We understand that it takes more than good grades to stand out from the crowd when applying for competitive university courses or aspiring to join highly competitive career industries. With this in mind we are committed to providing comprehensive subject specific enrichment opportunities and support packages.

For 2024/25 we are offering the following programmes: 

Pre-Med/Vet Med 
Future Doctors, Dentists and Vets are offered a great deal of support in ensuring that their applications stand out. This includes:

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Application support and participation in national programmes such as Nuffield research placement for 4-6 weeks in summerof year 12
  • Advice and guidance for the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
  • Mock interviews conducted by practicing medics, veterinarians and medical school professors
  • Participation in our excecutive shadowing programme securing volunteer placements in hospitals, GP surgeries and veterinary practices
  • Undertaking EPQ as part of curriculum enrichment

Pre-Law 
A career in the legal profession is a common aspiration, although supply of law graduates outstrips demand meaning that only the best of the best achieve their dreams of becoming a practicing solicitor or barrister. All Law applicants have following opportunities: 

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Taking part in the Bar Mock Trial competition 
  • Visit local magistrates and crown courts
  • Advice and guidance for the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
  • Networking with our Alumni


Pre-Teaching 
Students wishing to follow a career in teaching will benefit from specific support including: 

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Pre-teaching course as part of curriculum enrichment
  • Mentoring of school students at 国产无码 and Omega Multi-Academy Trust schools
  • Working alongside trainee teachers and attending teacher training conferences
  • Participation in our excecutive shadowing programme securing volunteer placements in education settings
  • Joining our alumni network in the future

Pre-STEM 
Students who wish to follow a Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths Post-18 route will benefit from provision including the following:

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Undertake the Silver CREST award run by the British Science Association as part of curriculum enrichment
  • Participation in our excecutive shadowing programme securing volunteer placements in STEM settings
  • Application support and participation in national programmes such as Nuffield research placement for 4-6 weeks in summer of Year 12
  • Advice and guidance for the admissions tests such as the STEP, MAT and NSAA.
  • Complete in the National Lego Education competition
  • Compete in the UKMT Senior challenge

 

Pre-Arts
As Art subjects are increasing in popularity due to our outstanding facilities, we have introduced another Aspiring Professionals Programme supporting our students in the following ways:

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements and foundation application
  • Participation in our executive shadowing programme securing volunteer placements in the Arts
  • Bespoke post 18 portfolio preparation for general and specific courses
  • Mock interviews conducted by practicing creatives.
  • University and Foundation talks with Carmel College
  • Gold Arts Award. Awarded through Trinity College. 16 UCAS points available
  • Advice and guidance for university open days, art events and exhibitions
  • Portfolio workshops and career pathways

A bespoke Art Studio with daily open access


Pre-Business/Economics
Students wishing to follow a career in this field will benefit from specific support including:

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Taking part in morning Business and Economics revision lessons and discussions around pertinent topics and current affairs.
  • Bespoke personal statement examples that demonstrate further reading in their desired field and evidence of MOOC’s completed.
  • Mock interviews conducted with existing business professionals in areas of the business that the student is aspriring.
  • Business Breakfast attendance with business leaders from around the region
  • Attending speeches in college (and virtually) held by leaders within their fields. This started last academic year.
  • Production of a research paper of their chosen area such as - cost of living crisis and possible solotions, global inequality, etc.
  • Submitting an application to ‘The Young Economist of The Year’ Award - written paper that is submitted
     

Pre-Maths
Students wishing to follow a career in this field will benefit from specific support including: 

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Option to assist in KS3 maths lessons at 国产无码
  • UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge
  • Mathematics Olympiad for Girls Competition
  • One to one support for preparation of MAT and STEP examinations

 

Pre-Social Science

Social Science courses at Barrow Hall College are incredibly popular and many of our students go on to study these courses at university. Our new Aspiring Professionals Programme supports these students in the following ways:

  • Bespoke guidance in preparing UCAS personal statements
  • Participation in our excecutive shadowing programme securing volunteer placements in Social Science settings
  • Advice and guidance for university open days and Social Science cultural capital opportunities
  • Subscription access to ‘The Economist’ app
  • Networking with our Alumni
  • Invited to guest speakers in the field - Educational Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Probation Worker and more
  • Opportunity to attend a two day Social Science college trip to London