The Sixth Form places great importance in supporting students in planning their destinations on completion of their studies in the Sixth Form. For the majority this involves the choice of both a course and institution as they take up a place at University and access Higher Education. We have a designated UCAS co-ordinator on hand to support students’ applications, as well as an experienced and knowledgeable team of form tutors. In addition to this year 12 students are taken to the UCAS Higher Education fayre to meet with University representatives, as well as being granted days off in the summer term to attend open days.
University is not the right option for all students and equal support is provided to those students who choose to pursue other options including apprenticeships, traineeships or entering employment directly. We work with the national apprenticeship service and regional employers to develop employability skills and ensure students leave ready for the world of work. This includes all year 12 students attending the ‘Work Matters’ careers event in September attended by over 45 regional and national employers including the NHS, Boots, Rolls Royce, Eon, Barclays and many more.