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“I just stepped out, broke my boundaries. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.”
SUTTON TRUST SUMMER SCHOOL
“The most incredible experience – a true reflection and flavour of university life.” “A fantastic week that has taught me a lot, broadened my horizons and challenged my opinions on the subject matter by exposing me to new ones.”
“I had a wonderful time at university; it was stimulating, academically challenging and great fun. The experience broadened my horizons and opened doors for my future career. It is my hope that these Summer Schools will introduce Year 12 students to the unique opportunities that leading universities provide and will encourage them to apply. I am delighted that we have been able to expand the programme this year, and that more universities and more students can be involved.” Sir Peter Lampl Chairman, The Sutton Trust
A P P LY N O W AT W W W. S U T TO N T R U S T. C O M A P P L I C AT I O N S C LO S E O N 10 T H M A R C H 2 014 Registered Charity Number: 1146244
Sutton Trust Summer Schools Background University summer schools were the very first project initiated and funded by the Sutton Trust back in 1997. Since then, thousands of young people have benefitted from the Sutton Trust Summer School experience and have subsequently progressed to the UK’s top universities. In 2014, we are significantly expanding the places available and will provide this fantastic opportunity to over 1900 students.
Cost The Sutton Trust and the universities will meet all costs incurred by students, including:
Eligibility The 2014 Sutton Trust Summer Schools are open to students (home UK only) currently studying in Year 12 or S5 in Scotland (or equivalent) at maintained schools or colleges in the UK. Priority will be given to students who meet all or most of the following criteria:
Students need only bring pocket money with them for any personal spending during their week away from home.
• will be the first generation in their family to attend university • have achieved at least 5 A/A*s at GCSE, 5 credit passes at Standard Grade or equivalent • are taking relevant subjects in relation to the subject stream they are applying for • attend schools or colleges with a low overall A-level, Higher/Advanced Higher (or equivalent) point score and / or schools or colleges with low progression to higher education • come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprivation • are (or have been) looked after, accommodated or in care • are under the age of 18 at the time of the summer school
• travel to and from the summer schools • food and accommodation • all trips and activities
Apply online now at www.suttontrust.com Students may only apply to one summer school. Applications to more than one summer school may result in the rejection of all applications. Applications close on 10th March 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.
Supporters We are very grateful indeed for the support of a number of partners who make the summer school programme possible, including the host universities and those who support the programme through gifts made directly to the universities. The Trust would particularly like to thank Barclays as the programme’s cornerstone supporter through a generous three year grant. This support is part of 5 Million Young Futures, Barclays commitment to invest in community programmes that enhance the enterprise, employability and financial skills of five million young people aged 10 to 35, by 2015. The Sutton Trust is very grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for its co-sponsorship of the summer schools at UCL and Durham, as well as supporting the programme’s e-mentoring initiative and teacher summer schools. We are also very grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for the funding to support summer school students in Wales, Northern Ireland and the North East of England.
University of Bristol Sutton Trust Summer School 6 July - 11 July Humanities (includes English, History, Art History, Religious Studies, Archaeology and Philosophy) Science (includes Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Geography) Social Sciences (includes Sociology, Psychology, Childhood Studies, Politics and Social Policy) Law (includes Criminal, Family, Evidence and Environmental Law) Engineering (includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science) Medical Sciences (includes Physiology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science) Economics and Mathematics related (includes Maths, Economics, Management, Accountancy and Finance)
Contact: Widening Participation and Undergraduate Recruitment Team Tel: 0117 928 8862 Email: email@example.com Website: www.bristol.ac.uk/wideningparticipation/schoolscolleges/summerschools 4
The University of Bristol Sutton Trust Summer School 2014 gives you the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a student and will give you the chance to play an active role in lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory work. Top academics will give you an insight into their work and current students will share their experiences with you so that you know what life as a student is really like, the programme balances busy academic days with enjoyable social activities. There are 160 places available on seven different subject streams, which are designed to give you a taste of the range of courses that are available to our undergraduates. We want to show you what it is like to study at one of the top universities in the country and encourage you to apply to the very best higher education institutions. While you are with us, you will get the whole university experience, staying in one of our catered halls of residence with our team of student mentors. You will have your own bedroom and share a bathroom with other students in our single sex accommodation blocks. Academic Programme: All streams aim to give you a flavour of subjects which you may not have considered in the past as well as those that you already know about. Have a look at our website for more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/teachers/post-16/ summer-schools/
Other Activities: As well as the academic and social programme, you will have the opportunity to find out about other key aspects of the higher education experience: • How to write the best UCAS application form and present yourself at interview • How to manage your finances at university • Your career choices
University of Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer School 14-18 July, 21-25 July, 11-15 August, 18-22 August
The social activities will give you a flavour of the informal side of university life: • Our sports and recreation afternoon includes something for everyone, such as a debating workshop, swimming, arts/crafts, ultimate frisbee or football. • Celebratory dinner, bowling, party and a karaoke evening. We hope that by the end of the week you will have a full insight into university life, are prepared for the next stage of your education and have made some new friends along the way!
Architecture Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Biological Sciences Chemistry Classics Computer Science Economics Education Engineering English Geography History History of Art
Human, Social and Political Sciences (Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Politics and International Studies) Law Mathematics Medicine Modern Languages and Linguistics Music Physics Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Theology and Religious Studies, with Philosophy Veterinary Medicine
Contact: Widening Participation Team Tel: 01223 768676 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/year12 summerschools
This year, in our seventeenth year of hosting Sutton Trust Summer Schools, the University of Cambridge is giving even more Year 12 students from across the UK the chance to experience a taste of university life. We have nearly 550 places available across over 26 different courses. Academic Programme The courses are intended to provide participants with an insight into the academic life of a first year undergraduate studying at the University of Cambridge. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sessions led by some of the leading academics in their field. These sessions will include lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practicals, offering a chance to experience at first hand the challenges and rewards of studying for a degree. Each academic course is diverse and demanding. In past years, students have taken part in activities such as composing music to suit a piece of art, working on projects in museums handling valuable artefacts, dissections for Biologists and Medics, and participating in a mock murder trial on the Law Summer School. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about their subject and will apply themselves throughout the Summer School. Our Summer Schools provide an in-depth and stimulating insight into your subject of choice and a chance to stay in student accommodation in a very special university setting.
Other Activities During the Summer School there will be time to find out about applying to university, as well as the opportunity to talk to Admissions Tutors about courses on offer and making an application to Cambridge, including what to expect at interview. Students will meet current undergraduates who will be at the summer school all week, providing academic and pastoral support and answering questions about life as a student at Cambridge. Of course the University of Cambridge isn’t just work, work, work! Like Cambridge undergraduates, you too will have your own room within a Cambridge College for the duration of the Summer School. The College will also be the main setting for evening social activities including tours, games, punting on the River Cam and a celebratory dinner. All our Summer Schools will offer you a challenging and inspiring academic programme, the chance to meet lots of other students from across the UK and find out for yourself about life as a student at Cambridge! Please note: It is not necessarily expected that applicants to the Summer School courses will have studied that subject before, unless stated otherwise in the table on page 18 or on the detailed information on our website. Please visit our website for detailed information about each subject Summer School course, including the dates on which each subject will take place and previous participants’ views on their experiences. www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/year12summerschools
Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School supported by The Wolfson Foundation Summer School 1: 3 - 8 August
Summer School 2: 17 - 22 August
Anthropology & Archaeology Business Computer Science Education Studies Geography History Law Medicine
Biology Chemistry English Mathematics Modern Languages Physics Politics Theology & Religion with Philosophy
Contact: Access and Student Recruitment Tel: 0191 334 9373 Email: email@example.com Website: www.durham.ac.uk/sutton.trust/ 6
Durham University’s Sutton Trust summer schools provide a chance to try some of the many opportunities that a university education can provide. We want to show students the whole range of exciting experiences available to them. You can find out more on our website: www.durham.ac.uk/sutton.trust/ Academic Programme Your experience on a summer school is modelled on the experiences of a first year undergraduate. You can expect to have four full days of academic activity, including lectures, seminars, laboratory and field work, and research, depending on the subject strand you choose. Academic sessions are designed to be challenging and inspiring. Each subject strand is led by an academic expert, and you will have the opportunity to explore the cutting-edge research questions that are being asked at Durham. You will develop a sense of the many opportunities that are available to you within each academic department throughout the week. Other Activities The most important people you will meet on the summer school are the student mentors. Our mentors are all current Durham students, and they are full of energy and enthusiasm for the University. They are there to make sure you feel at home and get as much as possible out of your week. During the summer school they will be there to talk to you about university life, course choices and academic matters. We also provide opportunities for you to meet admissions professionals to find out more about applying to university.
The summer school is the perfect opportunity to try something you have never done before and to make friends along the way. The wide range of sporting, social, artistic and academic activities that are available in the evenings means that you will always have the opportunity to learn and have fun, whatever you choose to do! Evening activities may include: • Creative Writing, Film-Making • Dance, Music • Philosophy, Debating • Art, Pottery • Yoga, Thai Boxing • Rowing, Ultimate Frisbee This year we are offering two summer schools, both running in August. We will also be offering a programme of support and guidance both before and after, to help you get the most out of yourself and your UCAS application. Whichever subject strand you are interested in, we would love to see you here!
The University of Edinburgh Sutton Trust Summer School 6 - 11 July Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science (Informatics) Engineering Mathematics Physics Economics English Literature History Philosophy Politics Religious Studies
Contact: The Summer School Team Tel: 0131 651 1755 / 0131 651 4207 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/wideningparticipation/stss 8
The University of Edinburgh Sutton Trust Summer School provides a complete, realistic and rewarding experience of student life in Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh is a beautiful and unique city and you will have the chance to explore it, living and studying on our campus in the centre of the city. Founded in 1583, our students and staff have been influencing the world ever since. You will be taught by leading academics and current students will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. There are 120 places available.
to find out about other aspects of the university experience such as the UCAS process, social societies and clubs and future career options.
Arriving on Sunday evening and leaving on Friday morning, you will stay in catered halls of residence with your own bedroom, shared bathroom facilities and a team of student mentors nearby.
Students who progress to undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh will be eligible to apply for an Access Bursary of at least £1,000 every year. There is also a range of generous bursaries which students will automatically be considered for, dependent on family income. Further information on eligibility for these bursaries is available at: www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/bursaries
Academic Programme You will choose two subject areas from a range of Humanities & Social Science or Science & Engineering subjects (there are 12 subjects on offer: note that not all combinations will be possible, owing to timetabling). Each subject will be led by an academic expert, supported by University teaching assistants. The programme includes lectures, seminars and tutorials, project work on one of your chosen subject areas and sessions on other aspects of student life. Other Activities Student mentors will ensure you feel at home and get the most out of your time in Edinburgh. You can chat to them informally about all aspects of student life. As well as the academic and social programmes on offer, you’ll have the opportunity
There will be a varied schedule of social activities with something to suit everyone. Current plans include: a bus tour of the city, a fun treasure hunt and plenty of free time to explore the city. By the end of the week we hope you will have gained a complete insight into university life and have had a lot of fun along the way too.
Imperial College Sutton Trust Summer School Week 1: 12 - 15 August Chemistry Maths Physics Engineering
Week 2: 19-22 August Chemistry Maths Engineering Life Sciences
Contact: The Summer Schools Team Tel: 01730 262927 Email: Events@exscitec.com Website: www.imperial.ac.uk/outreach or www.exscitec.com/ summerschool
Students attending the Imperial College Sutton Trust Summer School 2014 will have the option of studying one of four subject strands in a hands-on, engaging and high achieving academic environment, whilst experiencing a taste of university life during the day and evening. We recognise that it is now more important than ever for students to choose the university path most suited to them, so students will be able to explore the content of many of the hundreds of undergraduate science and maths courses offered by Imperial College and the range of financial support options available. Admissions tutors and college personnel will be present to provide information and guidance and answer questions regarding the University applications process. Academic Programme Students should apply for one of the four academic strands listed to the left. Each strand has been created to stretch the capability of every student on the course. The workshops feature a series of practical investigations, provided by Imperial College academics and STEM subject specialists, and are supported by current Imperial College undergraduate mentors. Students will have the opportunity to visit departments to see first-hand some of the cutting edge research in which Imperial College is engaged, and mentors and subject leaders are keen to support individual projects to stretch even the brightest student. All subject content is aimed at Level 1 undergraduate standard and teaching is provided in the same style as it is to university undergraduates.
Whatever Higher Education and career paths students choose, there are certain transferable skills that are important to develop. Personal effectiveness and life skills sessions will be incorporated into the academic programme and students will be invited to present their work at a summer school finale. We would like students to gain as much as they can from our summer school, so we ask our applicants to be enthusiastic about their subject, ready for a challenge and willing to work hard. Other Activities It’s not all work and no play! Students will stay in en-suite rooms in secure Imperial College Halls of Residence and full catering is provided throughout the summer school. Students’ accommodation is situated adjacent to the main, bustling, South Kensington Campus, and students will have the opportunity to take part in a varied and flexible programme of social activities, enabling them to get to know each other and our summer school mentor team, all current Imperial College students. The evening programme takes full advantage of the university’s impressive South Kensington location with easy access to London’s most famous museums and Central London sights and attractions. Supervisors and mentors are always around to oversee and take part in activities.
King’s College London Sutton Trust Summer School 11 - 15 August Biochemistry Geography Modern Languages (German, French, Spanish) Politics, Philosophy & Law
Contact: Widening Participation Department Tel: 0207 848 4132 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kcl.ac.uk/wp Tweet us: @kclwp Fb: www.facebook.com/KCLsuttontrustsummerschool
The King’s College London Summer School will give you the opportunity to experience study and life at a world-class university in central London. You will be offered the chance to challenge yourself academically, gain real insight into student life, and take advantage of the unique cultural experiences London has to offer. Academic Programme The summer school will give you the chance to explore what it’s like to study at a researchintensive university. You will be provided with a challenging academic programme developed by staff that currently teach and research here at King’s. The academic programme will increase your knowledge and understanding of your chosen subject, and challenge you to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills essential to succeeding at university. During lectures you’ll be able to learn from academics researching at the top of their field, while seminars will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your ideas with academic staff and your fellow students. These sessions will motivate and inspire you to think creatively about the subject, and give you real insight into studying a subject at degree level and what this entails. In today’s competitive environment, we will also support our summer school students in building the transferrable skills vital to succeeding at university and beyond. Participants will be given information, advice and guidance on all aspects of the journey to university including the application process, personal statement and student finance.
Other Activities King’s is proud of its central London location, and being a student at King’s provides unique access to the social and cultural experiences of life in a capital city. In addition to the comprehensive academic programme, we will provide an exciting timetable of evening activities including visits to key cultural attractions and a range of social events. Last year we took a trip on the London Eye, visited a theatre show and enjoyed a boat cruise on the River Thames. All students who attend the King’s College London Sutton Trust Summer School will be staying in secure en-suite accommodation in our Stamford Street Apartments halls of residence based in Waterloo. Student Ambassadors will be on hand throughout the week to support participants, give advice on higher education and ensure your experience is a positive one. For more information on each of the academic subjects and the summer school including video content from last year’s event please visit our webpage. www.kcl.ac.uk/study/ug/wp/SuttonTrust-Summer-School/Sutton-Trust-SummerSchools.aspx You can also view our Sutton Trust videos at www.vimeo.com/kclwp or tweet us @kclwp. Please note: All subject areas are subject to staff availability.
The University of Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School 6 - 11 July Geography (Physical and Human) Historical Studies Law and Politics Life Sciences Physical Sciences Psychology and Philosophy
20 - 25 July Engineering, Maths and Computer Science Language and Cultural Studies* Medicine and Medical Sciences Sociology, Theology and Ethics Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences *Includes Film, American Studies and Modern Languages/Cultures. No language experience required.
Contact: The Summer School Team Tel: 0115 846 6962 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/suttontrust 12
The University of Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School provides you with the opportunity to explore the university experience in depth, whilst developing the skills and knowledge required to progress to the country’s top universities. You will enjoy a varied programme of activities – academic and social – on the residential summer school, which will provide a fun and valuable insight into student life. For 2014 there are 210 places available over 11 subject strands, which reflect many of the areas of undergraduate study at Nottingham. Academic Programme All of our academic strands combine two or more related subjects in order to demonstrate the wide range of course options available to you and help with the UCAS decision-making process. You’ll experience a variety of higher education teaching and learning structures - lectures, seminars, practical or laboratory work, group discussion or projects, and field trips – typical of the courses that interest you. Session topics will be chosen from the undergraduate curriculum, so you will get an authentic taste of the subject, whilst developing your critical thinking capability. Class numbers are relatively small, maximising the opportunity for interaction as you work alongside leading academics, researchers and current students in our world class facilities. Each strand programme includes a ‘working lunch’ where you will network with professionals from related fields, make useful contacts and gain advice for your future career.
Other Activities In addition to the academic programme, you will attend sessions that provide advice and guidance on issues relating to higher education, as well as a number of personal development sessions to help you achieve your goals. Examples include: • Personal statements and additional admissions test advice • University finance and personal budgeting • Building employability skills • University accommodation options Our wide range of evening activities will give you the chance to try out the University’s social side. Examples include: • International night • Students’ Union quiz night • Sports and games competitions • Celebration dinner and party You will stay in a traditional hall of residence based on the beautiful University Park Campus. Staff and undergraduate students will be on hand 24 hours a day to support you, answer your questions, and ensure you have a great time. After the summer school and throughout Year 13, you will continue to have access to support and guidance from the University, including e-mentoring, online revision resources, admissions coaching and a Spring Reunion Event. Plus, students who progress to undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham will automatically receive a bursary of £1000 a year for each year of study – guaranteed!!
Royal Veterinary College Sutton Trust Summer School 21 - 25 July Veterinary Medicine
RVC are joining the Sutton Trust for the first time this year, to offer our established and successful Summer School experience to Sutton Trust school partners. We have up to 50 places available for Year 12 students who are interested in pursuing a career in Bioveterinary Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing. RVC’s summer school takes place at both the Camden campus, in central London, and the countryside Potters Bar campus. Students will first arrive at the central London site and be welcomed by a range of activities to develop their understanding of veterinary scientific research and anatomy teaching. Central to our programme are the student ambassadors, who will be on hand to make people feel welcome and at home, on this first taste of life as a veterinary student. Not only will they help facilitate students in a research project, but they will also make sure that participants get the chance to have their questions about the reality of veterinary study answered. Participants will meet staff from a range of departments, including lecturers, researchers and support staff. Through this, they will gain insight into life at RVC, and also the application process and interviews.
Contact: Grace Kimble Tel: 07793 804268 Email: email@example.com Website: www.rvc.ac.uk/WP/SummerSchools/Index.cfm 14
Teaching will incorporate RVC’s collaborative learning approach; so as well as taster lectures there will be an emphasis on collaborative group work and discussion-based practicals. The week will culminate in students presenting the topic
researched in groups. Innovative and creative approaches to investigating current veterinary themes will be facilitated by our staff and ambassadors. We are looking for motivated students from a wide range of backgrounds, who will be able to make the most of this opportunity. Students will live in accommodation at the Hawskhead site, and will travel there together after arriving at Camden. Social activities will be based at Hawkshead, and will include a Barbeque in the spacious grounds at Potters Bar. Students will leave the course with first hand experience of what to expect when studying as a vet at RVC, and a clear understanding of what the application process involves. For a preview of the RVC sites and to hear from some current students, see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXbPcL2cGtQ
University of St Andrews Sutton Trust Summer School 29 June - 4 July Session 1 Chemistry Computer Science English International Relations Psychology Physics & Astronomy Session 2 Biology Classics/History Earth Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Medicine Management/Economics Modern Languages
Contact: Tel: 01334 462346 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/suttontrust
Now in its twelfth year at the University of St Andrews, the Sutton Trust Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out first-hand what it is like to study at a top university. Balancing the academic and social sides of the university experience, as well as giving you invaluable advice about your application, this really is too good to be missed! We have 130 places for students from across the UK. Academic Programme The St Andrews Summer School has been designed to give you a taster of undergraduate life and introduce you to studying in an intellectually challenging and high-achieving academic environment. Throughout the week you will attend a range of lectures, workshops, labs and seminars prepared and taught by our academic members of staff. Designed to give you a flavour of a new subject or invaluable insight into how a familiar one is taught at university level, the courses will also introduce you to the diverse research and wider opportunities offered by the University’s Schools. To reflect the flexibility and breadth of the Faculty System at the ancient Scottish universities, you will pick two different subjects or combination of subjects to study at the Summer School - one from each of the sessions listed on the left. Other Activities Upon arrival you will be teamed up with one of our student mentors. The mentors have usually
taken part in the Summer School themselves in previous years and are always keen to help you settle in and get the most of the experience. Throughout the week we offer a range of sessions designed to give you the advice you need about applying to a top university. These include: • Advice on submitting a competitive application and personal statement • Information on student finance • Opportunities whilst studying, career progression and study abroad • Personal development and study skills However, it would not be the true university experience without a taster of the social side! A range of activities enable you to explore our stunning town and find out how our students relax and have fun: • Sports and beach games • Talent show • Quiz & film nights • Scavenger hunt • Celebration ceilidh During the week you will be staying in a University hall of residence and have plenty of time to get to know the other students in this friendly atmosphere. After the Summer School, the St Andrews Team will keep in touch and continue to offer you advice and support throughout the application process.
University College London Sutton Trust Summer School supported by The Wolfson Foundation 4 - 8 August Biosciences English Natural Sciences
The UCL Summer School will give you a taste of university life in the heart of London. You will be taught by top academics, experience lectures, seminars and laboratory workshops (depending on the strand you select), and will be supported by UCL undergraduate mentors. You will gain an invaluable insight into studying at university, and will develop the skills needed to succeed in your chosen subject. There are 90 places available on the Summer Schools (30 for each subject strand) and you will meet students from the other strands during the evening activities. Students will stay in halls of residence in central London, a short walk away from the campus. Academic programme Through the Summer School you will gain experience of studying and living at a university in the heart of London. You will be taught by leading academics and researchers, and UCL undergraduate mentors will work with you during the week. At the end of the week, you will work in groups to prepare presentations to share what you have learnt with the rest of the Summer School students. Other activities Alongside the academic programme, you will take part in a programme of activities to provide advice and guidance on higher education issues.
Contact: Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office Tel: 020 3108 4106 Email: email@example.com 16
Each evening you will take part in a social programme, designed to show you the fun side of university life. You’ll get to know your fellow students and have the opportunity to explore some of the varied attractions that London has to offer.
Information for Teachers Every student application to a Sutton Trust Summer School should be verified by a teacher using the online Teachers’ Confirmation Form www.suttontrust.com/students/uk-summer-schools/teachers-information/ To access this form, teachers will need their school/college UCAS number and password. If unknown, these details can be obtained from the Sutton Trust customer support team at UCAS on 01242 223714 or suttontrust@ ucas.ac.uk Once logged in, teachers will be able to view all of the summer school applications submitted by students from their school/college. Teachers are asked to review each application and confirm that the information submitted by the student is accurate and complete. There is also space, if appropriate, to add details of a student’s personal circumstances or other relevant factors (not otherwise listed in the application) that should be taken into account. Examples of relevant factors include: the student is currently/has been in care, the student has a disability or medical condition affecting study, the student cares for a sick or disabled parent or family member, or other circumstances that would make higher education study difficult. Please note that teachers do not need to provide formal references for applicants. Teachers should verify all applications by 17th March 2014. Any unverified applications will be marked as incomplete. Teachers will be able to view a read-only list of applicants from their school/college after this closing date. For further information and answers to frequently asked questions, please see our teacher information page – www.suttontrust.com/students/uk-summer-schools/teachers-information/
These sessions will include: • Making a successful UCAS application • Student finance at university • Choosing your degree programme • Career pathways and opportunities 17
Entry Requirements 2014 In addition to the criteria outlined on page 2, admission to the programme often depends on having 5 A/A*s grades at GCSE. Some subjects have additional entry requirements as listed in the table below. UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL Engineering
taking Mathematics and Physics at A-level
taking Mathematics at A-level
taking at least two science subjects at A-level
taking at least one science subject at A-level
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
A-level, or equivalent
taking Biology, plus one other science, at A-level or equivalent
studying Mathematics at Higher, A-level or equivalent
Engineering, Maths and
taking at least one science subject and/or Maths at A-level or equivalent
studying Mathematics and Physics at Higher, A-level or equivalent
studying Mathematics at Higher, A-level or equivalent
Geography at A-level or equivalent
Medicine and Medical
taking Biology and Chemistry at A-level or equivalent
Modern Languages and
taking at least one foreign modern European language at A-level.
We may also run a parallel linguistics strand for those applicants who are
not taking a foreign modern European language, but who can demonstrate
proficiency in linguistic skills. Please contact us separately to discuss this
Mathematics related Medical Sciences
studying English at Higher or English Literature or Combined English at
studying at least TWO of the following at Higher, A-level or equivalent –
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (must include either Biology or
taking Chemistry and/or Physics at A-level or equivalent
taking Music at A-level or music theory exam grade 7
Veterinary Medicine and
taking Biology and Chemistry at A-level or equivalent
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Chemistry). Passed Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Standard Grades
taking Maths and Physics at A-level
taking Chemistry and priority given to those also taking Biology at A-level
at Grade 2 OR passed Mathematics and either Biology and Chemistry or
taking Chemistry and priority given to those also taking Maths to at least
Science and an additional science at GCSE Grade B OR passed Chemistry
ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
SL within the diploma for the IB (if not taken at Higher Level).
studying Mathematics and Chemistry at Higher, A-level or equivalent
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
studying Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry, Engineering,
Priority will be given to pupils studying 4+ Highers in S5 or those intending to study 3+ A-levels in year 13.
AS level Classics
taking Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology at A-level or equivalent, plus one other science subject
applicants should note this is an ‘Introduction to Latin’ course, and
taking Chemistry and Mathematics at A-level or equivalent
therefore assumes no prior knowledge of a classical language.
taking Mathematics at A-level or equivalent
We may also run a parallel strand for those applicants with some
taking one science subject at A-level (which includes Geography) or
experience of a classical language.
taking Maths at A-level
taking Maths at A-level
priority given to those taking Maths and Physics at A-level, or the Advanced
taking Chemistry and/or Biology at A-level or equivalent
Diploma in Engineering including the Mathematics for Engineering ASL
taking at least one modern foreign language at A-level or equivalent,
taking Mathematics at A-level or equivalent, and Further Mathematics, only if offered by the school
unit, or Maths at A-level and a Level 3 vocational qualification in an
Technological Studies or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology) at Higher, A-level or equivalent IMPERIAL COLLEGE Life Sciences
studying Maths or Chemistry and Biology at A-level
studying Maths and Chemistry at A-level
studying Maths and Physics at A-level
studying Maths and Further Maths at A-level
studying Maths and Physics at A-level
Participants need to be studying Biology and Chemistry
Physics & Astronomy
taking Higher or A-level Physics and Maths
taking Higher or A-level Chemistry
taking Higher or A-level Maths
taking Higher or A-level English
taking a Higher or A-level in a science
Mathematics & Statistics
taking Higher or A-level Maths
taking Higher or A-level Chemistry + at least one of Biology, Maths or Physics
taking Mathematics and Physics at A-level or equivalent
taking English Literature or English Language and Literature to at least A-level
taking a humanities or social sciences subject at A-level or equivalent
Applicants should note this is a course in literature rather than language
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
taking History at A-level
taking Maths and Further Maths at AS level
science at Grade 3. OR GCSE English at Grade C and Mathematics or an
Medicine / Veterinary
taking Chemistry and 2 subjects from either Maths, Physics or Biology/
approved science at Grade C
taking English Literature (or combined Literature and Language) A-level
Human Biology at AS level
studying Mathematics at Higher, A-level or equivalent
taking Biology and one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics at A-level
KING’S COLLEGE Biochemistry
taking at least a minimum of two from Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics at A-level or equivalent’ (of which at least one must be Chemistry
Standard Grade English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved
or Biology) Modern Languages
taking Higher or A-level Biology
taking Higher or A-level in at least one foreign modern language
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON Natural Sciences
Any two subjects from Biology/Psychology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics
taking at least one modern foreign language at A-level or equivalent