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Higher education

Our aim is that Bryanstonians leave us ready to go out into the wider world. In support of this aim, we provide a structured higher education preparation programme to all pupils as they progress through the School.

We are keen to help pupils to understand that there are various pathways into the world of work. An increasing number of pupils are choosing to explore alternative routes to gaining professional qualifications and we continue to increase links with firms that offer focused school-leaver programmes, higher level apprenticeships and sponsored degree courses. We also encourage pupils to broaden their outlook and consider the potential offered by studying abroad as well as in the UK.

One-to-one support from tutors and subject specialists ensures that pupils apply to courses best suited to their individual strengths and aspirations, at a wide range of universities including Oxbridge and the Russell Group, prestigious Art Foundation courses, as well a variety of universities overseas. Nearly all pupils are placed in their first choice institution.

Top 15 popular destinations 2014-20 

(in alphabetical order)
Oxford Brookes

Top 15 popular subjects 2014-20 

(in alphabetical order)
Architecture/Urban Planning
Art and Design
Classics/Classical Studies
English Literature
Medicine/Veterinary Medicine
Modern Foreign Languages
Politics/International Relations
Property/Land Management
Single Sciences

We are focused firmly on helping pupils with their academic and careers research, providing personal and practical resources to support them as they explore future options and decide next steps. Our priority is always to find the most appropriate people and resources to support the needs of each individual.

A range of events is on offer during the sixth form, including the annual Higher Education Day, workshops with visiting overseas universities and interview practice sessions. Our aim is to enable pupils to meet and speak directly to experts or trainees from a range of professions, so that they build a picture of the competitive realities of the labour market; giving them the chance to get independent and impartial advice from those with day-to-day experience and gaining a sense of the different roles, responsibilities and career paths available.

UCAS: Post applicant support for OBs

If you left Bryanston last year and are applying to university through UCAS as a post applicant, we will continue to support you through the process and have provided useful information below. Please remember to stay in touch with your tutor and the Head of Department overseeing your application to discuss your plans regularly.

See below for useful documents relating to the Higher Education Preparation Programme