These Subject Taster Days are open to high achieving Year 12 girls who are potentially interested in and capable of studying at the most academically challenging universities. The aim of these days is to give prospective candidates a first-hand taste of what it is really like to study a particular subject(s) here at Cambridge.
1st March: Human, Social and Political Sciences (a new subject beginning in 2012-13, combining Politics, Psychology & Sociology with Archaeology & Anthropology)
2nd March: Geography
6th March: Classics and Philosophy
7th March: Architecture, Engineering, and History of Art
16th March: English and Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
There are just 40 places available on each Subject Taster Day, and every school is invited to submit the names of up to four top students for consideration, for any – or all – of the days. You are welcome to add a ‘reserves’ list in case we have spare places, but please make it clear who are the ‘first choice’ students, and who are the ‘reserves’. We would expect them to be aiming for A*s and As at A Level (or 40 points in the International Baccalaureate) but, knowing these exams are yet some time away, we leave it to your discretion to select the most appropriate students.
The deadline for nominations is 10th February to allow ample time for confirming places, but we recommend early applications.
2 YR 12 SCIENCE DAY – SATURDAY 17th MARCH 2012
As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, Newnham is hosting its own Science Open Day for Year 12 girls from 10:30am-4pm on Saturday 17th March. This day will be ideal for any year 12 girl who is considering applying to read Natural Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering, with activities including keynote lectures, demonstrations, laboratory and science museum tours, events organised in college and a chance to ask lots of questions throughout the day.
Again, places are limited to FOUR per school/college.
3. YR 12 MATHEMATICS DAY – SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2012
This year Newnham is holding a special mathematics open morning on the same day as one of the Faculty of Mathematics Open Days. Newnham undergraduates will be giving tours of the College, and participants can join Newnham Mathematics students and staff for lunch, before going on to visit the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. In the afternoon, the Faculty will organise a series of short lectures intended to give sixth formers an idea of what it is like to study mathematics at a high level.
Again, please note that places are limited to FOUR girls in Year 12 per school/college.
PLEASE SEE ELLEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED