Getting you to university
From your arrival at St. Andrew’s College our teachers and staff will begin helping you choose a course at university and will guide you through the application procedure.
There are over 100 universities in the UK, and thousands of courses to choose from. St. Andrew’s will help you find the information you need to make an informed decision on which university is best for you. Because of our small classes, your teachers will know your individual strengths and can make sure you are applying to the best possible courses.
All of our students apply to university in the UK through UCAS. You can make up to 5 choices on your application. St. Andrew’s teachers will help you to complete your applications and write references for you.
The college arranges for students to visit a major university fair at which they’ll have the opportunity to talk to representatives from all the major universities in the UK to discuss future study plans.
University Open Days
Most universities hold open days in which you can take a look around different areas of the institution and meet teachers.
St. Andrew’s arranges a visit to one university open day each year and can help you to visit others.
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine
Special help is provided for students applying to the more competitive degree subjects. Over the years many St. Andrew’s students have gone on to study these subjects at university.
Applying to Oxford and Cambridge
Every year our top students apply for places at Oxford and Cambridge University. St. Andrew’s staff will help you tailor your application to the particular requirements of these universities and will prepare you for your interview.
Directly supervised by Wayne Marshall, Principal, students receive:
- training in interview techniques from staff with connections to one of these universities
- demonstration interviews
- one-to-one supervision discussing the application process, courses, personal statement and application forms
- back-up documentation, letters of reference
Students taking A-levels have access to all the universities in the UK and the qualification is recognised overseas.
Over the last few years, over 50 UK universities have accepted students from St. Andrew’s Foundation Courses.