Post 16

We are extremely proud that all of our students follow positive pathways when they finish Year 11. The vast majority of our students continue into full time education, studying a range of academic and vocational qualifications, while some pursue a more work based route and secure quality apprenticeships. Our Year 11 destinations for 2013-2014 are as follows:


The other category is made up of students going in to the Army, moving away from the area and employment with training.

Post 18

Every year, the majority of our Year 13 students go on to university. Whilst we have long and established partnerships with the many and diverse institutions in the Midlands, our students take up places throughout the UK. Traditionally a quarter of our students are successful in securing places at Russell Group universities.

Not all of our students want to go directly to university, and this year some went on to pursue alternative routes, including: an apprenticeship at Network Rail, Foundation Art Diploma, Trainee Manager in the Hospitality and Catering industry and a Teaching Assistant position in a special school.

The breakdown of the destinations for last year’s Year 13 students is as follows:


The list below shows you the spread of universities and degree courses our former students have progressed on to.



Aberystwyth University

Childhood Studies
Countryside Management

Anglia Rustin University


Aston University

Business and Management
English Language
Law with Management

University of Bedfordshire

Psychology, Counselling and Therapies

University of Birmingham

Business Economics
Drama and Theatre Arts
French Studies and Geography
International Business with Language
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine (5 years)
Theoretical Physics
War Studies

Birmingham Christian College

Applied Theology

University College Birmingham

Bakery Diploma
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Salon Business Management (Beauty Therapy)
Sports Therapy
Theatre Hair and Media Makeup

Birmingham City University

Art Foundation Diploma
Construction Management and Economics
Film, Production and Technology
Foundation Art Diploma
Interior Design
Law with American Legal Studies
Nursing Diploma
Quantity Surveying
Sound Engineering and Production

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Dental Nursing
Foundation Degree in Dental Technology

Bournemouth University

 Business Studies

Bourneville Art College

 Foundation Art

BPP University College


Bradford University

 Biomedical Science

University of Bristol 

Physics with Astrophysics
Veterinary Science 

Cardiff University

Adult Nursing
Business Management (Marketing)

University of Coventry

Accounting and Finance
Building Surveying
Business Studies
Engineering Foundation
Events Management
Health and Social Care
Human Biosciences
Industrial Product Design
Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
Sport, Exercise and Therapy Sciences

De Montford University

 Fashion buying (with design)

University of Derby

Dance and Movement Studies and Sociology
Dance and Movement Studies and Sport and Exercise Studies
Property Development and Architectural Design

Durham University

Software Engineering

University of East Anglia

English Literature and Philosophy

Edge Hill University

English Literature
Film and Television Production

Greenwich University

Film Studies

Keele University

American Studies and History

Laine Theatre Arts

Performing Arts

Lancaster University

English Literature and Linguistics

University of Leeds

Medical Sciences
Sport and Exercise Sciences

Leeds Metropolitan University

Childhood Studies
Psychology and Society

University of Leicester

Ancient History
Contemporary History
Mechanical Engineering

University of Liverpool

Computer Science

Liverpool Hope University

 English Literature

Liverpool John Moore University

Engineering and Technology Foundation
Sports Science

University of the Arts London

International Fashion Production Managment

London Metropolitan University

Sports Science and Physical Education

Loughborough University

Business Economics and Finance
History and International Relations

The University of Manchester

Chemical Engineering
English Literature

Manchester Metropolitan University

Digital Media/Marketing
Early Years and Childhood Studies
Film and Media Studies
Film Making
Modern History

Matthew Boulton College


Newman University College

Education Studies with English Literature
English and History
English and Education
English with Media and Communication
Primary Education (QTS) Religious Education
Sports Studies

University of Nottingham

Business and Economics of Contemporary China

Nottingham Trent University

Decorative Arts
Economics, Finance and Banking
English and Creative Writing
Primary Education
Psychology with Sociology
Special and Inclusive Education and Educational Dev't
Sport and Leisure and Special and Inclusive Education
Youth Justice

University of Oxford

French and Arabic
Law with French Law

University of Sheffield

 Mechanical Engineering
Physics with study in North America

Sheffield Hallam University

Engineering with Maths (fdg)
LLB (Law)

South Birmingham College

Construction Diploma
Construction Management (with day release)

Staffordshire University

Accounting and Finance
English and Creative Writing
Events Manager
Film Production and Music Technology
Law with a foundation year
Modern History
Sports and Exercise Science

Swansea University

Civil Engineering (including foundation year)

University of Sheffield

 Physics with study in North America

University of South Wales
(formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport)

Civil Engineering (including foundation year)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Ancient History

University of Warwick

Mechanical Engineering

University of Wolverhampton

Accounts and Finance
CILEX Law Course
Computer Science
Drama and Performing
English and Educational Studies
Human Biology
Media Communication Studies
Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Sports Studies
Sports Coaching

University of Worcester

Business, Accounts and Marketing
English Literature Studies and Sport

York St John University


Post 18 Progression Case Studies


Studying Veterinary Medicine has been my lifelong goal and Bishop Challoner has provided me with tonnes of help in achieving it. A-Levels are a huge step up after GCSEs, but teachers use a variety of methods to deliver difficult content in a simplified and interesting way. They never hesitate to give up their own time to explain topic areas that pupils are struggling with. There are quite a few complicated areas in Chemistry and my teachers generously stayed behind after school to give short one-to –one lessons. Study sessions are made available in every subject to keep everyone up to date with their work. Exam practice is a strong focus and our work is regularly marked to monitor everyone’s progress and identify areas of weakness. I required lots of work experience to make my application strong and Student Services gave me places that I could contact to gain placements. I was also notified about open days and Vet Days that Universities were holding. I received lots of guidance when it came to my UCAS application. My personal statement was annotated and I redrafted it again and again until it was perfect. I also received help with practicing for interviews, which are part of the application process for Vet Medicine. Overall, getting into a Vet course is an amazing achievement and I am very proud to be able to go and study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bristol. However, I would not have made it in if not for the dedicated guidance of Bishop Challoner Catholic College.


Looking back on my time at BC Sixth Form, I can honestly not praise it enough. At A-Level I studied PE, Psychology and History and enjoyed each subject thoroughly. The teachers are extremely helpful, always willing to help (especially if you're proactive in your studies) and best of all; they are passionate about their subjects, which really emerges in lessons making them much more engaging. Not only did going to BC Sixth Form prepare me well for University, but provided me with the appropriate skills, knowledge and experiences that are needed for the world of work. A prime example of this is my work experience placement where I helped assist young children with cerebral palsy at a local school. I am currently studying Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds, which is an amazing city and University!