LSI provides comprehensive guidance and support throughout the whole university application process

At LSI Independent Sixth Form College, we expect the overwhelming majority of students in each year to go on to further study at university. We work with each student to identify which universities to target and apply for. Our system provides guidance and support in one-to-one tutorials. We help with research and with all aspects of the application process, ensuring that you make the right choice and that your application has the best chance of success.

In addition, our Careers and Higher Education Coordinator leads a comprehensive programme of events that introduces students to various university programmes and resources as well as building key skills fundamental to the application process. This programme includes:

Career Assessment – Students may choose to take a career assessment test, provided by ISCO, the Independent Schools Careers Organisation. ISCO can provide students with an individual report outlining career options as well as providing access to online resources.

Guest Speakers – LSI invites admissions officers from top universities to speak to students, providing information about their own programmes. These seminars provide key information about how to choose courses and also explain what admissions officers are looking for in applications.

University visits – Our Careers and Higher Education Coordinator leads trips to universities each year where students meet with lecturers and current undergraduates in order to get a feel for the universities and to learn about course options.

The majority of our students choose to go to UK universities. However, we can provide support for those wishing to study abroad, including specialist SAT classes.

UCAS and Personal Statement Advice

LSI provides expert advice on applying to universities for each of our students. This includes guidance on all aspects of the UCAS process as well as detailed feedback on personal statements, enabling students to place themselves in the best position to get offers from top universities. The service benefits from the extensive experience of its UCAS consultants, experience which has helped over 500 students win places at Russell Group and other good universities.

UCAS and Personal Statement Advice for external students

LSI offers the same expert service on the UCAS application process and personal statement feedback for external students. This service is available for £150


"Very good individual education plans are devised in discussion with students and shared with academic staff to enable effective support." Current Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report

University Placements in 2018-19

LSI’s UCAS co-ordinator helped students secure offers at the following universities:

  • Bath: Computer Science
  • Birkbeck: Law, Psychology
  • Bristol: Ancient History
  • Brunel: Chemical Engineering
  • Cardiff: Economics
  • City University: Law
  • Durham: Ancient History, Law, Psychology, Sociology
  • Exeter: Ancient History
  • Goldsmiths: Psychology, Sociology
  • Herriot Watt: Actuarial Science
  • King’s College London: Biomedical Science, English, Psychology
  • Kingston: Architecture
  • Leeds: Actuarial Mathematics, Ancient History, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science
  • Liverpool: Actuarial Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology
  • Manchester: Economics, Computer Science, Psychology
  • Nottingham: Chemical Engineering, Economics, Psychology
  • Queen Mary: Psychology
  • Royal Holloway, Computer Science
  • Reading: Economics
  • Royal Holloway: Biomedical Science, Psychology
  • Sheffield: Accounting & Finance
  • St George’s: Medicine
  • Surrey: Economics, English Literature
  • Sussex: Psychology
  • UCL: Chemical Engineering, Psychology
  • York: Computer Science

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