Pendleton Scholars’ Programme

Available at Pendelton Sixth Form College

The Pendleton Scholars’ Programme provides support, skills and experiences to prepare our most academically able students for entry to Oxbridge and other prestigious universities.

Students identified for the programme will benefit from opportunities to develop personally, professionally and academically by:

• Working above and beyond the A-level syllabus, with a talented pool of like-minded individuals with the same aspirations, grades and personal profiles
• Developing personal confidence, presentation skills, critical and lateral thinking, resilience, growth mind set, independent research and reading skills

Entry to the Pendleton Scholars’ Programme will be by invitation and for those students who achieve five or more grade As (or numeric equivalents) at GCSE. High achieving students are identified early in their first year to ensure they receive ongoing advice, guidance, support and development throughout their studies at college.

As high achievers, students are assigned to a specialist gifted and talented tutor group and benefit from one-to-one tutoring with a specialist personal tutor who has extensive experience of mentoring exceptional students. This enables us to provide tailored preparation for entrance examinations for Oxbridge and other elite institutions.

Students are encouraged to participate in activities which complement their academic studies and develop their presentation skills. These include law society, medical society, debating club and pre-professional programmes.

Parents are informed throughout of their son/ daughter’s progress and to ensure that they can fully support their son/daughter in their preparation for applications to prestigious universities.

We are currently working with the following schemes:


At Pendleton Sixth Form College we are very fortunate to be able to work in partnership with The Dick Camplin Educational Trust to provide scholarships to students who are progressing to university but in need of some financial support. The help provided by the trust goes beyond the £1000 scholarship with every student receiving bespoke mentoring, individual contact with the trust throughout their full university programme, unique work placement opportunities and coaching and development sessions to prepare them to progress onto their chosen career. The trust was created by David Camplin in memory of his father. His main aim is simply to provide opportunities for the most dedicated students wishing to excel at university by removing some of the financial barriers.