At BHC we understand that it takes more than good grades to stand out from the crowd when applying for competitive university courses or aspiring to join highly competitive career industries. With this in mind we are committed to providing comprehensive subject specific enrichment opportunities and support packages.

For 2021 we are offering the following programmes: 

Pre-Med/Vet Med

Future Doctors, Dentists and Vets are offered a great deal of support in ensuring that their applications stand out. This includes:

● Bespoke guidance and support in preparing UCAS personal statements

● Mock interviews conducted by practicing medics, vets and medical school professors Application support and participation in national programmes such as the Nuffield research placement

● Advice and guidance in preparation for the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

● Participation in our college executive shadowing programme, securing volunteer placements in hospitals, GP surgeries, veterinary practices etc

● Undertaking the EPQ – basing their research on topics such as NHS funding

Pre-Law

A career in the legal profession is a common aspiration, although supply of law graduates outstrips demand meaning that only the best of the best achieve their dreams of becoming a practicing solicitor or barrister. All Law applicants have following opportunities: 

● Take part in the National Bar Mock Trial Competition 

● Join the A Level Law students on a 3 day residential to London visiting Parliament, Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey Central Criminal Court and the UK Supreme Court. 

● Visit local magistrates and Crown Courts

● Receive expert UCAS advice from our alumni network 

● Support in preparing for the LNAT 

Pre-Teaching

As we are attached to a teaching school, this programme is of great importance. Not only does it involve activities throughout the two years at college, it also includes Post-18 support with the potential of a School Direct interview with the Great Sankey Teaching Alliance. The programme includes:

Year 12 & 13

● Pre-teaching AoPE Course (Level 3)

● Mentoring in Great Sankey High School (years 7-9) and MAT Primary School

● Team work with current PGCE trainees in Great Sankey High School Attendance to teacher training conferences

Post -18

● Information, advice and guidance, including UCAS support Executive shadowing with the Great Sankey Teaching Alliance Post-18

● Join our alumni network

● Summer term work placement at end of first year of university (potentially paid) Summer term work placement/course at end of second year of university (potentially paid)

● Invites to university recruitment events

● Guaranteed School Direct Interview with the Great Sankey Teaching Alliance Support with job applications/interview preparation School Experience Programme

Pre-STEM

Students who wish to follow a Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths Post-18 route will benefit from provision including the following.

● The opportunity to undertake the Silver CREST awards scheme run by the British Science Association

● Undertake a Nuffield Foundation Research Placement for 4-6 weeks during the summer holidays to gain experience of a professional research environment and insight into STEM careers

● Compete in the UKMT Senior challenge

● Support in preparing for STEP, MAT, PAT, NSAA and other relevant university admissions tests

● Take part in the VEX Robotics competition

● Take part in the Barclays Tech Innovation Competition

● Complete an executive shadow placement in a relevant environment e.g. Daresbury Labs