Sixth Form

First choices

We have an excellent track record of girls gaining first choice places at their chosen University, underpinned by extensive careers advice, a wealth of educational trips, and a comprehensive programme of guidance. For the Class of 2023, 88% of students took up places at their first choice universities. The majority of our girls progress to prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.

How we help

The Sixth Form team provide the following support:

The school’s Oxbridge Information Evening, scheduled for April of each year – an insight into applying to and studying at Oxford and Cambridge.

The Oxbridge Conference run by the GDST. This takes place at an Oxford or Cambridge college in April and is aimed at Lower Sixth students.

The opportunity to link students with individual staff mentors who can provide guidance with further reading and other extension opportunities.

Advice from Heads of Department on preparation in your subject and on constructing your personal statement.

Individual advice and support from dedicated staff.

Interview and test preparation sessions for Upper Sixth applicants in the Autumn term.

Practice interviews with our network of university academics.

Applicants are also encouraged to attend SIX+ lectures, contribute fully to our academic societies, enter external competitions such as the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and the various Olympiad competitions on offer. We suggest that candidates take part in all aspects of this programme to ensure that they are as well prepared as possible for their university application.