In Year 12, every subject puts on a destinations lesson to guide the students to research different pathways into their chose profession. If you don’t yet know whether to go to university, into an apprenticeship or employment, go to https://targetcareers.co.uk who give a large amount of information, advice and guidance.
Students who choose going to university have support through PSE sessions from June until December. Students are advised to thoroughly research their universities, encouraged to attend the Open Days and ask any questions they may have regarding a particular university. Students should start their personal statement as early as possible and hand their first draft into their form tutor before the summer holidays. They can gain help how to do this via their form tutor or by logging onto the UCAS website www.ucas.com where step by step guidance is available.
Students who are applying for Music, Dance or Drama places through CUKAS should complete and send their applications by the 1st October. Students who are applying for medical or veterinary places should have their applications finished and sent by the 15th October.
UCAS: Advice for Parents
The university application system can seem complex and can cause parents some stress. However, UCAS offers parents a free guide and quarterly e-mail bulletins. Go to www.ucas.com to register.
Any queries regarding student finance can be answered on the students finance website www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student–finance. There is a calculator to give a rough estimate of how much your child could be entitled to.