A group of Year 10 boys and girls visited Pembroke College, Oxford on Tuesday.
They were welcomed to Pembroke by access officer, Kirsty Simpson and then given a tour of the beautiful college and its grounds.
The pupils had the opportunity to speak to current Pembroke first-year students about the experience of studying at Oxford University.
It was incredibly useful for the pupils to learn about all aspects of student life, from finances; to the common room; to the events committee; academics and most importantly, the food!
After a warm welcome, the pupils arrived at the Pichette auditorium for an academic session with English Literature Professor, Dr Ushashi Dasgupta.
The pupils had the opportunity to think about characters from 19th Century Literature and how the writers had created particular impressions.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch in the dining hall, which was adorned with portraits of famous alumni.
The Oxford Explained talk was next and Kirsty helped to dispel some of the myths about Oxford and also guided students through each stage of the application process.
After this, we took a stroll through Oxford and took some photos outside the famous Radcliffe Camera, part of Oxford's Bodleian library.
Miss Davenport became nostalgic as we passed her old college, Mansfield, on the way to the department of Earth Sciences. Here the students learned about why diamonds are a poorer investment than gold!
It was an educational day for all and the weather was glorious throughout.