Paul Short - A message from Mr Short- University Progression Coordinator
We want you to grasp the opportunities available to you All Sixth Form students have one-to-one interviews to support them with their destinations. Personal Statement workshops begin in June of Year 12 and continue in to September with a more personalised approach with individuals/targeted groups.
All year 12 students attend ‘Further Education Evening’ and are supported in attending University Taster Days, Subject Specific Taster sessions and Summer Schools. In addition, University mentors are offered to students who wish to go to University. Students completing the BMAT or other entrance exams receive support in the form of one-to-one tuition.
Students work with a number of organisations such as Into University, Uni Dosh, Unifrog to support them with their University applications.
All students also have the opportunity to experience alternatives to University and we fully prepare students for the world of work by offering sessions with organisations such as Mindshare Academy (marketing), Chartered Institute of Accounting, The Brokerage, Uptree, Step Forward and the Urban Plan workshop.
Students have been involved with a number of programmes including Aim 2 Attain, the Social Mobility Foundation, Sutton Trust and the Good Jobs Campaign
Every student will have the opportunity to attend academic lectures throughout the year at top Universities including LSE, King’s College London, UCL and Imperial. This will be in addition to attending Summer Schools and Pathways to Professions programmes
The events and courses listed here are intended to support your application to university and extend your learning beyond the classroom. Please remember, however, that there will be courses at other universities available, particularly outside of London. If you have any questions regarding the courses listed here, please e-mail Mr. Short
University Open Days
Before you book a university open day make sure that you have checked the entrance requirements for the course that you are interested in and that they match your predicted grades.
Most universities have open days on Saturdays. You should book these before you take time out of school to attend. There's no point knowing all about your prospective university if you miss out on the learning that will get you there. You are allowed up to three days absence from school in order to attend open days. These should be taken in the last two weeks of the summer term which is when most of the midweek open days are scheduled. Your attendance at these must be approved by your Director of Studies before you go.
Opendays.com has a complete timetable and booking system.
This online platform will be your primary resource to develop your understanding of your potential pathways. You will receive a welcome email and be asked to create a password. You will then have access to tools and resources so that you can:
- Explore pathways - create your own Interests, Personality and work environment profile. Access to careers, subjects and know-how library.
- Record what you have done - Activities & Compentencies.
- Search for Opportunities - Unversities, Apprenticeships & other Training Institutions.
- Draft application materials - UcAS Perosonal Statement or CV.
InvestIN programmes offer students an immersive experience of their dream career, giving them the confidence to choose the right career and maximise their potential. Attendees gain unique insight through simulations, seminars, Q&As with industry leaders and personalised career coaching
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