University Success

Our students progress on to a wide range of next steps including university, apprenticeships and work. A majority of students choose university after college, with over 90% securing their first choice place due to outstanding results. In 2021, 653 students achieved places at over 100 different universities both in the UK and abroad, with 32% heading off to Russell Group universities.

For many students, sixth form is a ‘stepping stone’ for university. When considering where to study for your sixth form you should actively compare how well students achieve in their degrees at different schools and colleges. The best way to do this is to look at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data which shows classes of degree for every institution in the country. This is a very important measure of the quality of education received and how this readies students for higher level study.

At Collyer’s the most recent statistics for students graduating university in 2020 once again show the incredible advantage a Collyer’s education brings:

  • More Collyer’s students achieve 1st class degrees than any other sector – including independent schools
  • More Collyer’s students achieve 1st and 2:1 class degrees than 6th form college and state school averages


Provider1st class1st and 2:1
Sixth form colleges35.6%85.2%
State sector35.1%84.2%
Independent sector38.0%91.0%





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