Next Steps

We see the sixth form as a stepping stone to the next phase of your life. On this page you will find links to careers guidance, apprenticeships and UCAS (the university applications system).

Every year our students move onto new careers, apprenticeships and University places. You too could follow in their successful footsteps.

In 2019 75% of our students moved onto University and 22% went onto successful apprenticeships, while 3% moved straight into a new career.

We recommend that you take the time to look ahead now to see what possible career routes are available to you. We also recommend that you speak to one of the sixth form team and our careers advisory service to help you plan ahead for the future.

Careers advice:

  1. The National Careers Service (NCS) – a government website that provides information about thousands of careers and also has skills assessments to help you decide where your skills lie. – https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

  2. Prospects – a website that assesses interests and skills and then recommends certain careers. – https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice

  3. UCAS – the University application website that also has careers guidance information. – https://www.ucas.com/careers-advice

Apprenticeships:

  1. Apprenticeships – a government website that advertises apprenticeships of all levels.

  2. Apprentice Hub – a government website with details of apprenticeships at all levels. – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/what-is-an-apprenticeship

  3. UCAS – the University website that also has apprenticeship guidance information. – https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships-in-the-uk

Future First:

  1. Future First – an organisation that connects former students with their old schools to help inspire the next generation. – https://futurefirst.org.uk/

Sixth Form: Pathways to Success - Careers, Apprenticeships, and University Guidance

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