Information for Post 18 Choices

We aim to ensure that every student has the pace, challenge and depth in their school experience to allow them to succeed both in sixth form and when they go on to further education, training or employment.

Considering University?

UCAS stands for the 'Universities and Colleges Admissions Service'. It is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For vital information from UCAS about when & how to apply click here.

For information about Student Finance click here

Other useful university related websites include: Which University Guide Which? article on finance
UCAS guide for parents How to afford Uni Full time study How to afford Uni Part time study

University Satisfaction Rankings

Click here to see how universites were ranked in 2018 by The Complete Universities Guide. Click here to see The Times Best Universities in the UK 2018 ranking.

How about Oxbridge?

In recent years we have developed a successful Oxbridge application scheme, run together with other Wokingham schools, to support our most able students to apply to the UK’s elite universities. The programme is run with support from higher education and involves interview preparation and help with their extended projects.

Info on bursaries at Oxford for lower-income students - click here.

Did well in your GCSEs? Get a realistic view of Oxford student life on a free residential programme for Year 12 at state schools. For more details, click here.


Don't want to go to university?

If you want to look at alternatives or have a gap year, find our more about your options here.

Useful websites such as Not Going to Uni, – the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs and

Look at The Forest's Jobs, Training and Apprenticeships pages for useful links and information about creating CVs and searching for jobs


Taking a Gap Year

Whether you want to work, travel and/or volunteer in the UK or abroad, here is a small sample of organisations who help with gap years. Make sure to carefully check out any company before making any arrangements, or go with a well established company with a good reputation.

Gov.UK - Advice for gap year travellers   Frontier - adventure, conservation. teaching, healthcare and more
Prospects - should you take a Gap year, and search Ideas for Gap Years Raleigh International - a sustainable development charity  working with communities living in poverty.

BUNAC -  work and volunteer abroad programmes

iGapyear - links to a range of providers





For more information about Careers support and guidance contact: Stuart Jackman Head of Forest 6. You can email him here.

To view live job vacancies for school leavers please visit