Careers and Higher Education

Our Sixth Form students are individually supported as they make crucial decisions relating to their future education and employment.

Each student has timetabled Careers lessons with the School’s Head of Futures and Progression. In addition, students benefit from a wide range of activities including:

  • Higher Education and Post 18 Information Evening
  • Careers and Higher Education Fair
  • Higher Education information evenings (covering topics including Oxbridge and Medicine)
  • Choosing a university/course workshop
  • UCAS application mentoring and Personal Statement guidance with specialist support
  • University mock interviews with degree and career specific specialists
  • Degree subject specific mentoring with specialist staff
  • Talks from Career Professionals and current university students
  • University admission tests (UCAT, HAT, LNAT, CAT etc.) preparation classes
  • STEP Mathematics preparation classes
  • Preparation lessons in applying for Law, Engineering and Medicine
  • Campus University visit with interactive workshops
  • Presentations on Degree Apprenticeships, Gap Year options and overseas universities

Oxbridge and Medical School Preparation

Particular attention is given to the additional requirements of the top universities including Oxbridge and medical school preparation, admission tests, interviews and essay submissions.

Old Palace has a wealth of experience and success in supporting Oxbridge applications. Students are offered a tailored package of support that can include: 

  • subject specific mentoring
  • personalised extension work
  • reading lists
  • visits to Oxbridge open days
  • support in entering relevant essay competitions

University Destinations 2022
Aston UniversityPsychology and Sociology
City University of LondonEconomics;
Durham UniversityModern Languages and Cultures
Keele UniversityNeuroscience
King's College LondonPhilosophy;
Neuroscience and Psychology
Kingston UniversityArchitecture
Queen Mary University of LondonBiomedical Sciences
Ravensbourne University LondonDesign and Media Art
St George’s University of London Biomedical Science;
Biomedical Science
Swansea UniversityComputer Science
University College LondonHistory of Art, Materials and Technology;
University of BathArchitecture;
University of BrightonBiological Sciences
University of CambridgeModern and Medieval Languages;
History and Politics
University of East AngliaEnglish Literature
University of ExeterNeuroscience
University of LeicesterBiological Sciences
University of NottinghamNatural Sciences;
English with Creative Writing
University of PlymouthPsychology with Clinical Psychology;
Dental Surgery
University of SheffieldElectronics and Computer Engineering
University of SouthamptonBiomedical Sciences
University of SurreyBusiness Management (Marketing);
University of WarwickAncient History and Classical Archaeology;
Global Sustainable Development;
English and Theatre Studies;
University of YorkPsychology
University Destinations 2023

Congratulations to Sophia, who is studying English & French at Oxford University and to our Joint Head Girls, Suraiya and Alison, who are studying Maths at Warwick and Geography at UCL.

Half of students secured places at Russell Group universities.

70% of students achieved their first/second choice of university. Most popular destinations include: City, University of London (4): St. George’s (4): UCL (4): King’s College London (3).

Courses include: Medicine, Biomedical/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Osteopathy, Psychology, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Art, English, Economics, Geography, History & Ancient History, Maths, Politics, PE.

Cardiff UniversityPhysics
City, University of LondonEconomics with Accounting
City, University of LondonBiomedical and Healthcare Engineering
City, University of LondonSociology with Psychology
City, University of LondonBusiness Management
De Montfort UniversityYear Zero Laboratory Sciences (Biomedical Science)
Imperial College LondonMedical Biosciences
Keele UniversityChemistry with Foundation Year
King's College London, University of LondonMedicine
King's College London, University of LondonBiochemistry
King's College London, University of LondonEnglish Language and Linguistics
Liverpool HopeFilm, TV, Radio & Media Production
Queen Mary University of LondonMedicine
Ravensbourne University LondonArt Foundation
SOAS University of LondonAccounting and Finance
St George's, University of LondonMedicine (MBBS)
St George's, University of LondonDiagnostic Radiography BSc
St George's, University of LondonClinical Pharmacology BSc
St George's, University of LondonBiomedical Science BSc
Swansea UniversityMedical Biochemistry
The University of LawAccounting with Finance
UCL (University College London)Geography
UCL (University College London)Population Health Sciences
UCL (University College London)Urban Planning, Design and Management
University College of OsteopathyOsteopathy
University for the Creative ArtsArchitecture (with Integrated Foundation Year)
University of BrightonPhysical Education with QTS (Secondary)
University of EssexBusiness Management
University of ExeterHistory and Ancient History
University of ExeterHistory and Ancient History with Employment Experience Abroad
University of GreenwichBusiness with Finance
University of GreenwichPsychology
University of ManchesterChemistry
University of ManchesterPolitics and Arabic
University of OxfordEnglish and French
University of SouthamptonCivil Engineering with Industrial Placement Year
University of SouthamptonChemistry
University of SurreyBiomedical Science
University of SurreyBiological Sciences
University of WarwickMathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE)
University of WarwickEnglish and Theatre Studies
University of WarwickManagement
University of WarwickGlobal Sustainable Development
University of YorkHistory

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