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University Destinations 2020

86% of St Benedict's Sixth Form leavers have gained places at their first choice universities, and 70% are off to top Russell Group universities. Congratulations to all! 

  • 86% of all students gained places at their first choice university
  • 70% are going to Russell Group universities (up 22% since 2016)
  • 4 students are going to Oxford and Cambridge
  • 4 St Benedict’s girls have gained places at Medical school
  • 34 students (17 girls, 17 boys) have chosen to read STEM subjects

St Benedict’s Sixth Form leavers are starting undergraduate courses in a wide range of subjects this autumn, including Classics at Cambridge, Medicine at Oxford, Engineering at Durham and History at St Andrew’s.

Four students have gained places at medical school - testament to the success of the St Benedict’s Medical Society, which offers support with finding relevant work experience, insight and exposure to the different fields, and help with interviews.

Medical Society mock interviews

34 students have chosen to read STEM subjects, exactly 50% of whom are girls.

St Benedict's Oxbridge students
Jack (Music at Oxford), George (Biology at Oxford), Valentina (Classics at Cambridge) and Kate (Medicine at Oxford)

Students are given lots of support with their course choices and applications by the Careers Department throughout the sixth form years. There are one-to-one higher education interviews, a whole year group visit to the UCAS Higher Education fair at the University of Surrey, and information evenings on the application process. Regular careers talks are given, often by parents and alumni from many different professions and pathways. There is also guidance in ‘How to make your CV stand out’, and how to shine at interviews.

St Benedict's Medical students
Emilia, Kate, Irene and Cleo, who all have places at Medical school, giving a presentation on organ donation earlier this year

The St Benedict’s Careers Fair takes place every other year and is our largest event, with representatives from over 150 organisations, attended by over 1000 children and parents.

Information is also given on alternative pathways, such as degree apprenticeships and workplace-based higher education, and on the advantages of applying to universities overseas.

Finally, all students have access to work experience opportunities, with paid and unpaid work experience contracts publicised on the St Benedict’s Connect platform. 

Wherever they're going this autumn, we wish all our St Benedict's Sixth Form leavers all the very best as they begin this exciting new phase in their lives and look forward to following their progress in the years to come.


University Destinations 2020 

University Destinations 2020

Destination Course
Bath Chemistry (with placement)
Bath Politics with International Relations
Birkbeck, University of London Business
Birmingham Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
Birmingham Civil Engineering
Birmingham Geography
Birmingham Economics
Bournemouth University Law
Bristol Film and Television
Bristol History
Bristol Economics and Politics with Study Abroad
Bristol English and History
Cambridge Classics
Cardiff University Media and Communications
Cardiff University Engineering with Foundation Year
Cardiff University Architectural Engineering (Year in Industry)
Cardiff University Human Geography
City, University of London Business Management (with Professional Placement)*
City, University of London Economics
Durham University History
Durham University English Literature
Durham University General Engineering
East Anglia UEA Biological Sciences
Edinburgh Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science
Edinburgh English Literature
Exeter Geography
Exeter Law
Exeter Economics and Politics
Exeter Economics with Industrial Experience
Exeter Politics
Exeter Geography
Exeter Politics and International Business
Exeter Biological Sciences
Exeter History
Imperial College London Medicine
Kent Criminology
King's College London, University of London Geography
Leeds Criminal Justice and Criminology
Leeds Theatre and Performance with Enterprise
Leeds Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Leicester Psychology
Leicester Psychology
Leicester Geography
Liverpool Medical Sciences
Liverpool Marine Biology
Liverpool Business Management
Liverpool Business Economics with a Year in Industry
Liverpool Environment and Planning
Loughborough University Aeronautical Engineering (with placement year)
Loughborough University Finance and Management (with placement year)
Loughborough University Mechanical Engineering (with placement year)
Manchester Biology with Industrial / Professional Experience (4 years)
Manchester Modern Language and Business & Management (French) (4 years)
Manchester Economics and Politics
Manchester Drama and English Literature
Manchester Modern Language and Business & Management (Spanish) (4 years)
Manchester Management
Manchester Biology
Manchester Law
Middlesex Pilot degree
Newcastle University Business Management
Newcastle University Zoology
Newcastle University Politics and History
Newcastle University Economics
Nottingham History
Nottingham History
Nottingham Medicine BMBS (Nottingham/Derby pathway)
Nottingham Geography
Nottingham Architecture
Nottingham Music and Philosophy
Nottingham Criminology and Sociology
Nottingham Trent University Business Management and Economics
Oxford Music
Oxford Biology
Oxford Medicine
Queen Mary University of London Law with Business
Queen Mary University of London Medicine
Queen Mary University of London Comparative Literature
Reading Finance and Investment Banking
Royal Holloway, University of London Computer Science with a Year-in-Industry
Royal Holloway, University of London Computer Science with a Year-in-Industry
Sheffield Civil Engineering
Sheffield Business Management
St Andrews Economics
St Andrews History
Sussex Zoology
Swansea University Mechanical Engineering
Swansea University Psychology
UCL (University College London) History
UCL (University College London) Mathematics
UCL (University College London) Engineering (Mechanical)
University of the Arts London Product and Industrial Design
University of the Arts London Product and Industrial Design
Warwick History and Politics
Warwick Biomedical Science
West London Music Performance