What Next?

We believe that education is essential in providing you with a foundation from which you can move forward and achieve your dreams. We aim to equip you with an education which will engage and inspire you to move into a world beyond Sixth Form with the knowledge, understanding, skills and qualities that will lead you to success.

 

Apprenticeship Information Evening

Within BH6 we are committed to ensuring that students are well prepared for their next steps Post-18. Alongside supporting students who wish to apply to university, we recognise that this is not the right route for everyone. We have increasing numbers of students looking into and successfully achieving high-quality Apprenticeships in a varying range of sectors. Below is a short presentation which highlights the levels of Apprenticeships available and how students can apply.

 


University

We have a tradition of securing places at the top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, on prestigious courses such as Medicine and Veterinary and throughout our local partnership universities.

 

Through our CEIAG programme, we provide support and guidance to students applying to university and we are delighted that each year the majority of students secure offers and places at their first choice universities. Destinations for students who completed their studies in summer 2016 included Oxford, Durham, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield as well as more local universities including Staffordshire, Manchester Metropolitan, Derby, and Keele.

 

We are also committed to ensuring that students have access to research and consider universities to make informed decisions about the best route for them. As such, we encourage students to attend university workshops throughout the year and attend summer schools to experience university life. We are also proud of the links which we have established with universities who support us with talks, visits and mock interviews.

 

Useful links: 

 UCAS

  GOV – Student Finance

 

Year 13 University Information 2021 Entry:

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on 15 January 2021.

 

This is our ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally.

 

Universities and colleges do not have to consider applications received after the deadline, although they can if they have spaces available once the on-time applications have been considered.

 

Check course information in our search tool to see which deadline applies to you.

 

Student Finance Information to follow.

Apprenticeship

Click for Apprenticeship Information Evening – 19 October 2020 – Video and Information

 

More and more young people are choosing to further their careers through an apprenticeship and as an alternative to university. Apprenticeships are very well supported by the government and employers as a way for young people to get the skills and experience required for business.

 

Throughout the Year 13 we work with our students to secure Apprenticeship offers. As part of our CEIAG programme, we have a number of guests who visit and talk to our students about Apprenticeships and offer support and guidance about applying. Furthermore, we encourage our students to attend the National Apprenticeship Shows held in Birmingham and Manchester.

 

For further information about apprenticeships:

A Guide to Apprenticeships

  Allabout School Leavers – Career Envy – Apprenticeship & School Leaver Case Studies

  Allabout School Leavers – Apprenticeships, School Leaver Programmes & Sponsored Degrees

 

To register for alerts for Apprenticeships:

GOV- Find an Apprenticeship

 

Below are further links which you may find useful:

 www.softcat.com 

www.itvjobs.com 

www.knlogisticscareer.co.uk/apprenticeships 

 www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/school-leavers 

 www.bt.com/apprentices

www.icaew.com/careers 

 www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service-fast-track-apprenticeship 

 www.jtltraining.com 

 www.eversheds.com/apprentices 

 www.royalmailgroup.com/apprentices

www.ibm.com/jobs/uk 

www.speedyservices.com/jobs

 


Skills Beyond the Classroom

Sixth Form is an important stage in the development of a fully rounded young person. Universities and employers look for young people who can contribute fully to the ethos of their institution. As such, we encourage our students to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities. We place great emphasis on the development of the individual student in terms of personal skills and experience.

 

Extra-curricular activities at BH6 include:

  • Peer Mentoring
  • Work Experience
  • Prefect Team
  • Horton Lodge Challenge Day
  • University Conferences and Workshops
  • Theatre Trips
  • UCAS Conventions
  • Summer School
  • Links with local businesses
  • Apprenticeship Support Programme
  • Academic Learners Programme
  • Academic Mentoring

Registration – Tutorial Sessions

During an extended registration period each week, our students work with their Progress Tutor to cover topics related to PSHE and CEIAG. We believe that this programme enables our students to develop a sound understanding of risk and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. In addition, we help prepares students for life beyond education.

 

Year 12 topics covered include:

  • Taking Opportunities
  • Study skills
  • Planning the future
  • Target setting and progress reviews
  • Drugs education
  • Skills for success
  • Mental health
  • Domestic abuse
  • Gap year opportunities
  • University Ambassadors talks
  • University research and preparing for UCAS


Year 13 topics covered include:

  • UCAS support
  • Apprenticeship support
  • Finance
  • CV writing
  • Target setting and progress reviews
  • British Values and Democracy
  • Preparing for University