UCAS applications and guidance

Our Sixth Form team pride ourselves on the support we offer our students in preparing for life after sixth form. Evidence of the quality of advice and guidance we provide can be seen in the fact that over the past two years 98% of our students have gone on to either university, an apprenticeship or full time employment. In terms of university application; last year over 90% of our students gained a place at their first choice university with 28% going to Russell Group universities.

Support for university applications starts at the beginning of year 12 when each student is interviewed to ensure that they are studying the right balance of subjects that fit with their future plans. They are also encouraged to take up some of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we offer that can make them stand out from other applicants.

Students also take part in two enrichment days where they are supported in writing their applications. These involve input from admissions officers from the UEA and Anglia Ruskin who provide first hand guidance as to what they are looking for in personal statements. Students are also given an advice booklet and are supported by their tutors, subject teachers and the sixth form team in drafting and redrafting their applications. For students applying to the most competitive universities and courses such as medicine, mock interviews are arranged with current students or professionals in that field of study.

Both students and parents are also invited to attend an evening event where the University application process and student finance is explained. We will be holding this event on Wednesday 7th of June at 7.00p.m. Other key dates are listed below:

Wednesday 7th June 2017, 7.00p.m – Higher Education Evening
Thursday 8th of June – Personal Statement/CV writing workshops
Tuesday 13th June – Higher Education Convention in Norwich at UEA Sports Park
Monday the 3rd of July – follow up session for CV/personal statements

Click the link below to download the presentation given to parents for the Higher Education evening this year.

HE evening 2017