6th Form Careers & UCAS Support
Throughout their time in the sixth form, students receive lots of advice and guidance in relation to future pathways, be that university, higher level apprenticeships or the world of work.
An introduction to University Life
In the first half of the Autumn Term, students attend an aspirational trip to Liverpool University. The trip gives Sixth Form students a view of the opportunities and experiences that a student can expect at a top university. There is a campus tour led by student ambassadors from the university, presentations looking at choosing courses, student finance and student life, and an opportunity to look at the retail and social facilities on the campus. This trip will give year 12 students an initial view of university life, and undoubtedly acts as a motivator to succeed at sixth form level.
All students are allocated a UCAS mentor and the process starts during the summer term in Y12. Students have one to one meetings with their mentor who will guide them through the process, from helping them with their personal statement, looking at suitable courses and writing their reference. Students can also speak with any member of the Sixth Form Team for any guidance as the process can be quite daunting, but there is plenty of on-hand guidance to support students through this important time.
What Next? trip
During the Spring Term students attend the What Next? event at the NEC in Birmingham. We are aware that not all students will apply to university and some will be considering apprenticeship options, this event showcases some of the UK’s top universities and employers offering apprenticeships. This will offer the opportunity for all students to access high quality advice and guidance. Please take a look at the website if you require any further information at www.whatcareerlive.co.uk.
We have a careers advisor (Mr Mills) that works with students and runs various events throughout the school year. Sixth Form Tutors and the rest of the Sixth Form Team are also primed to help students when making choices. Students are actively encouraged to consider all options after A Levels to ensure that they are fully aware of the wider world and the career possibilities that it offers. Help is also available to write CV’s and letters of application for those students choosing not to go to University.