Part of Salford City College Group

Our Pendleton Scholars’ Programme aims to nurture our most aspiring students by providing them with the skills, support and experience needed for entry to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.


Students identified for the programme will benefit from opportunities to develop personally, professionally and academically by:

Working above and beyond the A-Level syllabus with a talented pool of like-minded individuals with similar aspirations, grades and personal profiles.

Developing personal confidence, presentation skills, critical and lateral thinking, resilience, growth mindset, independent research and reading skills.

The Programme

Entry to the Pendleton Scholars’ Programme will be by invitation only and for those students who achieve five or more grade A’s (or numeric equivalents) at GCSE. Students will be assigned to a specialist Pendleton Scholars’ tutor group and will benefit from one-to-one tutoring with a personal tutor who has extensive experience of mentoring exceptional students.

This enables us to provide tailored preparation for the entrance examinations required for Oxbridge and other elite institutions. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that complement their academic studies and develop their presentation skills.

High-achieving students are identified during the application and enrolment process; they will receive ongoing advice, guidance, support and development throughout their studies at College. Parents/Guardians will also be informed of their son/daughter’s progress throughout their studies, which will ensure that they can fully support them in their preparation for applications to prestigious Universities.

Five or more grade A's (or numeric equivalents) at GCSE

Specialist Scholars' Tutor Group

One-to-one tutoring

Ongoing advice, guidance support and development

  • Where are they now?

    Amanda Green-Salinas

    Amanda received four A*s and is now studying a Master of Physics at Oxford University.

    Choosing Pendleton Sixth Form College was one of the best decisions of my life and has allowed me to mature and grow as a person as well as achieving things which I’ve dreamt of since I was small.

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