The RSFC Scholars' Programme

The Programme

You will compete with a talented pool of individuals with the same aspirations, grades and personal profile. Universities, more so than ever before, are now expecting future academics to possess a repertoire of core skills; skills that are vital not only to succeed at undergraduate level, but are essential to create adaptability in the ever evolving 21st century workplace.
The Scholars’ programme is a bespoke programme tailored to meet the needs of our most able students and prepare you for progression to higher education and beyond. You will study a range of modules including Science and Nature, Philosophy and Popular Culture. You will participate in debates, presentations and seminars. The Scholars’ Programme, alongside the Honours Programme, will support you in developing the core skills required for progression to university and employment.

These skills are:

  • 1. Presentation Skills
  • 2. Lateral Thinking Skills
  • 3. Independent Research
  • 4.Reading Skills
  • 5. Effective Communication
  • 6. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • 7. The Development of Resilience and Resourcefulness

Students who achieve 5 A*s or more at GCSE are eligible to join the Scholars’ Programme. An academic scholarship is also awarded to any student who qualifies for the Scholars’ Programme. Not only does each scholarship carry a sum of money to contribute to your academic studies but you hold the prestigious title for the two years you are with us.
A chance to be awarded an RSFC Academic Scholarship An opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Individualised preparation/support when applying for challenging and competitive university courses, including Oxbridge, Russell Group, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science Additional one-to-one ‘stretch and challenge’ work with your subject teachers Organised visits/conferences including trips to the country’s leading universities Talks by guest academic speakers Access to academic resources and electronic texts in various university libraries A chance to meet likeminded students from a range of institutions Liaison with previous students who have attended RSFC and successfully gained a place at a prestigious university
Inside the first five years of opening RSFC has made links with Oxford and Cambridge universities with staff from both universities visiting RSFC. If you are interested in applying to Oxbridge, not only will you enjoy specialist one-to- one advice on the application process you will also have the opportunity to visit one, or possibly both universities.

University Access Programmes

Several RSFC students have been successful in gaining a place and completing the above programmes. Each programme develops students’ skills in preparation for making an application to a prestigious university and also offers reduced entry requirements for students who are successful in gaining a place at University.

RSFC works in partnership with a range of universities across the country. The following universities offer access programmes to students from RSFC who meet their criteria: