In Year 12 students have many opportunities to engage with our partners in industry and some of the top universities to ask for advice and guidance so that they can make informed choices. We organise for representatives of a range of employment sectors to deliver presentations and workshops with our students and we have links with companies who mentor students who have aspirations to work in specific professions. For example, a group of Year 12’s work with professional mentors from Weightmans law firm in Leeds and a number of students attend a one day seminar with accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Our Sixth Form Team has huge experience in supporting students in making decisions and applying for their chosen post 18 pathway. Whilst most of our students go on to Higher Education, an increasing number secure high value apprenticeships and this is becoming a popular route for those that feel a fast track route into a profession is for them. We support our students throughout the UCAS process exploring the options and courses available, gaining valuable experiences in our Sixth Form to enhance their marketability, writing a first class personal statement and provision of outstanding academic references. All students are assigned a personal tutor who will support them in their Post 18 pathway. They are dedicated staff members with a wealth of experience in helping students be successful in their applications.
Destination of Year 13 Students
|% of students applying to HE (all forms)||79||77||82|
|% University first choice including deferred entry||62||49||65|
|% University second choice||10||17||6|
|% Russell Group University||44||35||33|
|% University through clearing||4||8||7|
|% Gap Year||10||12||7|
|% Art Colleges||1||1||2|
|% Employment / Apprenticeships||10||10||10|
|% FE Colleges||2||3||1|