Preparation for Higher Education

Your tutor, the Head of Sixth, the Head of Careers and a team of experienced staff are there to guide you through the process of applying to university and to help you make the best use of the resources and support we offer.

You’ll be able to tap into their experience and knowledge and ensure that you make the best choices with your future academic goals and career plans in mind.
There is a specific UCAS preparation programme for all girls, with guided preparation, support and extension classes for those applying to Oxbridge or any highly competitive course such as medicine. We arrange talks by university admissions tutors to help you understand just what universities are looking for and how to make your application as strong as it can be.

The A level courses at NHEHS left me feeling prepared academically for my first year at university

Grace, English Literature, Leeds.

We’ll provide plenty of individual guidance on completing your UCAS form and writing your Personal Statement, a process which begins in the summer term of Year 12. In Year 13 there are practice interviews for everyone who needs them and plenty of help preparing for any admissions’ test you may need to take.

Work experience or internships are becoming an increasingly important part of preparation for working life and essential for university applications in some subjects. While you’re in the sixth form you’ll be encouraged to organise work experience, and helped with practical advice on how to go about it.
As well as the help and support of our own Old Girls Association as a NHEHS sixthformer you will have the particular benefit of access to the GDST Alumnae Network, the nationwide group of thousands of former Girls’Day School Trust students. This unique resource means you can ask for information from any member about their experiences of a particular course or university, or information about any career.