Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders (ETL)
The Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders (ETL) Scholarship is an initiative at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College aimed at supporting students to attend some of the best universities in the country.
Those selected, based on a number of factors, form a group of students who, in addition to their regular post-16 study, will be supported in attending the country, and the world’s, most prestigious universities. These UK universities are known as ‘The Russell Group’, such as The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge; The University of Manchester, The University of Liverpool, London School of Economics and The University of Leeds, all form part of the group. This group of universities pride themselves on excellent results and student experience however; this means that entrance into these universities can be competitive. Russell Group universities demand excellent A Level grades and require students to perform exceptionally in their chosen subject.
The ETL Group and Fund is designed to support specific students, who are capable of achieving these grades, to gain a place at these universities, giving them the best possible opportunities for their careers and lives. Since introducing the ETL Programme our Russell Group University applications and admissions have already significantly increased so we are confident that the programme is working well.
The ETL fund provides a range of support including: visits and residentials to Russell Group universities; academic coaching; financial support for an array of bespoke support; career support and much more. Support is available right up until the student’s first year at university.
Here at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College we pride ourselves on supporting all students of all abilities to achieve the best possible outcomes in their AS and A Levels and the ETL programme is an important part of that.