Progression

The subjects we offer at sixth form are tailored to you based on the subjects you have studied in your GCSEs and vocational courses, as we want to provide you with suitable routes for progression. Once you have successfully completed your chosen sixth form courses the qualifications you have gained will give you access to university, further education, advanced modern apprenticeships and employment.

We want all our sixth form students to be aware of the choice of opportunity their qualifications will give them. So very early on we start to actively encourage them to think about what careers they are interested in and how to achieve them. They all receive a careers interview in Year 12 and Year 13.

We extend our Enrichment Programme in the Summer term of Year 12 to look at all the Post-18 options available. As a result every student will get the chance to visit local universities, attend open days, participate in taster days and hear from a range of guest speakers from real working environments.

Unifrog

 

 

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after six form, we use Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 12 and 13 now have access to this excellent website.

The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.  Key features of the platform include:

 

  • Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs and webinars
  • Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
  • Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
  • Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)

 

We have also set up a parent login so that you can use Unifrog as if you were a student yourself, allowing you to support your child throughout the process. Please contact the sixth form for details.

Resources / Links

For information on university courses and advice on how to apply see UCAS and the video below:

 

Interview Top Tips

 

Preparing to Transition to Higher Education

For up to date information on careers, help on your future choices, finding a job, completing CVs and more see Connexions.

To learn more about becoming an apprentice, the types of apprenticeships, and whether it would be suitable for you see apprenticeships information on GOV.UK.

University Research Online Links

Universities Virtual tours

Online courses

Careers Research Websites

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Y12 Making A Competitive Application To Oxford Or Cambridge

Pupils who complete this session may also wish to view the following YouTube videos, made by other Cambridge colleges

Introduction to Oxbridge, myth-busting

Admissions Assessments, Choosing a College, Choosing A Subject, Personal Statements overview

They might also be interested in the Cambridge Virtual Open Days on July 2nd and 3rd Y12 and 13 Reflective Reading (for pupils applying to Arts and Humanities subjects)

This session is intended to help pupils make the most of their super-curricular reading, which they will then be able to discuss in their Personal Statement or at interview.

Suggested Super-Curricular Activities

Y12 Careers and Employability. This session includes an exploration of modern graduate careers, with real-life examples, and what skills pupils can develop to boost their employability. It is aimed at high-achieving Y12s likely to apply to Oxbridge or other Russell Group universities. There are links to several Google Drive documents in the notes of the relevant slides.