Eleven-Up is a programme from Gonville & Caius College for Year 11 students from state schools across the UK.
The sustained 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.
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:
- Introduction to Oxbridge
- A Level choice and researching university courses
- Reading around your subject and super-curricular activities
- The university application process
- Student life at Cambridge
For the 2024 programme, applications opened in October 2023. Look out for information from your teachers and advisers for details on how to sign up.