Three of our A Level students are celebrating
after being accepted onto the prestigious Oxford Pathways Programme.
The Pathways Programme is an initiative
co-ordinated by the Colleges of the University of Oxford, with support from the
The programme aims to provide information,
advice and guidance on higher education and Oxford University for academically
able students, giving them the exclusive opportunity to experience life at one
of the top universities in the country.
Willow Rolls previously attended Rivers
Academy (West London) and is studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Further
Maths. She decided to choose Strode’s as
her specialist sixth form college because she was excited about the
opportunities we have to offer and felt she was ready to leave the school
environment behind her.
Willow, found out about the programme through
our ‘A*spire Programme’ which is designed to support students with three or
more A Grade GCSEs on exceling within their academic studies. Willow plans to
read either Biochemistry or Biomedicine at university and hopes to find a
possible career in medical research.
Turcsi previously attended Waldergrave School for Girls in Twickeham. Kerry decided to study her A Level at Stode’s
after attending a Strode’s Open Evenings as she felt the college offered the
course combination she wanted (A Level Biology, Chemistry and History) and had
a great atmosphere and staff.
Kerry took part in a biochemistry taster day
at Oxford University, which gave her the opportunity to attend lectures, have a
tour of the college campus, talk to current students and receive advice on how
to make a competitive application.
Aftab, who attended one of our partner schools (Matthew Arnold), also received
a place on the Pathways Programme.
Romaan also found out about the pathway
through our ‘A*spire Programme’ and applied on-line. During his application he answered a number
of questions about his GCSE grades, his current studies and his plans for the
Romaan is currently studying Maths, Chemistry
and English Literature here at Strode’s and he plans to study English at