Eleven-Up is a programme from Gonville & Caius College for Year 11 students from state schools across our link areas.
The five-month programme for 200 pupils began in January 2021, offering support for making university choices and applications, advice on budgeting and finance, and on super-curricular engagement. It expanded to over 400 pupils by January 2023, and will next run again in January 2024.
Eleven-Up was established to support GCSE students to start thinking about their future pathways and what they can be doing now to give them the best chance of a successful university application in the future.
Selection for the scheme is carried out using a combination of academic and widening participation criteria.
The programme features five informative and interactive sessions for the students to engage with:
- Launch event - Introduction to Oxbridge
- A Level choice and researching university courses
- Super-curricular activities
- University application process
- Student life at Cambridge - Virtual tour, day in the life and student Q&A
If you are a student from one of our link areas and you are interested in the scheme, please look out for more information at the end of 2023.