Q.U.B. ‘Pathway Opportunity Programme’

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Goda Baldauskyte, Year Thirteen, who was recently successful in her application for Queen’s University’s prestigious ‘2019 Pathway Opportunity Programme’.

As a result of her successful application Goda, who will participate in the Micro-Biology pathway, was invited to participate in a ‘Welcome and Orientation’ event on Tuesday 29th of January, where she learnt more about the programme; meeting the other members of her Pathway as well as her Pathway academics, to get a feel for what lies ahead of her.

The Pathway Opportunity Programme provides a route to Queen's University for talented young people who live in Northern Ireland and have the ability to study at Queen's, but may require additional support and encouragement to reach their full potential.  Throughout Years 13 and 14, successful pathway applicants benefit from a structured series of events designed to aid progression to Queen's University, including receiving admissions guidance and support.

Students are also required to participate in a week-long assessed residential summer school in July 2019, which in Goda’s case will take place at a food farm. Furthermore Goda will be tasked with completing a series of virtual learning assignments over the two years, as well as a number of presentations. Despite the demanding nature of the course, successful completion promises to be most worthwhile for Goda and her peers as it could lead to a guaranteed conditional offer to study at Q.U.B. - in a selected course related to their Pathway subject - while, depending on their performance on the assessed summer school, they may also benefit from a reduced admissions offer which can be up to two A-level grades (or equivalent) lower than the standard offer.

As is evident from the above information, the Q.U.B. Pathway programme promises to be an exciting  journey for Goda and one which, hopefully, will set her on her way to further academic success at tertiary level and beyond; all at GGS wish Goda the best of luck over the next two years and look forward to hearing about her ‘Pathway Opportunity’-related endeavours throughout this period of time.

Grosvenor Year Thirteen pupil Goda Baldauskyte, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, who has was recently successful in her application for the prestigious Queen's University '2019 Pathway Opportunity Programme'.