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.
If you achieve five or more grade 8/9s at GCSE you will be eligible to join the Scholars’ Programme. An academic scholarship is also awarded to anyone who qualifies for the programme. Not only does each scholarship carry a sum of money to contribute to your academic studies, but you also hold the distinguished title for the two years you are with us.
As part of the Scholars' Programme, you will study a range of modules including science and nature, philosophy and popular culture, participating debates, presentations and seminars.
- The 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 your subject teachers
- Organised visits and 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
RSFC has established links with the Oxbridge universities, with staff from both visiting the college. If you are interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge, 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, of the universities. RSFC also participates in the HE+ programme, which allows students to attend taster sessions and visit the University of Cambridge in preparation for future study.
University access programmes
Many RSFC students have been successful in gaining a place and completing access programmes at competitive universities. 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.