The breadth and flexibility of the Walthamstow Hall curriculum combined with expert teaching and encouragement to be ambitious in developing their potential enables our students to be highly successful in their post-Sixth Form choices. Over 95% of our students progress into Higher Education each year and over the past four years more than two thirds of these final destinations have been to Russell Group Universities.
However, we encourage our students to explore carefully the wide range of excellent course available at different institutions. A dedicated programme of advice and guidance for individual students at each stage of the application process ensures that our students are successful in receiving a good range of offers and make excellent final choices. For the past two application years more than three quarters of our students received 4 or more offers and more than half received offers from all 5 of their choices. Similarly, over the past two years 85% of our leavers have been successful in securing places at their first-choice university.
Top Higher Education Destinations
Walthamstow Hall students apply to a wide range of universities and institutions for a particularly diverse selection of courses. Over the past two years the top 5 Higher Education destinations based on students accepting their university places were Exeter, Durham, Leeds, Nottingham and St. Andrews. Recently London universities have also been popular. Other university destinations for Walthamstow Hall have included Cambridge, Birmingham, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Imperial, and Oxford.
Popular University Courses for Walthamstow Hall Leavers 2014/15
The most popular university courses for leavers in the past two years have been Economics and Business based courses, Medicine and Science courses, History and related courses, Geography, Drama and performance related courses. Students wishing to study Medicine have been particularly successful in securing places in recent years and this has included Oxford and Imperial. Leavers have also taken up degree courses in Accountancy, Anthropology, Classics, Ecology and Environment, English, Fashion Management, International Relations, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Nutrition, Politics, Physiotherapy, and Sports Management.
The one-year Art Foundation course is a popular option for some students who take it before embarking on a variety of other courses. For the years 2014 and 2015 all six of our Art Foundation applicants secured places at their first choice institutions. Students have also pursued alternatives to University such as Higher Apprenticeships in fields such as Accountancy.
Students who opt to take a Gap Year are provided with advice on how to gain valuable volunteering and work experience to enhance deferred or future university applications or career choices.