Year 13 Destinations

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 the vast majority 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.

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, events dedicated to Oxbridge and other specialist applications, interviews with the Head of Sixth Form for every student and ‘mock interviews’, especially important for medicine, veterinary and Oxbridge applications.  The majority of Walthamstow Hall students receive offers from all 5 of their university choices with the vast majority securing places at their first-choice university.

On results day the Sixth Form team and Head of Department are on hand to congratulate students, as well as perhaps to advise and assist those who 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.

Year 13 Destinations 2023

Ashbourne CollegeFilm Studies A Level and PQA
BarclaysHigher Level Apprenticeship
Bath Spa UniversityBusiness and Management (Marketing)
Bath Spa UniversityFilm, Television and Digital Production (Professional Placement Year)
Cardiff UniversityBiological Sciences
Cardiff UniversityHuman Geography
Durham UniversityAnthropology
Durham UniversityBiological Sciences
Durham UniversityEnglish Literature
Durham UniversityEnglish Literature and Philosophy
Durham UniversityGeography
Durham UniversityLaw
Durham UniversityLiberal Arts
Durham UniversityPhilosophy, Politics and Economics
King's College London, University of London
Classics and the Ancient World
Laing O'RourkeCivil Engineering Apprenticeship
Loughborough UniversityArchitecture (with placement year)
Loughborough UniversityEngineering Physics offer plus Apprenticeship with Laing O'Rourke
Loughborough UniversityPolitics and International Relations
Loughborough UniversityCriminology
LSE (London School Economics)Sociology
Oxford Brookes University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
St George's University of LondonBiomedical Science
UnileverChartered Business Management Apprenticeship
UCL (University College London)
University of Bath
Biomedical Sciences with professional placement
University of Bath
Management with work placement
University of Bath
University of BristolAnthropology
University of BristolCellular and molecular medicine
University of BristolModern Languages
University of BristolSocial Policy and Sociology
University of CambridgeHistory
Univeristy of EdinburghFine Art
University of Exeter
Business and Management
University of Exeter
University of Exeter
University of Exeter
Geography with Professional Placement
University of ExeterDrama
University of Exeter
Medical Sciences with Professional Training
University of Exeter
Modern Languages
University of GlasgowForensic Science with Criminology and Industrial Placement
University of KeeleMedicine
University of LeedsArabic and Russian
University of LeedsFilm, Photography and Media
University of Leeds
Environment and Business
University of Manchester
Fashion Marketing
University of Manchester
Modern Language and Business & Management (Spanish) (4 years)
University of ReadingEnvironmental Management and Sustainability with Placement Year
University of Nottingham
University of SouthamptonMathematics
University of SouthamptonPolitics
University of Surrey
Food Science and Nutrition with Foundation Year
University of Surrey
International Event Management
University of the Arts London
Fashion Marketing
University of the Arts London
Fine Art (Drawing)
University of York
Economics and Finance
University of York
Environmental Science

In 2023, 6 leavers pre-applied for a deferred place in 2024 and are having a Gap year, and 3 leavers have started an apprenticeship at Unilever, Barclays and Laing O’Rourke.  There are 3 leavers who are making PQAs for university entry in 2024, and 2 leavers are undecided.

Where Next?