The last few weeks seem to have gone by in a blur with, in no particular order: exams,reports, university visits, soft skills workshops, leadership hustings and elections, sports day, maths conference at Manchester University, UCAS exhibition etc etc. (Did you know etc is short for et cetera which means 'and other things' in Latin?)
Anyway, in a last desperate attempt to get students to look at the blog page I promised that this one would be dedicated to all the best links to help with University and careers advice and guidance.
Have a great summer.
So here are the best places to visit:
Useful links for Sixth Form Students and Parents
Apprenticeships page https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
All you need to know about apprenticeships
All the information you need about University choices and applications. Some great videos to help you get started. Also see the link to the widget!
STUDENT HUT http://studenthut.schools.instapage.com/
'like tripadvisor for sixth formers’ a guide to universities
Which University http://university.which.co.uk/
One of the many great online university resources
The official website for comparing UK higher education course data
The Complete University Guide http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/
Does what it says on the tin
Guardian website http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide
Probably the best newspaper guide. Also the general website is a great source of subject support and general knowledge
Not going to uni http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Great for apprenticeships and jobs – much better than the official apprenticeships site!
National careers service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Full of useful advice and support
Student Finance England http://slc-apps.co.uk/Quick-Start-Finance-Guide/Home.html
A guide to help you through applying for finance for University
The Sutton Trust https://www.suttontrust.com/
Brilliant Charity which helps students explore university options
And a few other useful sites, including the fantastic
Future learn https://www.futurelearn.com/
Why not try a free online course. Run by universities, available to sixth formers in a range of subjects. Guaranteed to enhance your Personal Statement or CV.
Family Lives http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/teenagers/
Advice website for parents with teenagers. Some useful guidance.
Student Hut -The Complete Guide to Revision http://www.studenthutrevisionguide.instapage.com/
Does what it says on the tin.
TED Talks https://www.ted.com/
A fantastic resource for developing stretch and challenge in your subject and general knowledge. Great for inspiring your EPQ project and adding spice to your University application