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Gifted students experience top university first hand

Gifted and talented students at Clarendon Sixth Form College visited one of the top universities in the country to find out more about life as an undergraduate.

A-level Biology students took the trip to the University of Leeds on Wednesday 16th January to take part in a range of activities to support their progression.

They toured the university and the faculty of biology’s extensive facilities. They also met current undergraduates who talked about their time at the university along with a PHD tutor who conducted a ‘study skills’ session with the students.

The trip is part of Clarendon Sixth Form College’s ‘futures’ programme which puts exceptional A-level students onto a bespoke tutorial programme and provides assistance with applications to top universities.

Angela Pearson, curriculum leader at Clarendon Sixth Form College organised the trip and said: “The visit was an eye opener for the students as this was probably the first time that they had such an in-depth look at university study. The tour of the campus and its amazing facilities gave them a really good idea of their options. The futures programme is the best way for us to identify and develop our most talented students who, with the help of the programme, could go on to become leaders in their field.”

The University of Leeds is one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK and the faculty of biology has been ranked sixth in the UK for the impact of its research work.

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