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Year 10 South West & National

All students in year 10, based inside and outside of the South West 

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is Friday 14th February 2020. 

You can find further information about the Year 10 Residential 2020, including the dates, location, and what to bring, here

As part of the application, you will need to read and agree to the Residential Code of Behaviour. Please ensure that you read and agree to this before submitting your application.

IMPORTANT: The residential event is a compulsory component of this programme pathway, and without attending the residential a student will not be able to take part in the programme. However, there will be an additional opportunity for all students to join our Post-16 pathway when they are in year 12. 

If you fulfil the following eligibility criteria, then we want you to apply:

  • You are predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grades A*–C or 9–4, including Maths and English at Grade C / 4 or above
  • You live in either Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, or Dorset

PLUS

You meet one of the following 8 criteria:

  1. You live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by your home postcode*
  2. You live in a low-income neighbourhood as defined by home postcode*
  3. You are in receipt of free school meals**
  4. You are eligible for school bursaries**
  5. Your parents have not studied at university
  6. You are or have been living in care***
  7. You have caring responsibilities****
  8. You have a disability

NOTE: If you do not fulfil one of the 8 points above but you have experienced difficult family or individual circumstances that have affected your performance in exams and possibly the likelihood of you going to university, then we invite you to apply, and each case will be considered on an individual basis.

* If you are not sure then you can use our postcode eligibility checker to find out if your postcode qualifies. This will also be checked by the University of Exeter once you have submitted your application
** These statements will be verified with your school or college
*** Anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short. This care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care, or looked after at home with a supervision requirement
**** Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.

  • You are predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grades A*–C or 9–4, including Maths and English at Grade C / 4 or above
  • You do not live in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, or Dorset
  • You are of black, Asian or minority ethnic origin

PLUS

You meet one of the following 8 criteria:

  1. You live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by your home postcode*
  2. You live in a low-income neighbourhood as defined by home postcode*
  3. You are in receipt of free school meals**
  4. You are eligible for school bursaries**
  5. Your parents have not studied at university
  6. You are or have been living in care***
  7. You have caring responsibilities****
  8. You have a disability

NOTE: If you do not fulfil one of the 8 points above but you have experienced difficult family or individual circumstances that have affected your performance in exams and possibly the likelihood of you going to university, then we invite you to apply, and each case will be considered on an individual basis.

* If you are not sure then you can use our postcode eligibility checker to find out if your postcode qualifies. This will also be checked by the University of Exeter once you have submitted your application
** These statements will be verified with your school or college
*** Anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short. This care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care, or looked after at home with a supervision requirement
**** Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.