Honours & Uni Ready Programmes

Honours Programme

This is the programme for students who aspire to places at universities such as the prestigious Russell Group. The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities that maintain:
The very
best research

An outstanding teaching & learning experience

Unrivalled links with business & public sector

You will be supported by experienced College staff to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed when applying to these prestigious universities.

Typical entry requirements for
The Honours Programme

6 A-A* (6 grades 7-9) grades including English and Maths

Additional programmes include

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The EPQ is a freestanding qualification that demonstrates your commitment to a subject and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study.

Critical Thinking
Throughout the academic year, there will be opportunities for students to engage in Critical Thinking workshops designed to hone skills for successful academic study. These skills include logical reasoning, the ability to think analytically, to evaluate others arguments and to develop your own.
Uni ready

Uni Ready Programme

The Uni Ready Programme is open to all students who are interested in discovering university with subject specific lectures delivered by academics from leading Universities. Students will boost their skills and confidence to support them in making informed decisions about applying for their chosen university course. We have programmes suitable for AS Level and BTEC students across a broad range of subjects, working alongside some of the UK’s top university departments. Most universities require candidates to demonstrate wider learning and additional skills acquired through participating in:

Subject Specific Seminars

Academic Lectures

Experience Days

In addition, students can also engage in the following awards: Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – The EPQ is a freestanding qualification that demonstrates your commitment to a subject and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study.
Josh Markert

Josh Markert

School: Ruskin Community High School
A Levels: (A*A*A*A*) Economics, Government & Politics, Geography EPQ
University of Warwick - Philosophy, Politics and Economics

“My time at College, in particular on the Honours Programme, set up my opportunities for the future. I took part in the EPQ and Pembroke North Project which consolidated in my mind that I wanted to go to university and study the subjects I chose.”

Barnaby OBrien

Barnaby O’Brien

School: The Oaks Academy
A Levels: (BBC) Drama and Theatre Studies, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ
Keele University

“One of the best decisions I ever made was to study at this College. The subjects were taught so well and there were plenty of opportunities for me. I completed the Honours programme and within that, the Extended Project Qualification. It was hard work, but in the end allowed some leeway with my overall A Level grades with university.”

Kate Owen

Lucy Brierly

School: Malbank High School
(AAB) Law, English Language and English Literature
University of York

“My experience at College was brilliant. I took part in the Honours Programme which really helped with my application. I was able to talk about the short course that I completed at Liverpool Hope University as well as my extra Critical Thinking subject. A visit to Keele University for the Law Day was also such a valuable experience. All of these things helped me develop and supported my university application.”

Lucy Brierly

Kate Owen

School: Shavington Academy
A-Levels: (A A A*) Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry
University of Nottingham

“I’ve always loved animals and for me there was only one direction that I wanted my career to go in and that was veterinary. I’m so pleased that I chose Cheshire College – South & West, Crewe Campus to study my A Levels. The teachers are lovely and extremely helpful. I always felt like support was there whenever I needed it. I also had a great social life here and met some great friends. The careers department are brilliant, they recommended that I under take work experience to broaden my university application. This was something that I enjoyed very much and cemented my belief that this was the career for me. I received amazing A Level results and will now be on my way to study veterinary science at the University of Nottingham. I’m one step closer to my dream career.”

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