Leavers destinations

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 Year 13 who apply for higher education achieve a place on a degree course. From the start of Year 12 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 2019 cohort was no exception; with 56% 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 216 students who left our Year 13 in 2019, 94% continued to higher education in the UK or abroad. Nine students achieved places at Oxford or Cambridge.

Figures provided by UCAS confirm that of GSAL’s leavers in 2019:

  • 78% were accepted by a higher tariff provider, typically Russell Group universities or Guardian top 30 university
  • Nottingham, Birmingham and Newcastle were the most popular universities, just pipping Liverpool to fourth spot.
  • 18 secured places on highly selective courses for medicine, dentistry or veterinary science

Watch the video below to see some of our recent leavers talk about their plans for life after GSAL.

 

Or, if you prefer to chat with someone please call our admissions team on 0113 229 1552