Wetherby Senior maintain high aspirations for our sixth formers, providing specialist advice and guidance to enable future success at university and in the workplace.
Our Sixth Form will encourage your university goals, offering bespoke support on applying to study in the UK, across Europe and in North America. To ensure our young people meet their university goals, we assign each sixth former their own university tutor – an initiative unique to Wetherby Senior.
As well as supporting plans to study in the UK and continental Europe, we also have two US Advisors to assist with applications to North America. The success of our university support is reflected in alumni, who are now studying at top universities around the globe.
Hear more about how Sixth Form supports university ambition from Mr Hayes, our Head of Sixth Form.
Further information about our higher education support is below:
At Wetherby Senior, each boy is assigned a personal university advisor to guide and empower their higher education planning. Together, Wetherby Senior’s team of university advisors have over 100 years’ experience of offering higher education support, across the UK and worldwide, meaning your university advisor will fully equipped to guide you.
Hear more about how Wetherby Senior’s Sixth Form supports plans to study in the UK from recent alumnus Benjamin, who was part of our Class of 23 and is now studying at the University of Cambridge.
Wetherby Senior’s two US Advisors support applications to study in North America and their expertise is reflected in our Sixth Form’s fantastic results – in just three years, our sixth formers have received forty offers to study in the USA and Canada. Our US Advisors provide one-to-one guidance on the North American application process, plus weekly group sessions on preparing application essays.
Hear more about how Wetherby Senior’s Sixth Form supports plans to study overseas from recent alumnus Matteo , who was part of our Class of 23 and is now studying at Ivy League institution, University of Pennsylvania.
Our programme of talks, workshops and events help with university applications. Running throughout your years in our Sixth Form, this includes twilight seminars to parents on university options, workshops with sixth formers on US admissions and on applying through UCAS, and talks by invited university representatives.
Wetherby Senior’s annual university fair, held in conjunction with nearby Francis Holland School, provides a valuable opportunity to talk with over 20 representatives from institutions across the UK and beyond, learning more about higher education opportunities.
We take our young people on visits to different universities, so you can see what student life is like, receive advice on degrees from university staff, and speak to current undergraduates.
Alongside higher education support, our Sixth Form Careers Programme includes personal guidance interviews, talks from industry professionals, and lessons to improve skills, knowledge and understanding for career planning and management. We support our boys in making informed choices about future employment, helping develop their employability as they learn more about the wide range of available career options.
Hear more from our Head of Careers about Wetherby Senior’s innovative and dynamic careers programme for all pupils.
Our careers booklet, available below, also outlines all our careers initiatives across our School and Sixth Form.
At Wetherby Senior, we believe that it is important to bust old-fashioned myths about A Level and degree choices, and we aim to inspire our boys by showing them the huge range of careers available to them. Some of the way that our Careers Department will improve skills, knowledge and understanding for career planning and management amongst our sixth formers include:
Our one-to-one careers meetings take place with our Head of Careers, where you can explore career options, develop your CV, and receive support with applications for internships, apprenticeships, volunteering or gap year opportunities. This includes writing cover letters and practising interview skills for university admission or job interviews.
Wetherby Senior’s Meet the Professional talk series, which runs throughout the year and covers a range of industries, offers an insight into different careers. Past talks have included representatives from law, medicine, banking, artificial intelligence, and data science.
Wetherby Senior’s annual careers fair provides a brilliant chance to meet and talk with a range of industry representatives, gathering information on the skills and aptitudes needed for success in your future career.
Wetherby Senior’s Sixth Form PSHE programme includes career development, with Morrisby testing, to help you understand the opportunities available after your studies.