Last week, a group of year 11 students from Tuxford Academy visited Peterhouse College – the oldest of Cambridge University’s colleges. The college was founded in 1284 and is now a charitable institution dedicated to education and research across a broad spectrum of subjects.

Our students had a tour of the campus as well as participating in various workshops to help prepare them for their upcoming GCSEs and raise their aspirations.

The day began with workshops on socratic debate and creative writing. This gave students the chance to develop their oracy and planning skills, along with their confidence in both written and verbal communication.

They then moved on to mathematical problem solving, looking at different methods of solving algebraic formulae. This will complement their maths and science GCSE learning.

Finally, students took part in workshops which focused on metacognition, revision strategies and stress management. This will be valuable to students during both their coursework and in preparation for their GCSE examinations.

Thank you to Peterhouse College for the fantastic opportunity for our students to think about their future aspirations and how they can achieve these.