Higher Education and Student Finance details

Each year about 70-80% of our Year 13 students are successful in securing places at universities across the country. Students who wish to apply to Oxbridge are well supported through individual coaching and mentoring, personal statement writing and interview preparation. In most academic years, we have a small number of students who apply and are successful.

Ex-student, James Tipler completed a degree in Law at the University of Cambridge and secured a First Class Honours degree. Sarah Pike also attained a First class Honours degree in Mathematics.

Equally, Wigston College students study a vast range of degree subjects including Medicine (Adil Rashid studies Medicine at the University of Nottingham after achieving 3 A* at A2 in 2014), Veterinary Science (Liberty Daley at Nottingham), Law and Business as well as Performing Arts and Sports related courses.

Amar Aggoun left us to study Drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Jessica Buckby features in shows in the West End. Rachel Borrows is currently training for Olympic kayaking and Oliver Dix is part of the UK Rowing Team.

Students also value the opportunity to secure Apprenticeships rather than choosing to go to university; last year a number of students secured some key placements in Health and Social Care, in engineering, with BT and Europcar.

Please find below a link to a new website developed by a careers guidance practitioner, offering comprehensive information and time-saving links all in one place, completely free of charge.

Students applying for university or college courses in 2015/16 should apply for their student finance now. 

E Parents’ Guide  offers clear and concise information for parents about:

• The UCAS application process
• Open Days
• Student Finance
• Direct links to – all undergraduate courses,
– information on university websites specifically for parents and carers
– scholarships and bursaries
• Information and links to find out more including study abroad options
• Resources
**What Uni? Website**

A useful website to help you choose your university degree course.
Click on the link below to see reach What Uni, a website for students unsure of what to study or which university is right for them.

Compare Unis and degrees; view league tables and read student reviews; search open days and more…

Whatuni.com

**PLEASE NOTE**

There has been an increased number of phishing emails and text messages going to students from **fake Student Finance Services** and some look very authentic. Phishing scams are very common around this time of year, so students need to be extra cautious.

Read more about phishing.