University and Workplace Entrance

The vast majority of BSP students leave us to go on to Higher Education or some form of Further Education, before progressing on to diverse and exciting careers (our photo above is of two former BSP pupils graduating in Summer 2013 from the University of St Andrews with first class honours degrees in History & English and Psychology respectively.)

Most go to Universities in the UK and Ireland, but also to a wide range of highly-regarded learning establishments across the world. In 2015 France, the Netherlands, South Africa, the US and Korea all feature as destinations for BSP students and the table below gives you an indication of some of this year’s (2015) UK university destinations.

University

Oxford

Imperial College London

Durham

University College London

Bath

Manchester

Southampton

Glasgow

Birmingham

Goldsmiths

Warwick

Bristol

Liverpool

 

We pride ourselves on the fact that our students make informed decisions concerning their future choices and that nearly all of them are successful in securing places at their first choice destination, wherever that may be. They are assisted throughout the decision-making process by an experienced Sixth Form team of dedicated tutors, Head of Careers and Study Coordinator. In addition, the BSP uses the services offered by The Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO Futurewise) and pupils across Years 10 and 11 sit the Morrisby Test and Futurewise Questionnaire to assess suitability for possible career options. Regular careers surgeries, talks and an annual Careers Fair are programmed into the Sixth Form calendar and a programme of mock interviews by industry professionals ensures that pupils have honed their interview technique in advance of University applications procedures. A visiting roadshow with representatives from leading British Universities takes place every year.

At a time when it is increasingly difficult for University Admissions departments to separate out applicants academically, tutors work very closely with pupils on their personal statements and there is a dedicated slot in the timetable for UCAS clinics. Sixth Formers are encouraged to undertake as much meaningful work experience as possible and the Development Office and Careers Department will assist in finding appropriate industry contacts.

It is also worth noting that we are committed to supporting former BSP pupils, until they have secured a career or higher education position that meets their requirements and expectations.

UCAS context information