Aim High

Aim High at AGS supports able students who are considering applying to the most selective universities in the UK (for instance: the Russell Group universities) and to competitive courses such as medicine, veterinary science and dentistry.

In particular it aims to support those students who come from a less advantaged background or who are the first from their family to attend university.

Students will be offered the opportunity to attend appropriate trips and activities, support with personal statements and advice about how to apply for competitive universities. They will also have the chance to research and discuss topics relevant to their chosen area of study and meet in a class with other students to present and discuss their findings.

You will find useful links for students considering applying to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, other Russell Group Universities and in particular, Leeds University as it offers a range of opportunities and is convenient for students in Leeds. There are also useful links for competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

For further help and advice students should see Ms Napier.

USEFUL LINKS (click on the links below)

Applying to Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge Universities)
Applying to the University of Leeds
Useful Resources if you're considering a Medical Degree





Informed Choices

What students study at sixth form can affect their options at university and future career.
Informed Choices helps students understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

The Russell Group
The Russell Group’s 24 members are world-class, research-intensive universities. They are unique institutions, each with their own history and ethos, but they share some distinguishing characteristics.
Our universities believe people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges. Through world-class research and education they are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities and a better future for the UK. They maintain the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with local and national business and the public sector.

Sutton Trust University Summer Schools - Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King’s College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL.

‘The summer schools are a great opportunity for high achieving young people from non-privileged backgrounds in year 12 to get a taste of student life at a research-led university’. All expenses are met by the Trust and participating universities.

Further information is available on the Sutton Trust website:

Applying for Medicine

Useful information if you're considering a Medical Degree from the Medical Schools Council. This includes webinars and video resources and an online work experience course.

Leeds university Health sciences Outreach
The Health Sciences Outreach Team deliver outreach and widening participation activities on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, at the University of Leeds.

Representing a wide range of undergraduate programmes, the team works alongside current students and academics to provide an extensive range of talks, workshops and subject taster sessions, aimed at raising the aspirations of students, inspiring them to pursue a career in healthcare through university education.

Our activities raise awareness of the various healthcare professions available and support students at every stage of applying to higher education, with events taking place both at the University of Leeds and in schools and colleges nationwide.

Leeds University Widening Access to Medical School.
The WAMS committee is made up of Leeds medical students, supported by the University of Leeds School of Medicine Admissions. The students on the committee and supporting the events know just how hard it is to get into medical school so can offer practical advice and support. The aim is of the committee to give appropriate support to enable potential applicants make informed decision regarding medicine as a career pathway, targeting students from a widening participation background.

Applying for Veterinary Sciences

Applying for Dentistry: