We offer a number of different programmes tailored to students’ needs and aspirations. Students can either choose which one to apply for, or make an open application and then we will assign a student to the programme we think is the best fit.
Students will take 3 or 4 A level courses. They will be part of the Oxbridge Group which meets fortnightly and collaborates with local private schools. Students will go on Oxbridge visits and receive bespoke support in interview techniques and when writing their personal statement for university applications. Students will also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
This programme is likely to be competitive and requires 10 or more top grades (9,8,7, A*, A)
Students will take 3 or 4 A level courses. This programme is aimed at students who wish to progress to a prestigious Russell Group University such as LSE, Bristol, Bath or Exeter, to name but a few. Students will join the Russell Group Programme which has an event every two weeks. Students will experience university visits and bespoke support in interview techniques and with writing their personal statement for university applications. Students will also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
This programme is likely to be appropriate for students with 5 or more top grades (9,8,7, A*, A)
The Progression Programme is our most popular route, and has an entry criterion of 6 or more grades at 4 or C or above. One BTEC or vocational qualification at Merit or above can count towards the 6 required grades. Students on this programme will take 3 courses which can be A levels or BTECs or a combination of both. Study skills sessions and the development of an individual e-portfolio will support students’ learning and their university and employment applications.
Our Professional Programme is aimed as students who are considering both university and employment as options after Sixth Form. The entry requirement is 5 or more good grades. The grades that can be counted are 4 or above, C or above, or Pass or above from vocational courses such as BTECs. Students on this programme must take at least two BTEC (or equivalent) courses but can do 1 A level provided that they meet the course criteria for A level. Students on this course will do a week’s work experience in each term, and careers related visits such as apprenticeship fairs will be organised.
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