Testament to the dedication and determination of our Brampton College students, we are delighted to share that many are holding incredible offers from various prestigious universities. The maturity and motivation of the cohort has struck us as they have worked with the Careers team and tutors to refine personal statements and research courses, make ‘aspirational yet achievable’ choices, and meet demanding interview criteria. Our planned and progressive careers curriculum has supported them in this process, along with our personalised one-to-one careers advice, information and guidance provision.
Our A2/A1 cohort has received around 440 offers, including 215 for UK Top-20 universities (Source: QS University Rankings 2023). We are impressed with the breadth and depth of ambition shown, as our students have applied for over 50 specific courses at 47 unique institutions. The diversity of course choice reflects careful research, ranging from more ‘traditional’ disciplines such as medicine, classics, law, engineering and economics; to contemporary courses, such as software design, cancer biomedicine, physician associate, investment and financial risk, fashion photography, and global humanitarian studies.
Given the competitive nature of this UCAS cycle, we are incredibly proud of this cohort. We know how fiercely contested some courses are and that some fantastic applicants will have narrowly missed out on choices. We are privileged to share news of students who have received competitive offers, including for the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, University College London, Durham University, King’s College London and the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Bath and Warwick. Our students are increasingly forward-thinking, as seen in our offer for a PWC accounting degree apprenticeship and the increasing number of Brampton students opting for a year abroad or an industrial placement year.
As the summer term approaches, we congratulate each and every one of our students for the quality of the applications they have submitted. The process of university and apprenticeship applications is rigorous but we feel is insightful as students learn to appreciate their unique skills, values and characteristics. We hope the crucial learner skills of reflection, resourcefulness and resilience they have developed this year will stand them in good stead. We wish them the best for their upcoming study leave and exams and will offer ongoing support as they transition to their future pathways.