Queen's Junior Academy delivers a range of interactive, fun and academically relevant activities to inform pupils about Higher Education and enhance their awareness of the courses and possibilities on offer at University.
In Year 9, young people are introduced to Queen's University Belfast and learn what makes university different from being at school.
They meet and engage with current undergraduate students and are introduced to the Queen's campus through a range of orienteering activities. Guided by Student Ambassadors, pupils learn about cornerstones of Queen's history and culture, in a detailed campus tour which involves special Junior Academy elements such as:
This busy itinerary for Year 9s aims to open up the university environment for participants, introducing them to Queen's and to the Junior Academy by inviting them to have fun, ask questions, and make themselves at home in the beautiful city-centre campus.
When pupils progress to Year 10 they are invited to participate in three dynamic faculty taster days at Queen's.
These showcase the breadth of courses on offer within Higher Education and help inform GCSE subject choices.
In the academic year 2018-2019 Junior Academy participants were invited as special visitors to:
The Junior Academy taster days intervene at a crucial stage in their education to spark pupils' enthusiasm and provide an insight into what studying their school subjects could lead to at university level.
Year 11 - Year 12
In Years 11 and 12 the focus is on preparing pupils for their exams.
Year 11 Study Skills workshops focus on study support across subject areas and target the development of:
Pupils take part in individual and group study exercises which introduce methods to guarantee effective learning and revision.
In Year 12, Junior Academy Maths and English Masterclasses provide targeted exam support for these two key GCSE subjects.
Experts in both subjects work with pupils to:
Having completed their GCSEs, Junior Academy graduates are encouraged to continue their journey at Queen's by applying to the Senior Academy or Pathway Opportunity Programme in Year 13.
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