University advice

We aim to raise our students’ awareness of the many educational, vocational and training opportunities available to them, whilst providing the guidance and support to help them realise their full potential.

99% of our Sixth Form proceed to Higher Education, and we begin preparing students for this move midway through the Lower Sixth. We aim to help our students make informed and assured decisions through an extensive programme of seminars, conventions, organised trips and individual consultations. Well informed students are likely to make appropriate choices which will ensure successful outcomes.

With over 45,000 courses to choose from at nearly 300 UK higher education institutions the university application process can appear complex in the first instance. Our team of Sixth Form tutors are well placed to provide an excellent level of guidance and support. We pride ourselves on the highly personalised level of support that we provide for each student.

We help each student to realise his/her educational and professional goals. The majority of our students do proceed to undergraduate degree courses, but each year, some elect to pursue courses at drama/art colleges or music conservatoires. We work collaboratively with parents to ensure that students feel supported and comfortable with the decisions, which ultimately, only they can make. It is not necessarily the case that university is the most appropriate option for all students and some students choose to pursue more vocationally orientated qualifications.

Students are supported throughout the UCAS application process, and have the option of undergoing mock interviews to increase their confidence. Guidance is always available, and students are welcome to consult the Head of Sixth Form.

Students applying to Oxford and Cambridge can also opt for further training involving supplementary lessons, reading and interview preparation.

An increasing number of students are electing to apply to universities in the USA and Canada and we liaise with external agencies to ensure that these students receive the very highest level of support.