Scholars Programme

Only 20 places are available on the Scholars Programme at Cheshire College – South & West. The programme is delivered by a specialist Oxbridge Team who together provide a unique programme.

Key features of the programme include:
  • Learners on the Scholars programme will have access to a grant to support a bespoke programme
  • Oxford Partnership programme in the Humanities, Languages and Sciences
  • Oxbridge coaching for competitive courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary subjects
  • Preparation for the Admissions Test and interviews
  • Online resources

Entry requirements:

  • Minimum of eight Grade 7-9 GCSEs (including English & maths) 
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Interview panel

To apply for the Scholars Programme, please click here.

Additional programmes include:

Oxbridge Partnership Programme: widen your passion for learning, through unique academic enrichment provided by the College and through our Oxbridge Partnership Programmes.


Will be awarded based on individual commitment to the programme and will be reflected in the grades required to access prestigious Universities. 20 places will be awarded a prestigious scholarship comprising of a bursary to help towards academic needs. In addition, a £50 book fund and IT resources will also be available to support wider reading and study.

  • Access to your own laptop/iPad
  • Scholars will have access to a £50 book fund
  • Dedicated Oxbridge room and refreshments

Oxbridge Team

  • Programme Coordinator
  • Specialist Personal Development Coaching in Humanities and Science subjects
  • Dedicated Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Coach
  • Dedicated University Admissions Coach
  • Oxbridge Partnership, Outreach Admission Tutors
  • Specialist Librarian


  • Dedicated Oxbridge Room
  • Dedicated Scholars Portal with online resources
  • Dedicated space in the Learning Resource Centre
  • Admissions Test Programme
  • Oxbridge Interview Preparation
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary interview programme
  • Extended access to resources and facilities

Partnership Programme

Cheshire College – South & West are proud to offer a bespoke opportunity in partnership with The University of Oxford. Learners apply to Pembroke College and Corpus Christi College in December to participate in a range of academically challenging enrichment programmes, culminating in a summer school at the University of Oxford. In addition we work closely with the University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam College to provide exciting academic and experience opportunities for our learners.

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The North West Science Programme

As the North West Hub for the Science Network events take place across the year both at Cheshire College – South & West and in Oxford. The network engages learners with research-level science designed to further equip them for entry to HE.

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Pembroke North Enlightenment Programme (Humanities)

Learners go through a rigorous academic interview to join the Pembroke North scheme. They spend a year following a demanding academic programme of lectures in humanities.

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The Manchester Centre for Languages and Culture (MCLC)

The MCLC offers a range of seminars and events for learners who are interested in Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics, History Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Law, Sociology, Psychology and Art all delivered by top Universities. The MCLC works in collaboration with Lancaster and Oxford Universities.

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The North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre

This offers an academic programme and learners attend lectures and seminars delivered by academics from leading universities. They can also apply for an Easter Study Skills School and a residential Summer School at the University of Oxford.

Learner Limelights

Nairah Majid

Nairah Majid

School: Shavington Academy
A Levels: Economics – A*, EPQ – A*, History – A*, Mathematics – B
Progressing to: University of Warwick to study Philosophy, Politics & Economics

“I am so happy with my results and I am excited to start my course at University. The variety of subjects, adult learning environment and teachers at the College have helped me
achieve my results.”

Jack Micklewright

School: Shavington Academy
A Levels: Business – A, Geography – A, History – A
Progressing to: Durham University to study Geography

“I’m really happy with my grades and I have enjoyed my courses at the College. I really like how College treats you as an adult – it really helps prepare you for the future.”

Jack Micklewright
Roisin Burns

Roisin Burns

School: St Thomas More Catholic High School
A Levels: Biology – A, Chemistry – A, English Literature – A, EPQ – A
Progressing to: University of Sheffield to study Medicine

“I have enjoyed my time at the College and the friends that
I have made here. The adult learning environment at the College means that I feel better prepared for life at University.”

Isobel Jones

School: Shavington Academy
A Levels: Biology – A*, Chemistry – A*, EPQ – A*, Mathematics – A
Progressing to: University of Nottingham to study Biology and Chemistry

“I am overwhelmed with my results and excited to go to University. My confidence has increased greatly while I have been on the course, and I have made some friends for life.”

Isobel Jones
Declan O'Riodan

Declan O’Riordan

School: Shavington Academy
A Levels: Business – A, Economics – A, History – A
Progressing to: Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology at Barclays Bank

“I really enjoyed my course and how the teachers went the extra mile to support me. I gained many skills during my time at the College, including being more independent which will help me with my Degree Apprenticeship.”