SOAS University of London

Step-On: Aiming for Success - Year 12 Academic Extension Programme

Year 12 students are invited to apply to Step On: a programme on language learning, creativity and study skills at SOAS.

STEP On classes are usually held at outside school hours.

In 2017-18, we will be running:

STEP On International Relations & South East Asia - taking place during October half-term (23 to 27/10)

STEP On Twilight African Studies- an after-school programme lasting 10 weeks. This will be most suitable to students resident in inner London.

As part of the programme students:

  • Learn about a new language and the culture of the country(ies) where that langauge is spoken

  • Develop learning skills to support successful transition to sixth form

  • Create projects on topics related to the focus of the programme - using research and creativity to consolidate  learning and share it with others.

What Teachers Say about the Step-On Programme

In order to apply, students must:

  • Be currently in Year 12 - we may accept Yr 11 students in some of our courses
  • Have at least 5 B grades at GCSE, including English and Maths
  • Be predicted at least BBC at A-level
  • Live in/within a commutable distance from London
Priority will be given to students who:
  • are or have been eligible for Free School Meals
  • are first generation in their family to attend university
  • have experience of care
  • have a disability*

This programme has a particular but not restricted focus on languages. It is suitable for students interested in pursuing higher education studies in art and humanities, languages and culture, law and social sciences. 


Please click on the links above for up-to-date information on this year's programme

*Equality Act (2010): A person is disabled if they have a physical or mental condition which has a significant , adverse and long term effect on the person's ability to do everyday tasks.