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The Honours Society

Do you want to study at one of the UK’s top universities? The Honours Society will help to turn your ambition into reality…


The Honours Society is for high performing students whose aspirations are to progress onto competitive courses at top universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group institutions.
You bring the motivation, dedication and passion for your subject and choice of career; and our teachers, tutors, and careers team will provide a specialist package of support throughout your time at Connell to help you achieve your next steps goals.


The best universities now expect future academics to possess a range of core skills - educational research, oratory and critical thinking - that are vital for 21st century professional success. We’ll help you develop these skills, as well as stretch and challenge you to stand out from the crowd with your university applications.
We’ll offer tailored guidance, personal statement support, interview practice and academic enhancement to help you achieve your full potential. You’ll get involved in extra and super-curricular activities and experiences. You’ll get the opportunity to:

  • Join the high performance programme, Zero Gravity
  • Be part of the prestigious Brilliant Club
  • Take part in specialist widening participation programmes by acclaimed organisations such as the Sutton Trust

We’ll help to build your confidence, knowledge and improve your chances of achieving a place at a world-class university.

The Honours Society runs alongside your regular academic work.


Academically gifted students who achieve six GCSEs at grade 7 are automatically enrolled into The Honours Society when they join us.