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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.

 
  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
% of Students entering a Russel 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

24% of students who placed at university went to a Russell Group university

 

25 students out of 103 who were placed at university

32% of students who placed at university were placed at a Russell Group University.

What Russell Group universities were students placed at?

Cambridge – 3

Southampton – 1

Manchester - 3

Nottingham – 4

Bristol – 2

Edinburgh – 1

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

Exeter – 1

Birmingham – 3

Leeds – 1
Nottingham – 4

Cardiff – 2

Durham – 3

Liverpool – 1

Sheffield – 2

Southampton – 1

York - 1

Newcastle - 1

LSE - 1

Warwick - 4

Cambridge – 2

Oxford – 1

Manchester – 2

Southampton – 6

Edinburgh – 3

York – 4

Birmingham – 3

Queen Mary – 5

Kings College London – 2

Newcastle – 3

Bristol – 3

UCL – 1

Leeds – 4

Durham – 2

Exeter – 2

Nottingham - 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 Prof Lee Hubbard, the KS5 High Attainers Coordinator.