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KS4 Visits to King's College

This programme provides an opportunity for schools with students in Year 10 / Year 11 to visit one of the Cambridge Colleges and receive further information about Higher Education options. This is open to multiple schools on one day which will also provide students with the opportunity to meet other students from the North East. 

These visits are open to UK state schools within our link area, the North East of England. This includes schools in Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, East Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull and York.

Aims of the visit:

The aim of the visit is to work with Year 10 and Year 11 students to introduce them to Higher Education and what they can do following their Y13 education. We will introduce them to Higher Education and get them thinking about what they can get up to at this stage in their studies to help them with their decisions later on.

We will also introduce King's and Cambridge, giving them a chance to see some of the facilities, encourage them in their course research and development of academic interests, and also help them to get a feel for student life here.

All we ask is for your group to come with an open mind and participate fully.


This visit should enable your Year 10's and Year 11s to get their questions answered, clarify a few myths, and make an informed decision about whether they should consider university. Even if the answer is no then the visit should still be a useful insight into universities which will raise aspirations and help them generally with their applications for whichever route after Y13 education they choose.

How to sign up for a KS4 visit day

We are currently in the process of arranging more KS4 visit days for 2020. Please check back soon for additional dates!

Please note that we will initially only be able to offer schools up to 15 places for a single date only. In the event of under-subscription, we will contact schools awarded places to see if they would like to increase their group size. 

If you have any questions about the visit days or would like to discuss the potential of organising a visit outside of these days, please email us at: slo@kings.cam.ac.uk.

Sample Timetable

Below is a guide to what an KS4 visit day may look like. This is subject to change however, the start and end times for the day will remain roughly the same.





Arrival – meet at King’s back gate

Meet at Back Gate, Queens’ Road


Squash and biscuits / loo break

King’s College: Room TBC


Brief notes with Outreach Officer (whole group)

King’s College: Room TBC

11:00 – 12.00

Introduction to Higher Education and things to think about in Y10/Y11 Workshop

King’s College: Room TBC

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch and break in King’s bar

King’s hall & bar

13.00 – 13:30

Introduction to Cambridge University

King’s College: Room TBC

13:30 – 14:15

Tour of King’s with current King’s students.

King’s College

14.15 – 14:45

Q&A with current students and Admissions officers.


14:45 – 15:00

Final questions with Outreach Officer (whole group)

King’s College: Room TBC

15.15 – 16.30

Depart College


Choice of task, e.g: Second college tour or Museum visit. This is an optional section of the day – Please request information. 





Depart after optional task

Meet coach at drop-off point on Queens’ Road, 5pm

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