The Sixth Form Team provide a range of resources and extensive guidance to our Sixth Form students in planning for their next steps when they leave Chancellor’s School. Most students choose to go on to study at university, but an increasing number opt to undertake apprenticeship, and some enter the world of work. Whichever path students choose, there is support available to them throughout the process, in order for them to build a strong application for wherever they choose to go next.
John Whitelock (Head of Sixth Form) – firstname.lastname@example.org (01707 650702 Ext 246)
Jack Pearce (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) – email@example.com
Some useful links:
www.unifrog.org - All students have a Unifrog account, which is a website the students should use to research, prepare and record all their activity in relation to the next steps in careers/study. It has a vast amount of information about universities, apprenticeships, careers and how to build strong applications.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-planning-and-your-degree. Future Learn partners with over 170 world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders to create world-class courses to help you with your career. On this course, learners will identify their strengths and learn how to use their time at university to explore career options and prepare for future job roles. It will help anyone unsure whether university is right for them to identify how to make the most of a degree to better their employability after graduation.
The Aspire Guide - a 64-page guide providing in-depth information on different career pathways, university, apprenticeships, further education, gap years and more. Aspire aims to showcase the wide range of university, career and further education options that are available to Sixth Form students. With in-depth advice on different career sectors, their average earning potential and what qualifications are needed for these roles, Aspire was designed to help students make more informed decisions about their future.
UCAS and universities:
www.ucas.com - University research tool and applications
www.russelgroup.ac.uk - Top 24 Universities in the UK
www.gov.uk/student-finance - Student Finance information
https://www.opendays.com/ - Calendar of university open days
www.amazingapprenticeships.com - Apprenticeship information and talks
Parent Guide to Apprenticeships
www.allaboutcareers.com - Careers information and research tool
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - next steps options other than university
https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ - jobs for people after they leave school
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - general career advice and information