Academic Excellence

A+ is The Cheadle College’s Gifted & Talented Programme. The aim of A+ is to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. The programme involves students taking lessons as normal together with additional sessions held once a week, usually during the lunch hour.


The initial focus is geared towards the UCAS process before students are guided through an Extended Project Qualification. This offers them the opportunity to develop undergraduate level study skills while researching a topic of particular interest.

This combination of intensive study and specialisation ensures bright, hardworking and capable students can make an early, high quality UCAS application which includes an outstanding personal statement.

Recent A+ students have gone on to secure places on highly competitive courses – such as Medicine, Law and Veterinary Science – at Oxford, Cambridge and many Russell Group universities.


For more details on the A+ programme please contact us. Full contact details can be found here.