Preparing you for a Russell Group University
Our Inspire programme can help students with potential, start on the path to the most prestigious professions.
As an Inspire student you will be allocated one of the College’s Senior Leaders to be your mentor. They will meet with you on a half-termly basis, to check on your progress and to set you challenging yet achievable goals.
In class, your teachers will set you work which stretches and challenges you. For those students for whom work experience is essential, for example applicants for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, we will help you organise placements during your first year.
Inspire Students have the opportunity to visit selective Russell Group Universities including Oxford and Cambridge, whilst through the HE plus programme we work collaboratively with King’s College Cambridge to prepare you effectively for University interviews and selection tests.
The Inspire team is here to support you to achieve the very highest goals on a world stage.
Course choices open doors
It’s never too early to think about how your courses of study can affect your career direction. A crucial transition is that at the end of year 11 and the course choices made by students. Although a broad range of study is valuable, members of the Russell Group of Universities have identified the A Level subjects which they feel are the best preparation for entry to competitive academic courses. These are: English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography and Modern Languages.
At Wilberforce we encourage students who are aiming to move onto these Universities to include at least two of these subjects within their A Level course choice.
Talented former Wilberforce student and potential particle physicist, Megan Wilson, is now blazing a trail at Cambridge University.
She’s just won ‘The Davies Scholarship’ for gaining a first in her recent exams and coming top in her year out of 630 other natural sciences students! She’s also been awarded the ‘BP Prize for Outstanding Performance’ for the highest mark of the year in her Cambridge chemistry exam. Megan is going to use her £400 prize money to help fund a placement to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, where the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Hadron Collider, is located. It’s not all work and no play at uni for Megan though as she’s got into rowing in a big way and is off to ‘Boat Camp’ soon as cox of the men’s second team!