Preparing For University
Virtually all our Sixth Formers choose to go on to university and we are highly successful in helping them secure places on courses of their choice.
There is a comprehensive programme of careers advice to assist in making important decisions about their future and our students have access to a Careers Library and ICT facilities with careers guidance programmes, which are available to them at all times. This programme is also complemented by talks from visiting speakers on a wide range of topics to help with the making of wise decisions about their future.
The Form Tutor is also central to the UCAS process, providing personalised individual guidance and a special UCAS parents evening gives key information so that parents may also successfully become involved.
Emphasis is placed on accurate research and support with the personal statement, to ensure that applications are well directed. Preparation starts early so that each student should have completed a mock UCAS form by the end of the summer term in the Lower Sixth. A whole school day is set aside to start this application process.
Extra tuition is available for university admissions tests and those Sixth Formers applying to Oxford and Cambridge. Mock interview practice from staff also helps students to gain confidence and perform at their best to secure the place they desire at university.
Leavers' University destinations and courses of study 2014
(Where more than one student is attending the number is shown)
Accounting & Finance - Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Newcastle, Winchester
Agronomy - Newcastle
Applied Sciences - Northumbria
Architecture - Liverpool, Brighton, Newcastle, Nottingham
Art & Art Foundation - Bournemouth College of Art, Leeds College of Art, Chesterfield, Bradford, York
Business & related - Northumbria 2, Newcastle, St Mary’s London, Leeds
Clinical Sciences/Healthcare - Bradford, Sheffield College
Dentistry - Liverpool
Design - Northumbria 2, Bradford
Economics - Nottingham Trent, Manchester, Leeds 2, Essex, St Andrews
Engineering: Chemical/Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/Materials - Nottingham, Durham, Newcastle, Bristol, University of West England 2, Manchester, Northumbria, Somerville College Oxford, Trinity College Cambridge
English - Manchester, Exeter
Geography - Lancaster, Newcastle, Northumbria, Leeds
History - Kings College London
Internship - Deloitte’s
Journalism - Huddersfield
Law - Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield, Newcastle 2, Worcester College Oxford
Medicine - Bradford, Queen Mary London 2, Newcastle, Imperial College London, Bristol, Wadham College Oxford, Leicester, Birmingham
Modern Languages – Durham,
Music – Sheffield, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Huddersfield, Royal Northern College of Music
Natural Sciences – Queens' College Cambridge
Philosophy - Kent, Bristol
Physics - Birmingham
Pilot Training - Southampton
Psychology - Leeds Metropolitan, Leeds, Sheffield Hallam
Sports Sciences & Management - Northumbria, St Mary’s London
Teaching - Sheffield Hallam
Technical Theatre - Derby
Veterinary Medicine - Nottingham