Higher Education and Student Finance
Good luck to our Oxbridge/Medicine/Dentistry applicants who are waiting for interviews in the next stage of their UCAS applications.
The Sixth Form team strongly believe in raising student aspirations and a lot of our work focuses on ensuring students’ progression is a successful one, whether this be higher education or employment. A rich programme of support and guidance is planned for both year 12 and year 13 throughout the course of their A level study.
For further information please go to the UCAS website on: www.ucas.co.uk and access the parent section where you will be able to view the most recent information on how to support your child through the process.
In Y12 from March onwards morning guidance sessions are designed to introduce students to the pros and cons of university study, including student finance and moving away from home. In June during the learn to learn programme we introduce students to local universities and university ambassadors who lead innovative workshops, guiding students through the maze of UCAS and the application process.
For Y13 students we devote one lesson a week on guidance, where students will complete UCAS applications and/or CVs in preparation for the next stage in their life. Students will also experience student finance workshops and be given support to complete their finance applications. Please refer to the latest student finance advice if you are unsure of how the system works and what your son/daughter may be entitled to.
Y13 UCAS Update
Y13 are currently working hard to ensure their university applications are of an excellent standard. University offers are coming in thick and fast for those who have already completed, with all students receiving positive offers. For those who have applied for the competitive courses, all will be invited to interviews with senior leaders. Mock interviews for students ensure that they are fully prepared for this exciting next stage of their education.
We work in partnership with the local universities and they too offer advice and support for student and parents regarding all of the above issues.
If you have any further questions with regards to higher education or student finance please don’t hesitate to contact one of the Sixth Form team who will be more than happy to help.