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QE’s Bridging Experience Goes Virtual

Date Posted: 06/07/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Despite not being in its usual format, Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College (QE) has held another hugely successful Bridging experience, delivered entirely online. The interactive event, which ran from Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July, had over 100 activities for prospective students to try at home, including sample lessons, virtual tours, quizzes and competitions. Many departments also participated in live Q&A sessions which provided students with the opportunity to interact with teachers and ask any questions they had about the subjects they are considering for their A Levels. The Student Association recorded videos to introduce themselves and explain their role in the College and the annual Volunteering Awards took place, celebrating the hundreds of hours of volunteering carried out by students in and outside of College over the last academic year.

Theresa Amarawansa, Assistant Principal, who organised the week, explains: ‘We understand how incredibly valuable Bridging is for prospective students to help them decide which subjects they would like to take for their A Levels which is why we wanted the event to go ahead despite the challenging circumstances. All staff committed themselves fully to the week producing outstanding resources and the results have been fantastic. On the first day, we had over 2,600 visits to our website and all of the live sessions throughout the week were well attended. It has been a real success and I am extremely proud of everybody who was involved’.

All of the materials, in addition to the popular subject websites released in May, will be available throughout the summer for students to access.

To visit the Bridging homepage, please go to: https://www.qeliz.ac.uk/2020-virtual-bridging-experience/.

To access the subject websites, please visit: https://sites.google.com/g.qeliz.ac.uk/bridging2020/subject-websites.

If you are interested in applying for a place at QE for September 2020, please email qe@qeliz.ac.uk or contact Laurence Job, Deputy Principal, at ljob@qeliz.ac.uk.