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英国学院花10,000 英镑复制牛津大学学习环境

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小编摘要:英国Brooke House Sixth Form College为了帮助学生熟悉顶级大学学术氛围,花费10,000英镑复制'don's room',目的是为了让学生在牛津大学的面试环境中轻松发挥,不会因环境陌生而不知所措。

 导读:为了帮助学生在牛津大学等顶级高校的面试中获得录取机会,Brooke House Sixth Form College花费了10,000英镑来复制'don's room' ,用以帮助学生熟悉高端的学术环境而不致于感到陌生。学院的大多数学生可能都来自于英国较贫困的地方,但这并没有停止学院帮助学生进入顶级大学的长远目标。

 

Its students may hail from a tough part of London.

But that hasn't stopped one college from reaching for the dreaming spires of Oxford and its prestigious university.

In order to help its students win places at top universities, Brooke House Sixth Form College in Hackney spent £10,000 recreating a 'don's room' designed to put students at ease in interview.

A-Level students can now enjoy ‘cosy’ tutorials in the study room, which houses leather-bound books, a Chesterfield-style sofa, gilded-framed pictures and even a couple of chandeliers.

The college has even kitted out the garden surrounding the room with replica classical sculptures including Julius Caesar and the Parthenon frieze.

It is hoped the room - part of a project with Pembroke College, Oxford - will encourage more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for the world famous university and other leading institutions.

Headmaster of Brooke House, Ken Warman, said: 'If you go to Oxford it is a daunting experience. But if our students have already done it, they will be much more able to cope without being thrown by the unfamiliar surroundings.

'The pupils here really like it and are wowed every time they step inside because it’s something different to what they usually see, especially with all the books around the room and the cosy atmosphere.'

The room is also used for teaching, with tutors from Pembroke college holding seminars. Students can apply for Easter and summer schools to help with Oxford interviews, and visit the university to get used to the environment.

Mr Warman added: 'One or two of our pupils go to Oxford every year for interviews. Last year, one attended Oxford and another went to Cambridge.

'We spoke to former pupils who had been intimidated by going to the Oxbridge interviews and they helped us with the design.

'In total, including the building work, the whole project cost about £10,000 but we think it’s worth it.'

Figures from Brooke College reveal 319 students went to university last year, with 75 per cent of them the first in their family to do so.

However, only one student went to Oxford and the college wants these statistics to improve.

About 70 per cent of students were eligible for the Education Maintenance Allowance, which was given to the poorest pupils to help them stay in education past the age of 16.

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2012-03-13 04:58 编辑:Relaxkuma
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