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Aim High

Highest performing students identified in year 11 and year 12 are invited to join the ‘Aim High’ group. Students with slightly lower grades who meet widening participation criteria may also be invited.    

Students in this group are given information on the opportunities available, with a particular focus on higher tier universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.     

These students currently receive: 

  • A workshop delivered by representatives from the University of Oxford in year 11 to explain what makes Oxford and Cambridge different to other universities 

  • A workshop delivered by the University of Cambridge in year 12 on how to make a successful application to Oxford or Cambridge 

  • Free accommodation for visiting open days at Oxford or Cambridge 

  • Visitor presentation on the benefits of attending a Russell Group university 

  • Bespoke advice about super-curricular activities to enhance their application 

  • Support sessions ahead of the early UCAS deadline 

  • Regular meetings to support and give feedback on personal statement 

  • Mentoring from alumni who have been successful in gaining a place at Oxford or Cambridge  

  • Guidance and registration for entrance tests 

  • Interview practice with subject experts   

  • A school reference suited to top university entry requirements 

  • Notifications of opportunities available to top students