Foundation Class of 2018: where are they now?
In June 2018, 26 University Foundation course students celebrated their graduation in the Oxford sunshine. We were thrilled at our students’ university offers from some of the most eminent universities in the UK.
We are similarly very proud of our 2018 cohort’s university destinations. Interestingly, there was a marked growth in the number of students deciding to remain in the UK in 2018. While the overwhelming majority of our Foundation graduates study in English at university, many students choose to study in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium.
Thanks to our wonderful careers department, 24 of the 26 (92%) secured a place at their first-choice destination. Better yet, 94% of the students who progressed to UK public universities this year enrolled at institutions ranked in the Top 50 by the Complete University Guide. 69% enrolled at a university ranked in the Top 30 for their subject. Subjects include:
- Business and Management
- Media and Communications
- Film and Video Technology
University destinations include:
- The University of Manchester
- University of Leeds
- University of Sussex
- Newcastle University
- The University of Sheffield
- University of Surrey
- University of Reading
- University of Kent
Below, you’ll find a list of University Foundation Course destinations for the past 2 years.
It is worth noting that our careers department is open to all St Clare’s students, including those on the IB Diploma, English plus Academic Subjects, Gateway to University, Liberal Arts, and English Language courses. Our students benefit from a yearly higher education fair, free and independent careers advice, and a huge amount of personal support and advice to ensure every student attains the best destination they can. You can find out more on the St Clare’s careers blog.
Iris – Class of 2017
BSC Human and Social Sciences – University of Cardiff
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