High Flyers Programme
Aristotle once said: “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
With this in mind Prior Pursglove College can help you achieve your aims. Our students have a long history of winning places at prestigious universities on highly competitive courses. Application to the top universities is about more than excellent grades. Students must make informed decisions about the subjects they wish to study, understand the competitive selection process, submit a highly polished application and produce an outstanding interview. No easy task but with our help students at Prior Pursglove College have extremely high success rates in obtaining offers from a wide range of universities covering a multitude of courses. Throughout your first year students who have achieved mainly A and A* grades benefit from the following;
- The chance to obtain an additional qualification through the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
- Assistance in gaining relevant work experience placement.
- The opportunity to take part in activities that will enhance your application such Maths Challenge, Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad, Biology Olympiad, MediLink, STEM events and enrichment activities
Visits & Summer Schools
- Have the opportunity to attend visits to top universities, e.g. Oxford, Cambridge and Durham.
- Invitations to attend presentations delivered by guest speakers including, annual talks delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cardiff Medical School and Oxbridge Admissions tutors.
- Learn about suitable summer schools, including the Oxford UNIQ Summer School, Sutton Trust Summer Schools and similarly
Dedicated Careers Advice & Guidance
- Being a member of our Additional tutor group where tutors have specialist experience in supporting applications to the more prestigious universities.
- Receiving advice and guidance covering the often complex application process to the top universities and to competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Veterinary Science. Be placed in our specialist additional tutorial group where you will receive support and guidance from dedicated subject tutors.
- Receiving in depth, specialist interview preparation and mock interviews.
- Additional support sessions to help you prepare for admission tests for competitive courses such as The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT).
This years successes include:
- 23% of PPC students went to a Russell Group University against a national average of 20.8%
- Anna Mcgairy gained a place at the prestigious Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences. During her time here she also achieved the gold award in the British Biology Olympiad.
- Beth Johnston gained a place at The University of Edinburgh to study Veterinary Medicine.
- This year 7 of our students have gone on to a number of different universities to study courses in medicine.