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 options 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 Young 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

What happens to our students?

The vast majority of our students apply to university and there is a huge range of expertise within the school to support these applications. Increasingly, students are also alert to non-university options and many students pursue opportunities to secure apprenticeships with advice and guidance from the school.


Since 2013, 862 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. There is a huge amount of expertise and experience within the school to ensure that students are successful in their pursuit of competitive university places. All applications are carefully checked by experienced members of staff and all students receive one-to-one advice to help complete their Personal Statements

In 2013-18, among the most popular university destinations for St Bart’s students have been:

Bath, Bath Spa, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Loughborough, Southampton, UWE, Winchester.

What about Oxbridge?

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  2013-2018, St Bart’s students have secured places at Oxford or Cambridge on the following courses. 

Biological Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Classics (x2)
Computer Science
English Language & Literature
Human, Social and Political Sciences
Law and French
Law with German Law

Medicine (x2)
Natural Sciences (x2)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

In 2013-18, St Bart’s students have secured highly competitive places on Medicine degree courses at the following universities:

Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Imperial College, London (x3)
King’s College, London (x2)
University College, London


This table details the destinations of the Y13 cohort 2018

Higher EducationApprenticeshipEnd of phase transfer – FE/Sixth FormEmploymentOther, including Gap YearsUnemployedUnknown


Institution, Course Placed
Arts University Bournemouth, Costume and Performance Design
Arts University Bournemouth, Make-Up for Media and Performance
Bath Spa University, Dance
Bath Spa University, Drama/Education Studies
Bath Spa University, Food with Nutrition (Professional Practice Year)
Bath Spa University, Furniture and Product Design
Bath Spa University, Graphic Communication
Bath Spa University, Music
Bath Spa University, Sociology/Study of Religions
BIMM, Music Journalism
Bournemouth University, Accounting and Finance
Bournemouth University, Adult Nursing
Bournemouth University, Business Studies
Bournemouth University, Multimedia Journalism
Bournemouth University, Psychology
Cardiff University, Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year
Cardiff University, Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year
Cardiff University, Ancient History/History
Cardiff University, Architecture
Cardiff University, Business Management (Marketing) with a Professional Placement
Cardiff University, English Literature
Cardiff University, Environmental Geography
Cardiff University, Journalism and Communications
Cardiff University, Law and French (Integrated)
Cardiff University, Medical Engineering
Cardiff University, Nursing (Adult)
Cardiff University, Physics
Cardiff University, Religious Studies and Ancient History with a Year of Study Abroad
Coventry University, Sport and Exercise Psychology
Falmouth University, Fashion Design
Falmouth University, Television
Imperial College London, Physics
King’s College London, Philosophy
Kingston University, Journalism
Lancaster University, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
London South Bank University, Baking Science and Technology (Management)
Loughborough University, Business Psychology
Loughborough University, History
Nottigham Trent University, Economics
Nottigham Trent University, Fine Art
Nottigham Trent University, Forensic Science
Oxford Brookes University, Criminology
Oxford Brookes University, History
Oxford Brookes University, Law
Oxford Brookes University, Marketing Management
Oxford Brookes University, Music
Oxford Brookes University, Occupational Therapy
Oxford Brookes University, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
Pearson College London, BA The Art of Video Games
Plymouth College of Art, Game Arts
Plymouth University, Psychology
Ravensbourne, Digital Film Production
Royal Holloway, University of London, History
Royal Holloway, University of London, Liberal Arts with an International Year
Royal Veterinary College (University of London), Bioveterinary Sciences
Swansea University, Applied Medical Sciences with a Foundation Year
Swansea University, Computer Science with a Foundation Year
Swansea University, Geography
The Academy of Contemporary Music, Songwriting
The University of Essex, Computer Science (Including Year Abroad)
The University of Gloucestershire, Marketing, Advertising and Branding
The University of Huddersfield, Music Performance
The University of Hull, Paramedic Science
The University of Kent, Psychology with Clinical Psychology
The University of Liverpool, Mathematics
The University of Manchester, Architecture
The University of Manchester, Psychology
The University of Nottingham, Aerospace Engineering
The University of Nottingham, English
The University of Nottingham, Law
The University of Nottingham, Mathematics
The University of Nottingham, Veterinary Medicine
The University of Salford, Sport Rehabilitation
The University of Sheffield, Computer Science with a Year in Industry (4 years)
The University of Warwick, Engineering
The University of Warwick, History
The University of Warwick, Mathematics
The University of Warwick, Mathematics
UCFB, Football Coaching and Management with Foundation Year
University Centre Sparsholt, Veterinary Nursing Science
University College London , Medicine (6 years)
University College London , Theoretical Physics
University of Bath, Economics
University of Bath, Mathematics
University of Bath, Mathematics (with Industrial Placement)
University of Bath, Sociology
University of Bath, Sport and Exercise Science with Placement
University of Birmingham, History of Art
University of Birmingham, International Business (4 years)
University of Birmingham, Law
University of Birmingham, Medicine (5 years)
University of Birmingham, Physiotherapy
University of Brighton , History of Art and Design
University of Bristol, Criminology
University of Bristol, English
University of Bristol, Physics
University of Bristol, Spanish (4 years)
University of Cambridge, Classics (4 years)
University of Cambridge, Computer Science
University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences
University of Central Lancashire, Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio (Foundation Entry)
University of Chichester, Screenwriting
University of Derby, Film Production
University of Dundee, Biomedical Sciences
University of East Anglia, Politics with a Foundation Year
University of Exeter, Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Exeter, English
University of Exeter, Exercise and Sport Sciences
University of Exeter, History
University of Exeter, Mathematics
University of Exeter, Physics with Astrophysics
University of Exeter, Politics and International Relations (with Study Abroad)
University of Exeter, Sociology with Study Abroad
University of Leeds, Human Physiology
University of Leicester, Aerospace Engineering
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Ancient History
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Combined Honours
University of Oxford, Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
University of Oxford, English Language and Literature
University of Oxford, Law
University of Portsmouth, Animation
University of Portsmouth, Criminology and Forensic Studies
University of Portsmouth, Geography
University of Portsmouth, Sport and Exercise Science
University of Reading, History and Economics
University of Reading, Mathematics
University of Reading, Psychology
University of Roehampton, Dance
University of Southampton, Computer Science
University of Southampton, Criminology and Psychology
University of Southampton, Economics and Philosophy
University of Southampton, Medicine
University of Southampton, Politics and International Relations
University of Surrey, Accounting and Finance
University of Surrey, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Sussex, Ecology, Conservation and Environment
University of Sussex, Marketing and Management with Psychology (with a Professional Placement Year)
University of the West of England, Business Management with Accounting and Finance
University of the West of England, Geography
University of the West of England, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science
University of Winchester, Accounting and Finance
University of Winchester, Creative Writing and English Literature
University of Winchester, Forensic Studies
University of Winchester, Law
University of Winchester, Strength, Conditioning and Fitness
University of York, French and Linguistics (with a year abroad)
University of York, Human Geography and Environment
University of York, Physics