Skegness Grammar School students spend the day at the University of Leeds

Year 12 students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, enjoyed a series of seminars during a visit to the University of Leeds. 


The day was structured around reinforcing essential skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for students completing their Extended Project Qualification.


During their visit, students attended a number of specially led seminars facilitated by PhD and Doctoral postgraduates. The sessions involved critical analysis of source information, how to structure an extended research based project and essential guidance on citation, plagiarism and referencing.


As part of the trip, students were given full access to the university library where they were able to gather further academic sources to help support their individual projects.


Jake Wattam, a student at Skegness Grammar School, said: “The sessions were really interesting and have helped me to understand referencing and citation.”


Year 12 student, Jess Jones, commented: “Having the opportunity to access such a range of rich and detailed sources will be invaluable for my project.”


Heather Scott, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “This visit has been an incredible opportunity for our students to demonstrate the love of learning that we see in our Sixth Form students every single day.


“It was fantastic to witness so much enthusiasm during this visit and I am looking forward to seeing our students excel within their individual projects.”




Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.


The Trust ensures that students receive and exceptional education, both inside and outside the classroom, to help broaden their horizons. As a result, more students are achieving their academic aspirations and going to some of the country’s top universities.


Being part of an educational community, sharing ideas and a love of learning is such an important part of a child’s education. Offering a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best is vital to this.