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 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

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, 1011 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, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Arts University Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Loughborough, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, 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  2013-2019, 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
English Language & Literature
Experimental Psychology
French & German
Human, Social and Political Sciences
Law and French
Law with German Law
Medicine (x2)
Natural Sciences (x3)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

In 2013-19, St Bart’s students have secured highly competitive places on Medicine degree courses at the following universities:

Birmingham (x2)
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Bristol (x2)
Cardiff (x2)
East Anglia
Imperial College, London (x3)
King’s College, London (x3)
Sheffield (x2)
Southampton (x2)
University College, London


This table details the destinations of the Y13/y14  Summer 2019:


FINAL SUMMARY (232 students)

64% – 148 UCAS

10% – 24 Returned to School

9% – 21 Employment (including Gap Years)

7% – 16 Apprenticeships

5% – 11 Education (Other)

3% – 7 Unknown

2% – 5 Apprenticeships/Employment


Arts University Bournemouth, Architecture

Arts University Bournemouth, Fashion

Arts University Bournemouth, Film Production

Arts University Bournemouth, Graphic Design

Bangor University, Ocean and Geophysics

Bath Spa University, Education: Primary and Early Years

Bournemouth University, Events Management

Bournemouth University, Media Production

Bournemouth University, Television Production

Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE), Aerospace Engineering

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sport Performance Analysis

Cardiff University, History

Cardiff University, History

Cardiff University, Mechanical Engineering (Year in Industry)

Cardiff University, Medicine

Cardiff University, Philosophy

Coventry University, Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity

De Montfort University, Business and Management

De Montfort University, Criminology with Psychology

Durham University, Combined Honours in Social Sciences

Goldsmiths, University of London, Media and Communications

Harper Adams University, Rural Enterprise and Land Management

Keele University, Biology and Mathematics

King’s College London (University of London), Liberal Arts

London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London),

Psychological and Behavioural Science

London South Bank University, Law

Loughborough University, Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

Loughborough University, Mechanical Engineering

Loughborough University, Sport with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete Pathway)

Nottingham Trent University, Graphic Design

Oxford Brookes University, International Foundation Arts, Humanities and Law

Oxford Brookes University, Law

Oxford Brookes University, Marketing and Events Management

Oxford Brookes University, Primary Teacher Education

Oxford Brookes University, Sport and Exercise Science

Royal Holloway, University of London, History

Southampton Solent University, Criminology and Psychology

Southampton Solent University, Television Production with Foundation Year in Media

Swansea University, Mechanical Engineering

Swansea University, Sport and Exercise Science

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London,

Performance Arts

The University of Gloucestershire, Sports Therapy

The University of Liverpool, Politics and International Business

The University of Manchester, Biomedical Sciences

The University of Nottingham, Architecture

The University of Sheffield, Chemical Engineering

The University of Warwick, Philosophy

University of Bath, Mathematics

University of Birmingham, Chemical Engineering

University of Birmingham, History

University of Birmingham, Mechanical Engineering

University of Birmingham, Medicine

University of Brighton, English Language and Linguistics

University of Bristol, French and Spanish

University of Bristol, Medicine

University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences

University of Exeter, International Relations with Study Abroad

University of Exeter, International Relations with Study Abroad

University of Exeter, Mathematics with Professional Experience

University of Exeter, Sociology

University of Greenwich, Nursing (Children’s Nursing)

University of Leicester, Geography

University of Leicester, History

University of Leicester, Sociology

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Mathematics

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Psychology

University of Oxford, Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)

University of Oxford, French and German

University of Oxford, Law

University of Portsmouth, Geography

University of Roehampton, Primary Education

University of Southampton, History

University of Surrey, Biochemistry

University of Surrey, Biological Sciences

University of Surrey, Criminology and Sociology

University of Winchester, English Language

University of Winchester, Film Production

University of Winchester, Modern History

University of York, Computer Science

University of Surrey, Business Management (Marketing)

University of Bristol, Psychology with Innovation

University of Exeter, Medical Sciences

The University of Essex, Criminology with Social Psychology

The Queen’s University of Belfast, International Studies and Politics

University of Exeter, English

University of Southampton, Medicine

University of Oxford, Physics

University of Winchester, Primary Education with QTS

The University of Manchester, Mathematics with Finance

Nottingham Trent University, Health and Social Care

The Manchester Metropolitan University, Business/Marketing

University of Bristol, Law

Cardiff University, Biological Sciences

The University of Nottingham, Aerospace Engineering

Bournemouth University, Media Production

University of Winchester, Cyber Security

University of Exeter, English and Drama

University of Southampton, Law

Arts University Bournemouth, Creative Events Management

University of Leicester, Physics

The University of Liverpool, Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry

Cardiff University, Psychology with Professional Placement

University of Exeter, Neuroscience with Professional Placement

The University of Sheffield, Medicine

The University of Nottingham, History

The University of Warwick, Computer Science

University of Lincoln, Law

Bournemouth University, International Tourism and Hospitality Management

University of Bath, Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

The University of Nottingham, Veterinary Medicine

University of Oxford, Experimental Psychology

Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE), Business and Law

University of Portsmouth, Building Surveying

University of Bristol, Film and Television

University of Winchester, Physiotherapy

University of Sussex, Business, Management and Economics

University of Southampton, Computer Science

Coventry University, Accounting and Finance

University of South Wales, Sports Journalism

The University of Gloucestershire, Sports Therapy

University of Birmingham, Geography

Aston University, Psychology

Plymouth University, Acting

King’s College London (University of London), Medicine

University of Brighton, Sport and Exercise Science

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Sport and Exercise Science

Royal Holloway, University of London, Psychology

University of Bath, Chemistry

University of Portsmouth, Geography

The University of Liverpool, Computer Science

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Modern Languages and Linguistics

University of Chichester, Physical Education in the Secondary Years

Cardiff University, Economics

Swansea University, Business Management (Human Resource Management)

The University of Nottingham, Music and Music Technology

University of Reading, History

University of Leeds, Nutrition

Oxford Brookes University, Medical Science

The University of Liverpool, Business Economics

Lancaster University, Business Studies

University of East Anglia (UEA), Medicine

Cardiff University, Business Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sales and Marketing Management

University of Exeter, Business Economics

Ravensbourne, Digital Television Technology

University of Winchester, Anthropology

Staffordshire University, Animation