College's Oxford link

17th October 2008 at 01:00

Sixth-formers from a deprived area of London are to live and study as undergraduates at Oxford University to boost their educational aspiration and achievement.

BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College in Hackney, and Pembroke College, Oxford, have launched what is believed to be the first official partnership between a school and an individual Oxford college.

Every year a group of BSix pupils will spend a week at Pembroke learning the study, research and analytical skills necessary for academic success. The aim is to dispel any pupil preconceptions that Oxford is "not for the likes of us". Ken Warman, principal of BSix, said: "This is about saying that if you have to jump six feet to get to Oxford, then we have to train our kids to jump six feet. It is not about lowering standards."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now