Eleven Year 10 pupils wrote exceptional applications to attend a Humanities taster day at
Christchurch College, Oxford University.
We enjoyed a packed day which began with a talk about life at Oxford University and how a degree can open so many doors. Pupils were surprised to learn how versatile Humanities subjects are and that they can lead to jobs in an almost limitless number of fields. We had an opportunity to ask questions to Oxford University students who shared tips on how to revise and maintain a healthy balance of work and socialising.
A highlight of the day was lunch in the dining hall which we accessed via the staircase from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In the afternoon, pupils engaged in three workshops: modern poetry; ancient Greek archaeology; and urban planning. Finally, a tour of the college, including some pupils’ first ever visit to a cathedral (the Year 10 historians in the group even noticed the Romanesque architecture that they have learnt about in their Norman England lessons).
Overall, the day was such a special experience for the pupils and has further inspired them to aim high, work hard and apply for places at the best universities in the country.