Tuesday, 21 August 2012

My Oxbridge Experience by Yetunde Amodu

As I just recently graduated from Oxbridge Tutorial College, I have come to realize the reason most parents decide to place their children in sixth form colleges, before sending them off to universities both at home and abroad. This reason being to psychologically and intellectually prepare the child for what is to come.

From the academic perspective, which is the main reason we are sent to school in the first place, Oxbridge is the best place to be. It is located in a serene environment, very conducive for learning, with friendly teachers who are always ready to help and with quality educational resources at one's fingertips. One would certainly enjoy learning at Oxbridge, as long as one is ready to work hard, remain focused and stay out of trouble!

Some of my favorite parts of the whole learning process were my Literature classes; after reading and discussing the literary texts at hand, we talked about issues affecting our nation, the world at large and even vent our frustrations and problems, to our teacher, Mr. Kunle who always encouraged us to voice our opinions and participate in class activities.

Please note that A levels/Foundation is not a joke, It is called Advanced Levels for a good reason. The fact that you now offer 3 or 4 subjects unlike 10 offered at high school, does not mean the workload is not twice as much. You have to work very hard from the beginning, if not, you’ll fail your monthly tests and examinations, and as a result may become frustrated. If your grades do not match your expectations or efforts, then don't give up, work harder!

Oxbridge also teaches its students that university life is not all about freedom, missing classes as you like, partying all week etc. In life, you need direction and a great deal of self discipline and control to stay on track, and this is why the school has effectively established mechanisms, rules and regulations enforced by teachers and staff, to ensure students are both academically and morally upright. This is something most students may frown at, believing they are being patronised, but big boys and girls that can do as they like, not realizing it is all for our own good.

Socially, Oxbridge does not dissapoint either. As a mixed school, socialization is encouraged as boys and girls interact freely. Also, thanks to the SRC (Students Representative Committee), parties and events are held every term. This always gives the students something to look forward to, outside schoolwork.

OTC basically serves as a medium through which children are transformed into young, independent and mature adults adequately prepared for the outside world and its challenges. I am definitely going to miss Oxbridge and all that it has taught me.

Yetunde just graduated from the Advanced Level programme of Oxbridge Tutorial College, coming out with A B C grades in Economics,English Literature and Business Management.

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