High Achievers

The small class sizes in Maths make for a great atmosphere and you get really good one-to-one focus from the tutor. The tutor often adds extension pieces for assignments so if you want to progress and further your understanding even more then you can.

Quote: Susanna Riley

Ludlow College is proud of its reputation for academic excellence. Whatever your ability you will be valued as an individual and offered a range of activities to enable you to reach your full potential.

We want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to excel and develop as individuals. The High Achievers programme is intended for those students who have achieved excellent GCSE results (A* and A grades). This is a well established programme that will give these students the best chance of gaining a place at the most highly ranked universities and on the most competitive courses such as Medicine, Architecture, Veterinary Science or Law.

Ludlow is proud of its long association with Balliol College, part of Oxford University.

Experienced expert staff will assist you with building on your outstanding GCSE results to the highest academic results at A Level. They will also assist you with developing your profile, experience, interests and understanding for university applications.

The programme includes:

  • Visit to Oxford University
  • Support in preparing your university application
  • Practice interviews
  • Extra tuition to ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting into one of the top universities
  • Support with gaining work experience placements and MEDSIM and VETSIM opportunities, as well as various pre-university summer school and scholarship options

Those students who take part in the High Achievers Programme are encouraged to undertake the AS Level Extended Project Qualification, which offers an excellent opportunity to further develop researching and independent learning skills.


Case Study 

Name: SUSANNA RILEY

“I am very pleased to have achieved four A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). I have been accepted to Oxford University to study Biomedical Science. I am really looking forward to new challenges and studying one subject in more depth. After that I would like to do a PhD and then go on to do research in neuroscience or genetics.

The High Achievers programme prepared me for my Oxford application with mock interviews. I was also supported in my application by my personal tutor and subject tutors.

I very much enjoyed my time at the College. With the new science facilities we have been able to do a lot more practicals to help our understanding, such as making aspirin; I really enjoyed that! The labs are excellent and the teachers really know their subjects. The small class sizes in Maths make for a great atmosphere and you get really good one-to-one focus from the tutor. The tutor often adds extension pieces for assignments so if you want to progress and further your understanding even more then you can.

I have been very lucky to receive a £2,000.00 per annum scholarship from The Foundation of Ludlow College for when I commence my university education. This funding means I will be able to focus more closely on my studies.”