A GROUP of students from South Bromsgrove High School were given a taste of ‘Oxbridge life’ when they spent the day at Trinity College, Oxford.
The visit was the culmination of six weeks work the students had put in as part of the Brilliant Club project, which had been kindly funded by the Bromsgrove Rotary Club.
After a day’s initiation at Warwick University the students met weekly with researcher Helen Curley to learn about her work in the data analysis of cancer samples. Doing their own analysis the students each submitted a 2,000 word essay which would be marked to university standard.
Many were extremely pleased to receive first class or 2i (upper-second) grades.
To celebrate their achievements the students were invited to Trinity College along with schools from Birmingham and London which also participated in the project. Certificates were presented and the students got the chance to tour the college and ask questions of current students.
Headteacher Chris Smith, who is also a former Keble College student, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for our students to have their aspirations raised and think about aiming for the very highest in the future.
“We are very proud of their success and the visit was just reward for their hard work.”