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:
Price Waterhouse Cooper - Degree Apprenticeship
Morgan Stanley - Degree Apprenticeship
Ernst and Young - Degree Apprenticeship
King's College London - Pharmacology
University College London - Chemistry
SOAS University of London - Korean
In 2020, over 65% of our students secured at a Top Third University which includes (Russel groups and Conservatoires) or high level apprenticeships. 94% of Sacred Heart Year 13 students secured their first or second choice of university.