In Sixth Form, one of our priorities is supporting students in their Next Steps after they have completed their studies with us. To enable this we have a range of activities over the course of the year aimed at helping students make an informed choice on their future.
We work with a number of organisations to provide bespoke Apprenticeship support, as well as supporting students who wish to progress to University.
Apprenticeships are now the term given to the majority of school leaver positions and they are available in a wide range of industries at various starting levels. These will allow you to gain experience to work towards professional qualifications, which can include degrees.
Examples of support given for students will include:
- Support with CV writing through COPE lessons and the Next Steps day in July of year 12.
- Access to National and Regional careers information and opportunities through Connexions and Pathway CTM as well as other regional organisations and charities.
- Assistance with personal statement writing and guidance on choosing university courses.
- Attendance at a UCAS exhibition to meet universities and apprenticeship providers.
- Opportunities to apply for work experience through partner organisations.
- Careers guidance interviews and mock interviews arranged with interested students.
Useful Websites and Links:
Independent advice on universities and subject choices
Students can enter their predicted grades and preferred course and the website will suggest University options
The best way to check that a university is right for you is to go to an open day
National Apprenticeship Service
Milkround website – a specific website for school leavers
Prospects website – school leaver jobs, also has a questionnaire to help work out the kind of industries you may be interested in working in.
Parent/Carer’s Guide to Apprenticeships for post-16 students