The breadth and flexibility of Walthamstow Hall’s Sixth Form programme, combined with expert teaching, high expectations and tailored higher education and careers guidance enables our students to be ambitious and successful in their post Sixth Form choices.

Over 90% of our students progress into Higher Education each year with two thirds of these final destinations being to Russell Group Universities. In recent years, students have also been successful in securing places on competitive Higher Level Apprenticeship courses. In 2018, for example, students took up places on IBM and Deloitte schemes.

Our students are encouraged to explore carefully the wide range of excellent courses available at different institutions. A dedicated programme of advice and guidance for individual students at each stage of the UCAS application process ensures that our students are successful in receiving a good range of offers and make excellent final choices. Preparation for application includes talks from university admissions officers, an evening dedicated to Oxbridge applications, interviews with the Head of Sixth Form for every student and ‘mock interviews’ with outside recruitment specialists, especially important for medicine, veterinary and Oxbridge applications. The majority of Walthamstow Hall students receive offers from all 5 of their university choices with typically between 75 and 85%  securing places at their first-choice university.

On results day the Sixth Form team and Head of Department are on hand to advise and assist students who perhaps want to change course, explore other options or navigate UCAS clearing.


The Sixth Form team’s dedication to their students doesn’t end at the end of Year 13. Students who wish to make a PQA (Post Qualification Application) to university in Year 14 or beyond are offered assistance by the School.

Foundation Years

One year Art or Drama Foundation courses are also popular options for some students, who study them before embarking on a variety of other courses.

Gap Years

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.

Senior School Leaver Destinations 2018

Bath SpaActing
Bath SpaBusiness and Management (International Business)
Bath SpaPhilosophy, Ethics/Psychology
BirminghamBiomedical Science
BrightonBusiness Computing
Cambridge (St John's)Natural Sciences
DeloitteHigher Level Apprenticeship
De MontfordDance
DurhamBiological Sciences
EdinburghGeography and Economics
ExeterBiological Sciences
ExeterClassical Studies
ExeterFlexible Combined Honours
ExeterPolitics, Philosophy and Economics
Gap YearRe-application
Gap YearRe-application Oxford
Gap Year Queen's Belfast 2019Architecture
Guildford School of ActingActing
IBMHigher Level Apprenticeship
KentBusiness and Management with a year in industry
KentPolitics and International Relations with a year in North America
LAMDA Theatre SchoolActing
LeedsEnglish Literature
LeedsGeography with Transport
LeedsTextile Design
LeedsTheatre and Performance
Nottingham TrentTextile Design
Nottingham TrentTextile Design
Oxford (Wadham)Human Sciences
RavensbourneBusiness and Marketing Management
ReadingFashion Buying and Brand Management
Royal Agricultural UniversityInternational Business Management
Sheffield HallamSociology
SouthamptonInternational Relations
SouthamptonMarine Biology
St. AndrewsInternational Relations
SussexDrama, Theatre and Performance
University Arts London - ChelseaTextiles
UCLPlanning and Real Estate
WestminsterBusiness Management (Marketing)
WestminsterBusiness Management (Marketing)
WestminsterInternational Business with French
WestminsterMarketing Communications