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Inspiration and guidance are the keys to success when it comes to choosing what to do next – it's all about finding what's right for you.

Whilst around 1 in 4 of our students go on to study at Oxford or Cambridge, we recognise that  this is not for everyone. 

Your future goals are as individual as you. We will do our best to help you find the best route to achieving them, whatever that may be.

University preparation

CAreers areaIf, like many of our students, you plan to continue your studies, we’ll get you ready for university entrance in the UK or abroad with preparatory lessons, a mock-exam day and follow-up interviews with external experts, aptitude test preparation and all the other help and advice you need.

Specialist support 

We have specialist staff offering guidance on Oxbridge – around 1 in 4 of our students get places every year. 

To help you make the right choice, we have a co-ordinator who advises on Oxford and Cambridge. We also have staff with specific expertise in science, medical and veterinary training and in applying to North American colleges.

Careers advice 

Although most of our students go on to further education, that’s not the whole story. Each student is different, with his or her own needs, aspirations and personal circumstances – and this is reflected in our careers education and guidance programme.

In Year 12, students have individual interviews with the tutorial team, so you can talk through options and get expert help and advice on this crucial – and often challenging – decision.

One-to-one support

If you’re undecided about your next step, our tutorial system means that there is always someone on hand, who knows you well to discuss your options. Your tutor can guide you through choices and entrance procedures if that’s the path you want to take and, if you’re not sure, we can also give you the low-down on the alternatives.

In-house universities showcase

Careers speed dating eventEach year, admissions teams from a selection of world-leading higher education institutions visit our 6th Form. This gives you a unique opportunity to find out more about their courses and expectations.

We have also run successful 'speed-dating' events – where students can quiz a range of leading professionals from the local area on the highs and lows of their particular career – from lawyers and medics, to writers, entrepreneurs and engineers. A great insight into your chosen career path!

Earn as you learn

We also invite organisations such as Morgan Stanley and Deloitte to come in and explain the attractions of their training schemes, in case you want to make your way in the world straight away – gaining valuable real-world experience along the way. 

And if you want to defy convention – and do something completely different – we're more than happy to help with that too!

"We have a great ratio of university offers per student – well over three. It means that most are getting offers from their university of choice."