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OAs and Destinations

Keeping that conversation going is the legacy that so many of our students leave behind, including no fewer than two Turner Prize-winners, (Jeremy Deller and 2015’s architectural and design collective, Assemble), Director of The National Gallery, Gabriele Finaldi and former Chairman of the Arts Council, Sir Peter Bazalgette.

‘The arts define our culture our identity and our national conversation’
Sir Peter Bazalgette OA, Chair, Arts Council England (2012-2016)

Whether policy-makers, renowned artists, museum directors or architects, the journey starts here, with current boys continuing to find success in their chosen fields. With competition at the top creative universities ever more fiercely contested, Dulwich boys secure places on the courses that matter to them, through their individuality and ability to genuinely know their own work. The portfolio is key, and never shrinking from ambition, this year no less than three students won places at UCL’s The Bartlett School of Architecture, where simply getting the grades is not enough in isolation. Our students are receptive to the demands of their destinations, be it Art Foundation Courses both in London and further afield, or in some cases via direct entry into BA(Hons) degree courses. Equally, the role of Art can give purely academic pathways that noticeable creative edge, with recent students securing offers from Imperial College and Oxford on the strength of their highly personal stories and deeper investment in Art.

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