Long Road Sixth Form College has had a link with Silkeborg Gymnasium (sixth form college) in Denmark since 2012. There have been staff exchanges, and a group of Long Road students have travelled to Denmark to study with Danish students, and vice versa.
The latest visit to Long Road is by three groups of Silkeborg students – 64 students in total.
One group is focusing on comparing daily lives of Danish and British students, one is exploring biology and psychology, and will be visiting the Sanger Institute near Hinxton, and the final group is looking at intercultural matters. All three groups will be spending time in classes at Long Road and meeting our students.
Chris Childs, Head of Science and Geography and exchange organiser, says:
“This exchange programme with Silkeborg Gymnasium enriches the studies of our students and also gives our staff an opportunity to find out about an assess different teaching and learning techniques. I am also very pleased that of the six Geography students who visited Silkeborg in 2014, all achieved better A level grades in Geography than their entry grades would predict – and five of them are now studying Geography at university.”
Also involved in organising the visit is Karen Legge, Sociology course team leader.