Higher Education advice and planning enables you to choose the right courses at every stage of your life at Downside and beyond. We have a well-resourced Careers and Higher Education Library run by a full-time member of staff.

University Open Days

There is the opportunity to go to University Open Days and Fairs during term time and Downside staff will advise on the right subjects to get you onto your chosen degree course. You will be given all the help you need to get it right. Your aspirations can be tested and realised for your future beyond the School.

Oxbridge Applicants

A weekly session is held for those pupils aspiring to a place at Oxbridge for science and mathematical subjects, or for a medical, dental or veterinary course. The school regularly sends candidates to Oxbridge and to medical courses in the UK and abroad. The seminar-style sessions involve discussion, making an application and preparation of interview. There are similar sessions for those applying for non-science subjects.

A website listing all the University Open Days is here.
Information about the Russell Group Universities can be found here.

Contact Information

Mr Richard Rawlins
Head of Sixth Form & UCAS

Sixth Form Prospectus

Download our Sixth Form Prospectus here.

UCAS Qualifications

Click here for details of our UCAS qualifications statement.