University and careers
Sacred Heart students are given the benefit of guidance and advice from their highly experienced Sixth Form team on a choice of university, college of further education, school leaver programme or employment.
In year 12, students begin their higher education and school leaver preparations during Futures Week.
Using the ‘Unifrog’ post 18 options platform, students are able to explore school leaver opportunities and research universities and courses. We have a dedicated and comprehensive UCAS programme, with a range of external speakers who provide information and advice to students on making appropriate and ambitious choices. Mock interviews are organised for those students who require them, and all students attend two university trips with presentations on student finance and applying for student loans and bursaries. During Futures Week, over 90 professionals are invited to speed network with our students to discuss careers in a range of industries. Pupils have the opportunity to use the independent advice of our external careers advisor in both Years 12 and 13. With our dedicated Sixth Form Team, Director of Employability, well-stocked library, external careers advisor and online Unifrog post 18 portal, Sacred Heart offers a comprehensive service to each of our students. We believe that this approach is in the best interests of our students and is best illustrated by our destinations.
We are very proud of our Honours Board in the school hall which highlights the destinations of our past students including:
- Oxford University to read PPE
- Cambridge University to read Human Social and Political Science
- Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences
- LSE to read Law
- Birmingham to study Medicine
- KCL to study Medicine
- Royal College of Drawing for Art Foundation
- Central St Martins for Art Foundation
- Deloitte – Bright Start School Leaver Programme
- Allsop – Degree Apprenticeship in Real Estate
- HaysMacIntyre – Charter Accountancy School Leaver Programme
- Accenture – Technology Degree Apprenticeship
- Ministry of Justice – Economics Degree Apprenticeship
In 2019, over two thirds of our students secured places at prestigious universities including Russell Group Universities, Conservatoires and Ivy League.