1. You must be in Year 12 to take part. If you are in Year 13, you are not eligible but you may be eligible to attend our A-Level Bootcamp
2. You must meet all of the following criteria:
• Have achieved at least 8 A* to C grades or 9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent, eg GNVQ, BTEC Certificate) including English Language and Mathematics.
• Of these 8 GCSEs or equivalent, at least 5 must be A* to B grades or 9 to 6 grades.
• Be a Home/EU registered student.
3. You must meet at least two of the following:
• Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad. (If one or more parent is currently studying their first degree, or graduated from their first degree within the last five years, an application will be considered eligible for this criteria)
• Live in a neighbourhood which has a low progression rate to higher education or an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by home postcode. Neighbourhood with low progression rates to higher education is defined by home postcodes which are in POLAR4 quintile 1 and more information on the POLAR classification can be found at OfS website
. An area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation is defined by home postcodes which are in the 30% most deprived wards within the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). For more information on IMD please see Government website
•Be in receipt of or entitled to discretionary payments/16-19 bursary/Pupil Premium at school/college
• Be in receipt of or entitled to free school meals, or have been entitled to them at a point in the last six years • Be attending or have attended a school/college:
- that is performing below the national average for key stage 4 5+ A*-C/9-4 or equivalents including 9-4 in both English and Mathematics or below the national average Attainment 8 score per school or
- which is performing below the national average at key stage 5, or
- where there is higher than the national average number of students eligible for free school meals
At the point in time the student applies to the RO programme.
Or alternatively meet the following:
•Be living in, or have lived in, local authority care or be a young carer. Those defined as living in, or who have lived in, local authority care are those who are being looked after by their local authority, either living with foster parents/other family members such as grandparents, at home with their parents under the supervision of social services, in a residential children’s home or in another residential setting such as school or secure unit, or someone who has experienced a period of three months in the care of the local authority within the last ten years. Those defined as young carers are those who under the age of 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend. There is no time limit on the amount of care they provide for their dependents, this is just above and beyond what is normally expected.
• If you do not meet the prior attainment outlined in step 2 or at least two of the criteria outlined in step 3, but have experienced a period of disrupted education, your application may still be considered on an individual basis. Disruptions considered include, but are not limited to, students who: - are estranged/living independently from their families
- are experiencing/have experienced significant family issues
- have a disability
- have a health condition
- are from Gypsy, Roma or Traveller communities
- are Refugees
- are the children of military families
If you are not eligible for this programme you can still visit us. Please check our website here
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