Our Pathways

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.

  • Oxbridge Programme
  • Russell Group Programme
  • Progression Programme
  • Professional Programme

 

Oxbridge Programme

Students will take 3 or 4 A level courses. They will be part of the Oxbridge Group which meets fortnightly and collaborates with local independent 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).

Students will need to achieve 10 or more gardes of 7 and above at GCSE.

 

Russell Group Programme

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).

Students will need to achieve 5 or more grades of 7 and above at GCSE.

 

Progression programme

Students will take 3 A levels or BTECs, or a mixture of both. Students will have study skills sessions to support either their application for employment, apprenticeships or university. In their pathways sessions they will be encouraged to read around their subject area and build up their e-portfolio to support their next steps application. Students will need to achieve at least 5 good grades in Year 11. This can include grades of 4 and above at GCSE or Pass and above from vocational courses such as BTECs.

 

Professional Programme

Students on this course will take at least two BTEC (or equivalent) courses but can do one A level providing they meet the course entry criteria. This programme is aimed at students who are considering university, apprenticeship and employment as options after Sixth Form. Students on this course will have the opportunity to do a week’s work experience each term and attend careers related visits such as apprenticeship fairs. Students will need to achieve at least 5 good grades in Year 11. This can include grades of 4 and above at GCSE or Pass and above from vocational courses such as BTECs.

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