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.
If, 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 a program of learning how to research courses and write references in the L6, through to how to fill in the UCAS or other application forms and practice for aptitude tests in the U6. Mock interviews are offered to students who may be interviewed. The UniFrog online system is used to help guide students through this process, with support from their tutors and the Guidance team.
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 US, Canadian and European universities.
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.
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
Each 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. This also includes visits from US and other International universities to open students up to the full range of opportunities available.
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. Students are also introduced to the growing trend in Degree Apprenticeships.
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."“