9 June 2016

Image of Prestigious Summer School Places Make Kyle's CV Even Stronger for University

With university being the next step for the vast majority of our students, the two words ‘UCAS Application’ are never far from thought.

The process of applying to university begins as soon as our current crop of first years land back at The Sixth Form College as second years in September with the assistance and support of their Personal & Guidance Tutors, and the summer after sitting the AS Level exams is the ideal opportunity to build up the ammunition to make a CV stand above the rest.

Honours Programme student, Kyle Dean, is one such first year who is taking advantage of his summer break.

Former of Calday Grange Grammar School, Kyle, has been selected for places on two prestigious residential summer schools at both Queen’s University Belfast and Lancaster University.

Over the two four-day campus visits to the universities, Kyle will further his knowledge and grounding in all four of his chosen A Level subjects, with the course in Lancashire being centred on Economics and the Northern Ireland visit drawing on Law, History and Government & Politics in a ‘Conflict Transformation’ school.

Lancaster University campus


Kyle said: “Both summer schools should be great experiences. I hope that they’ll look really good on my UCAS Application, as I’m looking at focusing on Economics at university, but also, having looked at the itineraries for both summer schools, they both have fun-looking and interesting topics to cover.”

Aiming for A grades come the August results, Kyle’s résumé is already looking impressive, with the two summer schools at the end of June and the start of July set to boost his profile even further.

Through studying Law, Kyle has had the opportunity to be part of the college’s Bar Mock Trial Team that won the regional competition against strong local grammar school rivals before going on to the national final at the Old Bailey in London. His entry into the Citizenship Foundation’s Court Reporter competition was shortlisted for the national prize and was highly commended by Joshua Rozenberg QC, the only full-time journalist to have been appointed an honourary Queen’s Counsel.

The 17-year-old is also taking part in the National Citizen Service this summer, which The Sixth Form College promotes and supports through our Enrichment programme that encourages volunteering and activities outside of the classroom.

Kyle said: “Law has been a subject that I’ve particularly liked but I’ve enjoyed all my time at college. I definitely made the right choice in coming here.”

Eying a 2017 place at University College London to study European Social and Political Science, Kyle said: “I’d like to go into investment banking. I know it’s a difficult area to get into but I think that everything that I’m doing now can only put me in the best possible position to succeed at university and beyond.”

More students went on to study Law at university from The Sixth Form College last year than any other Wirral school, and was the most popular choice of destination course for our graduates. To learn more about studying Law at The Sixth Form College, click here.
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