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Considering Life After Sixth Form

4th August 2017

Following our progression conference in March, in which Year 12 students were encouraged to start thinking about their plans for life after Sixth Form, preparations with regard to next steps have really stepped up a gear this term. 

Along with advisory meetings for those considering alternative pathways, events have also taken place to support students hoping to apply to university through the UCAS system in the coming academic year.

The traditional information evening for students and parents was very well attended and helped to outline the process, the timeline and the support on offer to CSF students who are considering this route.

Dr Kevan Williams, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of East Anglia, presented the universities’ perspective on the process, while Rebecca Avery from the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) helped to clarify the sometimes perplexing world of student finance.

This was followed up by our recent trips to the annual UCAS Convention at Anglia Ruskin University — at which students had the opportunity to seek information about, and advice from, representatives from universities all over the UK — and then, a week later, to the Schools and Colleges’ Open Day at the University of Leicester, where students had the chance to experience a taste of campus life, from sample lectures to tours of student accommodation. 

With the further opportunity for every student to attend individual guidance meetings and specialist sessions to support the planning of personal statements during Futures Week, we are confident that our students will already feel well placed to start looking ahead to life after Sixth Form.

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