Supporting high achieving students

Barton Peveril students perform significantly better at degree level than the national average for students from sixth form college, independent and state school backgrounds. Our Aspire programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore beyond their curriculum choices and engage with higher level work. It also addresses the specific needs of talented young athletes, dancers, musicians and others who perform and compete at national and international levels.

As an Aspire student you will follow a carefully tailored programme closely aligned to your career aspirations. You will be allocated a Pathway Leader well qualified to guide and inspire you in your chosen field. You will also have access to a wide variety of lectures and other events covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects and topics linked to higher level study skills and university applications.

Getting the right balance

Talented sixth form students often have heavy demands on their time at either end of the college day and at weekends. We recognise this and offer specialist advice on programmes of study that will enable you to achieve your best academic outcome while accommodating ongoing training, rehearsal or other recognised commitments.

Maximising potential

Exceptional performance at GCSE is a good indicator of outstanding success in your A Levels, which is why we encourage our most able students to aim high in their choice of degree programmes at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.

As well as demystifying the selection process through workshops and lectures, we actively encourage you to broaden your programme through the Extended Project and take advantage of subject extension activities and enrichment opportunities within individual departments.

Entry requirement

To qualify for the Aspire Programme, students must achieve an average GCSE score of 7.5 across their best eight GCSEs (including Mathematics and an English subject). Entry is finalised at Enrolment, which takes place after GCSE Results Day.


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“I really enjoy my lessons, I also enjoy the freedom I get in college and being treated like a young adult instead of a child.”

Read more about Veni and some of our other students.