Life After Laurus: Progression and Destinations after Sixth Form

Life After Laurus Programme

The aim of the Sixth Form is to help students prepare for the next step in their lives. Up until Sixth Form students have all followed very similar routes through education, however, post A Level there are myriad choices and potential options. The most common post-18 route is for students to pursue courses at university (including applications to Art, Drama and Music schools).  We also encourage students to consider applying for degree apprenticeships.

Across the Laurus Trust we provide the comprehensive Life after Laurus programme that enables students to be successful in gaining offers to the universities of their choice; whether that be gaining a place at Oxford or Cambridge, Medicine at Birmingham or English Literature at Durham.

Year 12
  • Use of Russell Group’s Informed Choices website to investigate degree choice subjects
  • Sign up to OSCAR online platform for personal statement support
  • Guidance on suitable super-curricular activities to support university application
  • Visit to Manchester UCAS convention
  • Visit to universities
  • 1 to 1 support from subject specialists in making university applications
  • Opportunities to network with Old Laureates
  • Support for competitive admissions (Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Law, Veterinary, Dentistry)
  • Support from personal tutor
  • Research and apply for work experience opportunities
  • Attend career briefings to find out about potential career options
Year 13
  • Support from personal tutor
  • Application to UCAS
  • Preparation for interviews
  • Mock interview practice for competitive courses and degree apprenticeships
  • Receive offers
  • Preparation for Oxbridge admissions tests
  • Finalise university offer choices
  • Advice and guidance from Student Finance
  • Life lessons
  • Preparing for results day: How to navigate the potential scenario

The Russell Group

The Russell Group represents 24 leading universities. The link will take you to the Russell Group website where you will find lots of valuable information. You can also access the individual websites of the 24 universities from this site.


UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Through the Student section of their site, you can investigate universities and colleges and the courses they offer. You will find the Entry Profiles (EP) particularly useful. They provide details about courses, the university or college offering each course, entry qualifications, selection criteria and the admissions policy.

The Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide is precisely that – a complete guide to universities! The site hosts the independent UK University League Tables & Rankings which give you a good guide to which university is best for you, overall and by subject.


Apprenticeships offer an alternative if you don’t want to go to university.  Find out more by visiting the links below.

UCAS Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships