Sixth form isn’t just about examination outcomes, it’s about preparation for the journey beyond. We make this an integral part of the Claremont sixth form experience, allowing our students to step confidently off our campus and on to the next stage.

Our supporting future pathways programme helps guide our sixth form students as they make choices about future careers and higher education.

Careers lessons

We have a cohesive careers programme delivered through PSHEE lessons, individual and group tutorials. All students have one-to-one careers appointments throughout their two years in the sixth form with a specialist careers advisor and a subject-specific mentor. These tutorials offer tailored advice for each students’ pathways and lead them to courses and career choices appropriate for their individual preferences.

Careers events

We host an annual careers evening where professionals from a range of industries speak with students one to one about their fields of work and how to get experience. This comprehensive careers fair also includes stalls on the university application process and features personal statement specialist guests.

We are also developing exciting links with our parents and alumni community to offer a bigger, broader range of guest speakers and opportunities for work placements, as well as a  programme of careers and critical thinking guest speakers.

View our careers evening page

Work experience

The lower sixth undertake a week of work experience towards the end of summer term to boost their UCAS applications and stimulate future career ideas. This experience gives students employability, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as an insight into the world of work.

The careers room is always open for information and individual research. Excellent careers advice is always available whenever you need it.

Upper sixth form student


Our students achieve excellent results and go on to study at Russell Group, Oxbridge or music and arts specialist universities, conservatoires or specialist institutes of further education. A small proportion move directly to competitive apprenticeships.

Students have the opportunity to visit a university fair and receive individual support preparing personal statements and UCAS applications. We also offer regular one-to-one sessions with the higher education coordinator for advice and support. Oxbridge and medicine applicants have personal mentors to support them through the application process and interview practice/techniques.

Recent university destinations for our students include:

Aberystwyth University, University of the Arts London, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, Bournemouth University, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Leeds, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Loughborough University, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Plymouth, University of Reading, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, University of Warwick, University of York.