University destinations

The top UK university destinations for Sevenoaks students include:

St Andrews


Photo: UCL


University Results 2016

There will be 211 university entrants this year from Sevenoaks School to leading universities across the world.

Eighty-seven per cent took up a place at one of the Russell Group universities. Of these, 29 Sennockians are taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge, while 53 are taking up places at one of the London colleges including LSE, UCL, KCL and Imperial. Other popular university destinations were Durham, Exeter, Warwick, Edinburgh and York. This year 26 students took up places at top US or Canadian universities, while another 11 made successful applications to European or other international universities.

The Sciences remain a popular subject choice (40 students), followed by Combined Honours and Liberal Arts (30), and Economics and Business (27). History, Politics and International Relations (24), Geography, Law, Psychology and Languages all continue to attract large numbers of applicants. Fourteen students will take up a place to study Medicine. Thirty-six students opted to take a gap year, with three of those holding deferred offers.

With the competition for places becoming ever fiercer, this is a tremendous record of achievement, and we wish all our new undergraduates every success in their higher education and future careers.

University Results 2015

With the university offers season just at its close, we are delighted to report that we have an excellent 75% offer rate with 786 offers from UK universities.  This means that our students were successful in three quarters of all their applications across the cohort, with roughly a third receiving offers from all five universities they applied to and two thirds receiving four offers or more.  

We had particularly pleasing offer rates from Exeter, where 90 Sevenoaks students were made offers, UCL made 84, Durham 71 and Bristol 60.  This year 36 students received offers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.   

Our prospective medics had a record year of offers, as we saw a 10% increase in the offer rate and well over 80% of our Medicine applicants now hold an offer.  Of particular note, six Sevenoaks students received offers from UCL where over 2500 applications were received this year and only 298 offers were made.  We were delighted by the number of offers received in every discipline.  

Those who applied to universities overseas were equally successful. We have 84 offers from top US universities including offers from Harvard (1), Brown (1), Yale (2), Princeton (1), Stanford (2), NYU (8), U Chicago (3), UPenn (4), Tufts, Northwestern, Northeastern, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Michigan and 16 offers from the University of California’s colleges – UCLA, Berkeley, Davis, San Diego and Santa Barbara. 

Ten students have also received offers from McGill and all seven students who applied to The University of Hong Kong, HKUST and CUHK have received offers.