First in the region
The Perse has an outstanding track recording in helping its students secure places in highly selective universities. An independent report published by the Sutton Trust in 2011 identified the top 100 schools in the UK for the proportion of university applicants accepted at highly selective universities, and placed The Perse thirteenth in the country and first in the Eastern region.
In the academic year 2015/16, a quarter of the Upper Sixth (42) received Oxbridge offers: 23 from Oxford and 19 from Cambridge. The courses they hope to read are diverse, from history of art to English literature, from ancient and modern history to music, together with a range of sciences, medicine, economics and engineering. In total, sixth formers received more than 700 offers of places at university – on average more than four per student – including 40 offers from medical schools. Most students look set to study at a Russell Group university, with three quarters of the offers coming from these leading institutions. This year one student is heading to Harvard; in previous years students have received offers from Yale and McGill.
Perse students make successful applications to top universities because of the quality of their exam results, and the depth of their preparation. We employ a 10-strong team of specialist university application advisors headed up by the Director of Qualifications and Progression, and students receive both detailed general advice on how to complete application forms, and tailored one-to-one support with interview preparation, submitted work, pre-admission questionnaires, and international applications. Our team of skilled university advisors collect detailed information on the latest changes to university selection criteria to ensure Perse students are always well briefed and prepared.