Many students see Paston as the first step to university. Our staff
are expert in advising you about university, what’s available
and where, the grades you need and how to get them.
Paston has a full time HE Mentor, a young
graduate who will help you investigate
university and make your application,
using their own recent experience and
research. The UK economy is changing
and needs more graduates. Many more
careers in future will be graduate only
and there will be fewer opportunities for
people at 18+ with advanced level or
lower qualifications. Many careers are
already ‘graduate only’ with a typical
starting salary of around £21,000, but
On average, over a working lifetime, a
graduate can expect to earn over
£200,000 more than someone without a
degree. By far the best time to go to
university is straight after A-levels/BTEC.
Helping you navigate through all the
information about university and to plan
your next step is an important part of our
work as a specialist sixth form college -
and we have the experts to help you.
Did you know that there are 116
universities in the UK plus a further 50
specialist colleges, and over 20,000
courses available? There is a great deal
of misinformation around about student
loans/fees and the benefits of becoming
a graduate. We will help you make your
decision on the basis of the facts.
What Paston offers you
- HE Mentor.
- Personal Tutors who help you
write your application.
- Visiting speakers.
- Trips to universities and
- An evening for parents on ‘going
- Advice to parents on a one to
- ‘Progression Accords’ with local
universities, guaranteeing places on
degree courses to Paston students
who wish to study locally.