Our widening participation activities are for students who are currently under-represented in higher education.
Post-16 students (Years 12 and 13)
Post-16 students taking part in some of our programmes, including On Track to Bath and the Summer Schools, must meet specific academic criteria. Some activities have subject-specific requirements.
Students must also meet one or more of our widening participation criteria. These are:
your home is in an area where fewer young people progress to Higher Education at a university or college
your home address is considered to be in an area of higher socio-economic disadvantage according to ACORN data analysis
your school performance is below the national average at GCSE standard (or equivalents such as Standard Grade)
your school or college performance is below the national average at A level standard (or equivalents such as Level 3 BTEC)
you have declared a disability or receive Disabled Student Allowance
you are a care leaver
You can check if your students' homes are in a 'Low Participation' Neighbourhood (POLAR3 Quintile 1 or 2) by typing their home postcode into this postcode checker. A student lives in a 'Low Participation' Neighbourhood if the 'POLAR3 Young Participation Quintile' is 1 or 2. Here is more information about 'Low Participation' Neighbourhoods.
If you are unsure if a student meets the criteria after checking the above links then please email us.
Pre-16 students (up to Year 11)
Pre-16 students are eligible to take part in our activities if they meet one or more of the above criteria or one of the following:
- they are on the Pupil Premium register
- they receive free school meals
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