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Cowley rolls out new honours programme to ready students for top universities
7:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
TWENTY FIVE sixth form students will begin a new two-year guidance plan that will aim to give them the best possible chance of making it to an elite university.
Cowley Honours Programme provides “funding and targeted support” to ensure the youngsters realise their full potential and build confidence.
It is designed to challenge and motivate students, as well as involving extra teacher support and additional courses.
Among the features are a basic language course in Mandarin, motivational talks by guest speakers and the chance to study an extended project qualification.
Students will make trips to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
They will also be given extensive support with their UCAS applications and interview techniques.
Cowley International College says it hopes to give the group the best possible preparation for entry to the most competitive universities and courses in the country.
Matt Hesketh, head of sixth form, wants to ready students applying to Oxbridge and for studying competitive degrees such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
He said: “We have worked with top universities to create a programme that will help high achievers realise their full potential and equip them with confidence and the all-important ‘x-factor’ when applying to top universities.
“While top grades are a requirement to secure a top university place, students can lack the confidence and experience of interview skills and fall at this final hurdle.
“We have tailored the honours programme to prepare students academically and mentally.”
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