Lordswood Sixth Form has close links with a range of professional, charitable and higher education organisations. These links enable us to provide you with invaluable experiences to support your academic and personal growth, and to help you make informed decisions about your future.
Our university partners include:
Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Coventry University, Keble College Oxford, Newman University, University of Reading, Warwick University.
Aston University Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme
The Pathway to Healthcare Programme has been designed to expand the knowledge, develop the skills, and give an insight into what university life is really like, to those students with ambitions to study a medicine or healthcare related degree at university. During the two year programme, students will be given the opportunity to take part in various activities such as healthcare subject taster days, work experience in various healthcare settings, A Level revision boot camps and specialist interview preparation workshops to prepare them for applications to medicine and competitive healthcare courses.
University of Birmingham – Pathways to Birmingham Scheme
Pathways to Birmingham offer students an insight into higher education, professional career routes and supports students throughout the university application process. Students who successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme and apply to the University of Birmingham will receive special consideration from admissions tutors. If their application is successful, they will receive two offers from the University of Birmingham, the standard offer and an alternative offer. The alternative offer is at least two grades below the standard offer, as advertised in the prospectus. Students may also be eligible to receive the Pathways to Birmingham Scholarship and Bursary.
Warwick University Scholars Programme
The Warwick Scholars Programme provides on-going academic, personal and professional support, with opportunities including internships, mentoring, and cultural experiences. This will enable scholars to achieve their personal and professional potential, at Warwick and beyond. Warwick Scholars will be potentially eligible for the Warwick Scholars Bursary (in the form of a £2000 cash bursary) per year for each year of your course.
Lordswood Sixth Form is a member of the Oaks Collegiate Sixth Form partnership This partnership enables us to offer a wider range of courses and benefit from the specialist expertise in other schools. Our partner schools include Hillcrest School, St Thomas Aquinas and Kings Norton Girls’ School.
The Nuffield Foundation
Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are eligible to apply.
“The experience was amazing and I would not have chosen to spend my summer any other way…I had the opportunity to get a detailed insight to what working in a STEM career would feel like. I also got a taste of uni and I was very lucky and actually got to attend graduation”Simran (Nuffield Foundation participant 2018)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Lordswood Girls’ School was selected to become a partnership school with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017. This ongoing partnership allows our students to have access to masterclasses and workshops run by RBC staff and musicians in a bespoke programme run each year. Since the partnership began our students have attended live music technology workshops, participated in orchestra rehearsals and composition workshops, and performed in an evening recital all at the RBC.
Sutton Trust Foundation
The Sutton Trust champions social mobility from birth to the workplace so that all young people have the chance to succeed in life. We do this through evidence-led programmes, agenda-setting research and policy influence.
Social Mobility Foundation
The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. SMF extends support to students throughout university across 11 career sectors.
Underprivileged Children’s Centre (UCC) Ghana
Lordswood Sixth Form has a close relationship with the UCC in Ghana. Each year, our students are given the unique opportunity to spend a month teaching in Ghana, immersed in the local culture. Our students also regularly support the UCC through fundraising activities.
Anna Perry, Independent Careers Advisor
Anna is available every Thursday to offer our students independent careers and post-18 advice. She is very popular!