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Masterclasses planned by Springwood High School

Springwood High School in Lynn has relaunched its masterclass programme to help potential students get a taste of the A Level tuition that is available.

In the past Springwood has hosted Saturday sessions to help A-level pupils find the subjects options that suit them best.

This year, these have been replaced by more in-depth and imaginative online sessions introducing teaching staff and focusing more on linking up current study with A Level options, so youngsters can imagine their future at Springwood.

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These masterclasses come after a record 11 pupils from Springwood, some of whom only joined the school for A-levels, made it to the interview stage for Oxford and Cambridge, with each university offering places to two students.

Springwood’s deputy head, Jamie Warner-Lynn, said: “On-line learning has been helpful during lockdown but it’s no substitute for face-to-face interaction with a teacher, and all the uncertainty around exams will definitely have taken its toll on the motivation and confidence of some students.

“We hope the masterclasses will enable them to focus on the medium term, and the next step they might be able to take, rather than looking at what’s directly in front of them which, in the current climate, could be a source of anxiety.

“We’re not putting bells and whistles on it, we just want to show the quality of the teaching Springwood offers, and to encourage students to think how they can fit into that picture.”

Mr Warner-Lynn said: “As our successes this year have shown, we offer a culture of aspiration and first-rate teaching. We always go the extra mile for our students, and I think what we’re offering here with the masterclass programme is another demonstration of that.”

More details on the sixth form page via springwoodhighschool.co.uk

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