2009 University Edge Summer School for Year 11 Students at Westminster School - Teachers

Westminster School in partnership with Future Foundations, aims to bring together the brightest  Aimhigher Gifted and Talented Year 11 students from schools and colleges located in Central London, to raise career aspirations, attainment and access to top universities by launching of the University Edge Summer School at Westminster School.


The five day immersion programme (13th July to 17th July) ill include:


  • Study Skills Sessions
  • Subject-specific tutorials 
  • Personal Development Workshops
  • Leadership Training and Simulations
  • Future of Work workshops
  • Peer to Peer Support
  • Undergraduate Mentoring
  • Goal Setting
  • Interview Sessions
  • Special interest talks on medicine, world economics, career paths and work experience  


    The objectives of the programme are to:


    -      Help students reach their academic potential through tailored workshops in how to study, manage time, and develop revision techniques.

    -      Prepare the students for the future world of work, by nurturing future of work skills and broadening their understanding of work.

    -      Develop the leadership potential of the students. 

    -      Broaden the students’ horizons through Undergraduate Mentoring ,

    -      Raise aspirations and increase students’ awareness of the benefits of Higher Education through small group workshops, and one on one consultations.

    -      Remove finance as a major barrier to HE, by delivering financial capability workshops 

    -      Build a network of bright students who will support each other through their studies

    -      Increase performance in AS exams


    Who can take part? 


    Up to 15 students from each borough within Central London.  They will be selected on the basis of school nominations.  To be eligible the students will need to be on EMA and capable of gaining top grades.


    How much will it cost?  Attendance is free for students who meet the criteria.  However, they must be committed and failure to attend may result in a financial penalty.


    Applications will be by nomination from the school/college, as there are limited spaces we must have fully committed students. 


    If you are a teacher who would like to nominate students, please register on this page.  We will then email you the application form and keep you up to date on information regarding the programme. 


    If you have any questions about the programme please contact your Aimhigher Borough Coordinator, or Jon Harper (jon@future-foundations.co.uk).

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