At Launceston College, we are dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes and progress for all of our students. The Aspire Programme has been established to ensure that our very ablest students have the opportunity to apply to the best Universities in the country.
We have long understood that our students are as able as any in the country, but are often in need of the specialised interview and thinking skills required to excel in the pressurised atmosphere of an Oxbridge interview.
The Aspire Programme seeks to provide this extra-curricular support in addition to the excellent teaching and pastoral support our students already benefit from.
Students are selected based on their ability and their successful GCSE results, and are offered a personalised, package of support which primarily involves one-to-one weekly tutorials with specialist staff, where they receive coaching and individual feedback on their university and course choices, communication skills, their ability to think broadly within and outside their subject areas, and they are challenged to broaden their cultural and intellectual horizons.
We are delighted that since 2014, five students from the
Aspire Programme have achieved places at Oxford and Cambridge, and other participants have gone on to top Russell Group Universities like Durham, York and Exeter.
2014 – Luke Shillaber – Engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge
2014 – Ellie Parsons – English at Mansfield College, Oxford
2015 – Philip Baker – Medicine at Brasenose College, Oxford
2015 – Scarlett Long – Human, Social and Political Sciences at St.John’s College, Cambridge
2016 – James Bate – Physics at Oriel College, Oxford
We look forward to future successes!