The Norfolk Summer School provides a range of activities to help prepare candidates for their university interviews. These include an initial one to one consultation, sessions on interview practice and a chance to see a university-style interview with feedback and recommendations for improvement.
ADVICE FROM EXPERTS
The timetable also includes advice from external speakers. Our Summer School aims to incorporate advice on student finance, gap years and UCAS by welcoming external speakers. Participating sixth form students also have opportunities to take part in interesting debates on selected topics and a chance to speak to current university students over lunch or morning coffee.
Participants will be exposed to university style subject tutorials in which they are given the opportunity to hone their subject knowledge and to chat to an expert in their field. Participants will also hear from university admissions tutors, who will give advice on how to navigate the application process and, in particular, how to adapt their personal statements to their specific subjects.
Much of the subject teaching is done by Norwich School staff and past Summer School participants, many of whom are now either undergraduates or postgraduates at some of the UK’s leading universities, including Cambridge and Oxford.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
As well as academic support and advice following mock interview practice, students also hear about the practicalities of dealing with student finance, of applying to European Universities, of applying to Maastricht and going Dutch with their studies, US Universities and how to get the most out of a gap year.