On Wednesday 28th March, the University of Portsmouth welcomed 120 Year 11’s from seven secondary schools across the city to attend a lecture mini-series. The lecture focused on two popular texts studied for GCSE English Literature: Shakespeare’s Macbeth and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
The lectures, delivered by Dr Dyson, Dr Finnerty and Dr Pittard, gave the pupils a glimpse into what university study would be like, as well as giving them an excellent revision experience.
The event was hugely popular, (despite the pouring rain!), and the pupils and teachers gave great reviews. One student said that they “really loved it, and I want to study English at University now,” and a teacher praised the event as the “pupils were so involved and really challenged.”
The event was organised by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance and the University of Portsmouth and the hope is to be able to run similar events in the future, hopefully covering a wider range of GCSE topics.
For more information, please contact Sophie at the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance.