Post 18


Sixth form is ultimately about gaining the best qualifications that you can and using these to open up more pathways to your future.

Taverham Sixth Form are members of the Norfolk Higher Aspirations Scheme (HAS), which provides opportunities for students and harnesses the power of many sixth forms working together across the county to deliver a super high-quality programme of events, support and resources to enable our students to feel better informed and more confident about their post-18 journey.

A great deal of research is needed to make sure that you choose the right pathway, whether university, apprenticeship or employment. Students are provided with access to Unifrog, a comprehensive, user-friendly platform that helps you find areas of interest and appropriate courses, make the best choices and submit the strongest applications.

Take the Career Quiz to help you find the right career, degree or apprenticeship:

SACU Career Quiz

Many of our students go on to university. In this case a strong application is essential in gaining a place at a preferred university. 

Applying to university 2024


Writing an effective personal statement is essential to sell yourself to universities. You need to make yourself stand out from the crowd and convince the admissions tutor to offer you a place on their course. Careful research, planning and redrafting are key skills to make your personal statement as good as possible.


Other post 16 options include apprenticeships and paid employment, as well as distance learning and work experience. Many employers support day release programmes to enable you to study for professional qualifications, including degrees.


Having a high quality CV that sells you to potential employers is vital. You need to tell potential employers what you have achieved academically and what relevant work (paid or voluntary) experiences you have had, as well as other activities and achievements that you have got. A CV is an easy way to do this and once you have done it you can use it time and time again, adding updates as and when necessary. 


Finance and being able to afford to go to university is a big issue for lots of students and their parents. It is really important that you know what tuition fees are all about, how much they are for your university choices and how you would pay them back:


Careerometer is provided by the LMI for All service. It is an easy way to gain access to labour market information. It is being widely used  by career organisations and services, as well as schools, colleges and universities. 

The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.

The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can compare up to three different areas of interest.