Languages Open Day at Cambridge

Modern Languages students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull attended the Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics Open Day at the University of Cambridge last week.

The College has an excellent record of placing foreign language students at Cambridge and three former students, who are currently studying there, greeted our current students at the Open Day. Megan Bache (second year French and German), Esther Hurst (second year French and Spanish) and Nick Delaney (first year Chinese) talked to the current students about their experiences at Cambridge.

As well as the chance to talk to former students who have been in their shoes, our current students also had the opportunity to attend a variety of lectures on how to go about applying to Cambridge and learning a language from scratch. They also had a talk on the year abroad, plus sample lectures on linguistics and other topics. Highlights of the day included having lunch in some of Cambridge’s oldest colleges including King’s, Pembroke, Sidney Sussex, Fitzwilliam and St. Catharine’s.

Modern Languages Curriculum Leader Beverley Hodson commented:

“It was great to see how three of our former students are getting on at Cambridge. They shared their experience of Cambridge with a new crop of students and answered their questions. They provided insights that will really help our students decide whether they want to follow in their footsteps or not. If they decide they do want to make an Oxbridge application, they will benefit from the same support, including interview preparation, that past students had to get their places.”

The College offers four Modern Languages: French, German, Russian and Spanish, all available at A level.

20 March 2019