6th Form Accelerator

All students have an ability. All students gain knowledge. The problem is that students often think that they at a disadvantage to students who have gone to ‘better’ schools.

Our 6th form accelerator helps to bridge the gap. We give students the skills and confidence to realise themselves that there is nothing to stop them from achieving their goals whatever these may be, or whatever their background may be.

Logistics and timing dictate that numbers on each course are limited to 12 student together with two school staff.


In Brief What the School gets
– Two and a quarter days student time – Inspirational talk for whole 6th Form
– Each course run in small groups (max 12) – Expanded business contacts
– Students meet at least 12 influential leaders – Potential for sponsorship opportunities from hosts
– Tailored to specific student and school needs – Knowledgeable ambassadors for the school


Key Learning Outcomes Achieved by Students
– Self-confidence & self awareness – First entrants to Oxbridge accepted
– Interviewing skills and opportunities to use them – Increased numbers accepted at Russell Group
– Developing and using their own network – Many Head Boys & Head Girls from course graduates
– Communication & questioning – Exam grades higher than forecast
– Responsibility, teamwork and resilience – Student instigated work experience

Participants gain first hand knowledge of successful organisations and their leaders, learn that many had to cope with rejection, and gain the experience of influencing local decision makers. This combination of knowledge and skills, coupled with having a network dramatically increases participants’ ability to seek out and take advantage of opportunities they create for themselves.


“This is an excellent opportunity. It’s been a brilliant 3 weeks; quite intense, quite short but a really effective and high impact
programme to run with 6th Form which has been brilliant. Thank you very much.”
Head of 6th Form, Surrey

“It wasn’t just enjoyment, it’s the fact it opened so many doors in my brain about what I could do. Now I’m able to think about
things and I’m going to use the doors.” Year 12 student, Sutton

“This [programme] has been very helpful in realising my potential and what I want to do later in life”
Year 12 student, South London

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