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Westminster Platform+

This is an academic programme which runs over 10 Saturdays each year, aimed at pupils from the maintained sector.  www.westminsterplatform.org.uk

From 2021, it will be delivered in two pathways: STEM and Liberal Arts (incorporating English, History, MFL, Classics and RS).  Each pathway has space for up to 23 students. 

The course aims to extend beyond the GCSE curriculum to inspire and prepare students for study of these subjects at KS5 and beyond.  Students participating in Platform+ also have access to our evening careers events, and are guaranteed a place at our Summer School, run free of charge for 2 days in July. 

Participating students come from over 15 London secondary schools. 

Aims

Academic enrichment and widening access to Westminster School through the Sixth Form entrance test

Background

This builds on the model of our original Platform programme

Resources

Westminster School staff teach pupils within the normal Saturday timetable in the three sciences and Computer Science.

From 2020, arts subjects will also be included. 

Impact

https://www.westminsterplatform.org.uk/2020-platform-programme-evaluation/

 

Several students have been offered places at highly competitive independent sixth forms. 

Frequency

Ten sessions from January 2021 - December 2021. Three full days in early July 2021.