Southgate School

Higher Education

The majority of Sixth Form leavers at Southgate School go on to university. Please click on the links below to see the destinations of our students who have left.

In 2016 over 35% of our students went to a Russell Group University.

This year 99% of our Year 13 students are planning to apply to University.

9 of our students are applying to Oxbridge. They have all made a fantastic effort with their applications. 2 students are applying for Medicine and 1 student for Veterinary Practice.

We have a very clear plan to ensure all students following this path will reach their goal. The process starts before Christmas in Year 12 with assemblies and talks from universities. After the AS exams we begin the process of completing the UCAS application form. We have a Higher Education week focused on preparing students for university and assisting with course choice, university choice and completing the personal statement.

We have an admissions tutor from LSE coming to talk to students about applying to university. We also have a representative from King’s College London to come and talk to students about course choices.

Last year we arranged for every student to visit a university. Students went to Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, QMUL, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

In Year 13 students are able to make final decisions based on AS grades. We strive to get our students into the university of their choice but have a specific programme aimed at getting students into ‘selecting’ universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Oxbridge Programme

The Oxbridge group is made up of the 20 students who gained the highest GCSE grades by APS and who have also gained a range of A* and A grades. The group meets regularly to receive and share information and to also discuss next steps. The group aims to raise aspirations sufficiently so that students will have the experiences and skills to apply to any of the country’s top universities.

This year members of the group have taken part in a seminar on Oxbridge applications.  We will be visited Oxford and Cambridge universities and attending an Oxbridge conference. We are planning to have a guest speaker coming in to talk to students about their applications.


Documents Date  
Higher education for parents.ppt 08th Feb 2017 Download
Ucas parent guide 2017.pdf 08th Feb 2017 Download
Which Uni Parents Guide to Uni.pdf 08th Feb 2017 Download