What is the High Achievers Programme (HAP)?
In order to compete for the most prestigious universities and competitive courses in the country, students need to complete additional projects, enrichment, work experience and workshops to ensure their application stands out and they excel in any entry exams and interviews.
HAP at Cronton focuses on providing specialist and individualised support, as well as additional experiences to help prepare students to apply to the most competitive universities and courses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group Universities, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses.
How are students selected for HAP?
High achieving students are identified at enrolment based on their GCSE results, progression plans and performance within their first year. They are placed in specialist tutor groups alongside other high achieving students with an experienced tutor who can support the programme of activities and help students reach their full potential.
What does the programme include?
Students on the programme will have access to:
- Individual admissions preparation for entry to Oxford, Cambridge and competitive degree programmes
- Support with personal statements, preparation for entrance exams and mock interviews
- A Cambridge admissions tutor, providing advice and examples to support personal statement writing
- Discussions with students who are currently studying at Oxford or Cambridge, to hear their own experiences of the application process and life at university
- Academic extension activities, alongside subject-specific guidance, including research projects, specialist work placements, workshops and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Guest speakers and academics who are leaders in their fields, discussing their personal journey
- Specialist tutor groups with experienced Oxbridge and Medical Tutors
- Access to other programmes within the enrichment programme at Cronton, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award