Seeing our pupils flourish in the next stage of their lives brings us great joy. Our dedicated Higher Education and Careers team provides one-to-one guidance for each pupil, helping him or her find the right path beyond MCS.

Whilst there is no such thing as a typical year group, invariably we see a high proportion of each cohort heading to Oxbridge and other elite universities in the UK and overseas. All specialist applications are catered for too, whether that be to pursue Fashion at Central St Martins, Music at the Guildhall, or Engineering at the Dyson Institute.

A Higher Education Evening in February of the Lower Sixth year (Y12) sets out the many choices available to both pupils and parents. Amidst individual interviews and the allocation of a subject mentor per application, pupils are advised on form-filling and personal statement writing before test preparation begins in earnest. Interview preparation, gap year advice, an annual careers fair, work experience and CV surgery sessions ensure that our support is thorough and comprehensive.

Potential medics and engineers are able to develop and fulfil their ambitions following specialist programmes, including seminars, lectures, workshops and interviews, which begin during the second term of the Lower Sixth. Over 12% of each MCS cohort goes on to medicine degrees.

MCS is one of the top schools in the country for securing places at the UK’s top universities, with just under a third of each year group head to Oxford or Cambridge.

The most popular destinations for MCS pupils are:

  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Durham
  • Bristol
  • Exeter
  • UCL
  • Warwick
  • Imperial
  • Edinburgh
  • St Andrews

Overseas destinations for study include Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Sciences Po and Maastricht.

This year’s MCS UCAS cohort has gained 46 Oxbridge offers (28 Cambridge, 18 Oxford), set against a scene of consistent success (129 offers over the past three years). The current U6th includes 14 engineers and 14 historians, and others who want to study an immense range of subjects including Arabic, Computing, Classics, Music and Architecture. One student will undertake a degree at Lipscomb University, Nashville, whilst developing his golf at the highest level. Meanwhile, it is very pleasing to hear of similar success amongst students at our outreach partnership schools.

For the most recent list of destinations, please click here.

Life-long connection to MCS

We believe that the relationship between our former pupils and the School is a life-long one. We encourage them to continue that connection through providing careers workshops, mentoring and work experience opportunities for current pupils.