Hackney to Oxford!
Hackney is buzzing after BSix college put them on the map with Oxford University through their end of course ‘Hackney University Extension’ residential held at partner institution, Pembroke College (University of Oxford.)
Eight students from Hackney sixth forms (BSix, Clapton Girls and Mossbourne) have now successfully completed their Extension programme with Oxford University. This award-winning programme has been run and organised by BSix and Pembroke College for the past decade!
The journey began when Pembroke College, Oxford University offered students the chance to undertake their acclaimed Humanities programme. This gave them an insight into the subject, university lectures and coursework, with a realistic overview of the possibilities available to them.
The end of course residential, gave the students the opportunity to utilise all the skills and knowledge gained from their lectures at Citibank which enabled them to work on their final project assignments. This also gave them an opportunity to receive feedback and recommendations from the academics at their awards ceremony. Two of BSix’s students were given high recognition for their work performance even though they had only attended the residential as part of Oxford’s Wild Card initiative. The celebrations continued as we also had one student from a Hackney school, receive feedback regarding the high standard of work they produced as part of their project.
The students also attended the prestigious end of programme “Joseph Owen Formal Dinner”; another insight into life at Oxford!
‘It has been amazing to run these programmes at BSix since February this year, to have been part of the student’s journey and to have seen them grow and flourish, not just in their academic learning, but in their confidence and social skills in environments which are not their comfort zone!’ Andrea MacLean, BSeven coordinator at BSix College.
BSix would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the universities that work tirelessly to ensure that the HUE programme is a success which is measurable by the progression of the students. We look forward to the 2018/19 Hackney Extension Programme which will have more courses and opportunities for students of BSix/local schools to engage in.