Beyond the Sixth Form - Useful Links

Going to University

We offer specialist information, support and guidance for students wishing to apply to Oxbridge and international universities. We have an excellent record of students gaining places at their first choice university, this is due to a rigorous UCAS preparation programme for students and expert Pastoral Mentors who are trained in writing references for their tutees. 


In addition to the comprehensive programme of support offered in school, please refer to the links below for assistance with your UCAS application.

This independent University guide allows you to make your own shortlist of Universities based on anything from entry requirements to which is the greenest University.  It also provides a great wealth of information on wider student life.

This website provides an essential guide to careers, education and student life.  Bright Knowledge is updated with the latest news and new resources every day.

This is a guide to finding your ideal course and university. Use these 3 simple steps:  Input your predicted grades (use the UCAS points calculator), select a location, and then choose your course. You will then be matched with your ideal universities which you can compare for things like student satisfaction, graduate employment and rankings to make the right choice.

Whatuni was founded in 2007 and is part of the Hotcourses group.   The website compares the best university and degree courses, degree course rankings, university reviews, degree course details and university profiles.  Whatuni helps students find universities and courses using their comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool.

Student Finance

Student finance for higher education is subject to change each year.  It is important for students and parents to realise that it is their responsibility to understand implications of the most recent arrangements and make timely applications for funding.  An excellent source of information on the current funding arrangements is

Student finance can be applied for online at

High Level Apprenticeships

We realise that university is not for everyone and students who would rather enter the world of work after completing A Levels will find useful information on Apprenticeships at We also have a programme of companies and organisations that come in to speak to students about Apprenticeship programmes and visits to careers fairs throughout the year.