UCAS & Careers

We fully support students through Sixth Form from transition and induction at year 11, until the end of year 13 at results day, when students may need help with clearing.

Our aim for all students is to stretch them to their fullest ability.

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you – as well as your son or daughter – through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can get information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They’re completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter’s journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents and guardians on ucas.com.

UCAS has information for all age groups.

We run an extremely comprehensive UCAS programme, all students are fully supported through the university entrance procedures.

The programme starts in February with personal development planning including researching.

All students attend:

  • UCAS convention
  • Statement writing sessions
  • Finance talk
  • Talks from various universities
  • Visit to Sussex University.

We also run a Parents/Carers information evening.

All students are encouraged to attend at least two subject days at Universities and to sign up for Master Classes.  Students are also advised to attend residential courses at universities.

We offer sessions in interview practice and techniques to help students in university, apprenticeship and job interviews.  We run CV writing sessions and run an interview day with employers for all of year 12.

Our very able students will also have visits to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

UCAS Information Presentation

UCAS and progression update and information 2016

UCAS Booklet

Knowing the best path for you next steps

Whether you chose to apply to university or are seeking an apprenticeship click the links below to get all the information you need to get started

University Jargon Buster

Apprenticeships: Key Information 

Apprenticeship Presentation 

To access Unifrog click here

Apprenticeships

For some disciplines and careers a Young Apprenticeship can be a very good opportunity. We run an apprenticeship day for interested students, where employers come in to work with them informing them of opportunities.

We have developed links with many firms including PWC, Deloitte's, KPMG, and Barclays who offer apprenticeships in accountancy, auditing, etc. Some of these apprenticeships run alongside degree programmes.

A selling point of apprenticeships is that the student has the all-important work experience alongside gaining qualifications, and will be paid during the apprenticeship.  Students studying BTECs often go on to apprenticeships.

Careers

We are continually developing our careers programme, we have a range of 'job talks' from both industry experts and ex-students all practitioners in their fields.  They inform students about their jobs and the various routes to get there.

All students can apply for Work Experience/Internships in year 12, the value of work experience is immense, informing students of what to expect in jobs and teaching them many skills necessary for work. All students on Health and Social Care courses have work experience as part of their course.

Student University and Careers Advice

Applying to Oxbridge

So you want to be a doctor

Careers and qualifications, universities and apprenticeships: http://movingonmagazine.co.uk/

The notgoingtouni website has links to live apprenticeship opportunities so is a great tool for students to access: http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Student Apprenticeship Advice

This guide covers the following but will be added to

Alternatives to University

Apprenticeship Advice

Preparing for an Apprenticeship Interview

Top Five Tips for a New Apprentice

Types of Apprenticeship

What is an NVQ