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Life After Tapton Sixth Form

Our aim is to help you lay the foundations to realise your life chances and dreams and we will support you in your chosen direction Post-18, whatever that may be. Support begins in Y12, with the process of applying for Higher Education and careers meetings.


Our strong links with local and national universities ensure that you will receive exceptional support as you apply for Higher Education and begin the transition into university life. Over 90% of our students successfully apply to university, with many gaining admission into the most competitive institutions in the country.

When you receive an interview from a university, we ask an experienced professional to offer you a trial interview before the real thing. This is a unique opportunity to experience an interview and receive feedback on your performance.

Tapton offer a broad range of subjects which will allow you to apply to a wide range of University courses. Please see below to view the destinations of our 2022/23 cohort.  

Click the Link to view KS5 Destinations 2023



Higher and Degree apprenticeships combine time in the workplace, gaining skills, experience and  earning a salary, with studying towards a university degree – the same qualification as a full time  undergraduate.  As with other apprenticeships, the cost of course fees are shared between the government and employers, meaning that you can earn a full bachelors, or even masters degree, without paying any fees.

Further information on Higher and Degree Apprenticeship can be found at the below link:

Full Time Employment

You may choose to go straight into employment after your study.

Our Careers Advisor provides advice and support to students that wish to move onto Apprenticeships or employment. Opportunities are regularly promoted and students can attend employer events held at Tapton School.

Each year, our students go on to incredible destinations.