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Pathways to Professions

Where can Winstanley take you?

More and more students are moving one step closer to their dream career thanks to Winstanley College’s outstanding pathways to professions.

Our pathways include Architecture, Business, Accounting & Marketing, Creative & Visual Arts, Dentistry, Engineering, Games Design & Cyber Security, Law, Nursing & Social Care, Professional Writing, Science & Medicine, Teaching, Veterinary.

We ensure Winstanley students are the best informed and best prepared to progress into highly competitive professional careers. To support your career progression, we offer:

  • Expert academic and professional support from trained and experienced teaching and support staff 
  • Visiting speakers from industry professionals 
  • Support from the Winstanley alumni to help your network 
  • Expert careers advice from our specialist in house professionals

Pathways to Professions Bulletin 24.1.22


Here are just a few of our recent success stories:

Former Standish High School pupil Gemma Walls hopes to one day become a primary school teacher. After following the Teaching pathway at Winstanley College she is now well on her way, studying Primary Education at York St. John University. During her time at Winstanley, Gemma also completed an EPQ titled: ‘Are there any risks associated with gaming and what is the impact of video games on a child’s educational and social development?’

Emily Roberts who came to Winstanley College from Maghull High School is pursuing a career in Accountancy after successfully completing the Finance and Accounting pathway alongside her Business, Economics and Mathematics A-levels. After leaving Winstanley in the summer of 2018, Emily is currently studying Accountancy at Edge Hill University.

The Nursing & Social Care pathway proved to be particularly fruitful for ex-St. Peter’s Catholic High School pupil Sophie Cruickshank who is now studying Nursing at Edge Hill University. At Winstanley College, Sophie’s subject choices included: Biology, Psychology and Health Studies; she also successfully completed an EPQ which posed the question: ‘Is the Humanitarian Crisis overpowering Britain’s NHS?’

William McGarrigan left Winstanley College in 2018 with impressive A-level results in Law, Biology, and Chemistry. The former Hawkley Hall High School pupil also followed our Law pathway which combined with his outstanding achievements, saw him progress to reading Law at the University of Leeds.

Joanna Ayre also opted for the University of Leeds after leaving Winstanley College but she followed the Business, Accounting & Marketing pathway. During her time at Winstanley, ex-Rainford High pupil Joanna studied English language, Media Studies and Dance; she also successfully organised a dance event as part of her EPQ which provided her with a perfect platform to study Events Management at degree level.

Budding architect Tatiana Smith secured a place to read Architecture at her ‘dream university’, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London after completing the Architecture pathway at Winstanley College. Tatiana who is a former pupil of Haydock High School, studied Art and Design, Mathematics and Spanish at A-level and impressively, created an artefact which ‘within its design blends Qatar’s cultural identity with modern architecture as part of her EPQ.

Learn more about Winstanley College’s outstanding Pathways to Professions by contacting our Admissions Team on:

01695 628610


Come to Winstanley for a career in…. 

Architecture

School

Name

University

Course

St Mary's RCHS, Leigh

Ruth

Lancaster University

Architecture

Upholland HS

Joshua

University of Central Lancashire

Architecture

Culcheth HS

Ellen

University of Liverpool

Architecture

Culcheth HS

Niamh

University of Manchester

Architecture

Business, Accounting and Marketing

60 students from 2021 have progressed onto degrees within this area, examples below

 School
Name
University
Course

Hindley Community HS

Lara

Edge Hill University

Business and Management with Marketing

Lathom HS

Adam

Edge Hill University

Business and Management

Scarisbrick Hall

Katie

Edge Hill University

Accountancy

Upholland HS

Daniel

Edge Hill University

Business and Management with Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Scarisbrick Hall

Lela

Keele University

Business Management and Media

Culcheth HS

Elliot

Lancaster University

Business Management

Deanery HS

Ryan

Lancaster University

Business Management (Industry)

Shevington HS

Morgan

Lancaster University

Business Economics (Industry)

Deanery HS

Angela

Leeds Beckett University

Business Management with Marketing

Scarisbrick Hall

Katie

Leeds Beckett University

Business & Management

All Saints RCHS, Kirkby

Olivia

Liverpool John Moores University

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

Bedford HS

Charley

Liverpool John Moores University

Accounting and Finance

Cansfield HS

Owen

Liverpool John Moores University

Business Management

Golborne HS

Jack

Liverpool John Moores University

Accounting and Finance

Hope Academy

Aminah

Liverpool John Moores University

Accounting and Finance

Byrchall HS

Matthew

Manchester Metropolitan University

Accounting and Finance

Hawkley Hall HS

Benjamin

Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Management

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Taylor

Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Management

Shevington HS

Jamie

Newcastle University

Accounting and Finance (with Placement)

Bolton School

Finlay

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Business and Management Foundation Year

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Amy

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year

St. Joseph's RCHS, Horwich

Emma

University of Central Lancashire

Accounting and Finance

St. Bede's RCHS

Thomas

University of Leeds

Accounting and Finance

St. Mary's RCHS, Leigh

Christian

University of Leeds

Business Studies with Foundation Year

Great Sankey HS

Nicholas

University of Leicester

Accounting and Finance

Byrchall HS

Sherrie

University of Liverpool

Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry

St. Peter's RCHS

Harry John

University of Liverpool

Business Economics with a Year in Industry

Standish HS

Charlotte

University of Liverpool

Accounting and Finance

Culcheth HS

Thomas

University of Manchester

Business Accounting with Industrial/Professional

St. Bede's RCHS

Jamie

University of Manchester

Accounting with Industrial/Professional Experience

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Daniel

University of Manchester

Business Accounting with Industrial/Professional

Byrchall HS

Lauren

University of Sheffield

Accounting and Financial Management

St. Peter's RCHS

Samuel

University of Sheffield

Accounting and Financial Management

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Joshua

University of York

Business and Management with a Year in Industry

Creative and Visual Arts

56 students from 2021 are now studying Creative and Visual Arts degrees, examples below

School
Name
University
Course

Hindley Community HS

Faith

BIMM Institute

Songwriting

Culcheth HS

Kathryn

Cardiff University

Media and Communications

Golborne HS

Tara

Fashion Retail Academy

Buying & Merchandising for Fashion (2 year accelerated degree)

Bolton School

Jake

Leeds Beckett University

Filmmaking

Walkden HS

Nikhil

Leeds Conservatoire

Music (Production) (BA)

Fred Longworth HS

Hannah

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Acting

Hawkley Hall HS

Jake

Liverpool John Moores University

Media, Culture, Communication

Haydock HS

Lucas

Liverpool John Moores University

Film Studies

Maricourt RCHS

Kate

Liverpool John Moores University

Fine Art

St. Bede's RCHS

Annabelle

Liverpool John Moores University

Media Production

 

Natalie Louise

Manchester Metropolitan University

Textiles in Practice

St. Mary's RCHS, Leigh

Samuel Ian

Manchester Metropolitan University

Illustration with Animation

Greenbank HS

Sarah Megan

Newcastle University

Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Georgia Lucy

Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Marketing and Branding

All Saints RCHS, Kirkby

Taylor Nicole

SAE Institute

Audio Production

All Saints RCHS, Kirkby

Clara Elizabeth

Staffordshire University

Music Performance and Industry

Deyes HS, Maghull

Harrison

UCEN Manchester

Film and TV Production

Rose Bridge Academy

Amy-Kate

University of Birmingham

History of Art

Rainford HS

Emily May

University of Brighton

Photography

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Elizabeth Christina

University of Bristol

Music and Spanish

Hawkley Hall HS

Holly

University of Central Lancashire

Textile Design

Rainford HS

Adam Michael

University of Chester

Graphic Design

Byrchall HS

Alicia

University of Cumbria

Illustration

Hindley Community HS

Megan Jade

University of Huddersfield

Graphic Design

Maricourt RCHS

Christopher Patrick

University of Leeds

Film, Photography and Media

Golborne HS

Helen Louise

University of Salford

Costume Design

Hawkley Hall HS

Mollie Ann

University of Salford

Dance

Standish HS

Emily Rebecca Egegaard

University of Salford

Television and Radio Production

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Lauren Esme

University of the Arts London

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Dentistry

Feeder School

Given Names

University

Course

St Peter's RCHS

Mia

Newcastle University

 

Dentistry

Golborne HS

Grace

University of Manchester

Dentistry

 

Engineering

School
Name
University
Course

Other

Mohamed

Imperial College London

Aeronautical Engineering

Walkden HS

Andy

Lancaster University

Chemical Engineering

Merchant Taylors

Paul

Liverpool John Moores

University

Civil Engineering

Bolton School

Ciaran

Newcastle University

Chemical Engineering

Fred Longworth HS

Thomas

Sheffield Hallam University

Aerospace Engineering 

Byrchall HS

Guldane

Swansea University

Civil Engineering

Ormskirk School

Dinil

Swansea University

Aerospace Engineering

Rainford HS

Evan

University of Birmingham

Chemical Engineering 

Other

Harry

University of Leeds

Chemical and Energy Eng

Rainford HS

Aaron

University of Leeds

Chemical Engineering

Rainford HS

Thomas

University of Leicester

Aerospace Engineering

All Saints RCHS, Kirkby

Owen

University of Liverpool

Engineering Foundation

Ormskirk School

Paul

University of Liverpool

Aerospace Eng  & Pilot 

Moorside HS

Edward

University of Manchester

Chemical Engineering

Other

Matthew

University of Nottingham

Engineering & Phys Sci 

Walkden HS

Oliver

University of Salford

Aeronautical Engineering

Cowley HS

Nethmi

University of Sheffield

Architectural Engineering

Fred Longworth HS

Charles

University of Sheffield

Civil Engineering 

Bedford HS

Daniel

University of Strathclyde

Chemical Engineering

Games Design and Cyber Security

Feeder School

Given Names

University Course

Byrchall HS

Kacper

De Montfort University

Game Art

Hawkley Hall HS

Luke

Edge Hill University

Computing (Games Programming)

 

Law

51 students from 2021 now studying Law degrees, examples below

School
Name
University
Course

Byrchall HS

Matthew

Edge Hill University

Law with Politics

Deanery HS

Joshua

Edge Hill University

Law

St. Bede's RCHS

Harley

King's College London,
University of London

Law

Fred Longworth HS

Holly

Lancaster University

Law

St. James, Farnworth

Holly

Lancaster University

Law with Politics

Maricourt RCHS

Eve

Liverpool Hope University

Law

Rainford HS

Abby

Liverpool John Moores
University

Law

Culcheth HS

Maya

London School of

Economicsand Political

Science, University of

London

Law (Bachelor of Laws)

Bedford HS

Kieran

Manchester Metropolitan
University

Law

Lowton HS

Khanjana

New College of the
umanities

Law

St. Peter's RCHS

Hannah

Newcastle University

Law

Rivington & Blackrod HS

Emily

Northumbria University,
Newcastle

Law/MLaw

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Lily

Nottingham Trent

University

Law

Ormskirk School

Olivia

The University of Law

Law

Penketh HS

Jamie

University of Aberdeen

Law with English Law

Other

Martyna

University of Bristol

Law

Other

Charlotte

University of Cambridge

Law

Deanery HS

Kayleigh

University of Central
Lancashire

Law with Business

St. Augustine RCHS

Elley

University of Chester

Law with Business

Maricourt RCHS

Corey

University of Dundee

Law (Eng/NI)

Bedford HS

Molly

University of Leeds

Law

Shevington HS

Ella

University of Liverpool

Law

Bedford HS

Jack

University of Manchester

Law with Criminology

Rivington & Blackrod HS

Alexandra

University of Oxford

Law

Culcheth HS

Ariana

University of Salford

Law

Bolton School

Rachel

University of Sheffield

Law (European and
International)

Rainford HS

Lucy

University of York

Law

St. Bede's RCHS

Rachael

University of York

Law

Nursing and Social Care

School
Name
University
Course

St. John Fisher RCHS

Precious

Birmingham City University

Adult Nursing (January)

Hawkley Hall HS

Alex

Edge Hill University

Nursing (Mental Health)

Hindley Community HS

Teoni-Lea

Edge Hill University

Nursing (Child)

Ormskirk School

Erin

Edge Hill University

Nursing (Mental Health)

Ormskirk School

Emily

Edge Hill University

Social Work

Our Lady's RCHS, Skelmersdale

Grace

Edge Hill University

Nursing (Adult)

Standish HS

Abby

Edge Hill University

Child and Adolescent
Mental Health & Wellbeing

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Jessica

Manchester Metropolitan
University

Adult Nursing

Walkden HS

Ella

Manchester Metropolitan
University

Social Work

Golborne HS

Imogen

University of Birmingham

Nursing (Child)

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Alicia

University of Bradford

Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Cansfield HS

Reece

University of Central
Lancashire

Health and Social Care

Culcheth HS

Holly

University of Central
Lancashire

Health and Social Care
(Foundation Entry)

St. Peter's RCHS

Lucy

University of Central
Lancashire

Children, Schools and
Families (Foundation Entry)

Culcheth HS

Megan

University of Chester

Adult Nursing

Culcheth HS

Eleanor

University of Manchester

Children's Nursing

Merchant Taylors

Alice

University of Manchester

Children's Nursing

Westhoughton HS

Melikie

University of Salford

Children and Young Peoples
Nursing 

Professional Writing

School

Name

University

Course

Hindley Community HS

Faith

 

BIMM Institute

Songwriting

 

Bishop Rawstorne HS

Frances

 

Cardiff University

 

Journalism, Media and English Literature

 

Standish HS

Lewis

Edge Hill University

 

English Literature and Creative Writing

Walkden HS

Olivia

Edge Hill University

English Literature and Creative Writing

Byrchall HS

Olivia

Lancaster University

English Language and Creative Writing (Placement Year)

Ormskirk School

Joanna

Lancaster University

Theatre and Creative Writing

Walkden HS

Ellie

University of Hull

Creative Writing and Film Studies

Golborne HS

Thomas

University of Salford

Journalism: Multimedia

Rainford HS

Daniel

University of Salford

Journalism: Multimedia

Science and Medicine

Over 100 students from 2021 are now studying science-based degrees, examples below

School
Name
University
Course

Birchwood Community School

Sara

Aberystwyth University

Biology

Fred Longworth HS

Rachel

Aberystwyth University

Marine and Freshwater

Biology 

Deyes HS, Maghull

Holly Louise

Anglia Ruskin University

Paramedic Science

Other

Sunil

Aston University,

Birmingham

Medicine

Walkden HS

Aidan

Bangor University

Zoology

Ormskirk School

Katie

Cardiff University

Optometry

Bishop Rawstorne HS

Harriet

Edge Hill University

Medicine

Maharishi School

Oliver

Edge Hill University

Robotics and Arti Intel

Fred Longworth HS

Leonie

Hull York Medical School

Medicine

Ormskirk School

Lucas

Imperial College London

Chemistry with Med Chem

St. John Fisher RCHS

Liam Joseph

Lancaster University

Chemistry

Moorside HS

Mackenzie

Liverpool John Moores

University

Pharmacy

Deanery HS

James

Loughborough University

Natural Sciences

Fred Longworth HS

Lucy

Manchester Metropolitan

University

Wildlife Biology

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Owen

Newcastle University

Medicine and Surgery

Great Sankey HS

Fleur

Sheffield Hallam University

Physiotherapy

Bolton School

Lauren

University of Chester

Zoology

Burscough Priory Academy

Laura

University of Cumbria

Physiotherapy

Hawkley Hall HS

Jack

University of Cumbria

Diagnostic Radiography

Hindley Community HS

Ewan

University of Leeds

Physics with Astrophysics

Cansfield HS

Amy

University of Liverpool

Pharmacology

Fred Longworth HS

Jake

University of Liverpool

Biological and

Medical Sciences 

Haydock HS

Reiss

University of Liverpool

Biological and

Medical Sciences 

Hindley Community HS

Hannah

University of Liverpool

Medicinal Chemistry with

Pharmacology

Hindley Community HS

Lee

University of Liverpool

Diagnostic Radiography

Ormskirk School

Ridmi

University of Liverpool

Biological

and Medical Sciences 

Other

Yee

University of Liverpool

Biological

and Medical Sciences 

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

James

University of Liverpool

Diagnostic Radiography

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Yasmin

University of Liverpool

Medicine

Hawkley Hall HS

Daniel

University of Manchester

Medicine

Hindley Community HS

Danielle

University of Manchester

Pharmacy

Fred Longworth HS

Orouwa

University of Nottingham

Medicine BMBS 

Other

Sophie

University of Nottingham

Microbiology

St. Peter's RCHS

Phoebe

University of Oxford

Chemistry

Upholland HS

Yasmin

University of Oxford

Medicine

Walkden HS

Megan

University of Oxford

Biomedical Sciences

Culcheth HS

Emily

University of Salford

Physiotherapy

St. John Fisher RCHS

Georgia

University of Southampton

Biomedical Sciences

St. Edmund Arrowsmith RCHS

Rachel

University of York

Biochemistry

Teaching

School

Name

University

Course

St Peter's RCHS

Aleisha

 

Durham University

Primary Education

All Saints RCHS, Kirkby

Siobhan

 

Edge Hill University

Primary English Education with QTS

 

Canon Slade HS

Erin

Edge Hill University

Primary Modern Languages Education with QTS*

Deanery HS

Jade

Edge Hill University

Early Years Education with QTS

Fred Longworth

Caitlin

Edge Hill University

Primary English Education with QTS

Hawkley Hall HS

Anna

Edge Hill University

Primary English Education with QTS

Hawkley Hall HS

Amelia-Jo

Edge Hill University

Physical Education and School Sport

Hope Academy

Alex

Edge Hill University

Physical Education and School Sport

Kirkby HS

Connie

Edge Hill University

Primary English Education with QTS

St Peter's RCHS

Georgia

Edge Hill University

Primary English Education with QTS

St Bede's RCHS

Elizabeth

Liverpool Hope University

Early Years Education (3-7) with (QTS)

Other

Imogen

Manchester Metropolitan University

Primary Education with QTS

Rainford HS

Jessica

UCL (University College London)

Psychology with Education

Other

Charlotte

University of Central Lancashire

TESOL and Spanish

St Edmind Arrowsmith RCHS

Olivia

York St John University

Korean, TESOL and Linguistics

Veterinary

School

Name

University

Course

Standish HS

Isobel

Harper Adams University

Veterinary Bioscience (Extended)

Bolton School

Sarah

University of Nottingham

Veterinary Medicine