Year 12 Visits to King's College

This programme provides an opportunity for schools with students in Year 12 to visit one of the Cambridge University Colleges and receive further information about Cambridge University, including details about making applications to competitive universities. 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 school 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 12 students and get them thinking about why they may want to apply to Cambridge University. We will 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.

The visit also aims to give them some helpful tools and ideas for making a competitive application to a selective university. This visit should therefore be helpful for students even if they do not wish to apply to Cambridge. 

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

Outcomes:

This visit should enable your Year 12 students to get their questions answered, clarify a few myths, and make an informed decision about whether they should consider applying to Cambridge university. Even if the answer is no then the visit should still be a useful for students should they make an application to another University.

How to sign up for a Y12 visit day

The following dates are available for the Year 12 visit days in 2020.

  • Thursday 27th February 2020
  • Friday 28th February 2020
  • Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Should you wish to attend one of these days, please use the link below to register your interest. We will then be in touch with those schools to confirm details in mid January. Please note that filling out this form does not confirm you a place on the visit. The deadline for registering your interest is the 6th January 2020.

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. 

Sample Year 12 Visit Day Timetable

Below is a guide to what a Y12 visit day may look like. This is subject to change however, the start and end times for the day will remain roughly the same.

Time

Event

Place

10.30

Arrival – meet at King’s back gate

Meet at Back Gate, Queens’ Road

10.35

Squash and biscuits / loo break

King’s College: Room TBC

10:45

Brief notes with Outreach Officer (whole group)

King’s College: Room TBC

11.00 – 12.00

Arts & Humanities group: Subject TBC

Sciences group: Subject TBC

King’s College: Room TBC

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch and break in King’s bar

King’s hall & bar

13.00 – 13:45

Arts group: Tour of King’s

Sciences group: Tour of King’s

King’s

13:45 – 14:30

Q&A with current students and Admissions officers.

Audit Room

14.30 – 14:45

Break

 

14:45 – 15:00

Applying and personal statement workshop

Audit Room

15:00 – 15:15

Final questions with Outreach Officer (whole group)

Audit Room

15.15 – 16.30

Depart College

or

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

 

 

King’s College: Room TBC

16:45

Depart after optional task

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

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King's organises and undertakes visits to schools, as well as co-ordinating visits to the College by school pupils and teachers.
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If you're a Year 12 student thinking of applying, and based in Yorkshire or the North East, you may be eligible to stay in College free-of-charge.
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If you're visiting King's you may be able to make an appointment with one of our Admissions Officers during your visit.
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Contact Details

Undergraduate Admissions Office
King's College
King's Parade
Cambridge
CB2 1ST

Tel: +44 (0)1223 331 255
Email: undergraduate.admissions@kings.cam.ac.uk

Teachers, parents and advisers may also find it useful to
read the advice provided on the central University website.