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Heads of Sixth Form Lent 2

The Sixth Form had a very informative workshop on resilience this week with psychologist, Mark Mercer. End of Term reports for the Sixth Form will be posted later next week, once students have reflected on their content and set SMART targets going forward.  In Year 13, all the UCAS applications have now been sent, well before the deadline, and we look forward to hearing about students’ offers as they come through. 

This term, we are focussing more on careers and Post 18 options with the Year 12s and will be doing a variety of work on Higher Education, looking at universities and courses, as well as considering other options, including the apprenticeship route. To enable the students to better understand themselves and see which careers they may be suited to, they did the following fun quiz. We think you might like to try it too -  iCould Buzz Quiz! The Sixth Form office includes a Black Bear and Eagle and a Koala. We will leave you to decide who is who.

Our overall message is to encourage students to keep an open mind and apply to university as well as registering for apprenticeships. Some students are sure they want to go on to university while others are quite adamant they do not; every year, students change position! So, we need to try and help them prepare for any eventuality. After all, decisions do not need to be made until they get their results in August 2019, but students with the best grades tend to find more doors open for them. In light of recent practice exam results, those with ambitions to go to university need to understand it is unusual for students with less than C grades or Merits on the BTEC getting offers. Some foundation degrees do take students with Cs and Ds, Merits and Passes for BTEC students.

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