SMC High Achievers Programme

SMC High Achievers Programme

Many of our students come to St Mary’s with excellent GCSE results. We use our expertise and experience to help you build on these aspirational foundations.

Each year a number of students are selected to participate in our High Achievers’ programme which aims to stretch you academically. Within the High Achievers’ programme you will be offered guidance and support specifically aimed to enhance your application for highly competitive university courses at the elite Russell Group and research-led universities.

We host a number of events and workshops including an interview workshop delivered by Oxford University. There are opportunities to apply for a range of summer schools at a variety of universities and gain access to the Sutton Trust programme.

The Extended Project Qualification

The EPQ is a research-based qualification which prepares you for the demands of university study as it relies upon you to manage your own project with the support from a supervisor. You can choose a topic, plan, research and develop your idea and decide on your finished product.

The EPQ encourages creativity and curiosity and gains UCAS points too!