Huddersfield New College
The Honours and Futures Programmes


Oxbridge and Honours Information Evening - Wednesday 5th April from 5.30pm to 7pm.

This event is by invitation only and if you are eligible, you will have received a letter inviting you to this event. 

The presentation will highlight the how the Honours Programme works and the elements that make it individualised to each student. We will be giving examples of how students have benefited from the Programme in applying to Oxbridge and other highly regarded and highly competitive universities such as the Russell Group Universities.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be available from 5.30pm and the presentation will commence at 6.00pm. On arrival there will be a member of staff at main reception to guide you to the presentation area.

5.30pm – 6pm          Refreshments

6pm                          Presentation – The Honours Programme

6.40pm                     Informal Q&A

7pm                          Event finish




These unique programmes have been designed in response to the findings of some of the UK’s leading universities and businesses. A need has been identified for students to be equipped with both the academic knowledge and practical skills required to succeed during their time at college.

Students on the programme will study three subjects consisting of either two traditional A Level subjects plus one vocational A Level, or three traditional A Level subjects. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to study professional qualifications relevant to your chosen career pathway and you will be provided with the opportunity to undertake valuable, relevant work experience and internships.

As well as other professional qualifications, you will also be given the opportunity to complete the AQA Extended Project Qualification in your second year which (for universities using the UCAS Tariff in their offers) can give you more points than an AS level and in some instances is used during university interviews to explore a student’s passion for a particular subject.






Today’s students will compete with talented individuals with similar aspirations, grades and personal achievements, making the entry process to prestigious universities both challenging and competitive. Universities are now expecting their prospective students to possess a range of core skills in addition to their academic achievements; skills that are vital not only to succeed at undergraduate level, but are essential for creating rounded, adaptable graduates heading into the workplace.



This bespoke programme is tailored to meet the needs of our most able students and prepare you for progression to higher education and beyond. The Honours Programme will support you in developing the necessary skills for successful progression to university and employment.



Students who achieve 5 A*s or more at GCSE are eligible to join the Honours Programme.



  • Aspirational visits to Russell Group Universities e.g. Durham University
  • Specialist one to one careers advice.
  • Opportunity for Personal Development and Skill Development:

Student Ambassador, Student Union, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Enhanced Award, Philosophy, Journalism, Senior Maths Challenge, representing the college at School Liaison Aspire events, Poetry by Heart competition plus other specialist enrichment opportunities

  • An opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Oxbridge Application evening
  • Summer School opportunities
  • Opportunity to attend an Oxbridge Application conference
  • Nuffield Bursary Placements
  • UCAS personal statement workshop sessions
  • Individualised preparation/support when applying for challenging and competitive university courses, including Oxbridge, Russell Group, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science
  • Stretch & Challenge Masterclasses (subject specific)
  • Organised visits/conferences including trips to some of the country’s leading universities
  • Talks by guest academic speakers
  • A chance to meet likeminded students from a range of institutions
  • Access to academic resources and electronic texts in various university libraries
  • Involvement with the Futures Programme



Huddersfield New College has close working links with a wide range of universities across the UK and we are able to offer students access to many opportunities to sample university life including taster days, funded summer schools, higher education preparation events, visits and visiting speakers.  Some partnership agreements such as the Leeds University Access, Newcastle University Partners and Northumbria University NU scheme offer reduced entry requirements for students who meet certain entry criteria. Others offer additional higher education transition support or guaranteed offers to all New College students.  Current Partnership Agreements include:

CUSP Partnership Agreement                                                 -        University of Huddersfield

Associate Partnership Agreement                                           -        University of Hull

Access to Leeds                                                                     -         University of Leeds

Newcastle Partners                                                                 -         University of Newcastle

Northumbria NU                                                                       -        University of Northumbria

Sheffield Hallam School & College Partnership scheme          -        Sheffield Hallam University



If you are interested in applying to Oxbridge, not only will you enjoy specialist one-to-one advice on the application process you may also have the opportunity to visit one, or possibly both universities.




This programme is open to students aged 16-19 who achieve 8 B grades or equivalent at GCSE and demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for a specific subject area. It aims to prepare students for a university course or career in their chosen area, providing access to additional qualifications, relevant opportunities, advice and guidance.



Each Futures Programme will consist of:


  • Core Learning - A wide selection of A Level and BTEC courses linked to the chosen career
  • Additional Qualifications - Each programme involves an Extended Project Qualification to develop research, problem solving skills and communication skills
  • Wow Events - This includes master classes, educational visits, practical or experimental work, and visiting to guest speakers
  • Focused, Career Specific Advice and Guidance - Accessible information to help students understand how to progress into different careers
  • Support for Competitive Entry - Support and guidance to help students gain entry to highly competitive courses and Universities


There is a range of career areas that students can focus their Futures Programme towards. These are:

  • Future Artists
  • Future Athletes (Talented Athlete Support Scheme)
  • Future Engineers
  • Future Entrepreneurs
  • Future Journalists
  • Future Leaders
  • Future Lawyers
  • Future Scientists
  • Future Teachers


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