A highly experienced Sixth Form team is on hand to give clear guidance about admissions to university both in the UK and abroad. The admissions process becomes ever more complex and competitive: we therefore ensure that subject specialists are available to offer personalised help tailored to the individual pupil. Preparations for life at university begin in Year 12 where pupils have a structured programme of events. This includes higher education talks for both pupils and parents, visits to universities and a higher education event at which representatives from the vast majority of Russell Group universities and some major US universities are present to talk to pupils and parents. In addition, a range of Extension Classes give pupils the opportunity to go beyond their classroom learning and develop their own scholarly interests. These form part of our broader drive to foster our pupils’ intellectual independence and to introduce them to subjects not taught at School, such as Anthropology, Architecture, Law, Sociology, and Medicine.
The Sixth Form team together with Heads of House, tutors, and higher education representatives from each department work together to assist pupils from the beginning to the end of the university application process. Collectively they have an excellent track record of providing expert advice, enabling pupils to secure places on a wide variety of courses at the best universities in the UK and abroad.
Please click here to see a list of leavers’ destinations and a list of courses.
AN UPDATE OF 2016 LEAVERS AND THEIR DESTINATIONS
73% of the year group went straight to university in the September/October following their A levels.
A further 24% will take up their places this Autumn, having either accepted deferred entry whilst at school, or having applied post-A level. Of this latter group, 33% were given unconditional offers.
Thus, we expect the vast majority of this year group (ie 97%) to be studying at university in October 2017.