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
During the week you'll have access to a range of onsite and remote activities, including in-depth subject seminars taught at university level, interview practice and personal statement advice.The remote timetable also includes advice from external speakers and group talks on student finance, studying abroad and gap years. 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 about their experiences.
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.
Sample Timetable 2022
Saturday 9th July - Introduction session subject tutorials and lectures
Wednesday 13th July - Practice interview sessions
Saturday 16th July - Final subject tutorials, interview feedback and presentation of certificates
We offer teaching in a range of core subjects as standard, but can also cater for some of the more niche subjects not often offered by schools at A Level. If your chosen subject is not listed below, do be in touch and we will try our best to help!
Modern Foreign Languages
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.