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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.
Each year, our students go onto incredible destinations... 
Our students go onto study at Universities across the UK - Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol  to name a few.

In 2019:
- 24% of students achieved A, A, B, including the most challenging facilitator subjects - opening the way to scholarships and entry into the most competitive universities in the UK and internationally
- 8 of our students have secured places at Oxford and Cambridge this year
- 10 of our students progressed to Medical School.

Our diverse A Level offer opens doors to some exciting courses. Our students have continued to Higher Education in a range of areas including Architecture, Clinical Science,  Dentistry, Journalism and Sports Science.


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.


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.