Oxbridge, Durham and Russell Group Universities

Students who are identified as having the potential to gain places at top universities benefit from a range of guidance and advice. Opportunities to strengthen individual applications include: mentoring, taking the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), attending Headmaster’s Lectures and talks by visiting speakers and joining relevant societies and clubs such as The Poetry Society, Young Enterprise, the Senior Maths Club and The Aquinas Society. Departments offer targeted support such as extra classes, interview practice, preparation for admissions tests and the taking of extra modules where appropriate. Oxbridge applications are co-ordinated by Mr Bill Lofthouse, Head of Sixth Form.

Overseas Study

A growing number of students are showing interest in applying to universities in the US, Canada, Europe or elsewhere. The school has excellent contacts and SAT tuition for entry into US universities is delivered by an external provider, Study US Limited. 

University Destinations

Oxbridge & Russell Group Universities


University of Bath

Biology (With Professional Placement)

University of Birmingham


University of Bristol

Ancient History


Cellular and Molecular Medicine 


History of Art

Mathematics and Computer Science


Philosophy and German 

University of Cambridge 

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic 

University of Cardiff

Chemistry with a Year in Industry 

University College London 

European Social and Political Studies (4 Years)


Politics and East European Studies

Project Management for Construction

University of Durham


Computer Science 

General Engineering

Philosophy and Theology

Philosophy, Politics and Economics 

Theology and Religion

University of Edinburgh 

Biological Sciences

Civil Engineering


Economics and Mathematics 


History and Politics

History of Art

Mechanical Engineering


Politics and Economics and Social History

Psychology and Business


University of Exeter


Engineering and Management

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

University of GlasgowMathematics
Imperial College LondonMathematics
Kings College London

Computer Science

Nursing Studies with Registration as a Nurse (Children's Nursing)

University of LancasterEuropean Management (Spanish)
University of Leeds

Computer Science

English Literature

History or Art

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Sciences


Theology and Religion

London School of Economics

University of Manchester

Management, Leadership and Leisure


University of Newcastle

Agri-Business Management 

Countryside Management

History and Archaeology

Fine Art

Mechanical Engineering

Philosophical Studies: Knowledge and Human Interests

University of Oxford 



Queen Mary University of London 

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme 

Queens University BelfastHistory and Politics
Royal Holloway University of London

Drama and Music


University of Sheffield Aerospace Engineering
University of Southampton Politics
University of St Andrews

Art History

Classical Studies and English

University of Warwick

English Literature




Other Universities


University of Aberdeen


University of Amsterdam

Sport and Business Management

University of the Arts London

Design for Art Direction

Bath Spa University

Business Management (international Business)

City of Bristol College


East London University

Sports Journalism

University of Cumbria

Travel and Adventure Media

University of Essex

English and French Laws (with Maitrise Masters 1)

Falmouth University


Herriot Watt University

Business Management with Enterprise

Keele University

International Degree Programme 

Kent University

Business and Management with a year in Industry

University of Leicester

Chemistry (with a Foundation Year)

Liverpool Hope University

Christian Theology and Philosophy and Ethics

Loughborough University

Human Biology

Product Design Engineerinh

Northumbria University

Business with international Management


Oxford Brookes


Business and Management 

Foundation in Life Sciences

Paramedic Science

Real Estate

Rijks Universiteit Groningen Holland

Bachelor in Arts, Culture, Media

Royal Agricultural University

International Business Management

International business Management (Food and Agribusiness)

Real Estate

School of Oriental and African Studies 

Development Studies

Stirling University


York St John University

English Literature and English Language