Cambridge Open Day

Aspiring Oxbridge students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull attended an Open Day at the University of Cambridge last week.

Modern Language students at Cambridge

A group of 11 students from the Modern Languages department visited the Modern Languages Open Day to attend a range of lectures ranging from Learning a Language from Scratch, the Spanish Civil War, The Year Abroad to sessions on Linguistics. A highlight of the day was lunch in a college at either Magdalene, Corpus Christi or Clare College.

The Open Day has provided great inspiration to students who are considering making an application. The College has had great success in placing modern foreign language students on courses at Cambridge in the past. Indeed, this year two students are hoping to take up offers at Churchill College, Cambridge. Megan Bache has an offer to study French & German, while Esther Hurst has been offered a place to study French & Spanish.

Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages is Beverley Hodson. She commented:

“It was very useful and interesting day and some of the students are considering applying there. By visiting the Open Day, the students can see that while aiming for a place at Cambridge is challenging, it is also within their capabilities.”

The Modern Foreign Languages department offers four languages at A level: French, German, Russian and Spanish.

21 March 2017