Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been gearing up for university life thanks to a special course organised by staff during the coronavirus lockdown.
Form tutors and other teaching staff at Rydal Penrhos put together an exciting schedule for their Classroom to Campus course, which runs over a three-week period either side of the half-term break.
This has been implemented with a view to providing Year 13 pupils with all the necessary information they need to prepare them for the next stage of the education at universities across the country and beyond.
Elements such as clearing, emotional wellbeing, university seminars and an introduction to writing report-style assignments were covered during week one.
Researching and presentations were also popular modules from the first week of the course, in addition to the session entitled “making referencing easy”.
There was also a creative writing workshop, an introduction to Spanish and “the world according to Physics” for Sixth Formers to get their teeth into.
The Classroom to Campus has plenty of exciting sessions planned for week two, including Human Health, Precision medicine, Genetic disorders – the next step, Using Microsoft Forms and similar for gathering research data, learning about development – what do we need to understand?, Basic Household Budgeting for non-mathematicians and the ir/relevance of biographical context to the understanding of literary texts.
Sally-Ann Harding, senior school head of Rydal Penrhos, said: “This initiative has been extremely well received by our Sixth Formers, and I would like to thank our staff for going above and beyond the call of duty once again during the coronavirus lockdown to ensure our pupils get the best education possible in difficult circumstances.
“It is undoubtedly a stressful time for our Year 13 group, but they have conducted themselves exceptionally throughout and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is enormously proud of them.”
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