Higher Education

The majority of our students progress to university after completing A Levels and so we offer a carefully structured programme to prepare them for submitting applications to UCAS or other Higher Education portals.

Most of this is delivered through our PSHE programme which is delivered by members of the Sixth Form teaching team, who all have a weekly programme to follow and plenty of resources to deliver it. A great deal of general advice is given and students start work on Personal Statements in the Summer Term of Lower Sixth, to be in a position to complete them, as well as their electronic applications, in early September of Upper Sixth.

Outside speakers give talks both to the whole year group and to targeted groups throughout the Lower Sixth. Advice is also given about such things as Gap Years, again via form teachers and outside speakers.

We encourage all students to go through the process of preparing an application as valuable practice for the future, even if they then choose not to submit it; it is good preparation for completing a comprehensive CV.

We also host a biennial Higher Education Fair which is represented by admissions tutors from a wide range of UK and International Academic Institutions.

Sixth Form News

Duke of Edinburgh awards

23 Nov 20

Congratulations to everyone who has completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the last 12 months.

Intermediate Biology Olympiad

20 Nov 20

During lockdown over the Summer, some of our Year 12 (now Y13) biologists took part in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad.

An Interview with Dr Richard Robson

19 Nov 20

Dr Richard Robson is the incoming Principal at Westholme School. We interviewed Dr Robson prior to his arrival in January 2021.