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
What happens next?