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Cambridge University Inspires Students to Aim for the Top

NPTC Group of Colleges welcomed back Dr Jonathan Padley, a widening participation officer from Churchill College at Cambridge University, for an inspiring presentation on how to apply to the leading University.

The high achieving A Level students from the Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend and Powys Seren Hub are being supported to achieve their academic potential and gain entry into leading universities with the session giving a valuable insight, help and guidance on the application process; how to write a show-stopping personal statement and what to expect in an interview at a top university such as Oxbridge.

NPTC Group of Colleges already has a successful and dedicated Sixth Form Academy, with a specialist Gifted and Talented Excellence (GATE) programme for those students who performed well at GCSE and hope to progress to leading Russel Group and Oxbridge universities. The programme offers a range of super curriculum activities designed to challenge and inspire students as well organised visits, specialists’ tutorials, and a range of unique enrichment options.

Kelly Fountain, Head of the Sixth Form Academy, said:

“Jonathan’s insight into the application process was inspired and I know will play an instrumental role in raising the aspirations and motivation of students when they apply to competitive universities. We ensure all our students receive the best advice and guidance needed as it is that time of year when students are applying to university and we have many highly talented students who could attend Russel Group universities with a number of students aiming for Oxford and Cambridge.”

She added:

‘’Our A Level pass rate has exceeded 99% for eleven years with 40 out of the 44 A Level subjects offered achieving a 100% pass rate.

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