|Kingsbury High has an extensive programme of support for university applications including Medical, Engineering and Oxbridge applicants, projects with the London School of Economics, Sutton Trust and Eton Summer School. In addition, our students have been successful in applying for apprenticeships with top firms such as Capgemini.
Most years we have achieved two or three successful applications to Oxford or Cambridge University. Ninety-six percent of students tend to progress to University and around one quarter to the top twenty-four ‘Russell Group’ of universities. Kingsbury High start a UCAS support programme with all students in September of Year 12.
It is particularly important that students receive a reference that reflects them and their achievements and so we work closely with students from the outset. One-to-one interviews are central to the support we offer as the programme progresses. Most students will have many interviews to discuss their personal statement and choices.
Members of our experienced Higher Education team have published material to support other centres with their UCAS programmes. Mr Michael Senior, Director of Sixth Form is author of: ‘Writing an Effective Personal Statement’ 4th edition (2006), ‘Bridging the Gap – the skills students need for sixth form’ (2014) and editor of ‘Developing Outstanding Personal Statements’ (2012). Mr Senior has also been interviewed live on BBC Breakfast to talk about Higher Education and has supported a range of sixth form centres nationally.
Mr Senior co-ordinates the Annual Heads of Sixth Form Conference each year.
Mr Andrew Mitchell, Assistant Head of Sixth Form, has published a highly successful Law A level textbook as well as a study skills guide ‘Learning Skills for A-Level Success’ (2015) published by Hodder Education. The guide is available to all our students in the Sixth Form.