Higher Education & Careers

St. Clement Danes provides high quality, individualised support and advice for all students about Further Education, Higher Education and Careers, with great success.  Regularly, 80% of our Year 13 students gain places at University, with the vast majority of other students gaining entrance onto a chosen alternative, whether this be employment or an alternative Higher Education pathway.

The Sixth Form at St. Clement Danes boasts a team of dedicated staff who guide students in their Higher Education applications. Miss Ryan (Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher), Mr Turner (Assistant Director of Sixth Form) and Mrs. Edwards (Assistant Director of Sixth Form) oversee the process from student research into courses and institutions at the beginning of Year 12 to accepting offers at the end of Year 13. UCAS application information is delivered to students through a programme of meetings, Personal Development sessions and outside speakers.

Students in Year 11 or 13  who prefer to follow a route of employment or apprenticeship or further education are supported through the application process by the school’s Careers Team led by Mrs Payne.

Click here for links to useful websites on careers, continuing education, employment and more. 

Sixth Form students also have the following opportunities made available to them:

  • a series of Personal Development sessions dedicated to post-SCD options and workplace topics and skills
  • external speakers from a range of professional backgrounds
  • Business Mentoring for selected students: 6-8 sessions with one of our Business mentors, professionals from a range of companies and institutions who come into school to provide advice and guidance about the world of work
  • Work shadowing days for Year 12 students
  • Morrisby profiling- psychometric testing for career aptitudes, with follow-up interviews
  • Interview Forum- an opportunity for all of our Year 12 students to have a practice higher education/workplace interview

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the centralised service that students will use to apply to university. For more background information about the process of applying to Higher Education, the easy to navigate site linked to below will have all the latest news and guidance provided by UCAS. The St Clement Danes’ Guide to Higher Education is also available to download at the bottom of this page.



  • 07:53 pm - 21st October, 2019 physics teacher Heather Brown featured in the Watford Observer this week, Heather told “Changing careers is a big decision but choosing to become a teacher was one of the best moves I’ve ever made” Read more Read more
  • 07:07 pm - 17th October, 2019 Fantastic win for the U16 Boys Badminton team in the Three Rivers SSP competition. Rio, Archie, Matthew & Ben from year 11 won 3 matches 4-1 and one 5-0. They will now represent the partnership in the County finals on 5th Dec . Awesome lads!
  • 01:59 pm - 17th October, 2019 Thank you to everyone who has supported our Tins and Coats appeal on behalf of Refugee Community Kitchen and Wrap Up London. As you can see the cage and barrels are filling up. You still have time until tomorrow if you wish to donate further! Read more
  • 06:37 pm - 7th October, 2019 Congratulations to the staff and parent who completed their Lowland Leaders course this weekend. Read more