An impressive 87% of boys went on to either Russell Group and/or Times Top 30 universities in autumn 2020.

The most popular destinations this year were Durham, Nottingham and Loughborough, and seven boys took up Oxbridge places: four reading Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Economics at Oxford and three reading Land Economy, Modern and Medieval Languages, and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge. Equally exciting are the degree subjects that the boys are reading, which range from Aerospace Engineering to Architecture, History of Art to International Relations, Law to Physics, and Medicine to Theatre.

Outside of the UCAS system, the range of futures is also exciting with boys earning places, many with prestigious scholarships, at top universities across the world, including Columbia, Emory and the Christian Brother universities in the United States, Hong Kong University and Keio University in Japan. Boys also gained places on degree apprenticeships with leading firms, professional premiership sports academy contracts and direct employment, whilst others opted to take gap years.

2020 University Destinations

UniversityCourse
Anglia RuskinMedical Science
BathPolitics with Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
BirminghamBiological Sciences
Geography
Geography
Geography & Urban & Regional Planning
History of Art
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Medicine
Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics
BradfordPhysiotherapy
BristolBiochemistry
Chemistry
Economics and Management
History
International Business Management
International Business Management
Philosophy and French
BrunelBusiness and Management
CambridgeLand Economy
Modern and Medieval Languages
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
CardiffBusiness Economics
Law
Medicine
CoventryMarketing and Public Relations
De MontfortProduct Design
DundeeLaw
Social Science
DurhamBiological Sciences
Business and Management with Placement Year
Chemistry
Chemistry
Classics
Computing Science
Law
Law
Modern Languages and Cultures
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Physics
Social Sciences
Edge HillPlant Science
EdinburghItalian and History
Theoretical Physics
ExeterBusiness Management
Philosophy and Theology
Politics
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
GlasgowDigital Media & Information Studies/Film & Television Studies
Economics
Imperial, LondonChemistry
Physics
Kings, LondonInternational Relations
LancasterEthics, Philosophy & Religion
LeedsInternational History and Politics
Electronic and Electrical Engineering x2
Graphic and Communication Design
Leeds College of MusicMusic (Film Music)
LeicesterAccounting and Finance
LiverpoolBusiness Economics
Politics and International Business
LoughboroughCivil Engineering
Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
Construction Engineering Management
Economics
Graphic Communication and Illustration
Industrial Design and Technology
Management x4
ManchesterAerospace Engineering
English Literature
Materials Science
Mechatronic Engineering
Politics and International Relations
NewcastleBiomedical Sciences
International Business Management
NottinghamBiochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Economics
Electronic and Computer Engineering
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Finance, Accounting and Management
Food Science and Nutrition
Management
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physiology and Therapeutics
Modern Languages
Modern Languages with Business
Physiological Science
Nottingham TrentArchitecture
Business Management & HR
Furniture and Product Design x2
OxfordBiology
Biomedical Sciences
Chemistry
Economics and Management
Oxford BrookesFoundation Built Environment
International Business Management
Queen Mary, LondonBiochemistry
ReadingAccounting and Finance
Biomedical Sciences
Business Economics
History
International Business and Management
Pharmacy
Real Estate
Royal HollowayFinancial and Business Economics
Law
SheffieldArchitecture
Civil Engineering
Sheffield HallamAccounting and Economics
University College LondonArchitecture
Bio Medical Sciences
Economics
Engineering (Mechanical)
Pharmacy
WarwickEconomics, Psychology and Philosophy
YorkBiochemistry
English
Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance

Oxbridge

The school is committed to providing full support for students who wish to apply to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The school’s academic scholars and gifted and talented students are encouraged to attend the Archer Martin Society (Fourth, Remove and Fifth Form) and the Mitre Club (Sixth Form) to develop the academic interests and the ambition required to make a competitive application to these institutions.

In the Sixth Form, students who wish to be on the ‘Oxbridge List’ receive support from the relevant Head of Department or departmental Oxbridge Tutor to develop their ‘super-curricular’ activities such as reading and attending lectures and preparation for the relevant entrance exams. In September of the Upper Sixth there are mock entrance exams and boys are guided through the application process by the Head of UCAS and Master in Charge of Oxbridge. Students are provided with additional departmental support prior to interview and they are given at least two formal mock interviews.

In recent years an increasing number of students have decided to apply to Oxford and Cambridge and numbers of successful applications have been very healthy.