Aspire at Athena

Our bespoke Aspire at Athena offer provides all students with a comprehensive programme of one to one support in taking their next steps after sixth form, right from the start of year 12. Expert tutors deliver engaging sessions throughout students’ time at sixth form, all of which are tailored to them to ensure they feel fully supported, ready to aim high, and in control of their own future. Examples of support provided to individuals at Athena each year include: one to one academic mentoring from the start of year twelve; trips to university open days; small group sessions with visiting university admissions tutors; regular sessions with subject experts to prepare for university entrance exams and interviews; one to one careers support meetings from external agencies.

Our super-curricular offer underpins the Aspire at Athena programme. Our intention is that all students will be supported to ensure they are challenging themselves to extend their subject knowledge and understanding outside of their learning in the classroom. Super-curricular opportunities are subject-specific and collated by expert staff, but include: provision of challenging reading lists for each subject; timetabled extended reading seminars and book groups; trips and visits specific to A Level subjects; a programme of lectures by visiting experts in all subject areas.