As a post 16 centre, we pride ourselves in teaching to destinations and we are delighted each year that our Year 13 students have some impressive destinations planned.

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop our A-Level class of 2020 from pursuing their dreams and heading off to universities across the country to study a wide range of subjects. Traditionally in the region of 75-80% of our students go onto study at university with others pursuing apprenticeship opportunities or taking up paid employment or gap year adventures! In 2019 nearly 50% of our total year 13 cohort achieved places at Russell Group universities.

Tom Garnham - Head of Sixth Form - commented about the year group who had their schooling cut short by the pandemic: “This group were an exceptional and diverse group of students and for them it was a real shame that they were not able to end their sixth form time in the traditional way. However they had worked so hard to earn their next steps and it is reassuring to know that the country is in good hands with them stepping out of school and into their careers. Each and every one of them can feel proud of their achievements, which go far beyond the statistics and headline figures.”

Among some of many success stories in 2020 to leave our sixth form were:

  • Josh Salvin who is now reading Medicine at Merton College, Oxford.
  • Jess Dodd who is now reading Psychology with Education at Leeds University.
  • Alex Mortimer who is studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Durham University.
  • Juliet Telfer who is now reading Physics at Brasenose College, Oxford.
  • Oscar Woodley took a gap year working in Business and has now applied to read Business management at University.
  • Atlanta Woolnough who is now reading Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) at Warwick University
  • Will Stenton who is now reading Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • Kirsty Wood who has secured a higher level apprenticeship in the Hospitality industry.
  • Dan Wood who is now reading Mathematics at Warwick University.
  • Marti Stelling who is now reading English and Linguistics at York University.
  • Alex Colton who is reading Economics at the University of Nottingham
  • Phoebe Taylor who is studying Combined Honours at Newcastle University.
  • Harry Gilson Fox took a gap year and is now coaching rugby in South Africa before taking up a place at Brunel University.
  • Ella Wilson and Molly Coatesworth who are both reading History at York St John University.
  • Sabih Mahmood who is reading Biology at St Andrews University.
  • Sophie Scoffin who is studying Zoology at Lincoln University. 
  • Tom Donaldson who is now reading Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Liverpool
  • Hannah Walton who is reading Law at Northumbria University, along with Hannah Carruthers who is studying History.