Aiming for the very best
At Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College Sixth Form we aim to provide a first class education for all our students. We see each and every one of our young people as individuals with their own path in life to pursue.
As such, we want to provide the Best information, advice and guidance right from the very start of their time with us, including the important stage of deciding A Level or BTEC Level 3 options and the opportunities these open for them.
We have built our Sixth Form curriculum on academic and vocational excellence as well as student interest and success. You will see from the range of A Levels and BTEC National Level 3 courses at our Sixth Form that we are catering for a wide array of interests and expertise.
We offer a very broad and balanced curriculum in the Sixth Form, including the Facilitating Subjects for those wanting to pursue a more traditional programme of study. We recommenced that you use the Informed Choices (www.informedchoices.ac.uk) system devised by Russell Group to ensure that you select the best A Level options for your study in the future.
It is also important for students to research the entry requirements for subjects that the want to study at university by using www.ucas.com.
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 subject. The ETL Scholarship 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 residential’s 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 Sixth Form studies and the ETL programme is an important part of that.