Woolwich Poly Sixth Form runs a dedicated Top Achievers’ Programme (TAP), for the most academically able students in a year group. TAP is run by Dr Balogun, a Cambridge graduate who provides personalised support for TAP scholars. This includes support with university applications, interviews and any admissions tests which may be involved, including the UKCAT. Through this programme we have had incredible success and in two consecutive years offers have been awarded to TAP scholars from the University of Cambridge and Medicine and Dentistry courses at universities such as Kings’ College London.
This project will be introduced from September 2018. The Access Project provide an in-school staff mentor who will help students choose the right courses and universities for them. This also includes personal statement clinics and practise interviews. In addition they provide three extra-curricular societies for sixth form students, bringing together students from across the country who are interested in applying to Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Law to offer support for a successful application to these exceptionally competitive courses or institutions.
In conjunction with the Access Project, we will arrange trips to universities, have talks from guest speakers, and run information sessions for both students and parents. The support provided includes help choosing suitable degree courses and universities. The Access Project currently work with students across the country along with professional institutions such as KPMG, Linklaters, Slaughter and May and the Cabinet Office to raise students’ attainment. This project has been developed to promote access to Russell Group universities.