Higher Education & Careers
Almost all of our students go on to top universities (in 2020 76% of our Leavers went to Russell Group universities, including 14% who went to Oxford and Cambridge, and 6% who went to study Medicine) but this is not the whole story.
Every year students successfully gain places on prestigious music and drama courses or Foundation Art programmes or choose to study overseas (in Canada and the USA). Our hope and aim is that every student is encouraged to apply for the path that best suits them.
We have a dedicated Higher Education Administrator supporting the team of teachers who provide advice and support on the application process, led by the Director of University Admissions.
We organise an annual Higher Education Fair for Year 12 students and their parents from Alleyn’s and our partner schools where, this year, over 30 representatives from universities and gap year specialists visited us. We also organise specialist talks on applying to Oxford and Cambridge, applying overseas or for a degree apprenticeship.
Through our Careers Centre, located in the heart of the School, we organise mock interviews for our sixth formers with leading industry professionals as well as workshops on the importance of body language at interview, emotional intelligence and the role of social media in today’s job market.
We broaden horizons through reflection on personal interests and abilities, and provide inspiration through real-life contact with employers.