Universities & Apprenticeships

Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth form is committed to raising aspirations for our students' futures. Whether it's university or apprenticeship, our dedicated team of staff are experts with the demands of the application process, including personal statement writing, interviews and admissions tests. The majority of our students progress to Russell Group universities or degree apprenticeships, and we pride ourselves in supporting each individual student choose what is right for them.


New partnership between Woolwich Poly and The University of Newcastle


Woolwich Poly is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with The University of Newcastle. Our 'Newcastle Partners Programme' offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to study at one of the best Russell Group universities in the world, with a reduced offer of up to three A level grades lower than the typical university entry requirements.

In addition, students are given a taster of university life, with an all-expenses paid bed and board at the university, as well as Summer Schools and subject support.

The University of Newcastle has been voted 7th in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and ranked top ten in the UK for the fourth year in a row.

The partnership is a wonderful opportunity for our students and their families, and we are looking forward to working closely with this outstanding university.



With the majority of our students attending Higher Education, we take students through the entire UCAS process with help including

  • Selecting the most appropriate five choices for university
  • How to select a conditional and insurance offer
  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to apply for student finance
  • What to do on the day if they have not met their offer with dedicated staff going through clearing with the students
  • What to do on the day if they have exceeded their original offer and would like to apply elsewhere

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With the growing interest and increased numbers of opportunities in the apprenticeship ecosystem, we believe that this is alternative to university is becoming a more and more viable option for our young people. We provide tailored career guidance with bespoke workshops and support each individual student covering how to apply for jobs, interview skills and real-world financial literacy. We support our young people with regular webinars and bulletin emails with new opportunities and firms recruiting for the roles that they are interested in.

Sixth Form Tel: 020 8320 5223 Sixth Form Email: sixthform@woolwichpoly.co.uk
Registered Office: Hutchins Road, London, SE28 8AT
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