The Inspiring Excellence Programme

The Inspiring Excellence Programme

“I would like to welcome you to our Inspiring Excellence Programme at Accord Sixth Form. The programme is designed to support our students on their journey to academic success. All students who meet the entry criteria will be offered a package of support that includes: access to first class careers guidance, support when applying to the best Universities in the UK and a wide range of bespoke academic enrichment and mentoring. Accord Sixth Form has a proud record of supporting students in their academic studies and progression to higher education. In recent years, we have had numerous students securing places at Oxford and Cambridge University and other world-renowned providers. I hope this initial information booklet gives you an overview of what we can offer students and I look forward to welcoming you to our Inspiring Excellence Parental Evening in the near future”.

Richard Spink
Director of Accord Sixth Form College


    Inspiring Excellence is a programme which supports students who have the ability, desire and aspiration to apply to the Russell Group Universities – the most prestigious universities in the UK. Entry to these universities is very competitive, and whilst high grades are extremely important, this is only one factor to consider. Our Inspiring Excellence programme is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the best courses for them, as well as supporting them through their learning journey and the whole university application process.


    The Inspiring Excellence Programme is aimed at students who achieve high grades at GCSE, typically 7, 8 and 9 across all of their subjects, therefore indicating the ability to achieve highly in Level 3 qualifications.


    Students will be offered tailored support such as:
    – EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
    – MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
    – The HE+ Programme
    – The Oxbridge Conference
    – Trips and residential visits to Russell Group universities
    – Summer School opportunities
    – The Linacre Institute
    – Peer and Academic Mentoring
    – Advice and guidance on applying to university and the use of a bespoke online platform
    – Preparation for interviews
    – Support with arranging work experience or voluntary work required
    for some university applications.