Members of the High Achievers Programme at BHC have achieved at least 7 Grades 7-9 (A*/A) at GCSE. The programme offers a comprehensive package of support for those thinking of applying to Oxbridge or other top universities and those applying for competitive courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dentistry.

The HE+ Project

BHC is part of this impressive collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and state colleges. As detailed on the Cambridge website ‘the overall goal of the project is to encourage and prepare more academically-able students to make competitive applications to top universities, including the University of Cambridge.’ The project ‘gives students many opportunities to develop their academic skills, understanding and confidence, whilst also receiving advice and guidance about applying to higher education.’ BHC high achievers will have the opportunity to take part in extension classes, master classes and workshops at the North West HE+ hub college and at Oxford and Cambridge as well as undertaking a themed research project in their subject of choice. They will also enjoy a residential visit to the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) where they gain real insight into what studying and living there would be like. 

Competitive Course UCAS Support

Our high achievers are encouraged to go on a journey of discovery to aid their applications to the top universities. They use subject discovery lists to guide their wider reading and research; they apply for summer schools both in the UK and abroad; they engage in volunteering and work experience, and they generally take every opportunity that comes their way to enhance their applications. Our dedicated tutor team provides excellent advice and guidance throughout the application process including one to one personal statement support and expertly written references which can make all the difference to gaining a place on a competitive course. Drawing from a range of industry, professional and alumni contacts we will put our students through their paces in mock interviews. Past students have benefited from the advice and guidance from University Professors, practicing barristers who graduated from Oxford and past students currently studying at some of the top universities in the UK