An unprecedented number of current Year 13 students have received unconditional offers to study at university. The surge in unconditional offers for students studying at St John Rigby College is in part due to the College Elective Programme which aims to provide the best possible preparation for entry into the most prestigious careers and universities. Electives are available for the most academically gifted students and for those with a particular talent or passion. The Elective Programme allows students to choose from a number of possible pathways into a personalised study schedule, which will have the added benefit of helping them to become ‘career ready.’
Students who wish to opt for an Elective can make this a fourth academic subject, retaining the possibility of studying four A levels.
The Extended Project Qualification is also still available as an Elective, allowing students the freedom to focus on any particular area of interest that they choose to research and prepare independently, with the support of a specialist tutor.
Others may wish to explore the range of specialist programmes dedicated to a particular career path.
Aspiring lawyers may be interested in the Future Lawyers Elective, offering mock trials with students taking on the various key roles within the courtroom as well as preparation for LNAT exams and attending Law conferences.
Future Journalists are represented with an Elective structured around a journalism training course. A practising journalist will be available for guidance and support through a range of assignments, for example, writing content for the college’s website and newsletter. Visits to Media City UK, newspaper production companies and partner universities also feature on the programme.
The college Future Medics and Teachers of Tomorrow Elective Programmes have proved consistently popular. Both involve work experience, with the medics at Wrightington Hospital and the teachers working in local partner primary and secondary schools.
Electives currently on offer, with more planned to come, are: Aspiring Artists, Creative Industry, Extended Project, Future Entrepreneurs, Future Journalists, Future Lawyers, Future Leaders, Future Medics and Dentists, Future Scientists, Future Speakers, Future Sports Therapists, Music Maestros, Future Writers, HE+ and Teachers of Tomorrow. In a major coup for the College, from September 2017 SJR students have the opportunity to work with ICT professionals from UKFast as part of the new Future Technology Engineer Elective.
St John Rigby College is excited to welcome students on to the Elective Programme and we look forward to watching them grow as they reap the rewards of their personalised courses. At SJR we are committed to ensuring that all of our students realise their full potential and gain the qualifications and skills required for future success.