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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Oxbridge Evening and English Workshops

Parents of girls in Years 10-12 were invited to learn about applying to Oxbridge from Admissions tutors at Cambridge and Oxford.

Parents of girls in Years 10-12 were invited to attend an Oxbridge Evening in January. Dr Curran, from Trinity College in Oxford, and Dr Woodman from Robinson College in Cambridge, spoke to parents about the requirements, the pitfalls, and the myths behind applying to these two prestigious universities.

Earlier in the day, Dr Curran and her husband, Dr Rounce, from Nottingham University, ran sessions with the A level English students. The AS group enjoyed some insights about Emily Dickinson poetry, and the A level group enjoyed a session on King Lear. Dr Curran said, 'The girls were articulate, brilliant, engaged and very sophisticated.' It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get a taste of University style teaching, and they clearly relished it. Dr Curran is an ex-pupil of the Headmaster, Mr Whelpdale, who taught her history when he was at St Michael's in North London.