Our Year 12 Sixth Form students participated in a UCAS Workshop event today. The workshop sessions consisted of information on personal statements, higher degree level apprenticeships, the UCAS application process and student finance research.

The aim of the event was to support and inspire future aspirations and explore options to help them focus on their choices and plan for their future destinations after Sixth Form. They were provided information on their options to grow knowledge, enabling students to explore and access higher education, apprenticeships, or employment routes.

The event had a range of guest speakers including form Aberystwyth University, Ask Apprenticeships and De Montfort University.

Students gained insight on the UCAS registration process, how to apply for universities, dos and don’ts when writing a personal statement, student finance and the varying levels of higher degree level apprenticeships, providers and what is involved in the application process.

Helen Barratt, Assistant Headteacher, said: “Our whole-school career package is being used as a regional exemplar and these UCAS sessions are just part of the wider provision we put in. These sessions very much kick-start the Year 12 students applications and plans for post-school life and there will be wrap-around support right through to Results Day in Year 13.”