Working to support high-attaining students from our Herefordshire and Worcestershire Link Areas.
What is the HE+ Project?
HE+ is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and its Colleges, working together with groups of state schools and colleges in 18 regions of the UK. In the 2017-18 academic year, over 3,000 Year 12 students in more than 130 schools and colleges are participating in the initiative.
The HE+ project is unique in that it encourages schools and colleges to collaborate to form regional consortia and to engage their highest-attaining students in a sustained year-long programme that is designed to encourage and prepare these students to make competitive applications to top universities, including the University of Cambridge.
Herefordshire & Worcestershire HE+
At Christ's, our HE+ consortia operate within our Link Areas of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. They are run in partnership with our two hub schools, Hereford Sixth Form College and Worcester Sixth Form College, and connects schools across the two counties in an annual programme of academic extension classes, subject masterclasses, information and guidance sessions, and a visit to Cambridge University.
Taking part in the project gives students at these schools many opportunities to develop their academic skills, understanding, and confidence, while also receiving advice and guidance about applying to higher education. Their teachers and advisers also benefit from a closer relationship with other institutions in their area, and partner together to support students in their preparation for selective higher education.
If you are a teacher at a non-fee-paying school in Herefordshire or Worcestershire with an attached Sixth Form that is not currently involved in our HE+ consortia and would like more information about this regional collaboration project, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HE+ Supra-Curricular Enrichment
In addition to the regional programme, HE+ also provides opportunities for all students to explore their subject beyond the curriculum. The HE+ website provides subject enrichment material produced by Cambridge postgraduate students and academics at the cutting edge of research in their field, including guided activities, questions to think about and suggestions for further reading. If you are looking for free resources to help you go beyond what you are learning in the classroom, this is a great place to start.