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Higher Education Team

Our Higher Education team consists of the Head of Sixth Form, Head of Futures and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form. Our aim is to provide one-to-one higher education support for members of our Sixth Form community.

We offer detailed guidance and advice to our students, assisting them with their research into suitable academic and career opportunities. For university course searches, we rely on the excellent services of UCAS, Which? and Unifrog.

Our Sixth Form tutors receive annual training which covers changes within the higher education sector.

Career choices

Whilst universities remain the most popular route after Burgess Hill Girls, we are very keen for our students to explore School Leaver Programmes and apprenticeships. In the last year, members of our Upper Sixth have joined prestigious firms such as GSK and KPMG.

We recognise the importance of gaining work experience whilst studying and will continue to promote schemes where firms assist with the financing of university courses.

Careers Support

In addition, the Higher Education team works hard to identify relevant scholarships and recently assisted a student in her successful application to receive the highly respected Institute of Mechanical Engineers Undergraduate Scholarship.

Our assistance with personal statements and references of all kinds is second to none. As a relatively small and close-knit community of around one hundred students, we are able to dedicate approximately 10 hours per student to higher education support throughout the Sixth Form. Our strong links with local, national and global organisations enable us to link our Sixth Form students to work experience opportunities through personal contacts; this is a vital part of every student’s development.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Useful sites for browsing the range of careers available to you:

 

https://www.plotr.co.uk/

 

http://icould.com/

 

http://www.careers4u.tv/

 

http://growingambitions.tes.co.uk/jobs/

 

https://successatschool.org/

 

Take the Buzz Quiz to help you with your careers decisions:

 

http://icould.com/buzz/

 

General student support:

 

https://www.studential.com/

 

Useful websites if you are planning on going to university:

 

http://universitycompare.com/uni-advice/

 

https://www.ucas.com/

 

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

 

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/

 

http://www.push.co.uk/

 

http://www.opendays.com/

 

http://www.unitasterdays.com/

 

A link to information about student finance:

 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

 

Thinking about not going to university?

 

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

 

https://vinspired.com/

 

Looking into apprenticeships?

 

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

 

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

 

https://www.future-talent.com/

 

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

 

Advice for parents:

 

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/

 

Thinking about taking a Gap Year?

 

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/gap-year

 

http://opwall.com/

 

http://www.statravel.co.uk/gap-year-travel.htm

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