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APEX University Programme 2015

The Excell3 Apex University Programme aims to support unrepresented groups of students to access Britain’s top Universities.

About the programme:

This programme is a part of our four year programme but is designed specifically for students currently in Year 11 and 12 who desire to attend the nation’s top universities or more specifically The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge. As such, it involves visits to either Oxford or Cambridge for specialised workshops with their admissions and teaching staff where they will be emphasising the key things they look for when considering student applications.

Previous workshops featured items such as a GCSE Maths Masterclass, held at The University of Cambridge and The Library of Birmingham for year 11 students facilitated by Professor Chris Imafidon.

There is no charge for these programmes, but students/school will be responsible for their travel to and from the workshops.

The programme seeks to:

  • Raise students aspirations and confidence to apply to Oxford and Cambridge
  • Provide academic master classes to help drive-up student’s attainment levels to improve their chances of securing a top place at either The University of Oxford or The University of Cambridge.
  • Provide information, advice and guidance (e.g. The Application Process).
  • Empower parents to support their child through the Higher Education process.

GCSE students accepted on this programme who have met our criteria will be given priority to join our Year 12 APEX Programme.

Who Could Apply?

With the support of their school and parents:

  • Students in year 11 and 12 who are on track or have the ability to achieve A’s and A* in their A Levels.
  • Those excelling in their school performance, but who are at risk of under-achieving.