Leavers’ Destinations


Percentage of subject groups taken at A Level

For more information regarding the different subject grouping selected by our Sixth Form students, take a look below to see the percentage of SHAPE, STEM and Health subjects taken.

Subject Grouping20172018201920202021
Total SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and The Arts For People and The Economy) Subjects63%57%58%65%63%
Total STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Subjects20%18%18%20%14%
Total Health Subjects4%10%8%5%8%

University Courses

For further information about the subjects and courses read by Old Waconians at university, take a look at the Leavers’ Destinations guide below, based on destination information from the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Accountancy and FinanceCardiff, Newcastle
Acting, Japanese and SpanishCoventry
Aeronautical and Aerospace EngineeringLeeds
Agri-Business ManagementNewcastle
Anatomy and Human BiologyLiverpool
Archaeology and AnthropologyBristol
ArchitectureAA School of Architecture, Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Newcastle, Nottingham, Westminster
Art FoundationMMU, University of The Arts
Art HistorySt Andrew’s
BiologyNottingham, Southampton, Bath
Biomedical ScienceBrighton, De Montfort, Hull, St George’s
Business ManagementLJMU, Manchester Metropolitan, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield, Aston
Chemical EngineeringLoughborough, Sheffield
ChemistryDurham, Leeds, Bristol, Lancaster, Keele
Chinese and LinguisticsLeeds
Civil EngineeringLiverpool, Loughborough
ClassicsDurham, UCL
Combined Social SciencesDurham
ComputingImperial College
Creative WritingSheffield Hallam
CriminologySheffield Hallam, Sheffield
DentistryNewcastle, Bristol, Cardiff
Design EngineeringImperial College
EconomicsBirmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, City University, De Montfort, Exeter, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, UCL
Economics and PoliticsGlasgow, Sheffield
Educational PsychologyMMU
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringSouthampton
EngineeringCambridge, Liverpool, Warwick
EnglishBristol, Exeter, Nottingham
English Language and LinguisticsLeeds, York, York St John’s
English LiteratureDurham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds
Environmental ScienceNewcastle
Event ManagementLeeds Beckett
Fashion DesignSheffield Hallam
Film ProductionGloucester
Fine ArtsLeeds
Food and NutritionSheffield Hallam
French and GermanOxford
French and SpanishOxford
GeographyBirmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton
GeophysicsBristol, Imperial College
German and LinguisticsWarwick
Graphic DesignYork St John’s
HistoryCambridge, King’s College London, Oxford, Sheffield, St Andrew’s, Swansea
History and PoliticsEdinburgh, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield
Interior Architecture & DesignNottingham Trent
International Business and ManagementNewcastle, Reading
International Relations and PoliticsOxford, Sheffield
JournalismSheffield Hallam
LawLiverpool, LJMU, MMU, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam
Law and BusinessLJMU, Nottingham Trent, Warwick
Make-Up for Media and PerformanceArts University Bournemouth
ManagementLeeds, LSE, Manchester, Nottingham
Marine BiologySouthampton
MathematicsBristol, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield
Mechanical EngineeringBath, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Sussex, Swansea
MedicineCambridge, Hull, Imperial College, Keele, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, St Andrew’s
Modern and Medieval LanguagesCambridge
Molecular GeneticsKing’s College London
Music and Sound RecordingYork
Musical TheatrePortsmouth
NeuroscienceBristol, Manchester
NursingSheffield, Sheffield Hallam, York
PhilosophyBristol, Newcastle, York
Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsLSE, Nottingham
PhysicsLeeds, Oxford, Sheffield
PoliticsDurham, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Swansea, York
Politics and International RelationsBath, Exeter, LSE, Manchester
Primary EducationBangor
Prosthetics & Orthotics (Foundation)Salford
PsychologyBath, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Newcastle, York
Real EstateReading
Rehabilitation and Exercise ScienceKeele
SociologyNottingham Trent
Software Development for BusinessDurham
Space Science and RoboticsAberystwyth
Sport and Exercise SciencesLeeds Beckett, Loughborough
Urban PlanningNewcastle
Veterinary MedicineEdinburgh, Cambridge, Liverpool