Student Destinations

Preparing students for life beyond school is a crucial aspect of Sixth Form life at St Bart’s.

Within our Sixth Form programmes of study, the following opportunities give our students the opportunity to develop plans for the future and foster the skills that they will need to be successful in their lives after school.

  • Access to highly qualified careers professionals from ‘Adviza’ on site. Students can arrange as many Careers meetings as they need to develop future plans.
  • Opportunities to take five days of work experience, not necessarily consecutively and not necessarily at the same place, in the course of Y12.
  • An introductory programme of talks in our ‘Employability’ strand.
  • Participation in a Champions of Enterprise Day, involving all Y12s and run by representatives from the local business community.
  • Opportunity to take part in Young Enterprise – weekly participation in an Enterprise programme, fully supported by a Business/Economics teacher.
  • Opportunities to support and mentor younger students.
  • Opportunities to provide in-class support for lessons in Ys 7-11.
  • Opportunities to lead activities and initiatives within the school as School Officers and Subject Reps
  • Opportunities to spend time out of school each week, gaining work experience or volunteering with local organisations.
  • Visit to a UCAS Convention in the Spring of Y12 and further opportunities to participate in university open days.
  • Access to the highly sophisticated Unifrog software that enables students to research university and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Visiting speakers
  • Pathway programme
  • Opportunities tab on our Sixth Form Hub site – highlighting extra-curricular programmes and courses.

What are the outcomes for our students?

The University Route

The vast majority of our students apply to university. There is a huge amount of expertise within the school to ensure that students are supported in the submission of UCAS applications and are successful in their pursuit of competitive university places. Experienced members of staff carefully check all applications and all students receive one-to-one advice to help complete their Personal Statements.

Since 2013, over 1200 students have secured places at over 70 different UK universities. Approximately 50% of these are at Russell Group universities. Some students have also secured places at universities in the Netherlands and in the USA. On average, just short of 150 students secure university places each year.

Many students choose to take a gap year or a Year In Industry, following the completion of their Level 3 studies. St Bart’s continues to support a very high number of alumni with their UCAS applications after they leave school. In 2020 St Bart’s facilitated successful applications by 10 Y14 and 33 ex-students.

Oxbridge, Med and VetMed Applications

As our Sixth Form becomes more successful and the aspirations of our students grow, a growing number of students are making applications to Oxbridge and more students are now successful in securing places at Oxford and Cambridge as well as on highly competitive courses like Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Students are fully supported by experienced members of staff throughout the process and are given opportunities to complete practice interviews both within and outside school.

In recent years (2013-2020), St Bart’s students have secured places at Oxford or Cambridge on the following courses. Biochemistry (x2), Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Classics (x2), Computer Science, Engineering, English, English Language & Literature, Experimental Psychology, French & German, Geography, German, Human, Social and Political Sciences, Law and French, Law with German Law, Mathematics, Medicine (x2), Music, Natural Sciences (x3), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Physics, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology and Theology.

In recent years (2013-2020), St Bart’s students have secured highly competitive places on Medicine degree courses at the following universities: Aberdeen, Birmingham (x3), Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Bristol (x2), Cambridge, Cardiff (x2), East Anglia, Imperial College, London (x3), Keele, King’s College, London (x3), Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield (x2), Southampton (x2) and University College, London.

The Apprenticeship Route

Increasingly, students are also alert to non-university options and many students pursue opportunities to secure apprenticeships with advice and guidance from the school. In 2020 15 students secured apprenticeships in a diverse range of industries from electrical maintenance at AWE, military police, professional services industry and youth sports sector to name a few.

Student Destinations in 2020

This table details the destinations of the 231 Y13/Y14 students in summer 2020:

Percentage

Number of Students

Destination

6.5%

15

Apprenticeships

6.1%

14

Education

13.8%

32

Employment

1.7%

4

Returned to St Bart’s Sixth Form

65.8%*

185

UCAS

6.1%

14

Other

*(185 includes 33 ex-students supported through the process. % based on 152 Y13/Y14)

University Placements in 2020

Aberystwyth University, Life Sciences (includes foundation year)

Bangor University, Psychology with Foundation Year

Bangor University, Zoology with Herpetology

Bath Spa University, Film, Television and Digital Production

Bournemouth University, Biological Sciences

Bournemouth University, History

Bournemouth University, Psychology with Forensic Investigation

Bournemouth University, Business and Management

Bournemouth University, Environmental Science

Bournemouth University, Product Design

Bournemouth University, Criminology

Bournemouth University, Forensic Investigation

Bristol, University of the West of England, Business Management and Economics

Bristol, University of the West of England, Criminology (with Foundation Year)

Bristol, University of the West of England, Psychology

Bristol, University of the West of England, Graphic Design (with Foundation Year)

Bristol, University of the West of England, Business Management with Marketing

Bristol, University of the West of England, Psychology

Bristol, University of the West of England, Architecture

Cardiff University, English Language and Linguistics

Cardiff University, Business Studies and Japanese

Cardiff University, Computer Science

Cardiff University, History

Cardiff University, Physiotherapy

Cardiff University, Sociology

Cardiff University, History and Italian (4 years)

Coventry University, Aerospace Technology

Coventry University, Paramedic Science

Durham University, English Literature

Hartpury University, Strength and Conditioning

Imperial College London, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Keele University, Accounting and Finance

King’s College London, University of London, Political Economy

Leeds Conservatoire, Music (Popular Music)

Liverpool Hope University, Nutrition and Sport & Exercise Science (with Foundation Year)

Liverpool John Moores University, Sociology

Liverpool John Moores University, Adult Nursing

London Metropolitan University, Interior Architecture and Design

Loughborough University, International Relations (with placement year)

Loughborough University, Sport and Exercise Psychology (with placement year)

Loughborough University, Media and Communication (with placement year)

Loughborough University, Product Design Engineering (with placement year)

Loughborough University, History and International Relations

Loughborough University, Aeronautical Engineering (with placement year)

Manchester Metropolitan University, Biomedical Science

Manchester Metropolitan University, Business Psychology

Newcastle University, Modern Languages

Norwich University of the Arts, Animation

Nottingham Trent University, Communication & Society and Linguistics

Nottingham Trent University, Law

Nottingham Trent University, Business

Nottingham Trent University, Psychology

Oxford Brookes University, Biomedical Science

Oxford Brookes University, International Relations and Politics

Oxford Brookes University, Sociology

Oxford Brookes University, Music

Oxford Brookes University, Psychology

Oxford Brookes University, Accounting and Finance

Queen Mary University of London, English Language and Linguistics

Royal Holloway, University of London, Criminology and Sociology with a Year in Industry

Royal Holloway, University of London, English and Drama

Royal Holloway, University of London, Drama with Philosophy

Solent University (Southampton), Software Engineering with Placement

St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Strength and Conditioning Science

Staffordshire University, Forensic Psychology (with a placement year)

Staffordshire University, Esports

Swansea University, Business Management with a Year in Industry

Swansea University, Sport & Exercise Science

Swansea University, Law

Swansea University, Geography

Swansea University, Computer Science with a Year in Industry

Swansea University, Psychology

Swansea University, History

The University of Edinburgh, History and Politics

UCFB, Football Business & Media with Foundation year

UCL (University College London), German and Russian

University for the Creative Arts, Graphic Design (UCA Farnham)

University of Bath, Chemistry

University of Bath, International Management and Modern Languages – French

University of Bath, Computer Science

University of Bath, Computer Science

University of Birmingham, International Business (4 years)

University of Birmingham, Business Management (Year in Industry) (4 years)

University of Birmingham, English

University of Birmingham, Chemistry

University of Birmingham, Medicine (5 years)

University of Birmingham, Biomedical Science

University of Brighton, Nursing (Child)

University of Brighton, English Language

University of Bristol, Biomedical Sciences

University of Bristol, Biomedical Sciences

University of Bristol, English and Philosophy

University of Bristol, Computer Science

University of Bristol, English

University of Bristol, Criminology

University of Buckingham, Psychology (2-year degree)

University of Cambridge, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

University of Cambridge, English

University of Cambridge, English

University of Cambridge, English

University of Cambridge, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences

University of Chichester, Psychology

University of Chichester, Musical Theatre & Acting for Film

University of Derby, Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation

University of East Anglia UEA, Psychology

University of Essex, Sociology and Criminology (including foundation year)

University of Exeter, Computer Science

University of Exeter, Engineering

University of Exeter, Business and Management with Industrial Experience

University of Exeter, Geography

University of Exeter, Politics and International Relations

University of Exeter, History

University of Exeter, Computer Science with Industrial Placement

University of Exeter, English

University of Glasgow, Aeronautical Engineering

University of Gloucestershire, History

University of Gloucestershire, History

University of Gloucestershire, Psychology

University of Greenwich, Politics and International Relations

University of Kent, English Literature and History

University of Kent, Philosophy

University of Kent, Politics and International Relations with a year in continental Europe

University of Leeds, Sport and Exercise Sciences

University of Leeds, Food Science

University of Leeds, Biological Sciences (Biotechnology with Enterprise)

University of Leeds, Mathematics

University of Liverpool, History

University of Liverpool, Chemistry with Research in Industry

University of Manchester, History

University of Manchester, Biology with Industrial / Professional Experience (4 years)

University of Nottingham, Engineering and Physical Sciences with Foundation Year

University of Nottingham, Architecture

University of Nottingham, Biotechnology

University of Nottingham, Economics with German

University of Nottingham, Civil Engineering

University of Nottingham, Engineering and Physical Sciences with Foundation Year

University of Oxford, English and German

University of Plymouth, Computer Science with Foundation Year

University of Plymouth, Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology

University of Plymouth, Tourism and Hospitality Management

University of Portsmouth, Criminology and Forensic Studies

University of Portsmouth, Sport and Exercise Science

University of Portsmouth, Mathematics

University of Reading, Geography (Physical) with Professional Experience

University of Reading, Law

University of Reading, Food Science

University of Reading, Law

University of Salford, Film Production

University of Sheffield, Urban Studies and Planning

University of Sheffield, General Engineering with a Foundation Year

University of South Wales, Film

University of South Wales, Game Art

University of Southampton, English Language and Linguistics

University of Southampton, Geography

University of Southampton, Sociology

University of Southampton, Biomedical Sciences

University of Southampton, History

University of Southampton, Archaeology

University of Southampton, Psychology

University of Southampton, Film

University of St Andrews, Biology

University of Surrey, Law

University of Surrey, Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children’s Nursing)

University of Surrey, Computer Science

University of Sussex, Neuroscience

University of Sussex, Law with American Studies (with a study abroad year)

University of the Arts London, Fashion Media Practice and Criticism

University of Warwick, History

University of Warwick, English and History

University of Warwick, Mathematics

University of Warwick, Chemistry

University of Warwick, History

University of Winchester, Digital Media Design

University of Winchester, Media, Communication and Advertising

University of Winchester, Criminology and Sociology

University of Winchester, English Linguistics with Forensic Linguistics (with optional sandwich year)

University of Winchester, Sociology

University of Winchester, Criminology and Sociology

University of Winchester, Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

University of Winchester, Accounting & Finance

University of Winchester, Musical Theatre

University of York, Computer Science (with a year in industry)