At Barnsley Sixth Form College, we want to identify, encourage and support students who have the potential to progress to a leading university or competitive course. This means aiming for a Russell Group university (including Oxbridge); or to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine.

Our Academic Excellence Academy is open to students who arrive at our Sixth Form with excellent GCSEs or indicate a strong desire to apply for the leading universities. There will be an interview process and you will then be enrolled onto the programme.

As part of this academy, you will receive the same first-class support and teaching that all of our students do, along with timetabled sessions designed to develop the critical skills you will need and fully prepare you for the application process.

The Academy will:

Meet the Academic Excellence Academy Co-ordinator

Josh McKeown

Josh McKeown
Josh said: “I am passionate about supporting students to increase their chances of being accepted at the top universities. Helping students to achieve this will open up more opportunities for them in their chosen careers.”