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What is HE+?

HE+ is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and its Colleges, working together with groups of state schools and colleges in 14 regions of the UK.  In the 2015-16 academic year, 3,000 Year 12 students in over 80 schools and colleges are participating in the initiative.

The HE+ project is unique in that it encourages schools and colleges to collaborate to form regional consortia and to engage their very best students in a sustained year-long programme, including academic extension classes, subject masterclasses, information and guidance sessions, and a visit to the University. 

The overall goal of the project is to encourage and prepare more academically-able students to make competitive applications to top universities, including the University of Cambridge.

Who is it for?

This project is for Year 12 students who attend state schools and colleges participating in HE+ and who have the potential to make competitive applications to top universities.

Taking part in the project gives students many opportunities to develop their academic skills, understanding, and confidence, while also receiving advice and guidance about applying to higher education.

Teachers at schools and colleges involved in HE+ also benefit from a closer relationship with other institutions in their area, and partner together to support students in their preparation for selective higher education.