More than 50 high achieving students from 5 schools across the Red Kite Alliance enjoyed an insight into the world of Oxford and Cambridge University when Prince Henry’s organised an Oxbridge Information Evening for the group.

After an introduction about Admissions from Dr Richard Earl, from Worcester College, Oxford, the Sixth Formers had the opportunity to talk to a range of current and former students from both Oxford and Cambridge. The discussions covered a range of topics, from medicine and teaching, to life in college, life after Oxbridge and insights into individual courses.

Ellen Wardman, Year 12, who attended the evening, said “It was a great opportunity not only for learning from other students’ experiences, but asking people who work there questions too.”

“The extra curricular opportunities we can offer our students are a very important part of Sixth Form life.” said Claire Willis, Head of Sixth Form at Prince Henry’s. “High achieving students such as these may not have had the chance to find out what life at Oxford and Cambridge is really like and this event gave them the opportunity to dig deep into it, with people who know it inside out.”

The Red Kite Oxbridge Evening is just one opportunity offered to students in Prince Henry’s Sixth Form. Others include trips and talks from Universities across the country, careers advice including Careers Fairs, advice on Universities, Apprenticeships and employment opportunities and a bespoke series of workshops and talks delivered on PHSE Days.