Beyond Queens

Beyond Queens

We are proud to offer an education for life, and take pride in fully preparing our international students for their next step into education at whatever level of entry to the school. Many students stay with us from Prep all the way through to Sixth Form, and we have dedicated staff and activities to help prepare them for each ‘big’ transition throughout the school. This includes their final progression from Queen's Sixth From, to university or working life.

Almost half of our overseas students go on to attend Russell Group Universities*, while nearly 30% attend universities ranked in the top 10 UK universities, and just over 50% attending universities ranked in the top 30.

Our students go on to study a wide range of subjects at University, thanks to the diversification of Sixth Form admissions. Our most popular subject specialities are:

  • Science and Engineering
  • Business, Finance, Economics and Accountancy
  • Psychology
  • Performing Arts
  • Mathematics

Here’s what some of our recent international Sixth Form leavers said about their time at Queen’s College:

Gained entry to: Royal College of Music, Malaysia

“I loved being a boarder at Queen’s. The support I had was great, from the house parents, teachers, tutors and of course my friends who seem to have come from different parts of the world. Being far from home, I learned how to be independent and confident in making my own decisions and there is so much Queen’s has to offer to prepare you well ready for the real working world. There are always activities you can participate in so will never get bored!”

Gained Entry to: University of Edinburgh, Law and French

“Changing schools is always hard, it is even harder if you are a foreign student. I came to Queen’s to finish my A levels. When I arrived I felt welcome and comfortable straight away. All the staff were willing to help me settle into the school community. Also, when I could not understand something in lessons, all teachers explained everything to me in a friendly and calm manner. If I have an opportunity I will send my children to Queen’s as the standard of education there is truly unique, as well as the enormous amount of help they give to foreign students.”

Gained Entry To: University College London, Physical Geography

Currently with Big 4 firm joining their Oil & Gas team in Moscow.

“I joined Queen’s College Sixth Form in 2008. I cannot praise enough the students and staff at Queen’s, who made me feel very welcome and looked after me from day one. Although the study material may have been somewhat difficult at first, especially due to my limited command of English at the time, the teachers often tried to make lessons more interactive and dynamic so that foreign students could understand better. In Year 13 I was appointed as the School Prefect, the position that majorly developed my leadership abilities and has really helped me in applying to university and beyond.

I had invaluable help with my UCAS Personal Statement which enabled me to get all five university offers, including the ones from UCL, LSE and Durham. Queen’s did an excellent job at preparing me for the road ahead, so the transition to university was really smooth.”