Today Year 12 students have taken part in a UCAS Workshop consisting of 3 carousel workshop style sessions.

Students received information in the sessions about personal statement writing, UCAS registration and application process, higher degree level apprenticeships and student finance.

The event was set out to give support, advice and guidance, with an aim to help students explore information, and to assist with making well informed decisions with post 18 options. All students registered a UCAS account, ensuring that they are onboard and familiar with the UCAS platform and process. Students also gained insight into the personal statement process and received expert tips on creating a quality personal statement along with how to manage student finance, taking into consideration all of the financials they would need to cover whilst in higher education.

Faye Bullock, Aspirations Co-Ordinator, said: “This has enabled our students to have a clear picture of what is expected of them when applying to university, and has given them a more confident approach, knowing they are set up and ready to go with knowledge of the UCAS process, personal statements and the reality of managing their own financial budgets whilst embarking on their higher education journeys.”

Helen Barratt, Assistant Headteacher, added: “The UCAS workshops are just part of our wider careers and aspirations programme and we have a connected parent session taking place just after half-term. As well as this university focus, students are also prepared for apprenticeship applications, job applications, and supported with the planning of purposeful gap years.”