Year 12 Higher Education Event Series

Year 12 students at the University of Worcester

Higher education has been a key focus in Year 12, with a series of events designed to help students make important decisions about their future study and career plans.

The school’s annual information evening was held at the end of June, featuring guest speaker, Llinos Angharad Williams from Bangor University.

Her talk included a comprehensive overview of how to apply to university and went on to cover the key aspects of student fees and finance.

Following on from this, the sixth formers were taken to the UCAS Birmingham Higher Education Exhibition at the NEC, which provided the ideal platform for them to engage with hundreds of university representatives, as well as employers, and gap year specialists.

Next on the list was a trip to the University of Worcester, a popular choice of destination with Bridgnorth Endowed School students.

Here, they had the opportunity to find out more about university life, access information on accommodation, and tour the university campus. During the visit, they were also invited to take part in a taster session of their choice, from courses across all disciplines.

Year 12 student, Harry Jones, chose the courtroom taster, dressing up in a wig and gown and role-playing a court case involving a robbery that resulted in an accidental murder. Harry reported that he’s not sure what he wants to do yet but really enjoyed the experience.

Another student, Joe Friebel, opted for forensics, which went into DNA and how to work out who your parents are. It also explored shoe patterns and how they are used to solve crimes. The group even went into a mock crime scene and looked at the different methods used to solve crimes.

Joe really enjoyed the session and said, although he is hoping to go into engineering, it was good to get an insight into other courses.

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