Last Friday a group of 33 Y11s students went to Magdalen College at the University of Oxford in order to hear about the opportunities available to them.
Students were told about the process of applying to Oxford and had various myths dispelled including those about who belongs at Oxford.
They had a Q&A session with two current students, one of whom was a former Rawmarsh student who is now in his first year at Oxford.
This was followed by a tour of Magdalen where we saw the grand architecture of the college and some deer in the deer park. We were even joined by a robin at lunch in the hall.
After lunch, we heard about the whole process of applying to Oxford and what students should expect once they begin their chosen course.
We were then given a tour of Brasenose College to see the variety of experiences students can have at Oxford, depending on the college they find themselves at.
Our Y11s conducted themselves brilliantly. They were articulate and engaged exceptionally with the workshops, and student ambassadors.
At RCS we pride ourselves on producing able, qualified young people who know there are no limits to their ambitions so it was wonderful hear some of them say they want to attend Oxford in the future, because they understood that it was also a place for them.