Making the right choices

Choosing a pathway after leaving Bosworth College is an important decision. The majority of our students go on to start an Undergraduate degree at university in the UK or overseas. At Bosworth our experienced UCAS team offer a complete programme to advise and support you through the application process, from choosing the correct subjects at post-16 level, making the right choices of university and course, through to succeeding at university interviews and open days.
Students considering non-university options can get advice and support from our Careers Adviser. This might include writing a cv or applying for apprenticeships.


When you apply to Bosworth College, we will advise you on the right choice of GCSE subjects, as this can affect your options for post-16 study. During your study, your Personal Tutor and Course Directors will provide individual support and guidance about study options after GCSE. You will also have the opportunity to attend a wide range of talks from universities and other outside speakers.

Further information is available at our Parent’s Evening and Open Evening, where parents or guardians are invited to come along and discuss post-16 courses to help you make the right choice. At our Open Evening you will have the chance to talk to subject teachers, members of the UCAS team and representatives from Universities.

Post-16 Students (First Year A-level, First Year BTEC)

Choosing your courses
When you apply to Bosworth College, we will advise you on the right course and choice of subjects to study at post-16 level, as this can affect your options for study at university. For example;

  • To study Medicine, you must be taking Chemistry and at least one other science subject or mathematics.
  • For Engineering, you must study Mathematics and also Physics (or Chemistry for Chemical Engineering)
  • For Law, universities like you to study an essay-based subject, such as English, History
  • Top universities value ‘facilitating subjects’ as good preparation for study at university; these include Mathematics, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History and Languages

English and Mathematics Requirements
We will also make sure that you meet university entrance requirements for Mathematics and English. Universities require GCSE Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification – not all international qualifications are accredited. For international students, if you have not yet met the English entry requirements, you will be able to join our successful IELTS programme. This involves several taught lessons per week to fully prepare you for IELTS tests and for the demands of university study.

Informed Choices is the Russell Group guide to making decisions about post 16 education. A useful guide and one we recommend reading prior to making your post 16 choices. Click the link below.