Our renowned Scholars Programme is for learners who have demonstrated academic excellence in their GCSEs, gaining a minimum of 6 A*-A grades.
Taken alongside your A Level study, the Scholars Programme develops your skills and provides support to apply to and succeed at, top-level universities.
As part of the programme you complete the WJEC Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), in place of the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales. The EPQ develops the knowledge and skills you need for university study, including in-depth subject knowledge, research skills, critical and analytical thinking and the ability to work independently.
The programme includes visiting university speakers, subject specific taster days and specific support for applying to Oxbridge, Russell Group and other elite universities across the UK and internationally. We also partner with the Seren Network, the Welsh Government funded network supporting high achieving students across Wales.
What is the WJEC Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)?
- A recognised qualification to prepare students for university study.
- On the EPQ you plan, organise, research and write a 5,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice. This can be linked to your university choice or a personal interest aligned to your studies. You also present a summary of your findings to a small group.
- Lessons taught by college staff and visiting university lecturers.
- Equivalent of up to 28 UCAS points.
- A great addition to your personal statement and CV.
My tutors at the College have been amazing. The Scholars Programme really stood out as an opportunity, because you get to interact and learn critical thinking skills with people who might be on a similar academic pathway to you.
I definitely think the College has helped me to achieve my goals. It’s been a really great, supportive learning environment. I’ve really enjoyed studying all my courses and I think it’s a really nice environment to learn in.