Tailored programmes to prepare you for applying to and studying on the UK’s most competitive courses such as medicine, law, dentistry, economics and business at the top Russell group universities.

Blending 1-1 tuition with online lectures and seminars, it brings together high-achieving students from across the world. The University Preparation Programme provides a bridge between sixth form and advanced university study.

You will be assigned assigned a Personal Tutor, who guides you through all aspects of your application. 

Course Dates: 15 January 2018 to 28 September 2018 

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  • A Modular Programme - After a short introduction to the UCAS application process, the programme is modular. Guided by your Personal Tutor, you will create an individual programme of study and choose three courses that address your particular needs.
  • Course Types - There are courses to help you determine the best subject and university choices, courses that deepen your subject-specific knowledge and courses which develop advanced critical thinking skills.
  • Enhanced Performance - The programme’s blend of subject enrichment and guided reflection aims to enhance all aspects of your performance in the application process.
  • Personal Statements – These are written between June and September. Drafts of the personal statement are supported by four one on one tutorials with the Personal Tutor.
  • The Parent App – This enables parents to monitor all aspects of their child’s progress through the Academy Programmes.
  • An Intensive Course - The programme is intensive and you will be expected to commit to 1-2 hours a week.

 

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The University Preparation Programme equips you to apply to and study at UK universities.

UCAS Preparation - After a short introduction to the UCAS application process, you will attempt an introduction to your personal statement in January of the Lower Sixth. This enables us to identify early on what you need to do to improve your application.

A Modular Programme - The programme of study that follows is modular. The Personal Tutor guides you through your application and the drafting of your personal statement. The tutor helps you to devise a programme of study and activities to improve your knowledge of UK university education and to enhance your application.

Critical Thinking – You will be introduced to current thinking and debates in UK universities. You will develop the critical thinking skills required for studying your subject at university level and learn how to document your academic progress.

Enhanced Performance - The programme’s blend of subject enrichment and guided reflection aims to enhance all aspects of your performance in the application process, from deciding which course is right for you to producing an effective personal statement. 

 

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The Academy’s programmes are suited to high achieving pupils looking to enter Russell Group universities and as such, are pitched at a high level. Very often, this will require that a student has achieved at a better level than the minimum course requirements outlined here. However, the Academy believes, that with a concerted effort and a carefully selected programme that students achieving the minimum entry requirements should be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the Academy.

Should you have completed your secondary education in a country other than the UK, and are unsure if you have reached the necessary academic standards to fully participate in the academy’s programmes, please contact the Academy’s Head of Studies who will be able to advise you further.

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The programme runs from 15 January 2018 to 29 September 2018 with breaks. It is timetabled to prepare you for finishing your personal statement in mid-September, to allow you to focus on your school leaving examinations and is well in time to meet the October UCAS deadlines for Oxbridge and Medicine.

 

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