Life at CCF

Careers and Higher education advice

In the Sixth Form we offer a structured programme of careers and Higher education advice, with the emphasis on individual guidance for each student from tutors and the Head of Sixth form.

Students are encouraged to attend open days at universities and FE institutions and visits are organised to Careers Conventions, Higher Education Conferences and Higher Education Fairs.  We have well established links with universities and speakers from these give talks about how to choose a university and how to apply to university.

Most of our Sixth formers go on to Higher Education at University (including Oxford and Cambridge) and we have lots of experience in helping students and parents through the complicated application process. We also support those students who are keen to join the world of work, helping with CV writing and interview technique.

We will guide and support

All students will receive help and advice to ensure they make the right choices when it comes to applying for university. Some of the topics that will be covered are;

Choosing your course

Higher education fairs – how to get the best out of them

Open days – what to look for

The UCAS tariff

UCAS– How to apply

Completing the UCAS form – general guidance

Completing the UCAS form – section by section

Writing your personal statement

Preparing your personal statement

Applying to Oxford or Cambridge

Entry to medicine or dentistry

Taking a Gap year

UCAS procedure

What happens next?