Scholars Programme

If you have high GCSE grades and are looking to prepare for the most demanding university courses, our Scholars Programme can provide you with the extra support you need. There will also be an opportunity to join the programme if you demonstrate a consistently high level of performance whilst studying with us.

Our Scholars Programme has been designed to help you progress to universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, LSE, Queen Mary University of London and other members of the Russell Group in the UK or even competitive overseas universities such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Cornell in the USA or NUS and NTU in Singapore.

At City and Islington College we have an excellent understanding of what top universities want and what you will need to apply and receive a successful response. This programme stretches your understanding and curiosity beyond the bounds of your A Level programme, developing the skills to enable you to achieve the standards of academic excellence which the most competitive universities require.

You will have the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s top universities to help provide a clear focus for your ambitions after A Levels. There is also the option to choose a fourth A Level subject.

The Scholars Programme aims to:

  • Nurture and stretch your academic and/or vocational excellence
  • Prepare you for demanding HE entry requirements
  • Provide specialist guidance on competitive universities
  • Develop higher order thinking, research and leadership skills
  • Foster your curiosity and ambition

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 7 or more GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including at least 2 GCSEs at grade 8 or above in EBacc subjects or a nomination from your teacher for academic potential and excellence

In the event of a high volume of applications to this programme, due to limited number of places available, further assessments may be carried out as part of the selection process.

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