The Honours programme, in partnership with Lancaster University, offers top achieving sixth formers a head start at university with expert mentoring, personal statement review and summer school places.
Honours students get a guaranteed conditional offer or interview at Lancaster University, apart from medical degrees which follow a different process that is supported by college.
It stretches, challenges and provides additional support for students who show a flair for a subject and want to extend their knowledge. It helps develop key skills needed for university such as independent learning, research and report writing.
Honours Programme subjects include: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Art, Business, English Literature, Law and History.
Students are identified by their school in Year 10 and nominated for a place, with meetings taking place in Year 10 and Year 11. To be accepted onto the Honours Programme, students need to achieve an average GCSE score of at least 7.0, which means mainly grades 7, 8 or 9 (legacy GCSEs at A or A* grades).