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Destinations as diverse as our students

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RIC students get into the Russell Group in impressive numbers but also to a range of universities and art colleges that fit their unique personalities and interests

When our students leave RIC, they land in the most interesting places. Our student destinations are always diverse reflecting the individual nature of our annual student cohort and the different directions they have found. 

They include students who have transferred for us for year 13, are on a one year A level retake programme or those on a fast track one year intensive course as well as those following conventional two year A level pathways. 

Our students though don’t slavishly chase league table rankings but make informed decisions about university choices, demonstrating a characteristically RIC independence of thought.

One of our students recently turned down an offer from Cambridge University for Veterinary Science as she preferred the structure of the course at London's Royal Veterinary College.

One of our highest performing one year students who achieved 3 A*s in one year from scratch in Geography, Mathematics and Chemistry and is following his interests in climate change and sustainability by opting for a BSc in Environmental Science at UEA. One of our students won a scholarship to study basketball in Florida. 

It’s not just university destinations that are celebrated. Some students have opted to go straight into the workplace, some follow apprenticeship schemes and one even recently joined the US Marines. 

RIC students have won places at all G5 universities- Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE and UCL in the last 5 years

The most popular university choices for RIC students in the last five years have reflected our academic and creative strengths. 

University of the Arts London- UAL- takes the top spot- "the world’s biggest factory for making trouble" according to Grayson Perry, the former Chancellor of the leading art school. 

Next up is UCL, a G5 university with famous connections to Jeremy Bentham, a liberal thinker whose ideas influenced the first institution in England to admit students of any race, class or religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

Number studying medicine/dentistry/veterinary science- 35 (including biomedical & medically related degrees- 53)  

Number studying economics and business related degrees- 97  

Number to Oxbridge- 6  

Top 10 university destinations over the last 5 years

NumberUniversityNumber of students placed
1University of the Arts London21
2University College London16
=University of Leeds 16
3University of Manchester15
=University of Bristol15
=University of Kent15
=University of Southampton15
4Loughborough University13
5Nottingham Trent University12
=University of East Anglia12
6University of Edinburgh11
=University of Reading11
7Newcastle University10
=University of Nottingham10
8University of Exeter9
=University of York9
9Canterbury Christ Church University8
=University of Sheffield8
=Cardiff University8
10University of Liverpool7
=University of Westminster7
=Kingston University London7