More able students from Upton Court Grammar School met a representative from the University of Oxford on Thursday 8 March, discussing opportunities at the world famous educational establishment. Dr Joe Organ of Brasenose College, Oxford, inspired the 13 – 15 year old students to set their sights high and aim to join similar Universities in the future. Students learned about degrees on offer, entry procedures and structure of lessons, as well as life as a student in Oxford.
Each year, a number of students from Upton Court Grammar School join Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and other Russell Group Universities in a range of courses such as Medicine, Law and Engineering. Dr Organ spoke in particular about former UCGS student, James Roper, who joined Brasenose College, Oxford in 2016 to read Mathematics, having gained three A* grades in A Levels.
Head of Upton Court Grammar School, Mark Pritchard, said “Many of our students aspire to attending the best universities in the world and we are proud that we prepare them to do so. We are grateful to Dr Organ for meeting and working with our students to help them to prepare for applying for higher education courses."
The year 9 and 10 students will visit Oxford in the summer.