The Gateway Programme

The Gateway Programme was established in 2014 to inspire and support our most able students in securing places at the best universities in the country.

We recognise that achieving excellent grades is only one aspect of securing a university place and the aim of the Gateway Programme is to support our students in developing the specialised interview and thinking skills required to excel in the pressurised atmosphere of an interview for Oxbridge or medical school.

Students are selected based on their strong interest in studying at Oxbridge or a medical related course and their successful GCSE profile based on a minimum of 5 A* grades. Those on the programme are offered a personalised package of support involving university visits and the chance to hear from people who are currently undertaking post and undergraduate qualifications.

Students are signposted towards, and encouraged to take part in, super-curricular activities and we regularly run mock interviews and subject specific tutorials to develop students’ thinking skills.

We continue to be proud of the increasing numbers of our students who have secured places on such competitive courses.

ROLL OF HONOUR

2019

Amy Sprott | Medicine | Birmingham

Mathilde Tavernier | Medicine | Sheffield

Sian John | Dentistry | Glasgow

Brooke Shay | Dentistry | Sheffield 

2018

Rebecca King | Medicine | Manchester

Ellen Thomas | Medicine | Leeds

Hannah Leighton-Jones | Geography | Oxford

Alex Lee | Dentistry | Manchester

2017

Vicky Ramsbottom | Medicine | Manchester

Alix Tavernier | Medicine | Manchester

Megan Thomas | Medicine | East Anglia

Grace Rooney | Law | Cambridge

2016

Isabel Troth | French and Spanish | Oxford

2015

Celia Dick | Medicine | Keele

Emma Catlow | Chemical Engineering (via Natural Sciences) | Cambridge

Matthew Pyman | Natural Sciences | Cambridge

2014

Olivia Clouser |  Medicine | Liverpool.

Sean Davenport | Medicine | Sheffield

Tom Glover | Medicine| Nottingham

Rosie Johnstone | Vet | Liverpool

Adam Jones | Vet | Bristol

Tom McCahery | Medicine | Manchester

Conn Talbot | Medicine | Edinburgh

Jasmine Virk | Medicine | Birmingham