What is the time commitment?
The programme runs from the spring term in Year 8 to the summer term of Year 9. We ask for 100% attendance and commitment to the programme. We appreciate some dates may be difficult for you, please discuss with our Team in advance if you are unable to attend. If your child is absent for two or more sessions we may withdraw their place on the programme. The activities and work your child will be undertaking as part of the programme will not affect their current school work. We aim to avoid your child will being taken out of lessons during school time to attend the programme, but we may ask for a day of release from school for one day in year 9 as part of the Residential.
Who will my child be working with?
Sessions will be supported by our Student Mentors (they're easy to spot as they wear yellow t-shirts) who are all current Warwick Students all of which have a current DBS check. Academic taster sessions will be led by Warwick Academic Staff or PhD Students (students who have completed degrees and are now conducting research at the University) or Departmental Ambassador Students.
Academic taster sessions will be led by Warwick Academic Staff or PhD Students.
What does the programme involve?
Our campus days consist of a full and varied programme. The different academic sessions give students the exposure to a variety of new subject areas. The idea behind the programme is to fuel and nurture students interest in learning, to expand on their skills and for them to push themselves in a supportive environment. We will also include a non-academic team building activity at each on campus event and have University societies lead taster sessions where the young people get to try out something new, from dance, different sports and drama we aim to have a broad range of activities.
How will it benefit my child?
What will my child need to bring?
- Raise their confidence and self-esteem
- Develop teamworking and communication skills
- Increased educational resilience
- Building on their current skills and attributes
- Raising aspirations
- Providing them with the tools to be able to make an informed decision about their future, GCSE’S, A Levels etc
- Make new friends
- Experience unique opportunities not available to other students at their school
Food and refreshments will be provided. Each student will be given their own bag, notebook, water bottle and name lanyard to wear. All items will need to be bought to every event. Any resources needed for the sessions or project will be provided. Should your child be required to bring anything else with them, we will let you know beforehand. Please let us know if your child has any additional requirements.
How much homework will my child be given?
During year 8, students will work on a short assignment over the course of the campus days and will receive feedback from their mentors to help continuously develop writing skills. Prizes will be awarded for the best homework assignments. Completed homework will need to be sent in before the next event – (a date will be given). In year 9, the young people will be guided by mentors through the research project, which includes written assignments, creative work and designing solutions together as a group.
Completed homework will need to be sent in before the next event – (a date will be given).