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A popular choice for life after Sixth Form is for pupils to continue their education journey by studying at university. Typically, we see between 75-80% of our pupils taking this path, studying a range of subjects across the country.

Pupils who are interested in studying at university will benefit from support from our careers advisor who will help explore potential destinations and subjects. When writing UCAS applications, students will also receive help and guidance from our Sixth Form Supoort Staff and teachers to ensure students have the best opportunity to study at the institution of their choice.

Where have they gone?

Our students have gone on to study for degrees at some top-ranked universities across the country. These include:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • ACM Guildford (Academy of Contemporary Music)
  • Aston University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bristol University
  • De Montford University, Leicester
  • Falmouth University
  • Harper Adams University
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Marys, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St Mary's University Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea University
  • University for Central Lancaster
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Chester
  • University of Derby
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Gloucester
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of West England
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of York
  • York St John University

What did they study?

Due to the wide subject choices at The de Ferrers Academy, students who attend university have the choice of a diverse range of courses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting and Finance MSc
  • Agricultural Engineering BSc (Hons)
  • Ancient History BA (Hons)
  • Architecture and Engineering BSc (Hons)
  • Art and Design BA
  • Biomedical Science BSc
  • Child and Youth Studies BA (Hons)
  • Business and Technology BSc (Hons)
  • Civil Engineering MEng
  • Criminology BA (Hons)
  • Economics BSc
  • Education Studies BA (Hons)
  • English BA (Hons)
  • Events Managements BSc (Hons)
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • French & Politics BA (Hons)
  • Geography BSc (Hons)
  • Graphic and Communication Design BA (Hons)
  • Human Biology BSc (Hons)
  • Law LLB (Hons)
  • Mathematics and Computer Science BSc
  • Maths BSc
  • Mechanical Engineering Ph.D
  • Medicine MB BS (Hons)
  • Nursing MSc
  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Photography BA (Hons)
  • Physics BSc
  • Physiotherapy BSc
  • Primary Education Bed (Hons)
  • Psychology BSc
  • Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Coaching BSc (Hons)
  • Textile Design BA (Hons)
  • Zoo Biology BSc (Hons)


Throughout the year, we hold a series of events to ensure that pupils receive all the information they need when applying to university. We also take students to local UCAS fairs so they are able to find out more about specific universities.

Typical events include:

  • Life beyond Sixth Form - options meeting
  • Attendance at UCAS fairs
  • Completing your UCAS form workshops

Find out more about the subjects we offer