Higher Education results 2020
With their May exams cancelled, the Class of 2020 were denied the usual rite of passage to finish their school career. In such unprecedented circumstances, exam systems around the world encountered challenges, but the strong grades and excellent university offer rate were a reflection of the hard work of students throughout their time in the Sixth Form.
This year, 21 per cent of our students went international and began their studies at top universities in the United States, Asia and Europe. The average for other ISC schools is just five per cent.
At 92 per cent the overwhelming majority of Sennockians are starting their studies at their first choice of university. In the UK that means that 83 per cent of them are at elite Russell Group universities, including 20 students at University College London, 19 at Durham, 17 at Oxford, 18 at Exeter, 12 at Imperial College, 12 at Cambridge, 10 at King’s College London and eight at Edinburgh.
International offers to Sevenoaks students included 22 offers from the top ten US universities, 46 from the top 20 US universities and 9 to the top 3 universities in Canada. Students who chose to study in the US and Canada included: four each to University of Chicago and UCLA; three each to Stanford, Dartmouth and the William and Mary/St Andrews joint degree; and two each to McGill, UC Berkeley and the Columbia/Sciences Po joint course. We also have students going to Yale, Harvard, UPenn, NYU, Carnegie Mellon and Brown, among others.
A further nine of our students are entering prestigious universities in Hong Kong and Europe, with one taking up a place on the World Business Degree joint course between the University of Southern California, Bocconi University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Fourteen students are studying Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dental Surgery, while 38 accepted places on combined degree or Liberal Arts Programmes. Fifty-three per cent are reading arts and humanities subjects and 30 per cent are taking STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Higher Education results 2019
University Entry 2019
In 2019 there were 226 university entrants this year from Sevenoaks School to leading universities across the world. Of students going on to study in the UK, ninety-one per cent took up a place at one of the Russell Group universities. Of these, 27 Sennockians accepted places at Oxford or Cambridge, while over 50 are took up places at one of the London colleges including LSE, UCL, KCL and Imperial.
Other popular university destinations in the UK were Durham, Exeter, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and St Andrews. Twenty-nine students took up places at US or Canadian universities with seven going to universities in Europe and Australia.
The Sciences and STEM remain the most popular subject area, followed by Economics, Business and Finance; Combined Honours and Liberal Arts; History, Politics and International Relations; Medicine and Veterinary Medicine; and Psychology and Sociology. English continues to attract strong numbers of our students, as do Law, Geography or Land Economics, and Modern, Classical and Middle Eastern Languages.
With the competition for the top places remaining fierce, this is a tremendous record of achievement, and we wish all our new undergraduates every success.
Top UK universities
The top UK university destinations for Sevenoaks students include: