It is very important to us that when students leave our Sixth Form they have a plan for their future, be that a place at university, a job or an apprenticeship. Whatever the preference, each student receives individual advice and guidance to help them make the correct decision for the next step.
Support is provided for university applications through the UCAS website, and for job and apprenticeship applications. A range of websites are used, including UCAS, the National Apprenticeship website and Unifrog.
We have a number of speakers in assemblies who talk about the different opportunities available to students.
The Year 12 HE evening helps to explain the university application process and the school runs visits to universities and career fairs. We can also advise students who wish to take a Gap Year and invite speakers from various charitable organisations in to speak about the fantastic opportunities available around the world.
We are very proud of the support we give to students when applying to university. A large portion of tutor time is devoted to appying to university and we provide various documents to guide the way including a personal statement guide and a help sheet for completing the online application form.
We also hold a Higher Education evening in May of Year 12. Guidance about the university application process, writing the personal statement, researching courses and universities and finance. Outside speakers plus university representatives attend the evening.
All sixth form students are given access to Unifrog website which is an detailed online tool to support students in searching for the best university course for them as well as helping students find apprenticeships if that is their preferred option.
UCAS The place to go to find courses at university
Course Finder Find your perfect course
University Guide Universiity rankings and other useful information
HEAP Another useful guide for university life
Finance Advice on managing your money
Loans The place to go to apply for funding
Cooking You need to eat!
Apprenticeships are becoming more popular and we have seen a big increase in the number of apprenticeships on offer. For those students who would like to continue their learning and earn money at the same time, an apprenticeship is ideal. We provide 1:1 support to students who are interested in applying with the following websites proving really useful:
Apprenticeships The National Apprentice website
REED A database of jobs and apprenticeships
Unifrog Careers and guidance
Not going to university Advice for those not intending to go to university
If your preference is to gain employment once you have completed sixth form, we provide plenty of support and guidance to help find the job for you.
We provide 1:1 support with searching for job vacancies, writing the winning CV, completing job applications and preparing for interviews.