University Preparation Services

At LSI Independent College, we expect the overwhelming majority of students in each year to go on to further study at university. We work with each student to identify which universities to target and apply for. Our system provides guidance and support in one-to-one tutorials. We help with research and with all aspects of the application process, ensuring that you make the right choice and that your application has the best chance of success.

In addition, our Careers and Higher Education Coordinator leads a comprehensive programme of events that introduces students to various university programmes and resources as well as building key skills fundamental to the application process. This programme includes:

Career Assessment – Students may choose to take a career assessment test, provided by ISCO, the Independent Schools Careers Organisation. ISCO can provide students with an individual report outlining career options as well as providing access to online resources.

UCAS and Personal Statement Advice

LSI provides expert advice on applying to universities for each of our students. This includes guidance on all aspects of the UCAS process as well as detailed feedback on personal statements, enabling students to place themselves in the best position to get offers from top universities. The service benefits from the extensive experience of its UCAS consultants, experience which has helped over 500 students win places at Russell Group and other good universities.

Guest Speakers – LSI invites admissions officers from top universities to speak to students, providing information about their own programmes. These seminars provide key information about how to choose courses and also explain what admissions officers are looking for in applications.These may be virtual, online events.

University visits – Our Careers and Higher Education Coordinator leads trips to universities each year where students meet with lecturers and current undergraduates in order to get a feel for the universities and to learn about course options.

The majority of our students choose to go to UK universities. However, we can provide support for those wishing to study abroad, including specialist SAT classes.

UCAS and Personal Statement Advice for external students

LSI offers the same expert service on the UCAS application process and personal statement feedback for external students. This service is available for £150

2021 University Destinations

  • Cambridge, Medicine (Deferred)
  • Bristol, Dentistry
  • UCL, Psychology & Language Sciences
  • UCL, Biochemistry
  • KCL, Political Economy
  • KCL, Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • Bath, Economics
  • Leeds, Business Management
  • Nottingham, Politics and International Relations
  • Nottingham, Finance, Accounting & Management
  • Boston College (USA), Economics
  • Sussex, Marketing & Management
  • Loughborough, Automotive Engineering
  • Westminster, Business Management
  • University of Law, Law
  • University of Law, Law with Criminology
  • Kingston, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences

2022 A Level Results

Congratulations to our students on this year's A Level results. Over the last three years our students have gained 45% A*-A and 68% A~-B.
So far, the 2022 destinations include:

  • UCL, Physics
  • UCL, Physics
  • Kings, Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Leeds, Chemical Engineering
  • Leicester, Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Royal Holloway, Physics
  • Queen Mary, Mathematics with Management
  • UWE, Computer Science
  • UEA, Psychology
  • Kingston, Psychology
  • Swansea, Engineering

2020 A Level Results and Destinations

Congratulations to our Year 13 students, who received excellent A Level results in Summer 2020. 54% of the grades were A*-A, 88% of the grades were A*-B and 100% of the grades were A*-C. This is a tremendous achievement, especially considering the huge challenges that students had to face this year. The majority of students gained places at their first choice universities and destinations so far include the following:

  • Medicine, Queen Mary
  • Medicine, Sunderland
  • Medicine, Sunderland
  • Medicine, Keele
  • Biomedical Sciences, Leeds
  • Biomedical and Molecular Medicine, Nottingham
  • Biomedical Sciences, Queen Mary
  • Biomedical Engineering, Middlesex
  • Anthropology, Durham
  • Bristol, Law
  • Law, City University
  • Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway
  • Queen Mary, International Relations
  • Queen Mary, Politics with Business Management
  • Creative Computing, University of the Arts
  • Textile Design, Leeds - Fashion, Ravensbourne

2019 University Placements

  • Bath: Computing
  • Bradford: Engineering
  • Bristol: Ancient History
  • Bristol UWE: Sociology and Psychology
  • Essex: Computing
  • Goldsmith’s: Psychology
  • Leeds: Chemistry, Medicine
  • Manchester: Computer Science
  • Middlesex: Fashion Design
  • Nottingham: Economics
  • Palermo: Medicine
  • Roehampton: Biomedical Sciences
  • Royal Holloway: Law, Psychology
  • St George’s: Medicine
  • UCL: Russian and History
  • Westminster: Law, Planning and Architecture

Student Testimonials