Applying for University

Preparation for Higher Education

You will receive guidance and support throughout your AS and A level studies. This includes: pre-arrival advice to ensure your subject choices are right for you, individual progression advice from your Learner Coach, and help with your university application.

Learner coaches are responsible for guiding each of their students throughout the university admissions process; advising them on course requirements, encouraging them to attend university open days and education fairs, marking drafts of personal statements, and supporting online applications. 

All students have access to the extensive careers library, filled with up-to-date prospectuses and progression information, located in the LRC (learning resource centre).


Russell Group Universities

The Russell Group universities comprises of the top universities across the UK. They are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. St David's College students consistently gain places to Russell Group universities including King's College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Exeter, University College London, and of course, Cardiff University.

For further details on our Russell Group support, please click here.


Higher Education Evening

In the spring, St David's hosts an information evening for students and parents wishing to find out more about university. The evening covers everything from personal statements, to student finance and work experience. 


Work Experience

Throughout the year students are encouraged to take part in work experience at local businesses. Recently, three A level German students received placements at ChandlerKBS. They completed the while week in German, gaining an understanding of the world of work and of the nature of international business.

Work experience is not only a valuable learning opportunity and an excellent insight into working life, it also enables students to stand out on their UCAS personal statements and on job applications.

If you have any questions about the UCAS process please email Mr Andrews:

There are also several useful websites with advice and guidance on Universities: