Higher Education Guidance

As a Sixth Form student at Bridgewater School, you will see just how liberating it can be to study in an environment that values both individuality and academic excellence. It is an approach which has resulted in consistent placements of students in the university of their choice, year after year.

Developing individuals, achieving together

As you will discover, all our students enjoy strong, nurturing and rewarding relationships with their teachers who encourage the sharing and debating of ideas with passion and mutual respect.

Our tutorial system enables tutors to give individual attention to every student including personalised guidance and one-to-one support throughout the UCAS process. Students are introduced to the UCAS system in Year 12 and receive intensive support with their Personal Statement and UCAS application process early in Year 13.

Bridgewater Sixth Formers receive personalised university guidance

Personalised advice regarding careers and Higher Education is given to students in four ways including:

1. Through an ongoing programme of careers guidance and weekly dedicated Higher Education / Enrichment sessions. As part of the programme, the whole of Year 12 also attend the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at Manchester Central in the Spring term.

2. Through individual consultations with students which take place on a regular basis both with their form tutor and the Head of Sixth Form

3. Through a series of talks by visiting speakers, including representatives from Higher Education, Apprenticeship Schemes and key professions.

4. Through individual interviews with professional external careers advisers.

 

University / Higher Education destinations of Bridgewater alumni

Bangor

Birmingham

Bournemouth

Bradford

Central Lancashire

Chester

Durham

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Hull and York Medical School

Imperial College London

Instituto Marangoni

Keele

King’s College London

Lancaster

Leeds

Leeds Metropolitan

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores

Loughborough

Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan

Newcastle

Nottingham

Nottingham Trent

Queen Mary & Westfield College

St. George’s Medical School, London

Salford

Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam

Teeside

Warwick

York

At Bridgewater they do everything they can to ensure we achieve our full potential, both academically and personally.


Class of 2019, now studying Medicine at The University of Manchester

June Artwork of the Month display 2020

Artwork of the Month June 2020

The Art Department are incredibly proud of the consistently high level of work being produced across the school, but wish to recognise the following students who receive June’s Artwork of

Read more

Reflections on Lockdown writing competition

Reflections on Lockdown

The year 2020 has been one like no other. Whilst some have been able to focus on the positives of this quieter time, the Coronavirus lockdown has undoubtedly taken its

Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

For anyone looking for some lockdown reading inspiration, our students will be sharing their own literary recommendations, just in time for the summer holidays. Our first book review has been

Read more

Bridgewater School 70th anniversary art competition

70th Anniversary Art Competition

We begin our 70th anniversary celebrations with a school-wide art competition. This term, all pupils are invited to design a piece of artwork that celebrates our anniversary, ready for a

Read more