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Higher Education


Of the school leavers who applied for Higher Education for 2019 over 80% were accepted onto their first choice of destination.

The Careers department prepares students for life beyond Kent College and the exciting opportunities that await. Our innovative programme includes employer and alumni engagement, skills workshops and talks designed to support young people as they learn about themselves ensuring that they become independent thinkers able to make well informed choices about their future, whatever path they choose. We take a strategic approach to our career learning programme, adopting the principles laid out by the government’s recommended Gatsby benchmarks for career guidance, this means that Kent College students are well prepared for their future beyond school. Many of our students go on to higher education, including Oxbridge, Russell Group and at leading global educational institutions. 

While some young people will have a clear idea about their future pathway, many others will be unsure. Throughout Sixth Form, students are guided through their post -18 options and the UCAS application process. As well as advice and guidance about CV and personal statement writing, we focus on equipping young people with the skills they need to make the right choices for their future. Students have access to the resources and advice they need, including drop-in sessions with our professionally qualified Head of Careers and Head of Oxbridge.

In the last three years students have left in the Upper Sixth to study in the following institutions:



Aberdeen Politics & International Relations
Aberystwyth Geography
Bath Psychology
Bath Modern Languages
Bath Chemistry
Bath    Biochemistry with placement year 
Birmingham Psychology
Birmingham Classical Literature & Civilisation
Birmingham Accounting & Finance
Bournemouth Marketing Communications
Brighton Fashion with Business Studies
Bristol Classics
Bristol French and Spanish
Cambridge Modern Languages
Cambridge Classics
Cambridge Pembroke Classics, Greek & Latin
Cambridge Newnham Veterinary Science
Cardiff Medicine
Cardiff Music
Cardiff Met Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition
Central St Martins Art Foundation
DeMontfort    Criminology with Psychology 
Durham Modern Languages and Cultures 
Durham Business
Edinburgh Architecture
Edinburgh Biological Sciences
European Business School, London International Business Management
Exeter Accounting & Finance
Exeter International Relations
Falmouth Art Foundation
Gloucester Digital Film Production
Goldsmiths English & American Literature
Goldsmiths Anthropology
Greenwich  Professional Dance and Musical Theatre 
Imperial Environmental & Geological Sciences
Imperial Civil Engineering
KCL Biomedical Sciences
Kingston History of Art
Kingston Geology
LAMDA Acting Foundation
Leeds Classical Civilisation
Leeds Fine Art
Leeds Classical Literature & English
Leeds Psychology
Leeds History of Art
Leeds English & Theatre Studies
Lincoln Events Management
Liverpool Bio-veterinary Science
Loughborough English & Drama
Loughborough Psychology
Loughborough Criminology & Social Policy
LSE Geography
London Met Events Management
London Met Fashion & Textiles
Manchester Anthropology
Manchester Ancient History
Manchester Social Anthropology
Manchester Drama & English
Manchester Physics
Newcastle Geography
NYU Theatre Studies
Northumbria Fashion
Northumbria Fashion Marketing
Nottingham Animal Science
Nottingham Trent Costume Design & Making
Oxford Chemistry
Oxford, Exeter Classics
Oxford Brookes Environmental Management & Geography
Oxford Brookes Anthropology & History of Art
Oxford Brookes Drama & English
Oxford Brookes History of Art
Plymouth Geology
RADA Acting Foundation 
Reading Food Science with Industrial Year
Reading Classics
Royal Holloway Geography
Sheffield Hallam Occupational Therapy
Sheffield Psychology
Sheffield Geography
Southbank Children's Nursing
Southampton History
Surrey Tourism Management
Sussex Media Studies
Swansea Classical Civilisation
Swansea Sports Science
UEA History of Art
UEA Physiotherapy
UCA Art Foundation
UCL Psychology
UCL Stats, Economics & Finance
Warwick Theatre & Performance Studies
Westminster Biomedical Sciences
York Biochemistry
York History of Art




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