Higher Education


Our experienced tutor team work closely with students to support their applications to University. Year 12 have a carefully planned programme during Tutor Periods, to research the courses they would like to study at Higher Education level combined with which Universities offer them. The exceptional software package St. Peter’s Sixth Form provides, allows students to formulate personalised plans tailored to their aspirations, skills and qualifications.

The formal UCAS process commences with the formation of the Personal Statement which students begin working on after completion of the AS examinations. In addition to the form tutors expertise, we invite visiting speakers ranging from local Universities such as Aston and Birmingham to those further afield such as Oxford and Cambridge, to provide more detailed information regarding University applications and University life.

Parents are invited to attend the Annual Higher Education Evening held in the Summer Term. This event is highly recommended as an opportunity for students and their parents to receive the most recent information and supporting materials about applying to University, student finance and preparing for University.

In Year 13, students benefit considerably from our experience as a well-established Sixth Form. Students have access to a range of resources including practice university interview questions which are specific to a wide variety of Higher Education Courses. Mock interviews are provided to students by members within our Alumni including those who graduated to become Medics/Dentists or studied at Oxford/Cambridge.

Oxbridge applicants gain from our links with Girton College based at Cambridge University and Keble College in Oxford University.

Applications and interviews at Oxford University

Applications and interviews at Cambridge University

Further information about applying for, and the process to join, Higher Education institutions can be found on the UNISTATS website and here.

A great website to allow you to find courses appropriate to your qualification and subject area of interest is available here.

There is much more information about University applications available from UCAS.