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All students are encouraged to be reflective (with the help of a psychometric profiling programme) and to make informed, individual progression decisions.

University Applications - some facts and figures

The majority of our students go on to university, either straight from College or after a gap year.
There was a dip when the new tuition fee system was brought in but applications have bounced back as students recognise the value of the financial investment.

University Destinations 2016

University Destinations 2016

University Destinations 2016

2016 statistics:

  • 699 students applied to university in 2016 (including ex students).
  • In almost every subject area, our students achieve a 100% university application success rate.
  • 61% applied to a Russell Group university, 88% of those received offers (2016).
  • 162 students have applied to Oxford or Cambridge in the last 4 years. Our Oxbridge success rate is tremendous; 38% on average (the national average is 20%).
  • Application success rate for medicine in 2016 was 65% (the national average is 36%).
  • Application success rate for veterinary medicine in 2016 was 100% (the national average is 38%).
  • Primary Teaching applications in 2016 were 95% successful (the national average is 54%).
  • Nursing applications in 2016 were 88% successful (the national average is 45%).

My son has the chance to go to Imperial College, London or Durham University to study Chemistry. He has not only enjoyed studying at Hereford but has also taken part in other activities and made some good friends. We are very, very happy and extremely grateful to everyone at the College.


Apprenticeships and Employment with Training

2015/6 was another successful year for students progressing onto apprenticeships and jobs with training. 

Competition for these places is often fierce and students were prepared for applications through the College Job and Apprenticeship Support Programme which includes work experience, an employment and training convention, CV and letter writing sessions, training provider open days, research support etc.

Successes include:

  • Accounting and Accounting Technician training programmes.
  • Business Administrators in council and NHS departments.
  • Trainee Pharmacy Technician at a hospital.
  • Sound Engineering degree apprenticeship at the BBC.
  • IT apprenticeships with a range of local companies.
  • Degree apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying with a local company.
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Relationship Management with a bank.
  • Intelligence Analyst in the RAF.
  • Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship with a utility company.
  • Trainee Management scheme with a restaurant.
  • Business Administration apprenticeships in medical practices.
  • Advanced and Higher Engineering apprenticeships with local companies.
  • Apprenticeship in a local department store.

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