Higher education

Whatever your goal, we’ll help you achieve it, whether that’s Oxbridge, a Russell Group university, a sports scholarship in the USA or a highly competitive degree apprenticeship with a prestigious company such as Airbus.

Our students study a range of courses – there is no typical St Helen’s pathway. Our Upper Sixth last year are now studying over 50 different university courses at 23 different universities – of which 87% are Russell Group. There’s an almost 50/50 split between science and humanities subjects studied at university. Do explore our destinations page for more information.

We provide specialist support for our students, from medicine and veterinary medicine to engineering and law. If students are applying for Oxbridge, we run subject-specific programmes for them too. 100% of our medics have gained a place at medical school since our records began.

Our students are thriving beyond university, too. Their diverse university choices lead to incredible careers, from judges to ambassadors to orthopaedic surgeons. Do take a look at our Kate Scheme to find out how our Old Girl network can support you with your degree and career aspirations.

Miss Heather Doherty, Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education

Facts and figures


of our medicine applicants have been successful since our records began


50 different universities were started at by our leavers this September


of leavers started at a Russell Group university this September


of our Upper Sixth students accept places at Oxford or Cambridge every year

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