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Samuel Whitbread Academy

University Applications

Applying for University

Applying to university is a stressful time for any student and also parents. This webpage is designed as a first point of call for students and parents in order to provide support throughout the university application process. Please see the sections below where all resources and guidance are located.  Alongside this guidance, students need to be communicating with their academic form tutor for support, regarding searching for appropriate degree courses and also writing of the personal statement. Once tutors have been utilised, all students can access any member of staff in the sixth form team for further advice and guidance. Our door is always open.

View the Year 12 Next Steps presentation to get an initial insight into the university application process as well as helpful advice on alternatives to university.

Samuel Whitbread Academy university applications 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acceptance rate 82% 86% 86% 87% 91% 92% 93% 94%
Offer rate 95% 93% 97% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98%
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
% of Students entering a Russel Group university 12% of applicants went to a Russell Group university 15% of applicants went to a Russell Group university

20% of applicants went to a Russell Group university

20% of applicants went to a Russell Group university

14% of students who placed at university went to a Russell Group university

 

17 students out of 120 who were placed at university

What Russell Group universities were students placed at?

Birmingham – 2

Southampton – 2

Newcastle – 1

Manchester – 2

Durham – 1

Sheffield – 1

Nottingham – 2

Cardiff – 1

York 1

Newcastle – 2

Manchester – 3

Durham – 2

Southampton – 1

Nottingham – 3

Leeds – 1

London School of Economics - 1 & Political - Science – 1

York – 2

Bristol – 1

Birmingham – 1

Cambridge - 1

Southampton – 1

Manchester - 3

Nottingham – 4

Bristol – 2

Edinburgh – 1

Cambridge – 3

York – 1

Newcastle – 1

Sheffield -2

London – 1

Sheffield – 1

Manchester – 4

Edinburgh – 1

Queen Mary – 1

Nottingham – 2

Cardiff – 1

Liverpool – 1

Warwick – 2

Exeter – 1

York – 1

Leeds – 1

Bristol - 1

Oxford – 1

Cambridge – 1

Exeter – 1

Cardiff – 1

Nottingham – 5

Durham – 1

York – 2

Sheffield – 1

Leeds – 2

Manchester - 2

 

APPLYING FOR MEDICINE

We encourage students to apply for medicine degrees. Applications for medicine are very competitive and require a lot more research. Here you'll find some useful links to help you prepare.

 

 

APPLYING FOR OXBRIDGE

For advice if you are thinking of applying to Oxford or Cambridge Universities please contact Miss A Priano, the High Attainers Coordinator.