On 25 January, all of our GCSE students went on a day trip to Cambridge to attend the Subject Matter talk.
The talk, which is organised by the University of Cambridge, advises GCSE students on their choice of A-Level subjects. As all selective universities look for specific A-Levels, there are specific combinations that suit a particular degree the most. Our students had the opportunity to hear right from the source which are the most beneficial subject choices for their preferred degrees, such as law, medicine, or engineering.
The session lasted three hours and involved a student life talk, an academic taster lecture, and a comprehensive subject advice session. Our students were particularly enthralled by the real Cambridge lecture. It focussed on new scientific methods in archaeology, discussing everything from studying the DNA of Roman gladiators to working out the dates of ancient volcanic eruptions using tree rings. One more reason to apply to Cambridge – the lectures are fascinating!