College News

College University Application Success
Published: March 14, 2017

We are delighted to announce that 95% of our early UCAS applicants have been offered university places at Russell Group universities.

Early applications were submitted to UCAS in October 2016 for students applying for medicine, dentistry, veterinary degrees as well as for courses at the University of Oxford and Cambridge.

Russell Group universities represent 24 of the UK’s top higher education institutions who promote excellent teaching and research.

Our students have access to the SCC Futures programme which provides top class opportunities for pupils to support them in their progression onto top universities.

The College’s partnership with the University of Oxford provides four subject centres where Honours students can engage in research-level seminars in Science, Humanities, Theology and Languages to equip them for study at higher education.

A Level student Lucy Smith, who is studying French, German, History and the Extended Project Qualification, has been offered a conditional place to study Law with French Law at the University of Oxford.

As part of her A Level programme, Lucy carried out work experience at a Law firm and took part in the University of Oxford summer school as part of the College’s SCC Futures programme.

Lucy, former Sir Thomas Boughey pupil, said: “I am really pleased about being offered a conditional place at the University of Oxford and am now working hard to achieve the grades needed to secure this place.

“South Cheshire College have supported me throughout my application for this place. Not only was this through UCAS application support, but also the opportunities offered through Oxford taster sessions has prepared me.

“The College provided opportunities for me to speak to Dr Claus from the University of Oxford before my interview, who was able to demystify the whole process. This gave me confidence initially to apply and it allowed me to understand what to expect.”

Sebastian Getkowski is studying A Level Chemistry, Biology and Maths. He has been offered a conditional place to study Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Sebastian, former Sir John Talbots pupil, said: “I have wanted to study Medicine for a long time and so I am delighted to now be working towards achieving my place at the University of Cambridge.

“South Cheshire College provided me with opportunities through the SCC Futures programme which allowed me to think outside of the curriculum and beyond what I had been taught. I was then able to discuss this in my personal statement and Cambridge interview.”

Sarah Bradley, Assistant Director of Study Programmes, said: “We are proud to be able to consistently support learners at South Cheshire College in their progression to top universities after they leave us.

“Our success rate in early applicants being offered places at Russell Group Universities is reflective of the opportunities available to our students through the SCC Futures and work experience programme alongside their main studies.

“We wish all of our students who have applied to university the very best and continue to support them to achieve the grades they require for their first choice courses.”


If you wish to find out any more information about courses offered at South Cheshire College, or about the SCC Futures programme, please call 01270 654654