For Oxbridge, Russell Group and Sutton 30 University Applicants.
WQE offers a unique programme to enable high-achieving students to be the best they can be, with a view to making successful applications to the most selective universities. This programme has two parts and is summarised as follows (students are free to apply to participate in one or both parts).
Part One: January to May of Year 1
This course is organised around interdisciplinary explorations of stimuli concepts, with a mixture of directed activities, independent research, and group discussion. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about their favoured subject whilst developing an appreciation of interdisciplinary enquiry, considering the work of a range of thinkers and practitioners along the way. Other features include skills workshops on reading, writing, and critical discourse, an off-campus visit to a site of interest (e.g. the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) and connections with former WQE students who went on to selective universities, including Oxbridge. By the end of the course students will have a richer and stronger capacity to critically engage with the world around them. This will also be a valuable launchpad for supra-curricular learning, undertaking the EPQ, and participating in part two of the high achiever’s enrichment programme.
Part Two: September to December of Year 2
This course operates as a series of workshops with three inter-related objectives. One, to enable high-achieving students to extend their academic interests and abilities within but also beyond their principal subject specialism. Two, to provide practical assistance and moral support at all stages of applying to Oxbridge, Russell Group and Sutton 30 universities. Students will benefit from a pedagogical process that will enhance both their personal statements and performance in admissions tests and interviews. Three, to help prepare students to get the most out their experience of higher education.