Where our students go
The Parker Academy and DSLV are both experienced at supporting students with UCAS applications and are proud to have students go on to study at prestigious institutions including Oxbridge and other Russell Group Universities. All students who want to attend university are supported to do so. Students have gone on to read a wide range of subjects including Medicine, Chemistry, Psychology, History, Sports and Exercise Science, and Business Management.
In Year 12 all students are able to participate on s trip to a local university to introduce them to the vast range of courses and options at university. Further support includes talks from a range of universities on student life, student finance and advice on how to choose a course.
In the summer term there is an opportunity for students to take part in a two day UCAS event where they learn about the process, start to write their application and attend the UCAS exhibition at the NEC. Parents are also invited to an evening presentation supporting them in their understanding of the UCAS process.
All students who apply to courses where an interview is required are supported by mock interviews with members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Where are they now?
We are very proud of our record of DSLV students accessing a wide range of universities including several Russell Group institutions.
In 2016 Wasiq Sajjid left DSLV with 4A* grades at A Level to read Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Other notable successes include Meghan Davies reading Psychology at the University of Manchester and Luke Wilson reading Chemistry at The University of Sheffield.
Our Music department has inspired students to pursue their love of Music at a higher level including Chelsea James studying the Tenor Horn at The Royal Welsh Conservatoire of Music and Ben Harris studying Performance (Bass) at the highly acclaimed British Institute of Modern Music. Overall 78% of our students went to University in 2016 covering a wide range of courses from Illustration to Archaeology.
It is always particularly pleasing when students are the first in their family to attend university or have overcome difficult personal circumstances. Michael Bowhill was a young carer throughout his time in Sixth Form and has gone to read Psychology, Counselling and Therapies at The University of Bedfordshire.
Not all learners wish to go to university when leaving Sixth Form. We are equally committed to supporting students who apply for apprenticeships or other training schemes.
Students are supported through career interviews, writing CVs and mock interviews. Furthermore students are encouraged to attend careers and apprenticeship fairs.
In 2016 93% of our students entered further education, training or employment. Notable successes include employment with Peer Productions, Caravans and Motorhomes.
Megan Raynor – Peer Productions
Ben Marks – Venture Caravans and Motorhomes Higher Apprenticeship Leicester