Springboard to University
For the majority of our students, the aim is to go on to higher education and every year, They are successful in gaining entry to a number of notable universities to study a wide range of courses. To help students make the right choice and ensure they are in the best position for entry into their desired university, we have a substantial number of activities and support on offer through our university pathway.
Staff take the time to get to know each student as an individual, meaning the guidance students receive with their choices, personal statements, university applications and interview preparations is personalised to them.
We actively seek expert speakers from universities to ensure our students are equipped with the latest undergraduate advice.
Our close links with Royal Holloway, Roehampton, UCL and SOAS University allow students to experience undergraduate lectures and campus life, prepare for university interviews, and gain places on summer schools.
A range of workshops, on topics such as plagiarism, research skills and critical thinking, have been developed to support students with their upcoming examinations and prepare them for the step up to undergraduate study.
At our annual Higher Education Day students can attend talks by Imperial College London and Roehampton on writing a stand-out personal statement and choosing the right course and university; as well as take part in practical activities around student finance.
Staff identify a range of university summer schools which students can apply to, allowing them to explore their subjects of interest further, gain first-hand experience of university life and boost their CVs and university applications. Recent successes include Sutton Trust, Nottingham, St Mary’s, Reading and Royal Holloway.
I went on the Mathematics with Chemistry course at Eton which involved studying challenging content beyond the A Level syllabus. Overall, the stimulating experience allowed me to increase my subject interest, build new friendships and develop the skills I need to get the most out of my time at university in the future.