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Education is about more than exam results. It is about preparing yourself for life after school, so you can achieve your best in further education and work. We are committed to helping you do this. On this page, you will find useful links and guidance to help you plan your next steps.

Remember, it is never too early to start thinking about the future. If you (or your parents) wish to receive any further advice or guidance about the future, contact us. Email Mrs Rosier, the Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, to discuss your thoughts on the future or make an appointment with Mr Tridgell or Ms Waddams.

Please see our presentation for more information.

Useful links

Unifrog

This tool helps you choose the best universities and apprenticeships. It compares pathways and offers careers guidance with comprehensive information about every university course and apprenticeship vacancy in the UK. Find out more about accessing Unifrog.

UCAS

An independent charity providing information, advice and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. They support young people making choices after their GCSEs and those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Apprenticeships

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary, at some of Britain’s best companies.

Information for Year 11 students

This is the time to begin thinking about your future: what you would like to do after GCSEs and after you finish compulsory education at 18.

You can read the information shared at the Year 11 Futures Events in October. This gives advice on how to make the best use of your first CAP and how to access Unifrog, an online platform that allows you to investigate different apprenticeships (from ages 16 or 18) and possible university courses. This is particularly helpful if you are looking at A-Level or BTEC courses, as it will help you investigate what you need to have studied in the Sixth Form.

Information for Year 12 students

What would you like to do after you leave the Sixth Form in the summer of 2017?

To help you decide, you have access to tools including online platform Unifrog. You should also be discussing with form tutors what you would like to get out of Sixth Form.

All students in Year 12 will be expected to complete work experience in the last week of this academic year. This will help with preparation for the world of work, enriching your CVs and personal statements. Please start thinking about what you would like to do with this great opportunity.

Information for Year 13 students

Our Year 13 students are meeting regularly with Ms Waddams and Mr Tridgell to discuss applications to university or plans for apprenticeships, gap years and college courses.

You should be making use of websites such as Unifrog, Apprenticeships and Ucas to help you plan your next steps. Unifrog gives students advice on applying for apprenticeships and university and on gap years, personal statements and student finance.

If you would like to attend any Open Days, please collect the relevant form from the Sixth Form Office.