ACE high days (Years 10/11)

Available to: Year 10 and 11 pupils, London state schools.  Priority will be given to schools performing below the national average.

ACE High days are for Year 10 and 11 pupils who have already had a basic introduction to university and are ready to explore higher education in more detail. These interactive sessions are a fun and enjoyable way for Year 10 and 11 pupils to explore various aspects of student life.

A typical session looks at:

  • The financial responsibilities of being a student
  • Progression routes into higher education
  • Research skills
  • Work/social life balance

Pupils work in small groups led by LSE students.

Each ACE High session lasts half a day and schools can book either a morning session (10am-12noon) or an afternoon session (2-4pm). 

LSE can accommodate up to 30 pupils at a time on ACE High days.

ACE sessions take place in March, April and June 2015.

Contact to discuss specific requirements.



London state schools that wish to apply for a place on the ACE programme must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Attaining below the national average at GCSE level.
  • Have over 35.1% of pupils on free school meals.

In addition, pupils selected by schools to attend the day should have at least one of the following:

  • In receipt of free school meals
  • Looked after child (in care)

 Or two of the following:

  • No parental experience of Higher Education (HE).
  • Parents employed in low socio economic categories.
  • Live in an area of low participation to HE.
  • Have a disability.
  • From an ethnic group which is under represented in Higher Education.

 Students who are selected to participate should have the potential to go on to a Russell Group University.  

Frequently asked questions.

To book a session, please contact us by phone or email.

Students working around a table