Groups of Year 12 students have been in school over the last four Fridays to start the next step in their education journey with our Higher Education days. This process started in early March, when we visited the UCAS Convention at the Manchester Central Exhibition Centre, and will continue through Year 13 as the students refine their Personal Statements, pick their courses, submit their applications and receive interview invitations and offers from their chosen universities.
Coordinated by Dr Whitworth, the Higher Education days have started with a virtual talk from the Outreach Team from Edge Hill University, introducing our students to the university application process, how to look for courses and narrow down their options. Following this, the groups have had sessions led by Dr Whitworth and Dr Pannell, providing specialist guidance on how to start writing their Personal Statement, as well as how to search for appropriate courses using the UCAS website and start their UCAS application. Dr Whitworth also gave students an insight into applying for apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.
Students spent time in the afternoon writing their personal statements, a process that will continue over the summer and into the start of the Autumn term.
Any student who wasn’t able to attend their HE Day in person has be sent all the information from the day and the Academic Tutor team will be helping all our students to perfect their statements before they are sent off to their chosen universities in the autumn.