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Honours Programme

Think of what you're capable of. Then think beyond it.

Step up to a top university or move into a competitive programme like Medicine or Law with our Honours Programme. Perfect for ambitious and high-achieving students.

At Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), all students are encouraged to realise their ambitions and achieve or exceed their target grades through excellent teaching, the development of independent learning skills and outstanding pastoral and academic support.

The Honours Programme is an additional pathway for students whose aspirations are to progress onto highly competitive courses at top universities, such as those in the Russell Group. Once accepted onto the programme, you’ll be expected to commit extra time every week to this intensive support pathway.

You’ll get involved in extra and super-curricular activities and experiences, such as visits to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The programme helps build your confidence, develop your skills and knowledge and improves your chances of achieving a place at a world-class university.

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Do you make the grade?

To study this additional programme alongside your A Levels, you’ll have achieved mainly grades 9-7 in your GCSEs. It’s definitely worth putting in the hard work now.

Places are strictly limited. To express interest and for more information, email:

Our two-year Honours Programme includes:

  • Specialist personal tutor group focusing on the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Specialist UCAS application workshops tailored to the demands of the most selective universities.
  • Talks from visiting academics and professionals.
  • Visits to universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Lancaster and Durham.
  • Specialist workshops in medicine and veterinary science.
  • Subject specific guidance on wider reading opportunities.
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
  • Team-building and leadership development day.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Our success stories.

"Honours Programme students realise their ambition to achieve a place at high performing universities."

Visits and Summer Schools

Get a glimpse of universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Lancaster and Loughborough. Visiting these places is part of the programme and designed to inspire you to aim higher.


Push the Possibilities

Find yourself fuelling your career dreams, download our brochure below. If you'd like to be considered, please email

Please note: places on our Honours Programme are limited.