Progression Pathways

During their time at William Morris, students will learn about the full range of options available to them when they leave. The majority of our students progress to a university course but an increasing number of students are applying for degree apprenticeships. 

Student destinations

WMSF 2022UK state-funded schools 2020
University89%59%
Apprenticeship3%7%
Further Education2%3%
Employment2%22%
Other4%9%

Deciding which pathway to take

Students will learn about the different pathway options through their Empower 6 and Future Focus lessons and we encourage students to think about which pathway suits them best. Students will also attend our annual Higher Education and Careers and Apprenticeships fairs which will give them the opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of universities and employers. In addition, we host presentations from specific universities and apprenticeship employers throughout the year, for interested students to attend. Students also have the option to attend one of our university trips, where they will have the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with current university students. Students who are unsure which pathway or course to take are encouraged to arrange a career guidance meeting with our careers adviser, who is on-site all week. We also offer practical support with any type of application (e.g. university, apprenticeship) in our Careers Hub.

Parents are warmly invited to attend our Pathways Evening which takes place during the first year of study.

To get in touch about how we can support the young person in your care, please contact careersdept@wmsf.ac.uk