Higher Education

Please click here to see our 2020 Leavers’ Destinations.

It is the school’s aim to ensure that all applicants are guided to future options that best meet their aptitude, strengths and interests in order to maximise their potential and reach personal fulfilment. Information, advice and guidance are offered through a comprehensive programme of UCAS induction, Higher Education seminars, assemblies, university visits and tutorial support.

In order to assist candidates in making informed choices, we offer the COA Centigrade psychometric test in the Spring Term of Year 12, followed by an individual interview given by an experienced careers adviser. There is also a well-stocked Higher Education and careers resources section in the Sixth Form Centre. Our Head of Careers is always available for individual advice and guidance and can assist with work experience contacts.

Careers information is delivered through the diverse ‘Wider Perspectives’ programme on Friday afternoons, including sessions on CVs and interview preparation, financial literacy and talks by a range of university admissions tutors, alumnae and professionals. Year 13 are offered a university skills programme called ‘Survive and Thrive’ after their A Level exams, which includes workshops on cooking nutritiously on a budget, student finance and budgeting, careers and first aid.

Throughout their Sixth Form career, students use Unifrog (the complete destinations platform) to help them research their courses and manage the evidence in support of their application. Our leavers progress to a wide range of destinations, including Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, fine art and acting foundation courses and gap year programmes, or move straight to employment. In recent years, we have had a growing number of applicants to universities in the USA and Canada. We are passionate about helping our students discover what they love and we are extremely proud of our leavers’ destinations.