The resources provided here are intended to students in their transition from School to the next stage of their career – for the majority of students, that will mean getting ready for an application to university. However, there are many other paths open to sixth formers and it is important or students to try and find the route best for them. This may mean doing an apprenticeship at Higher or Degree level, applying to university abroad, joining a School Leaver programme or going straight into the world of work. There are many on-line and paper-based resources available to hep students make the best decision and members of the HE team are always ready with advice and guidance. We also have a dedicated member of staff (Mrs Mandley) to help co-ordinate work experience placements.
Students should use the information in these pages to help them decide on the best HE route and to research their ideas for courses, universities and organisations. Students can also use this resource to investigate Oxbridge, Medical or Veterinary School, foreign universities, apprenticeships and GAP years. The information should also help students write their CV and Personal Statement and to help prepare them for interview.
Ultimately, however, there is no substitute for personal input, and students are strongly advised to make use of the School’s most valuable resource: the staff. Students should consult their academic Heads of Department and talk over their ideas with their tutor and the HE team.
The easiest way to research different university courses, universities, Oxbridge colleges and apprenticeships is to log into Unifrog. Following the introductory sessions in the Autumn term, all students will be registered on this powerful on-line platform.
Hard copies of the LVI HE Information booklet (containing details of different courses, how to apply to university, the UCAS tariff system and how to select appropriate courses and institutions) are issued during Foundation Studies in the Autumn.
There are a number of other university guides available, including those produced by leading newspapers. We also recommend looking at Unistats (please see details in the LVI HE booklet).
Rankings are displayed at appropriate times on the HE noticeboard in the concourse and
The Times Good University Guide is available on request in the HE & Careers Centre.
The following pages provide links to valuable additional information and advice on a range of topics, including HE preparation, universities & courses, subject and profession-specific, careers and general information. However, we encourage all students to also speak to someone in the HE & Careers Centre, as well as their tutor, if they feel they need further advice.