In terms of outcome the school has an enviable reputation, built upon many years of experience and success.
Gunnersbury consistently sees its Sixth Form students secure places on the most competitive university courses and the vast majority of those who apply get into their first choice university and course. The variety of leavers’ university destinations reflects the wide interests and talents of our most senior students.
We are proud of the quality of advice and support we offer our students about their options after Sixth Form. As admission procedures to universities become ever more complex, clear guidance is an even more essential part of this process. Over the years London universities have proved popular with Gunnersbury students, and there is a strong following of the 24 Russell Group universities which are located throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.
University entries in engineering, social sciences and law and the sciences are among the most popular subjects. Principal courses are often supplemented by a subsidiary in a modern foreign language.
Since 2010 the most popular universities have been as follows : Queen Mary, York, Nottingham, Imperial College, King's College, Cambridge and Royal Holloway.
Alumni : (left) Jakub Drabik (Economics, LSE), Nati Solomon (Engineering, Churchill College, Cambridge) and Jose Idigoras (Chemical Engineering, Imperial College).
- Science and disciplines allied to Medicine : 20%
- Maths and Engineering related disciplines : 20%
- Arts and humanities : 23%
- Social sciences and law : 27%
- Business and economics : 10%
From the Spring Term in Year 12, students are supported throughout their UCAS applications, with a great deal of time and care being placed upon creating robust, personalised applications. A dedicated UCAS week in June (including specific provision for vocational students and further Oxbridge preparation) enables students to make informed and realistic choices in their applications to university.