Altwood pupils offered uni taster

James Harrison

A university taster scheme has been offered to pupils at a senior school following impressive A-level results.

The opportunity to take part in the Reading Scholars programme, run by Reading University, has been extended to Altwood CE School.

Sixth form students at the Altwood Road school will have the chance to try out life as an undergraduate at a summer school and classes from the university’s teaching staff.

Anyone taking part in the scheme, which requires at least five A* - C grades at GCSE and for candidates to be on track for good A-level results, will also be guaranteed an interview for a place on a course.

Headteacher Neil Dimbleby said: “We are incredibly proud of our six students that have been offered places.

“It’s not only a fantastic opportunity that will give them the chance to experience university life first-hand, but is a reflection of their hard-work and dedication to their education.”

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