Leavers’ destinations

One of our central aims in the GSAL Sixth Form is to help each student realise their ambition of securing a place on the best course for them at the right university for them.

Each year the vast majority of students in our Upper Sixth who apply for higher education achieve a place on a degree course. From the start of Lower Sixth we offer ongoing support and advice to students about their options after A-levels; however our students’ success rate in attaining and fulfilling their offers is ultimately thanks to their own hard work and determination.

While we seek to give accurate and realistic advice regarding students’ prospects in light of their predicted grades, we remain fully committed to supporting them through the application process whatever their chosen path and our assessment of the likely outcome. Our higher education experts help students with the crucial steps to securing a place, from choosing the right subjects and the best institutions to how to apply and prepare for interviews and admissions tests.

Our students consistently secure places on the most competitive university courses, at institutions with rigorous entry requirements. The 2016 cohort was no exception; with 63% achieving A-level results of at least ABB (the minimum entry requirement for many top universities) we maintained our excellent record of admission to leading institutions.

Of the 222 students who left our upper sixth in 2016, 94% continued to higher education in the UK or abroad. Nine students achieved places at Oxford or Cambridge, in addition to one who left in 2015.

Figures provided by UCAS confirm that of GSAL’s leavers in 2016:

  • 86% secured a place at an institution of their choice
  • 74% were accepted by a higher tariff provider, typically Russell Group universities
  • Newcastle, Nottingham and Birmingham were the most popular universities
  • Economics, medicine and psychology were the most popular subjects

 

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