University, Apprenticeship and Post Sixth Form Applications

University Applications (UCAS)

At Kingsdale Foundation School Sixth Form, we are proud of the excellent links that we have with a range of top universities both in the United Kingdom and abroad.  These include Queen Mary, Imperial College, Oxford University and Harvard & Yale.  Throughout their time with us, there is a real focus for students on the transition to higher education, with our students participating in a whole programme of activities to prepare them fully for their UCAS applications.  

 This extensive programme includes visits to universities all over the country throughout the year, as well as to the United States, as part of our successful Autumn excursion to Boston, including both Harvard and Yale.  We also operate a rolling programme of external speakers who visit the school to discuss a range of subjects linked to higher education, including student finance, personal statements and academic programmes.  Most recently, this has included speakers from Imperial College and Queen Mary Universitiy.  Students are also able to benefit to access to residential courses and extra tuition at our partner universities, including Imperial College.

In the academic year 2015-16, approximately 40% of our cohort maltriculated to Russell Group or 1994 universities, including Oxford University.  Destinations and courses included:

University of Birmingham - Mechanical Engineering

Bristol University - Politics & International Relations

Manchester University - Spanish & Japanese

Oxford University - PPE

Oxford University - English Language & Literature

Queen Mary - Engineering

The University of Reading - Archaelogy

The University of Sheffield - Politics

St Georges, University of London - Medicine

Sussex University - Arts & Humanities


Art Foundation Applications




Apprenticships and the World of Work

Although many of our students progress on to university after their time in our sixth Form, an increasing number of students consider applying for higher level apprenticships to learn a specific skill set while entering the world of work.  At Kingsdale we provide effective and personalised careers guidance and support, to assist our students in making choices which suit their aspirations, interests and abilities.  Recently we have assisted students to undertake higher level apprenicships in sound engineering, accident and emergency medicine, vetinanary science and civil engineering.

Please contact Mr Livings, Head of Learning for the Upper Sixth (Year 13), for more information about our dynamic programme for preparing students for Higher and Further Education.

For further details about studying at either Harvard or Yale, or for more information about proposed exciting excursion to these institutions in June 2017, please contact Mr Sear, Deputy Headteacher via


Looking forward to seeing our Year 8 parents later for our Options Evening.