WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER SIXTH FORM?
Sixth form is ultimately about gaining the best qualifications that you can and using these to open up more pathways to your future.
Many of our students go on to university. In this case a strong application is essential in gaining a place at a preferred university. A lot of research is needed to make sure that you choose the right course and university. Students are provided with access to Unifrog, a search engine to help them find appropriate courses and areas of interest.
WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT
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.
WRITING YOUR CV
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.