variety of masterclasses given by Cambridge University researchers, an opportunity to get to know Cambridge, information about making an application to Cambridge and a chance to meet current Cambridge students. There are also lots of activities to give them a taste of student life. After the Summer School, the Colleges provide continuing support during Year 12 and there is a follow-up Summer School at the end of Year 12 to which they are automatically invited.
The students have done extremely well to be awarded places on the scheme. Competition was fierce, with students from all over the country applying for a limited number of places. We are looking forward to hearing about their experiences when they return to join the Sixth Form in September.
This success follows the news that one of our Year 10 girls has been awarded a place to join a Materials Science Summer School which is run as part of a programme to encourage girls to consider degrees and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. The INSPIRE scheme is offered by the E-Trust, which promotes careers in Science and Engineering.
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The Yare Education Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 10301555. The registered office is at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS. (Telephone - 01603 497711)