Higher Education and Careers

Weatherhead enjoys excellent links with universities, professional bodies and industry. We have a specialist team offering career advice; students are advised on the best routes into higher education and careers, alongside opportunities that will benefit their chosen subjects and university applications.

Higher Education and Careers Preparation

  • UCAS and Personal statement support sessions
  • Unifrog, a platform for researching pathways, opportunities and applications to universities, apprenticeships and employment
  • University trips and residentials
  • Scholars’ and Most Able Programme
  • Medlink and Vetlink
  • Personal coaching and interview training


Future Events

To support you with your Higher Education decision making journey, the Education Liaison and Events Team at Edge Hill University offer impartial information, advice and guidance on a range of topics including the UCAS application process and student finance, and run a comprehensive programme of events and activities. Click here to visit Edge Hill’s student information page.

Success Beyond Weatherhead Sixth Form

Weatherhead takes pride in all our students’ progression routes.  This year over 123 students headed to university, 28% at Russell Group Institutions. For many, they were the first generation in their families to study at university.

Destinations from our 2021-22 cohort includes:

Name Grades Subjects Destination Course
Emma B A*A*A* DT, English Literature, Geography University of Leeds Product Design
Mai L A*A*A* Biology, Chemistry, Maths University of Cambridge Natural Sciences
Claire M A*A*A* Biology, Maths, Further Maths University of Bath Mathematics with study year abroad
Lucianna C A*A*A English Language, English Literature, Sociology University of Oxford English Language & Literature
Polly K A*A*A English Literature, French, Spanish University of Liverpool Modern Languages
Sophie S A*A*A DT, Sociology, Maths Gap Year Gap Year
Libby E A*A*B Film, Maths, History Leeds Arts University Animation
Sanjita A A*AA DT, Maths, Physics University of Leeds Mechanical Engineering
Jess C A*AA Sociology, English Language, History University of Leeds History & Sociology
Aimee M A*AA Psychology, Maths, Sociology University of Manchester Sociology
Amrita S A*AA Sociology, Geography, History University of Manchester Law
Lucy D A*AB Psychology, Sociology, Biology University of Liverpool Psychology
Aimee E A*AB Geography, Biology, Computer Studies University of Nottingham Computer Science
Izzy E A*AB Geography, Biology, Chemistry Lancaster University Biology with Year Abroad
Aimee G A*AB English Literature, Dance, Maths University of Roehampton Dance
Izzy K A*AB Geography, Psychology, Physics Bangor University Environmental Science
Emily B AAA English Language, History, Spanish Lancaster University English Language & Linguistics
Leighton R AAA Computer Studies, Maths, Physics University of York Computer Science with Cyber Security
Ellie J A*A* Dist* Photography, Sociology, Business Edge Hill University Criminology
Lucy B A*B Dist* PE, Biology, Business Liverpool John Moores Sport & Exercise Science
Milly H AA Dist* Psychology, Sociology, Business Gap Year | University of Liverpool 2023 Gap Year | Psychology
Amber R AA Dist* Photography, Sociology, Business Apprenticeship Marketing
Saima Z AA Dist* English Literature, Sociology, Business University of Manchester Law
Rachel G A Dist* Dist Psychology, Applied Science, HSC University of Liverpool Law
Molly J A Dist* Dist Textiles, Applied Science, HSC University of Chester Early Childhood Studies
Miya M A Dist* Dist Textiles, Business, HSC Nottingham Trent University Fashion & Marketing
Yasmine C B Dist* Dist* Psychology, Applied Science, HSC University of Aberdeen Law with English Law & European Legal Studies (5 Years)
Georgia H B Dist* Dist* PE, Applied Science, HSC Liverpool John Moores Physical Education
Sophie W B Dist*Dist Sociology, HSC Double Edge Hill University Primary Early Years Education QTS
Melanie H Dist* Dist*Dist* Applied Science, HSC Double Liverpool John Moores Criminology
Sophie S Dist* Dist* Dist Business, Media, HSC University of Salford Television & Radio Production
Becca R Dist* Dist Dist Applied Science, HSC Double University of Chester Adult Nursing
Jessica R Dist* Dist Dist Sport, Applied Science, HSC Liverpool John Moores Sport & Exercise Science
Nyah A AAA Diploma in Childcare & Education Edge Hill University Nursing (Child and Learning Disabilities)
Grace M AAA Diploma in Childcare & Education Employment Nursery

Students have also gone directly into employment and apprenticeships in a range of areas including: childcare, banking, insurance, paramedic training, flight training, community work, and the travel industry.